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An Integrative Approach to Gut Health with Dr. Marvin Singh

By JJ Virgin

Dr. Marvin Singh is an integrative gastroenterologist, author, and distinguished speaker. After diving deep into the field of integrative medicine, he lost 40 pounds himself by making diet and lifestyle modifications. Listen as Dr. Singh explains the root causes of common gastrointestinal issues like heartburn and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, as well as the dangers of acid-reducing medications like proton pump inhibitors. Dr. Singh also shares natural remedies for healing your gut and eliminating uncomfortable symptoms, plus he talks about his viewpoint on diet and nutrition, including why it's key to customize your eating plan. Plus, get Dr. Singh’s free 4-Week Gut Reset eBook so you can start getting your gut health back on track today!   Freebies From Today’s Episode Get a Dr. Marvin Singh’s free 4-Week Gut Reset eBook by going to jjvirgin.com/drmarvin.   Main Points From Today’s Episode Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) can lead to negative health effects, including weakening of the bones and an imbalanced gut microbiome. Dr. Singh shares natural solutions for heartburn, including dietary recommendations and remedies like deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL), ginger, and slippery elm. Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is becoming a modern epidemic. Stress and food choices can down the motility of the gut, which in turn, can contribute to SIBO. Dr. Singh recommends customizing your diet based on your genetic makeup and the composition of your gut microbiome. The only way to know how you should eat and live is to really understand what’s going on inside of your body.   Episode Play-By-Play [1:10] Introduction to today’s episode [1:42] Dr. Marvin Singh’s career briefing [2:48] Listener shout-out  [3:12] When you make a small change to something you do every day, the impact over time can be huge. That’s why JJ created the All-In-One Protein Shakes! [4:38] How Dr. Marvin Singh became interested in integrative gastroenterology  [6:11] Dr. Singh personally started using some of the lifestyle modifications, and he lost 40 pounds in three months.  [6:38] How others in the medical community react to integrative medicine [8:25] The impact of the gut microbiome on overall health  [9:15] Is it possible to heal the body naturally?  [11:34] The dangers of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) [14:09] Natural remedies for heartburn: deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL), ginger, and slippery elm  [15:37] Lifestyle shifts that can help reduce heartburn  [18:00] Why small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is becoming an epidemic [18:34] How slower gut motility can contribute to SIBO [20:59] How to reduce symptoms by making dietary changes  [21:40] Herbs versus antibiotics for SIBO treatment  [23:18] Herbs that can help alleviate SIBO  [25:00] Dr. Singh’s recommendations regarding diet [27:20] Why it’s important to customize your diet based on your genetic makeup and the composition of your gut microbiome.  [30:17] The only way to know how you should eat and live is to really understand what’s going on inside of your body.   [31:24] The difference between a diet and eating style [32:19] What’s included in Dr. Singh’s free 4-Week Gut Reset eBook  [33:33] We need to eat and live in a flexible and sustainable way. [36:15] Top action steps from today’s episode  [37:18] JJ’s big challenge to you: keeping a food journal   Mentioned in this episode: JJ Virgin All-In-One Protein Shakes Subscribe to the JJ Virgin Lifestyle Show Become part of JJ’s community JJ Virgin Official Facebook page JJ Virgin on Instagram JJ Virgin on YouTube

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