The Wellness Revolution Podcast with Amber Shaw

TWR 023: A Complete Guide to Gut Health with Dr. Firlande

Taking care of our health is one of the most fundamental actions we can take to live a fully well-balanced lifestyle. Our bodies and what happens inside of us are affected by several elements – internally and externally – so it’s important to know more about the different topics that impact and sustain our overall health. Gut health is one of these topics: it makes a huge difference and it needs to be more understood. 

In this episode, Amber welcomes Dr. Firlande to explain more in depth which measures we can take and how we can focus on our gut health in order to feel better. Dr. Firlande talks about the connection between gut health and mental health, the common symptoms of poor gut health, and simple tips and preventative methods to take better care of our gut health and microbiome. Tune in!

Wellness Quote

  • “Gut is such an important topic and it relates to everything: whether you have anxiety, depression, thyroid issues, hormonal issues, weight gain, weight loss… all of it ends up tying back to the gut.” – Dr. Firlande

Key Highlights

  • Dr. Firlande explains the correlations between gut health, mental health, and health in general;
  • How the microbiome is impacted directly and indirectly by other areas of our routine such as stress, food choices, and exercise;
  • Dr. Firlande explains why it’s important to get the hormones tested – depending on what are the symptoms;
  • Common symptoms and practical steps to take care of our gut health;
  • Supplementation advice and preventive methods to improve gut health;

Episode Resources

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About Dr. Firlande

Dr. Firlande is a licensed naturopathic physician. She has more than 15 years in natural medicine and serves as a leading expert in her field, specializing in weight loss management, digestive health, thyroid issues, depression, and anxiety.

Connect with Dr. Firlande

Instagram: @DrFirlande

Facebook: Dr. Firlande


About Amber Shaw

Amber is a Body Transformation Expert, Founder of The Wellness Revolution, motivational speaker, and NBC Health and Wellness Coach. Having built a lifestyle that allowed her to embrace work, children, exercise, and well-balanced eating habits, Amber now works with helping and coaching women to achieve the same level of serenity and empowerment through a sustainable way of living.

Connect with Amber

Instagram: @msambershaw

TikTok: @msambershaw