How Your Gut Microbiome Impacts Weight Loss + Health

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Curious about the connection between your gut, brain and blood glucose?

Joining Krista on Almost 30 today is Colleen Cutcliffe, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Pendulum. In this episode, you’ll learn about the probiotics industry and why Pendulum products are an effective solution in managing your gut health. 

Colleen has more than 25 years of experience leading and managing biology teams in academia, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology. Prior to starting Pendulum, Colleen was the senior manager of biology at Pacific Biosciences and a scientist at Elan Pharmaceuticals. She is truly a wealth of knowledge and we’re so excited for #Almost30Nation to learn more about their gut microbiome! 

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We also talk about:

  • Societal perception of probiotics
  • What is akkermansia
  • Symptoms of GI distress
  • The connection between your blood glucose + gut
  • Understanding GLP-1
  • How the microbiome impacts your metabolism 
  • The impact of genetics vs. lifestyle on your gut microbiome
  • How to support your gut microbiome
  • The connection between your gut + brain



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