Achieving Gut + Skin Balance with Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum

The Spa Dr. Podcast with Dr. Ghannoum

On today’s podcast we’re talking about how to achieve gut balance and how this impacts your skin. My guest is Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum who is the scientist that named the mycobiome. The Washington Post called him “the scientist who is now known as the leading microbiome researcher in the world.” He has published over 450 peer reviewed papers, his work has been cited over 21,000 times in the literature. He has been actively funded by the NIH continuously since 1991, for his work on the fungal and bacterial communities in our body with over $25 million in NIH funding to date .

Dr. Ghannoum lectures across the world on the microbiome, from the Pasteur Institute in France, to the NIH. And, he is also the founder of the antifungal clinical testing company, Next Trillion Sciences (, and has been involved in the development of 95% of the antifungals that have come to market since the 1990’s.

On today’s podcast, we discuss the difference between the microbiome and the mycobiome and how these play a role in your health, including your gut, brain and skin health. Dr. Ghannoum shares best foods and lifestyle habits that help support the microbiome and mycobiome for optimal health and longevity.

So please enjoy this interview…

And, here’s a special treat: As you’re listening to Dr. Ghannoum, you’ll find out the answer to a question we’re asking in the email going out to our followers on January 2 for a chance to win a free signed copy of his book! If you’re not on our email list yet, subscribe to The Spa Dr. Podcast or take and then be sure to add us to your email addresses so you’re sure our emails will end up in your inbox.

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