Dr. Will Cole ON: Why Gut Health is Impacting Your Brain Health & How to Stop Inflammation in Your Body

MAR 20, 202354 MIN
On Purpose with Jay Shetty

Dr. Will Cole ON: Why Gut Health is Impacting Your Brain Health & How to Stop Inflammation in Your Body

MAR 20, 202354 MIN


Today, I sit down with Dr. Will Cole to talk about self-care. He shares the essential aspect of maintaining good physical, emotional, and mental health, the truth about eating foods that will "love you back", and how taking care of our gut health is one of the leading ways to improve our health and well-being.  

Dr. Will is a leading functional medicine expert who consults people around the globe and started one of the first functional medicine telehealth centers in the world over a decade ago. Named one of the top 50 functional and integrative doctors in the nation, Dr. Will provides a functional medicine approach for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, and brain problems. He is also the host of the popular The Art of Being Well Podcast and the New York Times bestselling author of Intuitive Fasting, The Inflammation Spectrum, and the brand new book Gut Feelings: Healing the Shame-Fueled Relationship Between What You Eat and How You Feel.

You can order my new book 8 RULES OF LOVE at 8rulesoflove.com or at a retail store near you. You can also get the chance to see me live on my first ever world tour. This is a 90 minute interactive show where I will take you on a journey of finding, keeping and even letting go of love. Head to jayshettytour.com and find out if I'll be in a city near you. Thank you so much for all your support - I hope to see you soon.

What We Discuss:

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 03:04 Dr. Cole explains why we shouldn’t ignore our gut health.
  • 05:47 Truth is just because it’s common doesn't necessarily mean it’s normal.
  • 08:21 What is shame-flammation and how it affects our lives?
  • 11:51 The 4 food ingredients that are likely to disrupt the microbiome.  
  • 15:24 Be an empowered patient and know that you have a choice.
  • 16:55 What happens in your body when you drink alcohol regularly?
  • 24:25 To achieve positive results, you have to start with the right headspace.
  • 31:14 Here’s the trick to using food as a mindfulness tool. 
  • 35:40 The science behind the condition we often refer to as hormonal problems.
  • 39:39 Dr. Will explains the different conventional tests incorporated in functional medicine.
  • 43:39 What is the approach to food when it comes to functional medicine?
  • 50:34 Dr. Will on Final Five

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