Have you been considering a gut microbiota test? On Instagram @AndreaHardyRD, I talk all about gut microbiome science, and what we can expect in terms of research and gut microbiome testing in the future!
Gut microbiota test? Pass. 💩🦠⠀
I get asked every day about these tests. The answer is – the science isn’t there yet.⠀
To clarify exactly what your microbiome says about you at this point in time, I interviewed the incredible Dr. Colin Hill on this episode of Let’s Gut Real.⠀
Dietitians, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, AND people wondering if you should get a gut microbiome test – this episode is a MUST LISTEN. It’s SO good. ⠀
We talk about:⠀
✅how the microbiome developed and has played a key role in our evolution going back 3 billion years (MIND BLOWN)⠀
✅ Gut microbiome science – we can measure LOTS of things, but in a way it is to our detriment as we can always find differences – how do we parse out what these differences mean? Do they always mean disease?⠀
✅why the gut microbiome isn’t a proxy for disease (yet)⠀
✅why learning ‘who is at the party’ in your colon may not be a good marker of health (presence doesn’t equal function!) ⠀
✅what we CAN expect in terms of research and gut microbiome testing in the future!⠀
Link in profile or tune in to ‘Let’s Gut Real’ on your favourite podcast platform!