There is *huge* potential for probiotics to support our health and wellbeing. Scientific research has linked their consumption with improved gut and immune function, and has even been shown to support the specific health concerns of infants, young children and women. In this podcast, Nicole Dynan (aka ‘The Gut Health Dietitian’) deep dives into the world of probiotics to give you practical strategies for using probiotics with your patients. Nicole explains where to find trusted information on probiotic strains for specific medical conditions, highlights why more probiotics aren’t always better and pinpoints if fermented foods can provide the probiotic goodness our guts need.


Nicole Dynan is an Accredited Practising Dietitian & Accredited Sports Dietitian. She specialises in gut health and food intolerance and is one of a handful of dietitians in Australia with qualifications in dietetics and psychology. Nicole is known as ‘The Gut Health Dietitian’ and runs a corporate nutrition service and private practice in Sydney for ‘The Good Nutrition Company’, which she founded in 2012. Nicole is a guest lecturer for The University of Sydney & University of New South Wales and is a media spokesperson for Dietitian’s Australia. Prior to becoming a dietitian, Nicole worked in chronic disease management for Merck, Sharp & Dohme pharmaceuticals.


In this episode, we discuss:

  • How Nicole’s career journey led her to the gut health arena
  • Which medical conditions can be improved with probiotics
  • The mechanisms of probiotics on the immune system
  • The difference between probiotics and fermented foods
  • What to look for on a probiotic label
  • Why all probiotics aren’t equal
  • How dietitians can keep up to date with probiotic research

Additional resources

Visit The Probiotics Institute for more information on probiotics including Bifidobacterium, BB-12®, Lactobacillus Rhamnosus, LGG® and Lactobacillus Paracasei, L. CASEI 431®.

This podcast is not, and is not intended to be, medical advice, which should be tailored to your individual circumstances. This podcast is for your information only, and we advise that you exercise your own judgment before deciding to use the information provided. Professional medical advice should be obtained before taking action.  Please see here for terms and conditions.


Supported by The Probiotics Institute by Chr. Hansen as part of Gut Health Month




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