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Love & Guts

Aug 15, 2020

#167 Dr. Mona Morstein has been a naturopathic physician for thirty-one years. She graduated from and did a residency at National College of Naturopathic Medicine.  She was Chair of Nutrition, Gastroenterology professor and Clinical Supervisor at a naturopathic medical school.  She now has her own clinic, Arizona Integrative Medical Solutions, in Tempe, AZ.

Dr. Morstein has a busy gastrointestinal focused medical practice. She has been on all three SIBO SOS Summit series and has done numerous webinars/lectures on SIBO and other gastrointestinal conditions. 

Dr. Morstein is recognized as an expert on diabetes. Her 560 page book “Master Your Diabetes: A Comprehensive, Integrative Approach to Both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes,” is an in-depth, evidenced based, educational book for both patients and physicians.  She is the founder and Executive Director of the Low Carb Diabetes Association, a 501c3 education non-profit.


In this episode we cover


  • How the healthy gut microbiome influences weight and appetite
  • How lipopolysaccharides contribute to obesity
  • The characteristics you might see in the gut microbiome of the obese
  • How can evaluating the gut microbiota of infants help identify who is at risk of becoming overweight or obese.
  • What are some ways that we could influence the gut microbiome and therefore reduce weight
  • What functional tests Mona uses to test the gut microbiome  
  • And so much more