The Gut-Brain Connection, How Probiotics Actually Work, The Best Bacteria Strains for Your Microbiome + The Game-Changing Power of Mindfulness To Elevate Your Mood with Tina Anderson


Click An Icon Below To Subscribe

In this week’s episode, I sit down with Just Thrive founder, Tina Anderson to talk about all things gut health and probiotics. What started as a career in the pharmaceutical industry, turned into a passion to restore people’s health naturally - one gut and one probiotic at a time. We dive into the cool science behind how probiotics actually work to facilitate a change in your microbiome and why the type of probiotic strain you use matters. We also take a look at how the gut-brain connection impacts everything from your mood to your inflammation levels. The phrase “listen to your gut” takes on a whole new meaning in this episode and is one you don’t want to miss.

Tina Anderson’s journey into the world of health had a unique start and some unusual turns. She began her career as a trial lawyer who specialized in settling cases by bringing both sides together, a personal passion of hers. Once her second child arrived, Tina left that high-stress job behind so she could focus on her family. Luckily, she was still able to use her considerable legal skills to point her career in a new direction as the in-house counsel for a family pharmaceutical company. But what Tina saw there made her change direction again. Frustrated by the many abuses in the pharmaceutical industry, Tina turned toward the field of natural health, and found her life’s work. She channeled her energy into learning all she could about disease prevention and good health maintenance. That led her to discover the importance of gut health and how connected and crucial it is for overall health and wellness. To share her discovery with the world, Tina along with her husband created a unique supplement that contains the superior probiotic strains of renowned researcher Dr. Simon Cutting. By promoting gut health and probiotics, Tina shares her passion for wellness, helping others live their best physical and emotional lives.

A few of my favorite things we cover this episode:

  • The science behind our immune system’s gut-brain connection and how natural medicines affect our microbiomes differently than conventional medications
  • Some of the common myths behind supplementing with a probiotic and how we can get the most out of our gut health
  • The science behind how a probiotic activates internally and what happens once introduced into our gut microbiome
  • A look into the different strains of probiotics and some of Tina’s favorite supplements when looking to heal from inflammation
  • How mindfulness practices, mediation, and affirmations are game-changers when yearning to improve our mood and overall health

Links to things we talked about in this episode:

Happy listening and we hope you learned a little bit more about the Art of Being Well!

If you like what you hear please rate and review the podcast, hit subscribe, and pass it along to a friend.

In health,

Dr. Will Cole

Make Your Life a Cleanse



Get FREE access to these + giveaways, recipes, & discount codes in personal emails from Dr. Will Cole.

Start Your Health Journey Today


View More At Our Store

Purchase personally curated supplements
and Dr. Will Cole’s books!

Shop Dr. Will Cole

The information on this website has not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration or any other medical body. We do not aim to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease. Information is shared for educational purposes only. You must consult your doctor before acting on any content on this website, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition.

Our content may include products that have been independently chosen and recommended by Dr. Will Cole and our editors. If you purchase something mentioned in this article, we may earn a small commission.



Evidence-based reviewed podcast

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.