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In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Dr. Will Bulsiewicz the HappyGutMD about prebiotics, probiotics, fermentation and…well…your gut! We share some extremely interesting facts about the foods we eat and how they effect our gut and the role they play on our overall health. We also discuss prebiotics and dive into the good and bad aspects of fermented foods. You’ll be able to hear Dr. B smile from ear to ear when he talks about sauerkraut and gives us the step by step instructions on how to make your own at home.

Will Bulsiewicz, MD, MSCI, is a plant-based board certified gastroenterologist and gut health expert. He’s a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained in internal medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at The University of North Carolina. He also received a master’s of clinical investigation from Northwestern University and a certificate in nutrition from Cornell University. Dr. B has a special interest in nutrition, the gut microbiome and integrative gastroenterology.


In this episode we discuss:

  • Having a secure relationship with others and your health
  • Gut Microbiome, the short version
  • Prebiotics
  • Probiotics
  • Fibre supplements, yay or nay
  • 80,000 tons of food in your lifetime
  • Genetics
  • Blue Zones
  • Probiotic vs Fermented foods
  • Antibiotics
  • Vitamin D
  • The dangers of fermented foods
  • How to make your own sauerkraut
  • Kombucha
  • Kombucha – alcohol, kids & pregnancy


Links to things we mentioned:

Dr. Will Bulsiewicz – Website, Instagram

Send Dr. B an email:


The Art of Fermentation by Sandor Katz

Your Gut Microbiome and Health with Dr. Chiti Parikh – PTP204


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Millie Pearson

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Mary Lou Fusi

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2 thoughts on “Probiotics & Fermentation with the HappyGutMD, Dr. Will Bulsiewicz – PTP219”
  1. Avatar Alison Dillemuth’s

    Excellent podcast!! Was hoping to hear which probiotic is recommended: Visbiome maybe?

    • Avatar Adam Chaim

      Thanks for listening…no not that probiotic. If you wanna learn more you can book a free call with Shoshana here:

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