Functional food, gut health, and innovations in food production are popular trends circulating social media. This episode explores the complex factors that go into what and how people choose to eat and how your body process those choices with the help of your microbiome. This snackable summary highlights the good and the bad of everything from the food industry and social influences to the future of nutrition through precision and personalized diets. Special guests include Dr. Jon Repole, clinical director of the Jacksonville Health and Wellness Center and Jennifer Becker, nutritional coach with Aspire Integrative Health. This episode references a LinkedIn post by Mark Hyman, the Chairman of the Institute of Functional Medicine and research by Curious Plot presented in their 2024 Food Trend Curious Consumer Report.