Food Sensitivity Test Flaws, Elimination Diets, Gut Healing & More w. Dr. Peter Kozlowski (Ep 59)

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Dr. Koz is a functional medicine M.D.

He uses a holistic approach to find the root cause of the body’s dysfunction and co-creates individualized care plans with his patients.

The gut-brain connection is crucial for health

The gut and the brain communicate constantly through the nervous system, hormones, and the immune system, affecting mood, cognition, and immunity.

Food sensitivities and allergies can impair the gut-brain connection

Food sensitivities are delayed reactions to certain foods that can cause inflammation, leaky gut, and brain fog. Food allergies are immediate and severe reactions that can be life-threatening.

Elimination diets and targeted testing can help identify and heal food sensitivities and allergies

Elimination diets involve removing common triggers from the diet and reintroducing them one by one to observe the effects. Targeted testing can measure antibodies, inflammation markers, and gut microbiome to pinpoint the sources of the problem.

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Dr. Peter Kozlowski, aka Dr. Koz, joined me on the podcast to discuss the intricacies of the gut-brain connection.  We dive deep into all things gut health and how he uses functional medicine principles and targeted testing to address foundational issues rather than pharmaceuticals to help his patients.  Dr. Koz explains the differences between food allergies and food sensitivities, the benefits of elimination diets, the role of antibiotics, the role of the nervous system on digestion and so much more!

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About Dr. Peter Kozlowski

As a Functional Medicine M.D., Dr. Peter Kozlowski uses a broad array of tools to find the source of the body’s dysfunction: he takes the time to listen to his patients and plots their history on a timeline, considering what makes them unique and co-creating with them a truly individualized care plan. Currently he works with patients online and in person via his Chicago, Illinois and Bozeman, Montana based offices. Dr. Kozlowski did his residency in Family Practice, but started training in Functional Medicine as an intern. He trained in the clinics with leaders in his field including Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Deepak Chopra, and Dr. Susan Blum.

  • Book: Unfunc Your Gut available on Amazon
  • Insta: @doc_koz; FB: /doctorkoz
  • Functional Medicine
  • Recovering Alcoholic
  • Functional Medicine Dr’s patients getting better. Its a bad business model.
  • Why functional medicine saves you money over the long term
  • UnFunc Your Gut – Why Dr. Koz focuses so much on the gut.
  • Environmental Medicine
  • MAPS – Autism
  • Antibiotic Overprescription
  • Food Sensitivity Tests vs Food Allergies
  • 21 Day Elimination Diet – Same length of IgG antibody half-life
  • Carnivore Diet, Low For-Map Diets
  • High Histamine Food
  • Mental Health is directly tied to gut health
  • Parasympathetic vs Sympathetic Nervous system
  • Trauma
  • Influence of Enteric Nervous System
  • Gut Healing on Mental Health
  • Intermittent Fasting 24-36 hours 2-3 times a day

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Erik Abramowitz is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP), Naturopathic Doctoral student, health coach, and father. He is the primary content creator for and the host of the Holistic Nootropics Podcast.

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