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In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Dr. Chiti Parikh about gut microbiome and your health. I first met Dr, Parikh at the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival and she was talking about one of my favorite topics at the moment…poop. I mean microbiome…but poop came up! So, I knew we had to get her on the show to talk about our gut microbiome and bacteria. How to grow the good, shrink the bad and maintain the healthiest body possible. You may have heard of TMAO and Fecal Transplants, so get ready to fully understand what that’s all about.

Dr. Parikh is an assistant professor at Weill Cornell Medical College where she plays an active role in medical education, research and patient care. She graduated as an AOA scholar from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed her internal medicine residency at New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medical Center. As a board certified Internist and Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine, she has co-founded Integrative Health at New York Presbyterian Hospital. This program provides services such as acupuncture, meditation, yoga, nutrition, psychotherapy, and biofeedback.

As an Integrative Medicine practitioner Dr. Parikh focuses on a holistic approach to care that addresses not only physical, but also psychological, social, spiritual and environmental influences on health. By spending more time with patients she creates a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to the individual’s unique needs and circumstances. By combining cutting edge innovations of modern medicine with the wisdom of eastern medicine, she partners with her patients to attain optimal health and wellness.


In this episode we discuss:

  • Parents’ influence
  • The gut microbiome
  • Skin microbiome
  • Good bacteria
  • Antibiotics
  • Knowing if you have good or bad bacteria
  • TMAO
  • Growing positive and negative microbiome
  • What affects our microbiome
  • Probiotics 101
  • Foods that support a good system
  • Fecal Transplant
  • 3 actionable tips for a healthy microbiome


Links to things we mentioned:

Order your “Propelled By Plants” t-shirt

Meal Planning Mastery

Dr. Chiti Parikh’s Website

Integrative Health and Wellbeing Program

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Mary Lou Fusi

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