Sep 14, 2023
#292 Dr. Jason Hawrelak is a research scientist, educator, naturopath, and Western herbalist with more than 18 years of clinical experience. Jason practices at Goulds Natural Medicine, a 136-year-old natural medicine apothecary and clinic located in central Hobart. He did his Honours and Ph.D. degrees examining the causes of dysbiosis and the capacity of probiotics, prebiotics, and herbal medicines to modify the gut microbiome and has written extensively in the medical literature on these topics – including 16 textbook chapters.
He is on the Medical Nutrition Council of the American Society for Nutrition and was recently awarded a Fellowship from the American College of Nutrition for his significant contributions to the teaching and practice of nutrition in Australia and North America. Jason is also a Fellow of the Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia. He is the Chief Research Officer at ProbioticAdvisor.com, which offers a searchable database that enables easy, evidence-based prescribing of probiotic products and online resources for clinicians, and health-conscious members of the public, to learn more about the human microbiome and how they can positively influence these ecosystems.
In this episode we cover
The GUT FEELINGS Randomised
controlled trial where Jason’s team assessed the impact of a
probiotic, and a prebiotic-rich diet on mood.
Gut microbiota alterations that may be observed in those experiencing depression
The link between the microbiota and Autism spectrum disorder
The inconsistencies in the data about a specific “ASD dysbiotic pattern
The main tools Jason is using to modify these different imbalances
We discuss Jason’s
Naturopathic & Functional Medicine Approaches to Gastrointestinal
Disorders Course. Head on over to the show notes where I
will provide a link and a special coupon code to receive 20% off
until the course begins.
For Australian residents visit the following page and use LYNDA20 to receive 20% off the course Naturopathic & Functional Medicine Approaches to Gastrointestinal Disorders Course
For the ‘rest of the world’ visit the following page and use LYNDA20 to receive 20% off the course Naturopathic & Functional Medicine Approaches to Gastrointestinal Disorders Course