Main Street on Prairie Public
Main Street on Prairie Public News featured Dr. Erika Ebbel Angle’s recent TEDxFargo talk about the gut microbiome. Listen to her talk at 26:30.
“Many things that we do in our life are, in fact, completely lethal to the microbiome.”
In her TEDxFargo talk, Dr. Erika Ebbel Angle considers the gut microbiome (known to scientists as “the second brain”). In her opinion, it is the most important organ in the body. Due to the close link between the gut and the brain, gut imbalances can lead to poor physical and mental health. Dr. Angle discusses three molecules you get from dietary intake and explains why they are important to your gut function and overall health.
“Clearly, eating certain types of foods is really necessary to keep you healthy, but it's not sufficient. A healthy microbiome is needed to be able to execute these conversion processes that we're talking about. To take things in, to digest them, and to spit out as other molecules that are really important to your health.”
Angle explains how your diet and lifestyle choices affect the composition of molecules in your gut. She also talks about common factors that may damage the gut microbiome and how individuals may rebuild their internal fitness.