Apr 11, 2019
What are the 5 top evidence-based tips to maintain your gut health?
And which 3 questions should your doctor be asking you about your diet?
Dr Alan Desmond, a plant-based gastroenterologist from the UK, is fascinated with the diet that is most likely to improve the gut health of his patients, especially those with gastrointestinal problems like inflammatory bowel disease. And having reviewed the medical literature he has come to learn that the more plant foods and the more whole foods we eat the better our gut health will be, whether we have a gastroenterological problem or not.
So now not only does he eat a wholefood plant-based diet but he also recommends this to his patients and asks them 3 simple questions to help them improve their diets. You will hear these questions in this episode of the New Normal Project podcast.
Alan is originally from County Cork, Ireland and having completed his medical and specialty training in Cork, Dublin and Oxford is now a Consultant Gastroenterologist in Devon in the South-West of England, where he lives with his wife and children. Alan has gained substantial experience in diagnosing and treating patients with all sorts of digestive problems; including coeliac disease, diverticular disease, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. He eats a varied, wholefood plant-based diet, enjoys his cooking and is active on Instagram (@devongutdoctor) where he posts photos of wholefood plant-based meals backed up by scientific evidence.
In this podcast, Alan also talks about:
Alan recently spoke at the Nutrition in Healthcare Conference held in Melbourne. Thank you to Doctors For Nutrition for inviting him to the meeting so I could interview him. His talk about inflammatory bowel disease and his participation in the conference were hugely valuable.
I hope you learn a lot from listening to Dr Alan Desmond.
Live well, feel well, do well.
Links to people, organisations & other resources mentioned:
Alan Desmond instagram: @devongutdoctor
Happy Gut course - Use discount code POD20 for a 20% discount
Happy Gut Guide - Free download
New Normal Project on Instagram: @newnormalproject
New Normal Project on Twitter: @newnormalproj
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