I’m Lucy, a microbiome researcher and scholar of integrative gut health.
My mission is to provide helpful, unbiased evidence-based information on gut health, the microbiome, and nutrition science in a way that empowers you to reverse chronic disease, optimize health, and live better.
Currently, I do this primarily through writing blog articles on this website. I also regularly appear on podcasts, speak at conferences and events all around the country, perform laboratory-based research on the gut microbiome, and recently hosted a microbiome summit for researchers.
Most of the concepts I write or speak about are not my own, but rather ideas I discover from hours of reading the published scientific and medical literature. This blog would truly not be possible without the scientific work of many amazing and talented researchers and clinicians.
Often, I am simply breaking down a complex topic or newly published finding and delivering it in a more understandable format. Sometimes I will also bring together research from a variety of areas in a new way to reveal potentially actionable insights. Either way, I always provide a list of primary sources and encourage you to read the literature itself.
I also offer one-on-one consultations to help guide individuals on their journey to better gut health. I am not a licensed practitioner and do not claim to have all of the answers – there is a reason I refer to myself as a “scholar” and not an “expert” in integrative gut health! We still have a lot to learn about the gut microbiome, and I think a healthy dose of skepticism and caution is necessary for anyone who seeks to tread in this area.
At the same time, I know all too well that sometimes we need to look outside the traditional model of care to find our way back to health. I found answers to my own health struggles with chronic eczema by reading and learning about gut health and integrative approaches to healthcare.
I hope that you will similarly find the resources on this site informative and helpful!