Hacking Your Gut Microbiome – Interventions With Dave

Tim Waters

Learn to think about health problems differently, ask questions that lead to answers, and upgrade your biology.


In this Episode of The Human Upgrade™...

… Dave talks with Tim Waters about the gut microbiome and ways to heal it.

A former wrestler, Tim spent years cutting weight. He experienced gall stones and eventually had his gall bladder removed 20 years ago. That led to long-term use of proton pump inhibitor pharmaceutical. Now over 50, Tim wants to wean off the pharmaceutical and heal his gut. He’s made some progress on his own but has some complicating factors at play.

In this “Interventions With Dave” episode, you’ll learn:

  • What causes low stomach acid
  • The difference between a proton pump inhibitor and an H2 blocker
  • How certain foods influence gastric reflux
  • How to manipulate your gut pH (acid and heat)
  • The role enzymes play in digestion
  • The importance of bile
  • The benefits of butyric acid
  • How to get your good gut bacteria working
  • How to check your methylation
  • Why tracking your blood pressure regularly is a great idea
  • How prebiotic fiber helps digestion
  • How to spot a sluggish thyroid

This conversation covers a lot of gut ground! Don’t miss Dave’s intervention recommendations in the “Links & Resources” section below.

“Butyric acid (think grass-fed butter), is pro-ketogenic, anti-inflammatory in the brain, and anti-inflammatory in the gut. It turns indigestible fiber into a really beneficial energy source.”

Dave Asprey

Note: The “Interventions With Dave” recommendations are designed to help you upgrade yourself and your biology so you can perform better at everything you do. They are not, however, a substitute for advice or treatment by a trained medical professional that may be needed for specific health conditions, illness or injury.

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