In episode 155 of “What The Health?!? The Doctor’s Chat,” Dr. Greg Eckel explores the fascinating world of gut health and its connection to mental well-being with Natasha Trenev, a trailblazer in the probiotic industry. With a rich family heritage in the Balkans and a lifetime dedicated to the science of beneficial bacteria, Natasha illuminates the underestimated power of gut health in defending against chronic diseases.
The episode highlights the science behind probiotics and their profound impact on our immune system, as well as the alarming connection between gut imbalance and mental health issues like depression and anxiety. Natasha offers practical advice on diet, stress management, and the importance of choosing the right probiotics, sharing her expert insights on the probiotic industry and how to identify truly beneficial products. This episode is a deep dive into understanding how nurturing your gut microbiome can transform your overall health, offering listeners a blend of historical context, scientific research, and actionable health strategies.