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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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04:45 - FOOD SENSE GUIDE: Get Melanie's App To Tackle Your Food Sensitivities! Food Sense Includes A Searchable Catalogue of 300+ Foods, Revealing Their Gluten, FODMAP, Lectin, histamine, Amine, glutamate, oxalate, salicylate, sulfite, and thiol Status. Food Sense Also Includes Compound Overviews, reactions To Look For, lists of foods high and low in them, the ability to create your own personal lists, And More!

Happy Gut: The Cleansing Program To Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy, And Eliminate Pain 

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 

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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)

Vital Nutrients - DGL Powder - Licorice Extract to Support Healthy Stomach Lining and Digestive Tract - Gluten Free - Vegetarian - 120 Grams per Bottle

Dr. Pedre's 3 Day Gut Reboot

1:29:40 - Fasting For Gut Health 

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