The Gut is the Gateway to Whole Health!

Food & Microbiome Digests

Elevate Gut & Whole Health

Welcome to Gut Bites,

Chris Damman, MD, MA

Clinical Associate Professor of Gastroenterology

Former Gut Health & Microbiome Lead at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Notification of posts on tips for gut microbiome, natural metabolites, cell mitochondria, and gut & whole health.

“All disease begins the gut. Let food be thy medicine.” — Hippocrates, Circa 400 BC


“The complete genetic content of all the microorganisms that typically inhabit a particular environment, especially a site on or in the body, such as the skin or the gastrointestinal tract.”

The Free Dictionary

A molecule present in low amounts in some foods (e.g. butter) and produced in high amounts by good bacteria in the gut that plays an important role in regulating energy processing by mitochondria and whole health.


Mitochondria “Spherical or elongated organelle(s) in the cytoplasm of nearly all eukaryotic cells, containing genetic material and many enzymes important for cell metabolism, including those responsible for the conversion of food to usable energy.”

The Free Dictionary