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What You Need to Know About Probiotics with Natasha Trenev

Today’s guest, Natasha Trenev is known as the mother of probiotics, has been a leader in the study of probiotics for healthy microbiota and has led lectures around the world, including Canada, Mexico, Australia, Singapore, Belgium, Amsterdam, and England. Her family has been in the yogurt and cultured dairy product field for 750 years, and she has been instrumental in introducing the category of Probiotic dietary supplements for human use to North America in 1980.

In this episode, Natasha discusses the importance of probiotics and the microbiome in maintaining optimal health and longevity. She emphasizes the need for healthy proteins to be produced in our bodies, as well as the role of probiotics in eradicating disease and improving immune and mental health. She also highlights the potential risks of new probiotic strains and the importance of informed consumers.

Natasha’s insights on probiotics and the microbiome are crucial for a healthy lifestyle. The importance of education and passing it down to the next generation cannot be overstated. With the increase in childhood disease, it is essential to take a closer look at our diets and the products we consume. By harnessing the power of women and educating ourselves on what we’re buying, we can make significant strides towards a healthier society.

Key Takeaways:

  • 00:03:50 Natasha’s background in probiotics
  • 00:06:40 Co-opted into a quick fix symptom
  • 00:08:45 The role of probiotics in immune health
  • 00:11:00 Soil-based organisms and pleomorphic organism
  • 00:13:10 Lack of diversity in the US microbiome and the illusion of multi-strain probiotics
  • 00:14:45 Role of the microbiome in mental health and communication between the gut and brain
  • 00:17:15 Manufacturing criteria for probiotics and the importance of a live delivery system
  • 00:19:00 The problems with most probiotic capsules on the market
  • 00:21:20 Importance of enforcing standards for fermented foods
  • 00:24:20 Difference between truly fermented and souring
  • 00:25:20 Role of microbiome in producing healthy proteins for cell health and longevity
  • 00:28:45 Importance of safe bacteria and introduction of baby bacteria
  • 00:31:25 Healthy microbiome meaning
  • 00:32:45 Importance of Bifidobacteria Infantis for infant immunity and tolerance
  • 00:37:00 The tragedy of treating symptoms without understanding the root cause
  • 00:40:10 Importance of understanding the product being sold
  • 00:42:10 Harnessing the power of women to change the world and nurture our families
  • 00:46:05 The dangers of processed foods and juice bars
  • 00:50:25 The need for proper education to prevent the chronicity of disease

Memorable Quotes

“People thinking they’re creating diversity by buying these multi-strain probiotics, it’s an illusion. You know, it’s just so wrong, biologically, microbiologically, and it’s such a tactic for people to sell you thousands of labels made from the same base manufacturers.” – Natasha Trenev

“Well, you know, as I said, I’ve been in this field 54 years, and one thing I learned about the bacteria that we have to be certain that they’re completely safe. And that they’ve been in the literature and in the cultures for decades, if not centuries.” – Natasha Trenev

“A a healthy microbiome means that it’s supporting your immune system, and it’s not by trying to create diversity by ingesting a lot of bacteria, actually the three bacteria I chose not only multiply your gastrointestinal tract, do the functions they’re supposed to do, but stimulate.” – Natasha Trenev

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