Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum

Leading Microbiome Researcher and The Scientist who named the Mycobiome

Obsessed with: Optimizing your gut
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Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum is one of the world’s leading microbiome researchers and the scientist who named the mycobiome, our body’s fungal community. He lectures at many institutions globally, including the National Institutes of Health, on the microbiome and his breakthrough research on probiotics. He’s published over 400 papers on his research and has been cited over 20,000 times by other scientists. For over 25 years, he’s been funded by the NIH, who’ve provided Dr. Ghannoum with over $50 million in grant funding. For the last 40 years, Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum, has been one of the leading scientists researching the microbiome. In 2010 he coined the term mycobiome and unlocked the key to total gut health. In 2016 his research on the microbiome of Crohn’s patients was groundbreaking and he was the first scientist to identify that bacteria and fungi actually work together in our gut’s microbiome.

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    What You Need to Know About the Gut Health-Sleep Connection

    By Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum / March 11, 2021 /

    When you don’t sleep well, nothing else really goes well, either. Lack of sleep results in difficulty focusing, mood swings, cravings, daytime fatigue, and poor decision-making, among other symptoms.

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    12 Super-Simple Ways to Get More Nature in Your Life

    By Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum / January 14, 2021 /

    Spending time outdoors for good health is nothing new. But, like many people, you probably feel like you don’t have enough time to get outside every day. The key is to shift your perspective. Instead of thinking, “I only have 5 minutes before the next meeting, I might as well just stay here,” think, “I have 5 minutes to get a breath of fresh air!”

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    How Intermittent Fasting Affects Your Microbiome

    By Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum / January 28, 2020 /

    The trillions of microbes inside your body come in all shapes and sizes and inhabit various parts of your body, particularly your digestive tract. We know that what we eat feeds this colony of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and amoebae.

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    The One Thing You Should Do for a Healthier Gut

    By Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum / January 23, 2020 /

    Raise your hand if you don’t want a healthier gut? We didn’t think so. A healthy microbiome is tied to improved immunity, metabolism, mood, and longevity. And we all want that. Here’s one super-simple way to improve your gut health right now. Hint: It’s not probiotics.

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    5 “Healthy” Habits That May Be Bad for Your Gut

    By Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum / January 14, 2020 /

    In the pursuit of health, it’s easy to go overboard, to whittle our diets down to nothing, to crush ourselves in the gym day after day, to become obsessed with healthy eating. The truth? Healthy for one person isn’t healthy for everyone. And some “healthy” habits may hurt your overall health, including your gut health.

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    7 Fermented Foods to Add to Your Diet

    By Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum / August 18, 2019 /

    It’s probably not news to you that fermented foods are good for you. Fermenting foods is an age-old preservation process that extends the shelf life of foods, as well as their nutritional value.

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