Of all of the supplements on the shelf, by far the most complicated ones are probiotics. How complicated? Even health professionals don’t always fully understand them! Because probiotics aren’t just one thing: every individual strain of probiotics – or combination of strains – is a totally unique entity so we can’t just paint them all with the same brush.

Bailey Hanna RD on the Allsorts Podcast
Get nerdy about probiotics with Desiree and Bailey!

As a gut health dietitian, I’m pretty specific on my criteria for choosing a probiotic. So I thought it was time to dedicate a whole episode to learning a little more about them with Bailey Hanna RD, a dietitian who has a deep understanding of the area.

Consider this your tutorial on the world of probiotics. From what they are, EXACTLY, to how they are different from fermented foods. We take a look at all the ways that taking probiotic bacteria can influence our metabolism and what you need to think about in order to choose a probiotic from the hundreds sitting on the shelf (or in the fridge!). 

About Bailey Hanna MS RD:

Bailey Hanna is a gut health dietitian with a focus on Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). She holds a Master of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Loma Linda University, and has over 7 years of experience working in clinical, research, and advisory roles. Bailey’s work centers on developing tools to help clinicians and individuals sift through the available evidence on diet and supplemental therapies for IBS, focusing extensively on probiotics.

On this episode we chat about:

  • What inspired Bailey to become a dietitian
  • How wellness can make us feel like our health issues are our fault
  • Are probiotics evidence-based? Why there are so many different opinions
  • What is a probiotic, exactly?
  • How are probiotics different from fermented foods?
  • Do you need a probiotic if you eat fermented foods?
  • A very detailed look at how probiotics work in the body
  • The truth about gut-derived serotonin 
  • Who should consider a probiotic? Who should steer clear?
  • What to look for in a probiotic?

Support the Pod!

We couldn’t make this podcast happen without the support of our amazing listeners…and our sponsors! Today’s episode is sponsored by Bio-K+ Probiotics, a leader in evidence-backed probiotics. Go show them some love at www.biokplus.com 

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Connect with Bailey

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjpjV4eczQO2_CK5h0dubyg 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Baileyhanna.rdn 

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A note about editorial integrity:

Because this is a probiotic episode sponsored by a probiotic company, I wanted to take the opportunity to say that we have a strict editorial policy that does not allow the sponsor to influence the episode content. For example, our guest has no professional connection to the sponsor, nor did she know the episode was being sponsored by the probiotic company until after the episode was recorded. The integrity of our information comes first!