Episode 05: Probiotics and the Immune System: How The Foods You Eat Can Impact How Probiotics Work

Bio: Heather Zwickey, PhD, earned a Ph.D. in Immunology and Microbiology from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Zwickey went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship and teach medical school at Yale University. At the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR, Dr. Zwickey launched the Helfgott Research Institute and established the School of Graduate Studies, developing programs in research, nutrition, and global health among others.

Description: Join Dr. Raja Sivamani and guest Heather Zwickey, PhD, immunologist and microbiologist, as they discuss the truth about probiotics.

Probiotics are live microorganisms that you can take to improve your gut health, strengthen your immune system, lower your cholesterol, reduce inflammation, and so much more. However, not all probiotics are created equally.

On this episode Heather shares her insight on how to properly choose and use probiotics. Tune in to learn about the many variations of probiotic supplements, foods that contain probiotics, how probiotics interact with the immune system, and how foods impact the probiotics you take.