Episode 77

The Microbiome Facts, Not The Hype, with Kristina Campbell


November 30th, 2021

1 hr 9 mins 14 secs

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About this Episode

Kristina Campbell, M.Sc., is a professional science communicator and engagement specialist who writes, consults, and works with scientific advisory boards for microbiome-related organizations throughout Europe and North America. In her website biography she writes, ‘Getting the science right is my number one priority. With all the work I curate and produce, I’ll give you the facts, not the hype.’

In this episode, Nathan speaks with Kristina about the latest research in microbiome science, covering topics such as the small intestinal microbiome, postbiotics, human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) and the potential therapeutic application of bacteriophages.

Kristina has authored The Well-Fed Microbiome Cookbook (Rockridge Press, 2016) and has co-authored Gut Microbiota: Interactive Effects on Nutrition and Health (Elsevier, 2018), the first academic textbook on this topic aimed at dietitians and other health professionals.

*Highlights *

  • About the microbiome (6:00)
  • Is the small intestine the next frontier in microbiome research? (11:30)
  • The vaginal and cervical microbiome connection to endometriosis (16:00)
  • Treating the skin microbiome (18:30)
  • About bacteriophages (26:50)
  • FMT (30:30)
  • The mycobiome (35:00)
  • Postbiotics (37:00)
  • Akkermansia and other trending bacteria (43:00)
  • Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) (50:00)
  • Targeted diets for the microbiome (57:00)

Useful links

Kristina Campbell’s website - https://www.bykriscampbell.com/

Link to the book, Gut Microbiota: Interactive Effects on Nutrition and Health -

The Microbiome Digest - https://microbiomedigest.com/

Kristina’s dinner party guests:
Yasmine Belkaid - http://www.nasonline.org/member-directory/members/20041786.html
Jeff Gordon - https://gordonlab.wustl.edu/
Rob Knight - https://knightlab.ucsd.edu/
Wendy Garrett - https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/wendy-garrett/