Ep 42: Beau Berman on Breast Milk Science

The Natural Health Influencer Podcast

20-08-2021 • 39 mins

You’ve probably heard that breast milk is good for humans. People who were breastfed have different probiotics growing in their gut microbiome, have lower allergy levels, and don’t get sick as often as those who weren’t. However, did you know that the reason breast milk is so beneficial to human beings is because of something called Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMO)? If you weren’t breastfed, or aren’t able to breastfeed, don’t worry; scientists have figured out how to create HMO in a lab (which they have called HiMO). In today’s episode, we are joined by Beau Berman, who is an expert in these very important prebiotics and has some fascinating knowledge to share with us today about how HMO works, and what research shows about how HiMO can impact older children and adults!


Key Points From This Episode:

  • Beau shares the career journey which has led him to his current role as an expert in a vital component of breast milk.
  • Some of the differences between children who are breastfed and those who aren’t.
  • What breast milk consists of.
  • When the power of human milk oligosaccharides (HMO) was uncovered.
  • The equivalent of HMO that has been developed by scientists; HiMO
  • How HMO confers immunity to infants.
  • Beau explains how HMO interacts with our gut microbiome.
  • Name changes that HMO has gone through.
  • Advancements that have occurred in infant formula over the years.
  • Research that has been done on the possible benefits of HiMO for adults.
  • The most abundant type of HMO.
  • Examples of companies who are creating products with HiMO.
  • What Beau is most excited about in terms of HMO research and development.


Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Deliciously Geeky

Allison Tannis on LinkedIn

Allison Tannis on Instagram

Natural Health Influencer on Instagram

Pure-Lē Natural

Pure-Lē Natural Sublingual Active Vitamin B12

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