Gut Heroes

How better gut and microbiome health could help you beat pain, feel great and thrive. Join me, Tommy Orme, as I test what works (and what doesn’t!) and share my findings with you. I discuss the latest science-based findings around gut health and autoimmune disease and have conversations with experts and ordinary people looking to improve their health outcoms.

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Episodes

5 days ago

Welcome to another episode of Gut Heroes!
In this episode, I look at the fascinating relationship between rumination, catastrophising, and chronic pain. I explore the latest research and share personal insights on how our mental states and relationships could affect our pain management journey, including:
✔️ The role of stress in chronic pain (and how our thought processes and social interactions can influence pain levels)✔️ The concept of "distress contagion" and a social media tip✔️ The power of social support in reducing pain intensity and promoting positive pain adaptation✔️The complex relationship between social validation, self-sufficiency, and pain management✔️ Key findings from studies on pain catastrophising in rheumatic diseases like AS and rheumatoid arthritis✔️ The importance of finding a supportive, positive "tribe" 
To access links to the studies discussed in this podcast: 🔗 Show notes
For more information, head to the Gut Heroes website:🔗 https://gutheroes.com
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Disclaimer: Please note, this is for informational purposes only. Gut Heroes does not offer medical advice. We are all different and what works for me may not work for you. I setup Gut Heroes to share information with you. To shine a light on my own personal discoveries (as I currently understand them) and to help you with your own personal research.

7 days ago

Welcome to another episode of Gut Heroes! In this episode, I dive into a groundbreaking new report released by the World Health Organisation. It sheds light on the staggering influence of four major industries - tobacco, ultra-processed foods, fossil fuels, and alcohol. The report reveals the shocking tactics employed by powerful corporations to maximise profits at the expense of people's well-being. It includes:
✔️ How these 4 industries cause a whopping 19 million deaths per year globally (34% of all deaths)✔️ Ultra-processed food industry tactics: delaying and blocking health policies, misleading marketing, targeting vulnerable populations✔️ The consequences of failing to regulate harmful industry practices: declining public health and chronic diseases✔️ Proposed solutions: stricter regulations on marketing, transparency, lobbying and conflicts of interest
To access links to the studies discussed in this podcast: 🔗 Show notes
For more information, head to the Gut Heroes website:🔗 https://gutheroes.com
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Disclaimer: Please note, this is for informational purposes only. Gut Heroes does not offer medical advice. We are all different and what works for me may not work for you. I setup Gut Heroes to share information with you. To shine a light on my own personal discoveries (as I currently understand them) and to help you with your own personal research.

Friday Jun 07, 2024

Welcome to another episode of Gut Heroes! This is a bonus episode, where I'm going to share one of my homemade recipes with you (MUCH cheaper then buying expensive sachets). This one is for electrolytes and I call it... wait for it... Tommy's Turbocharged Electrolytes.
In this episode I look at:
✔️ All the ingredients you'll need✔️ Why I created this homemade recipe (the potential benefits of the different ingredients)✔️ Exactly how to create it at home
To access the information discussed in this podcast: 🔗 Show notes
For more information, head to the Gut Heroes website:🔗 https://gutheroes.com
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Disclaimer: Please note, this is for informational purposes only. Gut Heroes does not offer medical advice. We are all different and what works for me may not work for you. I setup Gut Heroes to share information with you. To shine a light on my own personal discoveries (as I currently understand them) and to help you with your own personal research.

Wednesday Jun 05, 2024

Welcome to another episode of Gut Heroes! This is a Gut Digest episode, where I dive into some of the most fascinating stories and news in the gut health right now. Today, I look at:
✔️ New Study: Intermittent Fasting Success✔️ New Study: The Western Diet and Chronic Disease Connection✔️ An Exciting Development With 'Smart Antibiotics'
To access links to the studies discussed in this podcast: 🔗 Show notes
For more information, head to the Gut Heroes website:🔗 https://gutheroes.com
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Disclaimer: Please note, this is for informational purposes only. Gut Heroes does not offer medical advice. We are all different and what works for me may not work for you. I setup Gut Heroes to share information with you. To shine a light on my own personal discoveries (as I currently understand them) and to help you with your own personal research.

Monday Jun 03, 2024

Welcome to another episode of Gut Heroes! Today I look at the curious story of Leonard Trask. It provides possibly the first documented account of what we now know to be ankylosing spondylitis in the US.
In this podcast, I look at:
✔️ About Leonard Trask and his tragic story✔️ My highlights from the book and what we can take from them✔️ The deluge of 'quack' treatments poor Leonard tried to beat his AS✔️ Why the expectation effect, or placebo, was not enough✔️ Why there's so much to be grateful for
To access links to the studies discussed in this podcast: 🔗 Show notes
For more information, head to the Gut Heroes website:🔗 https://gutheroes.com
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Disclaimer: Please note, this is for informational purposes only. Gut Heroes does not offer medical advice. We are all different and what works for me may not work for you. I setup Gut Heroes to share information with you. To shine a light on my own personal discoveries (as I currently understand them) and to help you with your own personal research.

Thursday May 23, 2024

Welcome to another episode of Gut Heroes! This is a Discovery Lab episode, where I run a test on myself, in this case for 2 weeks, on a specific dietary, supplement or exercise change. Today, I look at distilled water.
Please note: This is not medical advice. Always check with a medical practitioner before making any changes, such as this, to your diet.
In this podcast, I look at:
✔️ Why I wanted to run a test where I swapped tap water for distilled (pure) water✔️ My methods for creating distilled water and my rules of engagement✔️ My results over the course of this 2 week (ongoing) trial✔️ Some fun additional observations
To access links to the studies discussed in this podcast: 🔗 Show notes
For more information, head to the Gut Heroes website:🔗 https://gutheroes.com
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Disclaimer: Please note, this is for informational purposes only. Gut Heroes does not offer medical advice. We are all different and what works for me may not work for you. I setup Gut Heroes to share information with you. To shine a light on my own personal discoveries (as I currently understand them) and to help you with your own personal research.

Thursday May 16, 2024

Welcome to another episode of Gut Heroes! This is a Gut Digest episode, where I dive into some of the most fascinating stories and news in the gut health right now. Today, I look at:
✔️ Colombia's groundbreaking law on junk and ultra-processed foods✔️ A compelling study on how diet can affect postmenopausal hot flushes (reducing them by 95%!) ✔️ A quirky French study: Does eating refined carbs for breakfast make you less attractive?
To access links to the studies discussed in this podcast: 🔗 Show notes
For more information, head to the Gut Heroes website:🔗 https://gutheroes.com
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Disclaimer: Please note, this is for informational purposes only. Gut Heroes does not offer medical advice. We are all different and what works for me may not work for you. I setup Gut Heroes to share information with you. To shine a light on my own personal discoveries (as I currently understand them) and to help you with your own personal research.

Wednesday May 15, 2024

This is the first of my Gut Rumble Rambles! (Yes, I know, the name needs work). This is a free-form episode where I look at the things I discovered recently that I hope you find useful. Today I look at:✔️ An essential tip for magnesium supplementation✔️ J. A. Baker, an incredible author (The Peregrine) with ankylosing spondylitis✔️ Hot take: Detailed thinking, sensitivity, stress and autoimmune disease - is there a link?✔️ An update about Discovery Lab (distilled water)As ever for more info head to the Gut Heroes website: 🔗 https://gutheroes.com
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Disclaimer: Please note, this is for informational purposes only. Gut Heroes does not offer medical advice. We are all different and what works for me may not work for you. I setup Gut Heroes to share information with you. To shine a light on my own personal discoveries (as I currently understand them) and to help you with your own personal research.

Monday May 13, 2024

Welcome to the first in our Ankylosing Spondylitis Success Story series! In this episode, I'm thrilled to be joined by my friend and fellow AS warrior, Nathan Mennel.
Nathan has battled ankylosing spondylitis for many years, and today, he shares his incredible journey with us.
In our conversation, Nathan delves into:
✔️ The early signs and symptoms of his AS✔️ His path to receiving an ankylosing spondylitis diagnosis✔️ His experiences with biologic treatments for managing AS✔️ Current strategies he employs to manage his condition✔️ His personal tips for others navigating AS✔️ Helpful resources that have supported him throughout his journey
Join us as Nathan offers invaluable insights and encouragement for anyone affected by ankylosing spondylitis.
Please note: This is the audio version of the episode that first appeared on the Gut Heroes YouTube channel.
Disclaimer: This is for informational purposes only. Gut Heroes does not offer medical advice. We are all different and what works for me may not work for you. I setup Gut Heroes to share information with you. To shine a light on my own personal discoveries (as I currently understand them) and to help you with your own personal research.

Tuesday Apr 23, 2024

In this episode, we take a deep dive into the fascinating connection between weather and arthritis. Discover how factors like humidity, atmospheric pressure, temperature and wind can impact pain levels and inflammation for those of us with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and other conditions in the spondyloarthritis family such as ankylosing spondylitis. We're going to look at:
✔️ The groundbreaking findings from a large 2019 study conducted by a group of University of Manchester–based researchers✔️ My personal experiences and insights from tracking arthritis symptoms and weather over the past 3 years✔️ Practical tips and solutions you can implement to help mitigate the effects of weather on your arthritisAs ever for more info head to the Gut Heroes website: 🔗 https://gutheroes.com
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Find a link to the Manchester study here.
Disclaimer: Please note, this is for informational purposes only. Gut Heroes does not offer medical advice. We are all different and what works for me may not work for you. I setup Gut Heroes to share information with you. To shine a light on my own personal discoveries (as I currently understand them) and to help you with your own personal research.

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