Jan 25, 2018
Dr. Grace Liu, the Gut Goddess is on the podcast with us today.
We’re exploring how having a healthy gut can lead to having a great
Dr. Grace Liu was in conventional pharmacy with drugs and
prescriptions. Like a lot of her patients, she was following the
SAD (standard American diet), and was getting fatter and fatter
She ended up having some very bad medical problems due to birth
control, adrenal dysregulation, Hashimoto’s (but naturally reversed
it), and became very overweight, fatigued and tired. She figured
out that pharmaceuticals were not helping her health, and
completely dived into bugs vs. drugs.
We have good and bad bacteria growing in our guts. Dr. Liu teaches
a microbiome protocol and brings back what is missing to regrow our
tissues, all these things we need to restore our health.
What do ladies need to know about the gut microbiome?
Dr. Liu works with a lot of female executives, multi-tasking moms
and athletes, sharing how to have the perfect microbiome.
Our microbiome builds our health, and diversity is always better.
She looks at what is a liability in the gut with testing.
Technology is in its infancy, it can only tell us so much. At least
the cost is coming down, but it’s still at around $5,000 for this
She looks at what is dragging the gut down. Antibiotics can wipe
out a lot of good things and we need to replenish with probiotics
and foods that contain lots of probiotics.
Same with exercise. We need to go hiking, go to the gym, different
things in nature where there’s different types of soils and
Many executives now work from home and may never leave the house.
So our immunity isn’t helped when we are not exposing our guts to
People used to care for ranches, and grow their own veggie gardens,
weed their own yard, mow the lawn and not add stuff to water. Not
anymore. Dandelions are a superfood and yet we have created a bunch
of pesticides to kill them.
The Biggest Mistake We’re Making to our Microbiome in Modern
There is a strain that most of us don’t have. We can only get it
from the legacy of our mother because we get it through vaginal
birth. So many people today are missing this because of regularly
scheduled c-sections. This same bacteria makes us happy and keeps
us in a good mood.
This bacteria, if we have it can get lost over time, but we can
resurrect it with the right probiotics.
Autoimmune conditions, cancer and diabetes are just a few diseases
that start in our gut.
Top 3 Tips to Improve our Gut Health
We need to move. Most of us are very sedentary, especially those of
us who are working from home. We’re talking aerobic infusion, get
to 60 to 80% of heart rate. It makes our microbiome happy.
Take a probiotic. Doesn’t matter what time of day you take it, just
take it. There are some that are better on an empty stomach. Our
ancestors took probiotics too…it’s called DIRT!
Fuel it. Bad flora likes sugar. Dr. Grace gives us a list of
superfoods that make our gut happy.
Great Superfoods for Good Gut Health
Brown or red rice or quinoa, these become fibers for us.
Lentils or beans when they’re combined with rice.
Red potatoes, yams, root/tuber vegetables.
Lemon juice, or vinegars with green salad.
Berries, multicolored vegetables and greens.
Spirulina, chlorella and sea weed (algae) are also GREAT for the
gut and awesome source for minerals.
Check out this interview with Catharine Arnston,
all about algae and it’s benefits. In this article you can read all the nutrition you
can find in spirulina algae tablets, ENERGYbits, helps eliminate
fatigue and hunger instantly, improves energy, wellness and your
waistline all at the same time.
What is SIBO and How do You Recognize it?
SIBO is an acronym for Small Intestinal Bowel Overgrowth. It means
the small intestine has a lot of overgrowth in it. We can clean it
very slowly over time.
We can tell we have it with cravings because we’re not absorbing
our nutrients when we eat.
How to Cure SIBO – Dr. Grace’s 7-Steps
Step One – Eat Fermented Foods
Step Two – Eat Resistant-Starch-Rich Tubers, Grains, Legumes
Step Three – Eat Soil-Based Probiotics
Step Four – Eat BIONIC FIBER and Burn Body Fat
Step Five – Exercise low-moderate intensity one hour daily
continuously (10,000 steps)
Step Six – Avoid allergenic foods (corn, soy, gluten/wheat,
dairy, nuts, egg whites, etc). Avoid GMO products and
livestock/poultry fed GMO crops (corn, soy, etc)
Step Seven – Heal hormones and immunity — take adrenal
support, liver support, antioxidants etc
SIFO- Small Intestinal Fungal Overgrowth. No one is talking about
it yet, but this is far worse.
People who have had antibiotics have a lot more overgrowth than
other people. They don’t necessarily have symptoms. It comes up as
mental fog, PMS, cystic ovarian disease, fibroids, acne,
Does Wine and Alcohol affect our Gut Health?
Studies show that even a little bit of alcohol can hurt the gut if
it’s already unhealthy. If gut health is good, then it’s no
Alcohol can cause brain fog. Dr. Grace offers some ideas of what
you can take to protect yourself before you drink so you don’t feel
the effects in your stomach and head. Same tips can be applied when
eating gluten and dairy, especially when traveling.
Check out this interview for more
information on organic, non-toxic wines, and this article to find out what the
toxins in wine does to our bodies.
Dr. Grace’s take on Vaccinations
Babies don’t have an immune system. Babies immune system is mom’s
milk. So there’s no sense in giving babies vaccines from day
Studies show that flu vaccines are not effective to do what they
say they’re doing, compared to the placebo. When we inject all the
mercury and aluminum that is in the vaccination, it’s really bad
for our bodies. Sometimes they even contain allergens that some of
us are sensitive to like dairy and gluten.
To protect from flu, have a great microbiome. There’s a lot we can
do to fix it. We can even do it on our own.
Dr. Grace uses a lot of mushrooms, it’s good fungus and are super
anti-candida and anti-fungal.
Dr. Grace’s Ebook, Magic in Your Microbiome offers
some great insight.
3 Habits the Gut Goddess has Developed to Ensure Healthy Gut
- Lost of fiber
Probiotics- Control is a great one that helps control weight as
Workout daily- tries for one hour a day, even if it’s just walking
the dog, gym, lifting, running, kickboxing, dance to music and