Rebecca Coomes The Healthy Gut with Dr. Keller on Oral Health and SIBO

The Healthy Gut Podcast Ep.37

Oral Health and SIBO with Dr Keller

Have you considered the importance of oral health on your digestion and gut health? Dr Melanie Keller returns to explain the crucial role your mouth plays in the digestive process. Dr Keller discusses with Rebecca the risk factors associated with poor dental health, from smoking to regular snacking. They look at how we can achieve good dental hygiene and the impact that this can have on our overall health. Dr Keller also explains more about the relationship between bacteria in the gut and the mouth.

In Today's Episode

In Episode 37 of The Healthy Gut Podcast, we discuss:

✓  The role the mouth plays in the digestive process

✓  The link between poor dental health and gut health issues

✓  Good dental hygiene; what it looks like and how to achieve it

✓  How often, and when, you should be brushing your teeth

✓  Why learning to brush and floss your teeth effectively is important

✓  The risk factors for poor dental health from smoking and vaping, regular vomiting, constant snacking and poor dental hygiene

✓  How eating mindfully creates a good basis for good digestion

✓  Ways to get rid of bad bacteria in the mouth; such as tongue scraping, oil pulling and mouth rinses

✓  The relationship between mouth bacteria and gut bacteria

✓  How to ensure a healthy PH level in your mouth

✓  What impact dental health issues have on the body and overall gut health

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Rebecca Coomes The Healthy Gut with Dr. Keller on Oral Health and SIBO

Connect with Dr Keller

Dr. Melanie Keller, ND is National University of Natural Medicine alumna and specializes in the treatment of SIBO and associated conditions ( She participated in the development of the SIBO Symposium(s), the SIBO Center at National University of Natural Medicine and co-authored the Feb/March 2014 Townsend Letter article, The Importance and Relevance of IBS in the Female Patient. Dr. Keller is a current board member of the GastroANP, a Mastermind contributor with Seeking Health Education Institute and has a private practice based in Los Angeles, California. Her evidence-based approach addresses epigenetic influences from microbial dysbiosis, malabsorption, and environmental toxins.


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About The Host

Rebecca Coomes is an author, entrepreneur, passionate foodie and intrepid traveller. She transformed her health after a lifetime of chronic illness, and today guides others on their own path to wellness. She is the founder of The Healthy Gut, a platform where people can learn about gut health and how it is important for a healthy mind and body and coaches people on how to live well with SIBO. Rebecca is the author of the world’s first cookbooks for people treating Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) and the host of the SIBO cooking show and The Healthy Gut podcast.

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