Alessio Fasano & Susie Flaherty | Gut Feelings

Alessio Fasano is the W. Allan Walker Chair of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Massachusetts General Hospital, Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, and Professor of Nutrition at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. He is also Founder and Director of the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment at MGH. He is coauthor (with Susie Flaherty) of Gluten Freedom.

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Award-winning writer and editor Susie Flaherty is Director of Communications at the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment. She is coauthor (with Alessio Fasano) of Gluten Freedom.


In the episode we cover

  • How the book Gut Feelings came about
  • The epigenetic role of the microbiome
  • The link between the gut microbiome and autoimmunity
  • The five elements or “pillars” that lead to chronic inflammation
  • The human gut Mycobiome
  • Alternatives to the Hygiene hypothesis
  • Strategies to manipulate the microbiome to maintain health
  • Artificial intelligence, synthetic biology and the microbiome
  • And so much more


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Show notes


“The microbiome revolution proves the old adage that 'you are what you eat.' In Gut Feelings, Fasano and Flaherty provide a comprehensive and compelling portrait of the 'bugs' that shape us from early childhood through old age and their role in human health.” Mark Hyman, New York Times best-selling author of Food Fix; Head of Strategy and Innovation at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine



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