The Melanie Avalon Podcast Episode #24 - Dr. Vincent Pedre
Dr. Vincent M. Pedre is the Medical Director of Pedre Integrative Health and Founder of Dr. Pedre Wellness, Medical Advisor to two health-tech start-ups, MBODY360 and Natural Partners-Fullscript, Chief Medical Officer for United Naturals, and a Functional Medicine-Certified Practitioner in private practice in New York City since 2004. He is also certified in yoga and Medical Acupuncture and part of the mindbodygreen collective of influencers with regular, popular blog posts. In 2017, he joined Orthomolecular as the chief Clinical Expert in the Pillars of GI Health Program. And in 2018, he joined the faculty for the Institute for Functional Medicine, teaching the first ever introductory functional medicine courses to practitioners in Lima, Peru, Brisbane, Australia and Mexico City. He believes the gut is the gateway to a better brain and excellent health. As the bestselling author of “Happy Gut—The Cleansing Program To Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy and Eliminate Pain”—he has helped thousands of people resolve their digestive and gut-related health issues.
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9:55 - Dr. Pedre's Personal History And Path To Gut Health
17:00 - What Is A Healthy Gut?
19:15 - The 5 Key Roles Of The Gut
20:00 - Why People Struggle With Gut Issues Today
21:45 - Zonulin And Leaky Gut Cell Structure
24:50 - How Fast Does The Gut Take To Heal?
28:00 - Non-Gut Symptoms
28:45 - The Blessings Of GI Issues
31:30 - When To Stop Attacking
33:00 - Why Do We Crave Foods That Hurt Us?
34:30 - Yeast Toxins And Cravings
36:45 - Immune Response To Proteins: IGE vs. IGG
38:30 - IGG And IGE Half Lives
40:50 - Are Food Sensitivity Tests Accurate?
44:15 - Elimination Diets And Healing Crises
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53:15 - Digesting Proteins
57:00 - How Digestion Works
59:45 - Pancreatic Enzymes
Pancreatic elastase-1 (PE1) test: "Pancreatic elastase-1 (PE1) is the best marker for pancreatic function in the stool. It is a protease enzyme, meaning that it helps break down and digest protein. Because it does not break down as it travels down the GI tract, it is an excellent test for pancreatic function." - Pedre, Vincent. Happy Gut (p. 185). William Morrow. Kindle Edition.
1:01:00 - The Role Of Stress
1:03:00 - Does Taking Enzymes Affect The Gut's Natural Process?
1:06:30 - Other Factors For Digestive Health: Stress, Mindset, Vagus Nerve, Etc.
1:07:15 - Enzymes While Fasting
1:08:00 - The Role of the CNS, ENS, And Vagal Tone
1:10:45 - Chiropractic Care
1:12:45 - Gratitude And Mindset To Heal The Gut
1:14:00 - The Longest Lived Populations
1:14:45 - Gut Microbiome In Shared Households
1:17:10 - DGL (Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice)
1:29:40 - Fasting For Gut Health