The Good Gut podcast series

Welcome to The Good Gut podcast series, brought to you by Kellogg’s Nutrition.

In this informative three-part podcast series, Dr Tim Crowe will be joined by leading experts in the field of gut health to explore the importance of one of the body’s most under-rated organs – the gut. From looking at what exactly our gut is comprised of, to analysing emerging research around the link between gut health and mood, The Good Gut podcast series reveals why the role of the gut goes far beyond digestion and can have significant implications on overall health and wellbeing. Listen on Apple PodcastsListen on Whooshkaa

Episode 1

Why is the gut so important?

Emma Beckett

In part one, Dr Tim Crowe will be joined by Dr Emma Beckett, an NHMRC Early Career Fellow at the University of Newcastle and expert in molecular nutrition. Emma will provide an overview about the vital role our gut plays in maintaining our overall health, explain how our gut microbiome can be effected from birth and reveal the genetic secrets behind our microbiomes. She will take a closer look at how we can keep our good gut bacteria happy and healthy.

Episode 2

What is the future of the gut?

Felice Jacka

In part two, Dr Tim Crowe will be joined by world renowned Professor Felice Jacka, Director of the Food and Mood Centre at Deakin University. Felice’s pioneering research examines how individuals’ diets and other lifestyle behaviours impact the risk for mental health conditions. This podcast will highlight emerging research in this ground breaking area of science, explore the notion that the gut could play a vital role as our ‘second brain’ and explore what these new discoveries could mean for future diagnosis.

Episode 3

What do I tell patients?

Kathleen Alleaume

In the final episode of The Good Gut podcast series, Dr Tim Crowe will be joined by trusted health expert and dietitian, Kathleen Alleaume, who will provide practical advice about what the body of emerging science around the gut means when it comes to providing dietary advice for patients. Kathleen will provide tips on the best dietary practices to follow for good gut health and discuss the recent cost of illness analysis conducted into cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes to demonstrate how an increase in grain fibre consumption could help to reduce chronic disease risk.

Host: Dr Tim Crowe

Dr Tim Crowe is a career nutrition research scientist and an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian. He has 25 years of research and teaching experience at Deakin University and in the public hospital sector, covering diverse research areas of basic laboratory research, clinical nutrition intervention trials and public health nutrition, with 40 peer-reviewed journal publications to his name. His experience goes beyond the ability to analyse, understand and interpret scientific evidence, to also be able to translate this into practical messages for the public. This is seen throughout his national media profile in nutrition and the nutrition communication work he does with many scientific and food industry organisations.

Speaker Biographies


Emma Beckett

Emma is an NHMRC Early Career Fellow at the University of Newcastle, working in the field of molecular nutrition, studying gene-nutrient-environment interactions. She a multi-faceted research background, with qualifications and experience in food science, nutrition, epidemiology, science management, biomedical sciences, immunology and microbiology. Emma completed her PhD, in 2016, as a joint project between the University of Newcastle and the CSIRO. She attended the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting in Germany in 2015, and the 8th HOPE Meeting with Nobel Laureates in Japan in 2016. In 2014 Emma was a Visiting Fellow at the USA National Institute of Environmental and Health Sciences (NIEHS). Emma is also a passionate science communicator. She has written for newspapers and magazines, and appears regularly on local and national radio. Emma’s science communication work focuses on nutrition myth busting and empowering the public to interpret nutrition research. In 2017 she was named as a NSW Young Tall Poppy, in recognition of both her research and communication work.



Felice Jacka

Professor Felice Jacka is Director of the Food and Mood Centre and founder and president of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research (ISNPR). She is an NHMRC Career Development Fellow at Deakin University in Australia, within the IMPACT SRC at the School of Medicine. She also holds Honorary Principal Research Fellow appointments at the Centre for Adolescent Health, Murdoch Children’s Research Centre and the Black Dog Institute in NSW. Professor Jacka has pioneered a highly innovative program of research that examines how individuals’ diets, and other lifestyle behaviours, interact with the risk for mental health conditions. This research is being carried out with the ultimate goal of developing an evidence-based public health message for the primary prevention of the common mental disorders. She has published extensively in high-impact journals in the mental health field including the American Journal of Psychiatry, World Psychiatry, BMC Medicine, Schizophrenia Bulletin and Lancet Psychiatry.



Kathleen Alleaume

Kathleen is an Exercise Physiologist, Nutritionist and Author who has become a trusted health expert in the field of nutrition and fitness. Having dedicated over 15 years to running her company, The Right Balance, Kathleen has established herself as a leading figure among health and fitness experts in Australia, health writer and presenter. Highly regarded for her professional yet easy-to-understand advice, Kathleen is committed to delivering fresh, cutting edge health content via her publications and as a spokesperson across print, broadcast and online media. As a working mum, she is passionate about helping families to find balance and reap the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.


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