Breanne Kallonen teaches how to improve digestive health

102- How to Have a Healthy Gut (And Issues to Look Out For) with Dr. Breanne Kallonen

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

March 26, 2020

I've talked a lot about the gut in past episodes, and it seems that everything keeps coming back to it. There are even some reports that one of the early indications of CoVid-19 is digestive complaints.

Why is the gut so vital to someone's health?

Because not only is the gut responsible for breaking down nutrients for every cell in the body to use, it is also the home of the immune system, and even hormone production.

What To Expect From This Episode

  • What a healthy digestive tract looks like and how it functions
  • Various issues that indicate an inefficient GI tract
  • Different types of tests that provide valuable information about your health
  • Steps to take to improve your gut health


  • [2:00] What got Dr. Breanne Kallonen interested in becoming a Naturopath
  • [4:15] There is a big difference in time spent with patients between conventional medicine and alternative medicine
  • [6:00] There is a big difference in how to read lab ranges from normal to functional labs
  • [7:30] Quite a few lab markers come back to the optimal function of your gut
  • [9:00] Is the microbiome one of the first places Dr. Breanne focuses on
  • [10:15] What is the optimal speed for eating your food
  • [12:45] Can you run into an issue where you are absorbing nutrients too quickly
  • [13:30] What does h.Pylori do to our stomachs, and what happens if you don't have enough stomach acid
  • [16:15] How long should someone look for other options if they have been placed on a PPI
  • [19:00] What are some issues that can rise up in the small intestine
  • [21:00] Which lab tests are Dr. Breanne's favorites for testing the intestines
  • [22:00] How should our stools look and what would indicate there is an issue
  • [25:00] Different examples of how the gut influences different systems in the body
  • [28:00] For lifestyle changes, are the protocols giant or step by step
  • [33:30] Fecal transplants can transfer over different dna traits

Resources From This Episode

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Dr. Breanne Kallonen walks us through steps to optimize how our digestive tracts function

Dr. Breanne Kallonen walks us through steps to optimize how our digestive tracts function

About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

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