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Heal Your Gut: Dr. Alan Desmond On Optimizing Your Microbiome Through Plants

By July 10, 2023July 17th, 2023No Comments
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Episode #766



As rates of chronic disease continue to rise, What should I eat? has become one of the most important questions we can ask ourselves.

Here to help us cut through the morass of diet confusion to provide clear and actionable counsel is the very wise and articulate Dr. Alan Desmond. 

Certified in both Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine, Dr. Alan Desmond is a gut health expert specializing in the role diet plays in the prevention and treatment of digestive diseases—more specifically the overall health benefits, of a whole-food plant-centric approach to nutrition.

He’s presented at numerous international conferences alongside renowned plant-based advocates (and past podcast guests) such as Dr. Michael Greger, Dr. Michael Klaper, Dr. Kim Williams, and Dr. Neal Barnard, and he’s an ambassador for Plant-Based Health Professionals UK, a non-profit group that educates the public, health professionals, and policy-makers on the incredible health benefits of a plant-based diet.

He’s also the author of The Plant-Based Diet Revolution: 28 Days to a Healthier You—which is an essential step-by-step guide to discovering the true power of a plant-based diet for yourself.

“Digesting your food comfortably and efficiently is the essence of being a healthy human.”


Recorded during our Plantpower retreat in Italy this past Spring, this is an illuminating conversation on the power of your plate to impact every facet of your health. 

Today Alan teaches us how we can harness the power of a healthy gut and optimize our overall well-being by simply eating more plants. We dive into the nitty-gritty of the microbiome, its relationship to digestive health, and the fundamentals of a healthy diet—in other words, what to eat and what to avoid.

The visually inclined can watch this exchange on YouTube. And as always, the audio version streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

My hope is that this conversation leaves you with the information, strategies, and protocols you need to adopt better nutrition habits with staying power—because health isn’t a diet, it’s a lifestyle.


Peace + Plants,

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