Gut Heroes

Gut Heroes

How better gut and microbiome health could help you beat pain, feel great and thrive. Join me, Tommy Orme, as I test what works (and what doesn’t!) and share my findings with you. I discuss the latest science-based findings around gut health and autoimmune disease and have conversations with experts and ordinary people looking to improve their health outcoms.

Episodes

June 19, 2024 28 mins

Welcome to another episode of Gut Heroes!

In this episode, I look at the fascinating relationship between rumination, catastrophising, and chronic pain. I explore the latest research and share personal insights on how our mental states and relationships could affect our pain management journey, including:

✔️ The role of stress in chronic pain (and how our thought processes and social interactions can influence pain levels) ✔️ The c...

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Welcome to another episode of Gut Heroes! In this episode, I dive into a groundbreaking new report released by the World Health Organisation. It sheds light on the staggering influence of four major industries - tobacco, ultra-processed foods, fossil fuels, and alcohol. The report reveals the shocking tactics employed by powerful corporations to maximise profits at the expense of people's well-being. It includes:

✔️ How these 4 ind...

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Welcome to another episode of Gut Heroes! This is a bonus episode, where I'm going to share one of my homemade recipes with you (MUCH cheaper then buying expensive sachets). This one is for electrolytes and I call it... wait for it... Tommy's Turbocharged Electrolytes.

In this episode I look at:

✔️ All the ingredients you'll need ✔️ Why I created this homemade recipe (the potential benefits of the different ingredients) ✔️ Exactly ...

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Welcome to another episode of Gut Heroes! This is a Gut Digest episode, where I dive into some of the most fascinating stories and news in the gut health right now. Today, I look at:

✔️ New Study: Intermittent Fasting Success ✔️ New Study: The Western Diet and Chronic Disease Connection ✔️ An Exciting Development With 'Smart Antibiotics'

To access links to the studies discussed in this podcast: 🔗 Show notes

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Welcome to another episode of Gut Heroes! Today I look at the curious story of Leonard Trask. It provides possibly the first documented account of what we now know to be ankylosing spondylitis in the US.

In this podcast, I look at:

✔️ About Leonard Trask and his tragic story ✔️ My highlights from the book and what we can take from them ✔️ The deluge of 'quack' treatments poor Leonard tried to beat his AS ✔️ Why the expectation effe...

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Welcome to another episode of Gut Heroes! This is a Discovery Lab episode, where I run a test on myself, in this case for 2 weeks, on a specific dietary, supplement or exercise change. Today, I look at distilled water.

Please note: This is not medical advice. Always check with a medical practitioner before making any changes, such as this, to your diet.

In this podcast, I look at:

✔️ Why I wanted to run a test where I swapped tap w...

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Welcome to another episode of Gut Heroes! This is a Gut Digest episode, where I dive into some of the most fascinating stories and news in the gut health right now. Today, I look at:

✔️ Colombia's groundbreaking law on junk and ultra-processed foods ✔️ A compelling study on how diet can affect postmenopausal hot flushes (reducing them by 95%!) ✔️ A quirky French study: Does eating refined carbs for breakfast make you less attracti...

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This is the first of my Gut Rumble Rambles! (Yes, I know, the name needs work). This is a free-form episode where I look at the things I discovered recently that I hope you find useful. Today I look at: ✔️ An essential tip for magnesium supplementation ✔️ J. A. Baker, an incredible author (The Peregrine) with ankylosing spondylitis ✔️ Hot take: Detailed thinking, sensitivity, stress and autoimmune disease - is there a link? ✔️ An ...

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Welcome to the first in our Ankylosing Spondylitis Success Story series! In this episode, I'm thrilled to be joined by my friend and fellow AS warrior, Nathan Mennel.

Nathan has battled ankylosing spondylitis for many years, and today, he shares his incredible journey with us.

In our conversation, Nathan delves into:

✔️ The early signs and symptoms of his AS ✔️ His path to receiving an ankylosing spondylitis diagnosis ✔️ His experi...

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In this episode, we take a deep dive into the fascinating connection between weather and arthritis. Discover how factors like humidity, atmospheric pressure, temperature and wind can impact pain levels and inflammation for those of us with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and other conditions in the spondyloarthritis family such as ankylosing spondylitis. We're going to look at:

✔️ The groundbreaking findings from a large 201...

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So many of the health problems we face in modern life are caused by, or exacerbated by, gut health issues. That's because at least 50% of what makes you 'you' is microbial. More importantly, 70% of your immune system resides in your gut. That means when microbial populations are unbalanced, or the immune system is overworked, it can cause havoc and we see a burst in chronic illness, inflammation, brain fog, tiredness and pain. That...

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The lead-up to your first rheumatology appointment can be a little scary or overwhelming, if you don't know what to expect. What will your rheumatologist be like? What tests will they want to run? Are they going to push a certain medication onto you? But it can also be the start of something amazing and that's the focus of this podcast.

In this episode, I look at what the process is like for getting an ankylosing spondylitis diagno...

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Changing your diet is hard, really hard. We don't all have time or headspace and modern life makes it even more difficult. We are bombarded with temptation, from every angle. In this episode, I look at why refined sugar and ultra-processed food are often seen as (one of many) 'smoking guns' when it comes to autoimmune disease and the impact that cutting down has had on my life. As ever for more info head to the Gut Heroes website...

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Can fasting really help you beat ankylosing spondylitis (AS) flares?

I've found fasting an invaluable tool in my ankylosing pain management, which is why it is the subject of today's podcast.

We're going to look at:

• How long I fast for, typically, before I see results • The exact approach I take when fasting (step-by-step) • What a fast involves (what to avoid etc)

It's important you only fast if it is safe for you to do so. Chec...

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Starting an elimination diet, where you're trying to figure out which foods trigger problems for your autoimmune disease or health issue, can be daunting... but the benefits are, for many of us, SO worth it. These are 6 hard won rules that I suggest following when you're starting out. Stick to these and you can get to where you want to be much faster than the 'needle in the haystack' trap that most of us fall into.

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How virtually ANYONE could reap the amazing benefits of sauna and cold exposure. I share my exact method with you, down to the timings and routine, in this simple 10 minute episode. This really is an incredible protocol for promoting cardiovascular health. It can also be especially beneficial for anyone with an autoimmune disease (like ankylosing spondylitis). It can literally help 'melt' away stiffness and pain. It's also great fo...

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Welcome to the first episode of the Gut Heroes audio podcast! I talk about the idea behind Gut Heroes: how it came about, why I created it and most importantly, how I hope to help you.

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