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The Microbiome Report

Aug 6, 2020

During COVID-19, the rates of depression and anxiety have skyrocketed to unprecedented numbers. But for those suffering, there's little talk about how the microbiome drives the brain's wiring for mental health (or illness).

Andrea talks to Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum about the strength of the gut brain connection, plus a new...


Jul 23, 2020

Introducing a new monthly segment that we’re calling "Straight From The Gut" where Andrea is joined by Afif Ghannoum to talk shop about the microbiome space. On this episode, they discuss: autism and big data, drug interactions and non-responders, the push for personalized medicine, and resurrecting...


Jul 2, 2020

It's not only your body that's home to various microbiomes -- your home also harbors countless species, big and small.

Rob Dunn, "daily life" biologist and the author of five books, including his most recent, award-winning title "Never Home Alone," joins Andrea to talk about how everything from water filters...


Jun 4, 2020

Today, we’re taking a step back from the nitty gritty details of the microbiome and focusing on something we talk about a lot: FIBER. Fiber is the key to making this whole engine of the gut work -- but if we’re not doing it right, it can also cause us a lot of...ahem, discomfort

On today’s show, Andrea talks...


May 7, 2020

Ever wonder what it actually means to "boost your immune system"? Or have you thought about the measures of good immunity beyond just not getting sick?

On this episode, Andrea talks to clinical nutritionist Josh Gitalis about how 70-80% of our immune system lives in the gut and what we can do in our daily lives - both...