S1 EP6 | Gut Health Part 1

Welcome to Episode 6 of Good Honest Talk.

In this episode, Claire O’Brien discusses all things gut health. This is part 1 of a 2 part special on gut health. 

Claire is a functional medicine trained, holistic nutritionist, accredited coach and breathwork facilitator. Through her own journey to finding peace and reducing stress in her life, Claire found nutritional therapy which had a profound impact on all areas of Claire’s life as she shared in Episode 5 of Good Honest Talk. 

Claire’s speciality and area of passion is gut health. The gut is the cornerstone of our health playing a pivotal role in our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health and wellbeing. 

In this episode Claire discusses:

  • The gut brain connection 
  • Gut bacteria- the good, the bad and the neutral 
  • The symptoms and disorders as a result of poor gut health 
  • Where our gut microbiome comes from
  • Impact of gut dysbiosis on your sleep 
  • Was to improve gut health 
  • Pro and prebiotic foods
  • Functional foods that provide vitamins and minerals 
  • Things to remove from your diet / lifestyle 
  • Processed foods vs ultra processed foods 
  • Food intolerances and food allergens 
  • Trigger foods 
  • Caffeine and the impact on your gut 
  • Alternative drink options to caffeine 
  • When supplements are needed and things to watch out for

Part 2 of this podcast will be available next Wednesday, February 7th 2024. 


This podcast is hosted by functional nutritionist and life coach Claire O’Brien. Claire is the founder of ⁠Honest and Goodness Nutrition⁠

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