Les Dethlefsen: Fecal Transplant Pills, The Microbiota & How to Restore Gut Health – #240
By: Dave Asprey
August 12, 2015
Why you should listen –
Les Dethlefsen comes on Bulletproof Radio today to discuss recent discoveries about the microbiota, when you should take pre and probiotics, hacking the harmful effects that antibiotics have on our gut flora, and how a fecal transplant can save your life. Enjoy the show!
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Les Dethlefsen, Ph.D., is a staff scientist at the Relman labs at Stanford. Since joining the lab in 2004, his work has been focused on the temporal dynamics of the gut microbiota. Les has an undergraduate double major in physics and molecular biology. He earned his Ph.D. in both Microbiology and Ecology/Evolutionary Biology from Michigan State. His current study, ‘Dynamics of the Human Microbiota,’ is looking for participants.
What You Will Hear
- 0:14 – Cool fact of the day
- 1:03 – Welcome Les Dethlefsen
- 2:42 – You and your microbes
- 11:30 – Dave’s weird biohacking experiment
- 18:27 – Antibiotics and its effects on bacteria
- 25:00 – Rebuilding the gut microbiome
- 36:52 – Gut bacteria and obesity
- 44:44 – Thoughts on industrial meat
- 53:00 – Fecal transplants?
- 1:03:08 – Top three recommendations for kicking more ass and being Bulletproof!
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