The 5R Gut Protocol with Dr. Peter Kozlowski

Want to learn why gut health is so vital to your wellness?

In this episode, Dr.  Peter Kozlowski discusses his 5R Gut Protocol and why removing food sensitivities is so important.

As a Functional Medicine M.D., Dr. Peter Kozlowski uses a broad array of tools to find the source of the body’s dysfunction: he takes the time to listen to his patients and plots their history on a timeline, considering what makes them unique and co-creating with them a truly individualized care plan. Currently he works with patients online and in person via his Chicago, Illinois and Bozeman, Montana based offices. Dr. Kozlowski did his residency in Family Practice, but started training in Functional Medicine as an intern. He trained in the clinics with leaders in his field including Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Deepak Chopra, and Dr. Susan Blum.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Dr. Kozlowski’s journey into functional medicine as a family medicine physician
  • How his addiction recovery journey led him to functional medicine
  • How functional medicine is rooted in biochemistry and physiology
  • Why he specializes in gut health (all disease begins in the gut)
  • Why the emotional/spiritual pillar is the most important functional medicine pillar
  • The 5R Gut Protocol and why removing food sensitivities is most important
  • Why food sensitivity testing doesn’t work 
  • The 21 Day elimination with reintroduction diet
  • What consists of a gut work-up: stool test, urine test, SIBO
  • The ‘Koz Plan’ consisting of a combo of a low FoDMAP diet and elimination diet which addresses both why gut work is critical for addressing everything from autoimmunity, eczema, autism, migraines, joint pain, brain fog, depression, hormone imbalances
  • Estrogen dominance as an indicator that toxins are a primary driver of health concerns
  • Day 21 blood test of estrogen + progesterone also lower testosterone and cortisol 
  • Health issues with common items sold over the counter and are in common use in today’s society
  • How the body recycles toxins and what supplements can promote healthy detoxing


Visit Dr. Kozlowski’s website: www.doc-koz.com

 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/doctorkoz 

 Instagram: @doc_koz

To order his book: https://www.amazon.com/Unfunc-Your-Gut-Functional-Emotional/dp/1947708899

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