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  • Summary

  • MasterChef winner and restaurateur Tim Anderson, with the help of Dr Giles Yeo, ventures into his bowels.

    "Gut Feeling", "the Gut Instinct", "Trust your Gut". We have so many phrases to talk about the gut, but now science is developing a new language to describe what is really happening down there. Tim and Giles find out how the gut can revolutionize the way we feel in body and mind.

    This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. You can download all 6 episodes to your Library now.

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Episodes
  • Episode 1

    Nov 9 2018

    Giles, a geneticist at the University of Cambridge, uses a 21ft knitted scarf to give Tim a guided tour of his gut. Tim is an American chef who runs a busy Japanese restaurant in London and he is hoping to transform his energy levels, wellbeing and mood by focusing on his intestines. They learn about the importance of the gut microbiome, the vast ecosystem of bacteria, yeasts, fungi and viruses in our digestive pipes, which weighs more than the brain.

    At Kings College London, Tim meets Professor Tim Spector (author of The Diet Myth) who analyses his microbiome through a stool sample. What will Professor Spector find in Tim’s gut?

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    22 mins
  • Episode 2

    Nov 9 2018

    Now that Tim has received the results of his microbiome profile, he wants to find out what’s good to eat for a healthy gut. Why should we be filling it with bacteria?

    Tim and Giles sample kombucha, a sweet fermented tea and they hear from Sandor Katz who discovered fermentation after swapping a busy life in New York for off-grid commune dwelling in rural Tennessee. What are the health benefits of eating fermented foods?

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    24 mins
  • Episode 3

    Nov 9 2018

    At the APC Microbiome Institute at University College Cork, Tim meets Dr John Cryan and Dr Ted Dinan, who are world leaders in research on the connection between our gut and our mood. They’ll explain how what we eat not only affects our physical health, but also our mental health.

    In the near future, could mood disorders be treated by changing our diet to consume better bacteria?

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    25 mins

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Very basic

If you haven’t read or listened to anything about the gut and you don’t know what a microbiome is this is a good accessible introduction to the subject that covers the topic and its main points. I learnt nothing from the program, however, that I didn’t already know and I found the attempts to make the material accessible a bit patronising in tone and irritating.

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Informative and fun

I really loved this podcast, it helped me to gain a lot of information I needed. And also, it was super funny!

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Aural Agony

I'm sure the presenters listen to themselves on repeat. Numbing over-enthusiasm. Hours of. Ughh. What it is about over-confident Americans that makes them think we want to hear them as much as they want to hear themselves? How about a scientist presenting in science fashion rather than daytime kiddies TV presenters gasping for attention? Is a wretch reaction a good our bad indicator of gut health?

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An engaging insight into digestive wellbeing

Absolutely excellent. I love these short series' from Audible. I would say I already have a good understanding of digestive health but this engaging series deepened my knowledge and gave me plenty to think about and act on!

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Learnt so much

So interesting I was hooked and couldn't stop listening. Very clearly narrated by all and I didn't find it to fast and speach clear. Packed with helpful stuff for going forward.

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Very entertaining and provides extensive knowledge

Very entertaining and provides extensive knowledge. Straight to the point and easy to remember the ideas given to implement as they always haslve a recap. Thank you.

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Great Listen

Interesting analogy - the gut is the field, probiotics, the seeds and prebiotics, the fertiliser.

The knowledge on the gut differenciation between a baby birthed through C-session and one birthed through the Vagina is priceless.

Thanks Giles and Tim.

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entertaining and informal

I really enjoyed listening it was a great place for me to start learning about gut health and I have already recommended the pod cast to others who are now also loving it

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Very interesting

I got to learn new things as well as revise my knowledge in a funny and engaging way. Loved the hosts and the fact that they experiment and experience things they are talking about.

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Guts for Dummies

A generally well presented podcast but too much recapping of previous episodes and not enough science or hard facts for me.