Episode 67: Viruses and the Gut Biome Connection with Kiran Krishnan

Kiran Krishnan joins the two-time guest club on The Beautifully Broken Podcast! In this fascinating conversation, Kiran and I discuss how our gut connects to the current COVID pandemic, three simple actions you can take to improve your gut, and why fit doesn’t mean healthy. You will get actionable takeaways from this episode to improve your health!

Kiran is a Research Microbiologist and has been involved in the dietary supplement and nutrition market for the past 17 years. He comes from a strict research background having spent several years with hands-on R&D in the fields of molecular medicine and microbiology at the University of Iowa. 

He left University research to take a position as the U.S. Business Development and Product Development lead for Amano Enzyme, USA. Amano is one of the world’s largest suppliers of therapeutic enzymes used in the dietary supplement and pharmaceutical industries in North America. Kiran also established a Clinical Research Organization where he designed and conducted dozens of human clinical trials in human nutrition. Kiran worked with a company like Precision for Medicine to develop and design clinical trials like this, so you may want to click now if you want to get more information.

Kiran is acting as the Chief Scientific Officer at Physician’s Exclusive, LLC. and Microbiome Labs. He has developed over 50 private label nutritional products for small to large brands in the global market. He is a frequent lecturer on the Human Microbiome at Medical and Nutrition Conferences. He conducts the popular monthly Microbiome Series Webinars through the Rebel Health Tribe Group practitioner training program, is an expert guest on National Radio and Satellite radio and has been a guest speaker on several Health Summits as a microbiome expert. He is currently involved in nine novel human clinical trials on probiotics and the human microbiome. Kiran is also on the Scientific Advisory Board for five other companies in the industry. 


1:45 – The role of the inside and outside world in our gut bacteria

7:52 – How are bodies fight off new viruses (and the true reason you feel sick)

18:04 – Why fit does not mean you are healthy

23:09 – Some of the major disruptors in your gut that can make you feel bad

27:23 – Three simple steps to improve your microbiome

31:42 – It’s possible to incorporate foods you used to love back in your diet!

36:07 – Microbiome’s new gut test

41:50 – An example of a healthy diet that can actually inflame your gut

44:50 – Building a test you can take action on

47:27 – The role you can play in protecting yourself from COVID

53:31 – Kiran’s one tip to incorporate in your wellness journey




I’m Freddie Kimmel, a Functional Health Coach, Reiki Healer, Certified Personal Trainer, Gut Health Specialist, and a proud cancer survivor. I help men and women eliminate brain fog, bloat, and belly fat through gut health.

I’ve been featured in The Wall Street Journal, the Full Plate Podcast, An Excellent Example of Being Human, State of the Arts on LA talk radio, and Dance Magazine. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts from SUNY Brockport, attended SUNY Fredonia, and graduated from the Institute of Functional Health Coaching.

I can be found in NYC living each day to its fullest and focused on creating more value than what I capture. Please stand back from the awesomeness that’s about to unfold. 


  • Interview: Kiran Krishnan
  • Podcast edited and mixed by 51 features. Connect with Andrew at andrew {at} 51features {dot} com.