1022: Raja Dhir- The Truth About Probiotics

May 02, 2019
1022: Raja Dhir- The Truth About Probiotics

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin speak with Raja Dhir, co-founder and co-CEO of Seed.

  • His background and how he got into the field. (3:07)
  • How science is more objective than any other discipline. (6:15)
  • Meshing translational science with traditional science. (9:35)
  • The state of affairs with consumer health today: Breaking the myths in the current space. (14:30)
  • What got him excited about getting into the field of the microbiome? (20:45)
  • Understanding the field of microbiome science. (30:11)
  • How EVERYTHING affects the microbiome and why human intervention is a two-way street. (36:21)
  • How we can potentially reverse food allergies. (47:09)
  • Understanding the vaginal microbiome and the groundbreaking science in the field. (50:27)
  • Are there things you can do to strengthen your gut lining permeability? (58:08)
  • The importance of being critical when it comes to scientific research. (1:06:30)
  • Can you inherit the microbiota of people you live in close quarters with?  (1:09:27)
  • The common myths surrounding probiotics. (1:14:37)
  • The critical work SeedLabs is currently doing. (1:27:05)
  • The microbiome connection to sports performance. The fine line between hard work and overtraining. (1:31:44)
  • The fascinating story of his dogs and their link to the woolly mammoth. (1:36:15)
  • Why they believe in taking a hard science approach + their next big ventures. (1:54:00)

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