Episode 99 -Terri talks with Dr. Samantha Nazareth to discuss and dispel the myths around the gut microbiome.


Terri talks with Dr. Samantha Nazareth about the evolution of our gut microbiomes, the importance of diverse data in gut research, and ways for us to improve and monitor our gut health.   

Who is Samantha Nazareth? 

Dr. Samantha Nazareth, MD, FACG is double board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology/hepatology, who practices in New York City. She is also a noted researcher, writer, and speaker on nutrition, wellness, and the microbiome. Dr. Nazareth has research published in The New York Times and continues to be sought out by the media as an authoritative source on a wide range of topics that include eating, wellness and gastrointestinal health. Her work has been featured on CNN, Huffington Post, US News & World Report, Women’s Health, Bustle, POPSUGAR, Shape, and Reader’s Digest, to name a few. She is also a medical advisory board member for Women’s Health magazine 


Show Highlights 

  • Sam talks about the various microbiomes and how the gut microbiome is the body’s first interaction with the outside world 

  • Sam explains how delivery at birth, how you were fed after birth, and the other factors that continue to shift our microbiomes 

  • Sam talks about age 3 when the gut microbiome reaches its ‘adult’ state 

  • Terri and Sam talk about the importance of diverse data in the research and tech around the gut microbiome and how we need to move away from self reporting 

  • Sam shares her tips for women to better and proactively manage our health through adding more plants to your diet, reducing sugar, and checking out your poop 


Terri’s Key Takeaway 

Younger people are dying from colon cancer and screening starts at age 45 now! 


References in the Podcast 



You can reach Sam through her website www.drsamnazareth.com and on Instagram/Twitter: @drsamnazareth. 

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead.  

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com. 

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