109: Bacteria, C-Sections & What’s Wrong with Your Probiotic – Dr. Zach Bush
You Are Your Bacteria
Are the 30,000 species of organisms in your gut behaving?
Mine aren’t. I came across Dr. Zach Bush in my personal quest to solve my prolonged gut issues. Even a 5-day fast didn’t reset me fully. What am I doing wrong? Dr. Zach had a lot to say, including LOTS of surprising information. And, I learned after asking him to be on the show, that he is the creator behind the Restore product that Dr. Wiggy recently recommended to me (more on that below). Such sweet synergy!
What We Talk About:
- Why gut health is EVERYTHING, but we’ve still got it wrong…
- Biodiversity is critical for a healthy gut
- What’s the role of bacteria in our gut health, and what C-sections, antibiotics, and — ARE YOU SITTING DOWN? – probiotics are doing to hurt us
- What does it mean to have an intelligent gut?
- Why you should let your kids get dirty!!
- don’t buy into the all-things-antibacterial marketing
- Where most probiotics come from (SPOILER ART: cow intestine)
- Why miso is a great exception to my “no soy” policy and the role it can play in your healing; get organic misto paste here
- How we can completely transform and repair our guts – no matter where we’re starting
Restore for Gut Health
So funny how life works. Dr. Wiggy, my repeat guest and also my doctor, recommended this product to me to assist with gut restoration. Then I find out through my research for this show that Dr. Zach actually created this product. You can learn all about it here, and grab yours from Amazon or other retailers world-wide.
What is Restore?
Restore is a new generation, soil-derived supplement that promotes an optimal gut environment. It is not a probiotic. It is not a prebiotic. Rather, it is a carbon rich, alkaline liquid, with lignite derived trace organics and essential trace amino acids.
One of the main elements in Restore is the lignite extracts. Lignite comes from decomposed prehistoric matter. As plants decompose, they first form peat, which then turns into humate, then lignite, then leonardite and finally to coal. All of these are rich in carbon. One of the differences between all of these elements is the amount of time and pressure that have been applied to them. Dr. Zach says:
“More than seventy percent (70%) of our immune system is found in our gut. We need tens of thousands of different strains of probiotic gut bacteria to support a healthy immune system. Clinical experience, in addition to cell culture studies, supports the theory that RESTORE’s proprietary formula creates the optimal environment in the gut to create a tight junction barrier and maintain our health and wellness. RESTORE is a daily liquid supplement designed to support the protection of the entire gastrointestinal (GI) tract against agricultural herbicides, antibiotics, GMOs, gluten and food-borne toxins by helping to create an environment where between 20,000-30,000 different strains of good gut bacteria thrive. Most probiotics on the market contain fewer than 24 different strains of good gut bacteria.”
About Dr. Zach Bush
Zach Bush, MD is one of the few triple board certified physicians in the country, with expertise in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Hospice/Palliative care. Dr. Bush was President of his medical school class at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center with his MD, and later became Chief Resident for the department of Internal Medicine at the University of Virginia.
Over the last 12 years Dr. Bush has continued to further his medical and basic science knowledge. He has published peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in the areas of infectious disease, endocrinology, and cancer. In his clinic, Revolution Health Center, VA Dr. Bush has seen clinically significant improvements in patients with Leaky Gut Syndrome, Gluten Intolerance, Autism, Type 2 Diabetes, Autoimmune conditions such as Crohn’s Disease, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Want to learn more from Dr. Zach Bush on How to Heal Leaky Gut? Watch this:
What questions do you have for Dr. Zach next time?