A Good Gut: How Bacteria Within May Boost Your Mood, Mind and Immunity
Tuesday, June 19
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Did you know you have more bacteria within your digestive tract than cells in your entire body? What’s more, these bacteria, both good bugs and bad, influence far more than our digestive health alone. In fact, 90 percent of your body’s serotonin (the “feel-good chemical”) is made in your gut! No wonder there is such a powerful link between gut health, depression and anxiety. The microbiome (a fancy name for all of those gut bugs) also impacts metabolism, immunity and disease risk. Growing research indicates that gut health starts even before we are born, meaning both lifestyle and food choices will forever be helping or harming the good bugs to win the war within. Join registered dietitian Jessica Corwin, MPH, and learn more about what you can do to improve your gut health.
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