Podcast Episode 182: How Butyrate Can Support Your Microbiome, Histamine, and Leaky Gut

What can you do to support your gut? Gut health expert Steven Wright is on the show to talk about butyrate – the next biggest thing that we’re going to hear about in the health and the wellness space.


You can find all the info and links about this episode at https://holisticwellness.ca/episode182.


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Topics Discussed in This Episode:

  • The powerful benefits of butyrate
  • Leaky gut and why it persists
  • How butyrate supports the gut and its systemic benefits
  • How butyrate helps with histamine intolerance and food sensitivities
  • How we lose our butyrate production and how we can get it back naturally
  • Butyrate dosing
  • Prebiotics


Key Takeaways:

  • The microbiome is an organ. It has its own ecosystem and its own structure and function. The fermentable parts of the carbohydrates from the vegetables that we eat feed the various bacteria that are down there, and they give off all kinds of byproducts when they consume our leftover foods.
  • Butyrate is highly important for the gut but only 90% of it stays in the gut. The other 10% or so go systemic.
  • Your colon cells take up approximately 90% of all the butyrate that’s produced by your microbiome.
  • The power of tributyrin is that it works on multiple things at the same time.
  • In the future, probiotics are going to be a lot more targeted. We’ll be seeing things like a weight loss probiotic, a skin probiotic, a gut probiotic, and so on.


Action Steps:

  • Don’t give up easily when it comes to finding the right dosing. You just have to slowly work up the dosing versus quitting because it’s so powerful, and you won’t know how a product is going to work for you if you just give up too quickly.
  • Work with practitioners who can help you get the correct protocols and guide you through dosing specific to your symptoms.


Steven said:

“If the machinery inside of us is not capable of creating the right ecosystem, then all the probiotics and prebiotics in the world or the right nutrition in the world actually isn’t really going to matter until each organ can do its function.”


“That’s my goal for everybody… that you’ll actually rebuild the ecosystem such that you can eat a lot more vegetables and maybe take some targeted pre and probiotics.”


Thanks for listening!


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Links to things we talk about in the show:

  • Whether you suffer from embarrassing diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating, heartburn, or autoimmune diseases that cause debilitating pain, you can restore your gut and transform your life, becoming your best self from the inside out. Check out Steven’s amazing gut health products and save $15 off  over at Healthygut.com with the coupon code – HEALTHYHORMONES. If you’re in the US, get free shipping too! www.healthygut.com/healthyhormones
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  • Check out CANPREV products across Canadian Health Food Stores and online at Natures-Source.ca.  I love taking their magnesium bisglycinate, Myo-inositol and MYCO10 for immune support. They’ve also just launched their Omega Twists which are delicious. Check out some of their products here:




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