We are so excited to share our newest podcast with Ashley Harris, founder of LoveBug Probiotics. Dr. Tiffany and Baby Audrey are personal fans of LoveBug, and she had such a great time picking Ashley’s brain on all things probiotics and gut health.
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Take a look at these timestamps:
00:00 The power of good “bugs” for our health.
03:54 A prescription of antibiotics and a mindset-shift.
05:31 The power of supplements in pregnancy
06:18 What to look for in probiotics
07:00 “Functional Medicine is a medicine of “Why?” and not “What?”
08:24 Gut seeding in babies
12:24 Functional medicines ties to probiotics
13:40 Tiny Tummies
15:00 Different modes of transport for probiotics
16:30 Other methods to boost gut health- such as eliminating sugar
Read this interesting story on how LoveBugs was born:
Our story starts with bugs. During the birth of her son Hudson, LoveBug Probiotics co-founder Ashley Harris was put on broad-spectrum antibiotics as a preventive measure. Over the next few months both Ashley and Hudson started getting sick. Ashley began suffering constant migraines and noticed a weakened immune system. Her son was very colicky, had digestive issues and then right around the same time both Ashley and Hudson developed eczema. Frustrated, Ashley began a quest to discover what was happening to her and her son, and why. The culprit: bad gut bacteria.
Doctors tested Ashley and found her symptoms were tied to a severe imbalance in her gut bacteria and that she had an array of digestive issues including candida, dysbiosis, and leaky gut. Her microbiome had very little of the good bacteria vital to good health – and plenty of the bad bugs. After discovering both she and Hudson had an imbalance in their gut bacteria, Ashley prodded her husband, co-founder Ben Harris, to get his own labs done. He found an imbalance of good and bad bacteria in his digestive system as well. Research led them to the wonders of probiotics and, after taking them, they noticed a dramatic turnaround in their overall health.
Fascinated, and committed to sharing their newly acquired good gut health with the world, they jumped into serious research. Partnering with leading scientists, they set out to create supplements with only the best probiotic strains, delivering the most bugs to where they’re needed to do their work.
Thank you for listening, and we’ll see you next week back at our blog.
Dr. Tiffany Caplan & Dr. Brent Caplan
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