Dr. Leo Galland is a board-certified internist, author, and a recognized world leader in integrative and functional medicine. He also specializes in the treatment and evaluation of complex chronic disorders. A graduate of Harvard University and New York University School of Medicine, his trailblazing vision created a new and bold approach toward healing for thousands of doctors worldwide. A pioneer in studying the impact of intestinal permeability and intestinal microbes on health and disease, Dr. Galland has also garnered international recognition for developing breakthrough therapies to treat allergic, inflammatory, autoimmune, and gastrointestinal disorders.
Aside from being listed in America’s Top Doctors and Leading Physicians of the World, Dr. Galland was also awarded the Linus Pauling Award for his remarkable contributions in the field of medicine. The elected fellow of the American College of Nutrition and the American College of Physicians has also been the recipient of other prestigious awards including the Seelig Magnesium Award, the Harold Harper Award in Preventive Medicine, and the Clinician Award from the National Nutritional Foods Association.
In 2017, Marquis Who’s Who presented Dr. Galland with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award for his noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in the medical field. Recognized internationally as a medical innovator and pioneer, Dr. Galland is also considered a global leader in the application of nutritional science to clinical medicine. In 1985, he developed and introduced Person-Centered Diagnosis, a breakthrough and award-winning model for clinical practice that has influenced thousands of health practitioners the world over.
Dr. Galland is also a prolific author and has published several books including “Already Here: A Doctor Discovers the Truth About Heaven,” “The Fat Resistance Diet,” “Superimmunity for Kids,” “The Heartburn and Indigestion Solution,” and "The Allergy Solution: The Surprising Hidden Truth about Why You are Sick and How to Get Well" which he co-wrote with his son Jonathan Galland.
This week’s episode talks about the vital role the gut plays and the two gradients in the gut, what people can do to optimise their microbiome, and the key part of maintaining the gut’s health.
Dr. Galland also shares what probiotics and prebiotics are and the roles they play, the connection between the gut and the brain and how it affects people’s happiness, and the experience that ultimately changed his understanding of the universe.
On taking care of the gut, Dr. Galland has this to say, “If you think about the gut as an ecological system, then in an ecological system what’s important is diversity, biodiversity. That is a really key part of maintaining the health of the gut.”