Uncovering the Link Between Gut Health & Mental Health

This Podcast Burns Fat, Evan Transue, podcast

Recognizing the Telltale Signs of a Compromised Gut

Natural Light, Artificial Light, & Overall Health


Notable Quotes

“If you want to worry about the ‘how’ of any of this stuff—yes, there are practical tips—but it needs to start with the ‘why it’s being done…’ It starts with the ‘why.’”
Evan Transue

“People under the age of 18 that go to bed past 12AM…they’re 42% more likely to be diagnosed with depression than those who go to bed before 12AM. And the problem is, the leading cause of suicide is untreated depression, and that’s the leading cause of death in people ages 10-34 in America.”
Evan Transue


Episode Summary

When we look at our health from a holistic perspective, it makes sense that one aspect will affect all the others, like how our dietary and lifestyle choices affect the state of our gut health, which can then impact the state of our mental health, which can then cause weight gain and even exacerbate existing health conditions.

In this episode of This Podcast Burns Fat, we’re talking to Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, Youth Motivational Speaker, and Owner and Co-Founder of Bucks County Light Therapy Evan Transue to share with us his own health journey, how he reclaimed his health and upended several doctors’ “incurable” prognoses.


Relevant Links

Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (FDN)

The Health Detective Podcast by FDN

Bucks County Light Therapy

FDN’s Simple Steps for Health Success: Get our New D.R.E.S.S. for Health Success Guidebook for FREE 


In this Episode of This Podcast Burns Fat!

  • Check out Omar’s Business-Boosting Podcast Creation Course! (01:35)
  • Omar and Lori introduce the episode’s guest, Evan Transue (02:41)
  • Evan Transue: who he is and what he does (04:49)
    • Nutraceuticals and health symptoms (10:37)
  • The connection between mental health and gut health (12:00)
  • The telltale signs of compromised gut health (14:13)
  • Meniere’s Disease and reclaiming health (16:16)
  • Identifying lifestyle aspects that negatively impact mental health (19:56)
  • The link between sleep and depression (21:50)
  • Should gut sensitivity and health testing be routine? (23:20)
  • Evan’s recommended tests to take for optimal results (25:08)
  • Reducing inflammation means reducing weight (29:43)
    • The similarity between vaccination and gluten sensitivity (30:53)
  • The first thing to do to correct gut health issues and lose weight (33:06)
    • The impact of artificial light on our health (34:50)
  • Starting the process of winding down for the way (39:08)
    • Everything starts with your why (40:01)
    • Light blockers and limiting light exposure (41:44)
  • Where to find and keep up with Evan Transue’s work (43:39)


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