Podcast Episode 133: Keeping Your Microbiome Healthy, Improving Electrical Conductivity and Phyto-hormones

What does it really mean to support our microbiome? And how can we optimize our gut health? Dr. Melina Roberts is on the show to talk about all these and more!

You can find all the info and links about this episode at https://holisticwellness.ca/episode133.

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Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • Foods that we should be eating to optimize gut health
  • Supporting our microbiome and decreasing our toxic load
  • The connection between our hormones and gut health
  • Phyto-hormones vs synthetic hormones
  • Electrical conductivity and where minerals fit in to this
  • The Keto diet and intermittent fasting


Key Takeaways:

  • The microbiome is the ecosystem of bacteria and fungi that live in our gut.
  • Gut health is central to how our whole systems function. It plays such a huge role in cancer, chronic diseases, and other health issues.
  • Gut health is our window of opportunity to be able to heal the body.
  • You should be moving your bowels 1 to 3 times a day.
  • Our bodies are electrical systems and that we have electricity running through them. We need strong electrical conductivity within every cell in every system of our body for our body to function properly.
  • Sleep is your body’s way of recharging your battery.


Action Steps:

  • Work on your gut health.
  • Eat foods that help in the balance of your microbiome and improve its diversity.
  • Decrease your intake of major inflammatory foods: gluten, cow’s dairy, and sugar, or remove them from your diet altogether.
  • Decrease your toxic load.
  • Improve your body’s electrical conductivity.
  • Make sure that you’re taking in enough water and ample amounts of minerals.
  • Get ample amounts of sleep.


Melina said:

“What we have to do is really work on the gut health. That really became one of my passions.”

We can’t start balancing out that microbiome and building it up and rebuilding the lining of the digestive track if we haven’t put out the fire yet… In order for us to do repairs, we need those inflammatory foods out.”


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Links to things I talk about in the show:

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