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Chewing Food Equals Less Pain Conversation About The Microbiome With Michael Bann

83 Minutes - Jul 11, 2018


I met Michael Bann at the Rehab 2 Performance 1st Annual Symposium in 2018. One of the nights following the presentations we all went out to the local brewery for beer and grub because let’s face it… chiropractors love beer and food. Within the time frame of a few beers and food Michael had blown my mind more than twice with a few of his theories.

In this podcast session,  we didn’t included everything we spoke about at dinner that night, but we did get through some interesting/fun conversation.

Here’s just a few things we covered:

  • The Dynamic Systems Theory
  • Why you should chew your food
  • What your stool can tell you about your gut health
  • How your gut health can affect pain, injury, and performance
  • How quality of motion may not be the only predictor of injury
  • The importance of breathing well
  • Dragonball Z
  • Captain Planet

Share this with a friend who’s having gut health issues and please review the show on iTunes!

Thank you so much for your time Michael!

SHOW NOTES: https://www.p2sportscare.com/microbiome-coach-michael-bann-interview/ 


  • Pain is too complex to assume the (lack of) a simple (rehab exercise) is the reason why you have pain
  • I always consider what impacts the peripheral nervous system (autonomic)?
  • If we want to improve performance, we have to improve our aerobic system.
  • If we improve mitochondrial support, then we can improve mobility.


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Email: michaelbann@opexfit.com

Coach Michael Bann’s Bio:

Clients describe Michael’s dynamic background as “The perfect mix of academic intellectual and drill instructor.” His career has spanned from the U.S. Marine Corps, where he honorably served as an infantryman, to academia, where he taught a collegiate level anatomy and physiology lab as well as dissecting multiple cadavers. His passion for learning serves as the catalyst behind his ongoing quest to understand and master the functionality of the human body. Michael’s expertise in human biomechanics, anatomy & exercise physiology allows him to design programs that are tailored to each of his client’s specific goals – his client base ranges from arthroplasty patients recovering from surgery to accomplished athletes of various sports.

Michael’s experience working with some of the most notable physical therapists in the nation has enabled him to develop a unique system that integrates performance enhancement with functional movement and mobility. This unique system allows athletes of all backgrounds to pursue personal records while drastically decreasing or rehabilitating injuries. Seeing a lack of this holistic approach to training in the CrossFit community, Michael has joined OPEX to provide a platform that enables individuals of all backgrounds to become the best that they can be.

Whether you are an elite CrossFit athlete preparing for the CrossFit Games, a team sport athlete preparing for the season or weekend warrior rehabilitating an injury/looking to lose weight, Michael will provide the optimal programming necessary for you to reach your personal goals.

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