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The Art of Living Well Podcast®

Aug 9, 2023

Marnie and I are excited to share today’s amazing guest, Zack Abbott. Zack is the CEO and Co-founder of ZBiotics, and the inventor of ZBiotics' proprietary technology.  He has a PhD in microbiology & immunology from the University of Michigan where he studied bacterial gene regulation. Prior to starting ZBiotics, Zack worked in clinical trial design as well as researching HIV vaccines and pursuing novel antibiotics in both academia and industry.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Our microbiome, the bacteria in our gut and how it impacts our behavior, hormones and our overall body's performance.   

  • How alcohol is absorbed and metabolized in our body.

  • How Zbiotics created a genetically engineered probiotic that helps your body break down acetaldehyde (a toxic byproduct from drinking alcohol), so that you don’t feel like crap the next day after drinking.

  • How genetically engineered products can be beneficial and used/consumed safely.

Zbiotics is not a get out of jail free card but rather is intended for those who are already putting into place good habits and want to preserve the ability to continue with healthy behaviors.

Of course we recommend that you drink responsibly and limit your consumption of alcohol. We also suggest that If you do choose to drink that you consume high quality, low sugar, and ideally organic beverages.  We both love Scout & Cellar clean-crafted wine.

Zack has a special offer for our listeners who want to try ZBiotics pre-alcohol probiotic. Use code "LivingWell15" for 15% off your purchase.

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