Summer Bock is a leading gut health expert who coined the term “Gut Rebuilding.” She integrates her traditional studies in herbalism with modern research and a background in microbiology. After resolving her own slew of health concerns naturally by focusing on the gut bioterrain, she started teaching others how to do the same. She is certified in Integrative Nutrition through Columbia University and a three-time Good Food Award winner for her sauerkraut recipes. She is the founder of the Better Belly Project and CEO at Guts & Glory, an online business that offers live coaching and natural solutions for digestive problems.
She comes on the show today to talk all things gut health! We had a lot of fun on this episode, talking about many important topics and myths when it comes to but health. Plus, we also get pretty personal, talking about the four letter “P” word...poop, as well the importance of spooning (or “smooshing") with your partner! If you're not sure what “smooshing” is, I guess you need to make sure you tune in. ;-) Summer has such a big heart and very smart mind for supporting people with sustainable, effective gut health healing strategies. Enjoy the show my friends! And make sure you click this link to take Summer's FREE Gut Health Quiz! (Will only take a few minutes, and will give you great guidance on your gut health!) You'll be glad you did.
8:06 - Summer’s personal symptoms that led her to cleanse
12:23 - building her own healthcare team
20:23 - top five hacks people can make in lifestyle to track progress on their own systems
21:19- the role of constipation and what a healthy poop life looks like
25:55 - why food is the best way to build your microbiome (not probiotics)
30:15 - what is resistant starch and why is it important?
38:40 - not fearing carbs and potential dangers of the keto diet
46:14- how to make relaxation your mission and cultivate a state of calm
49:50- why Summer loves “spooning” her boyfriend for benefits of physical contact
51:01- why everyone should get good at spooning to help others experience a relaxed state
52:07- TJ’s practice of “smooshing” for physical touch with his partner, Amanda
54:15- Summer’s favorite biofeedback lemon ph test to do at home
57:25- The bitters Summer created and sells on her website (GutRebuilding.com)
58:25- How to use Stratogene or Genetic Genie to make sense of your raw genetic information
59:11- The Genova Stool Analysis Test Summer uses with clients
16:22- “Healing is an all encompassing journey and I can’t say enough about the work that it takes - not just with your food, diet and supplements but also with your emotions and with healing your old trauma and really paying attention to why you do what you do.”
25:30 - “In general you really want to be feeding your microbiome through food, and it really is a myth that probiotic supplements are a way to build your microbiome.
28:23- “Every bite of food is your destiny.”