Often when we use the term “gut feeling” we’re referring to a premonition of something bad about to happen. This episode of Out to Lunch is exactly the opposite. We’re looking back at that gut feeling we had BC (Before Corona) when our health and housing issues were a little different.
Starting at the beginning – you’ve probably heard of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. At the foundation of the pyramid is our need for shelter and food. Even if you’re a real New Orleanian and you think about food a lot, there’s a pretty good chance you don’t spend too much time pondering the 40 trillion bacteria living in your gut. Dr. Dale Pfost does.
Dale’s company, Microbiome Therapeutics, launched a product called BiomeBliss. It’s a step up from probiotics. BiomeBliss is prebiotics. (NOTE: Since the recording of this show BiomeBliss and Microbiome Therapeutics have evolved into something new and different, though right now exactly what that is is yet to be revealed.)
It was Dorothy in The Wizard f Oz who famously said, “There’s no place like home.” These days in New Orleans, the concept of what that home looks like is being broadened beyond Maslow’s basic need for shelter.
Jonathan Tate and his company, OJT, are an architecture and design company who are taking a novel approach to where you live. They’re buying up irregular size lots that nobody wants in desirable New Orleans neighborhoods, and building irregular shaped homes with irregular low price tags.
Peter Ricchiuti went Out to Lunch at Commander’s Palace with Dale, Jonathan, and over lunch the conversation takes a whole new look at our most fundamental human needs.
If you’re a regular follower of Out to Lunch and familiar with New Orleans, this is another in the series of conversations – of which there seem to be an increasing number – colored with a certain incredulity that such original thinking and world-leading scientific break-throughs are happening here.
Photos by Jill Lafleur. And here’s more lunchtime conversation about health, with “Vagina Whisperer” Sara Reardon and hearing expert Dr. Lana Joseph.