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It Takes Guts: Introduction to Gut Health

Written by: Tim Anderson,Giles Yeo
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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.

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 helpful

It is mostly focused on eating fermented food to increase diversity in our gut microbiomes. But there are a few insights like how babies get healthy microbiomes, which other food are better for our gut, and a simple way to add a healthy diet to our daily life.

Just like it's name, it's a good introduction to our gut health.

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  • RebeccaL
  • 13-12-18

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-01-19

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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  • Catherine Welsh
  • 29-10-19

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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  • C Hemming Gavin
  • 23-05-19

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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  • reading listener
  • 27-01-19

Great subject, weakly executed

The subject is fascinating and the research happening out there is very very interesting.

But there is limited practical information here as to what steps you could take to benefit from some of the information. Should drinking read wine to alleviate my depression? How much saurkraut should I have in my diet?

Add to this the childish presentation style of Giles Yeo, and this quickly becomes pretty boring. It’s like he listened to a load of This American Life or Freakanomics Radio and just replicated all the same podcasting tricks. Oooh some background tinkles - this must be important. His voice is also generally really annoying. The other chef guy is much more interesting and does not rely on childish puns.

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  • W.Linn
  • 07-07-22

Approachable

As its name indicates, it is a good introduction for us normal folk who know little about the inner working of our guts. There is enough information to give an idea of why gut health might be important, as well as some simple, actionable steps you can take to start diversifying yours. Hint: Eat more vegetables and fermented foods.

As complicated as it needs to be for the average human.

I liked both presenters also. I remember rooting for Tim on Masterchef years a go and have seen a few of Giles' talks. Both are very down to earth and make the subject digestible (ha).

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-04-22

Part 2

Good and informative! Would be great if there were another part with further research, more depth and more about changing habits.

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  • MICHELLE
  • 02-01-22

Perfect intro to this subject

I've heard bitesize info on this subject before and some hints and tips from friends who know a lot more about it than I do. I lived in Korea for a few years so I was introduced to fermented foods as daily part of most meals such as kimchi but knew very little about the science. It's a great introductory series for a complete novice like me. I'm definitely interested in learning more about it after listening.

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  • Once uponatime
  • 11-07-21

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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  • Miss Aura Unguras
  • 23-04-21

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-10-19

Listening to this is easy and an education to boot

loved it...not only imparts interesting and important information about the connection between our guts and our mind-body, but also gives simple instructions and tools to to go about making changes for an improved life... even going as far as discussing how to create new habits when you are feeling totally lacking in motivation.... job well done

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-10-19

Highly recommend

Excellent, very informative and enjoyable to listen to. I've been recommending this to friends and family aswell.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-12-19

not bad for starters

Great introduction to the topic for beginners, but lacked depth. needs more episodes around the 6 podcasts as topics for further analysis.

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  • Leonardo pouyanfar
  • 12-12-19

GENERALLY SPEAKING IT IS GOOD

It's narrated good and gives you just heads up about the concept but if you already have a bit info regarding the subject then there is not much for you to grab.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-10-19

painfully Slow.

I couldn't bare to keep listening. I truly believe that the actual content of chapter one could have fitted into the first 3 minutes. So if your like me andcwant the facts then I wouldn't recommend this. On the other hand if you have si much tome on your hands that you dont mind waiting for the od scrap of info amongst all of the filler then you might like it.

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  • Kira Moloney
  • 22-01-21

Interesting but not very useful

This was a good series apart from the fact that it's left me feeling like 'what now?'. Apart from eating and drinking fermented food (which I'm not keen on) I don't know what else to do to improve my gut... I know, less junk food and meat but I already do that. I understand they have a time limit but I feel like it would have been good to give some more tips at the end of specific foods we should eat.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-06-20

helpful

Really helpful tips to get me thinking about what I eat and positive choice changes I can make to get there. long term positive decisions.

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  • Naomi
  • 01-04-20

very interesting

Learnt a lot helpful tips. it was a great and very interesting audio book I enjoyed listening to it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-03-20

basic and not very entertaining

disjointed and ultimately disappointing with little to say that was new or with any depth.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-03-20

it is a very good introduction!

it gives you a large panel of different aspects to look in your daily life.