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Love & Guts

May 17, 2021

#205 Alessio Fasano is the W. Allan Walker Chair of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Massachusetts General Hospital, Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, and Professor of Nutrition at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. He is also Founder and Director of the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment at MGH. He is coauthor (with Susie Flaherty) of Gluten Freedom.

Award-winning writer and editor Susie Flaherty is Director of Communications at the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment. She is coauthor (with Alessio Fasano) of Gluten Freedom.

In the episode we cover

  • How the book Gut Feelings came about
  • The epigenetic role of the microbiome
  • The link between the gut microbiome and autoimmunity
  • The five elements or “pillars” that lead to chronic inflammation
  • The human gut Mycobiome
  • Alternatives to the Hygiene hypothesis
  • Strategies to manipulate the microbiome to maintain health
  • Artificial intelligence, synthetic biology and the microbiome
  • And so much more