Episode 17: Gut Health and Probiotics

Gut Health

Laura Rokosz is a Pharmacologist and Food Scientist with 28 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries. She received her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D in Food Science from Rutgers University and is the current Chair of the Rutgers Food Science Advisory Board. Dr. Rokosz was employed with Schering-Plough, Merck and Pharmacopeia where she supported drug discovery efforts related to Metabolic diseases, Autoimmune disorders, Alzheimer’s disease and Cancer. She is the author of over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles including five Expert Opinion articles on Obesity and Cancer. A number of her blogs on fitness and nutrition have recently been published on the syndicated website, Mind Body Green. Dr. Rokosz is currently the owner of EGGLROCK Nutrition, LLC, an Integrative Healthcare practice providing dietary and lifestyle guidance for disease prevention and health maintenance. EGGLRock Nutrition recently received the Rising Growth Success Award from the Small Business Development Center at Kean University and was named Business of the Year for 2016 by the Union Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Rokosz also teaches a variety of Nutrition courses at Kean University, Rutgers University and Stevens Institute of Technology and she teaches group fitness classes at the Gateway Family YMCA of Union, NJ. Be sure to tune into her weekly podcast, “Eat Right with Laura” which can be found on her website.

Dr. Laura is on the podcast today to talk about gut health and autoimmune disorders of the gut. In this episode, we cover:

  • How to optimize gut health for improved immune system functioning

  • The complex gut-brain connection

  • Probiotics and Prebiotics (and where you can find them)

  • The science behind why our gut controls so much of our health

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