Colleen Cutcliffe: The Keystone Probiotic Strains You Need For The Best Gut Health

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In this episode, I am joined by CEO and Co-Founder of Pendulum, Colleen Cutcliffe. With an extensive background in academia, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, Cutcliffe set out on a mission to bridge the gap between nature and medicine through cutting-edge, all-natural, and pharmaceutical-grade microbiome products. From the science of probiotics and the gut-brain connection, top contributing factors of poor microbiome diversity, and the truth behind recently popularized weight loss drugs, to the beneficial probiotic strain you need to know about for fighting disease and maintaining a healthy gut, this episode is your go-to guide to achieve a thriving microbiome.

Colleen Cutcliffe is the CEO and Co-Founder of Pendulum. She has over 25 years of experience leading and managing biology teams in academia, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Prior to starting Pendulum, Colleen was the Senior Manager of Biology at Pacific Biosciences and a Scientist at Elan Pharmaceuticals. Colleen received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Johns Hopkins University and her B.A. in Biochemistry from Wellesley College.

A few of my favorite things we cover in this episode:

  • The beneficial probiotic strain everyone needs to know about
  • Top contributing factors of poor microbiome diversity
  • How our childhood can impact our gut microbiome
  • The truth behind GLP-1 agonists like Ozempic & Wegovy
  • The science behind the gut-brain connection
  • Fighting autoimmunity + neurodegenerative disease with probiotics
  • The top, lesser known bacterial strains for a healthy gut
  • How probiotics actually work in the body
  • Top foods for increasing good gut bacteria
  • The best non-drug tool for metabolic flexibility, weight loss, and blood sugar control
  • Pendulum’s cutting edge, science-backed formulations + their benefits

Links to things we talked about in this episode:

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Dr. Will Cole, DNM, IFMCP, DC is a leading functional medicine expert who consults people around the globe, starting one of the first functional medicine telehealth centers in the world. Named one of the top 50 functional and integrative doctors in the nation, Dr. Will Cole provides a functional medicine approach for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, and brain problems. He is the host of the popular The Art Of Being Well podcast and the New York Times bestselling author of Intuitive Fasting, Ketotarian, The Inflammation Spectrum and the brand new book Gut Feelings: Healing the Shame-Fueled Relationship Between What You Eat and How You Feel.