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Transcript: Your Gut Microbiome: The Most Important Organ You’ve Never Heard Of by Erika Ebbel Angle

Full text of biochemist Erika Ebbel Angle’s talk titled “Your Gut Microbiome: The Most Important Organ You’ve Never Heard Of” at TEDxFargo conference.

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Erika Ebbel Angle – CEO and co-founder of Ixcela

So, I am here today to talk to you about the importance of listening to your gut.

Brief hello, I’m a 38-year-old entrepreneur, biochemist, went to MIT BU School of Medicine and I have decided to dedicate my life to studying the gut and the gut microbiome.

Six years ago, I even started a company to address this issue and I’m a routine contributor. Some of the publications that you see here as a specialist in gut health. I’ve been really fortunate over the last few years, to have worked with professional athletes and professional athletic teams, to try to improve their gut health; because it’s so intimately related to things like increasing performance, decreasing sickness, and improving recovery time.

So, why am I here today?

Well, I’m here to talk to you about, what I think, is the most important organ; and that is the gut microbiome.

So, for those of you who don’t know what the gut microbiome is, it’s everything from your mouth to your colon, from entry to exit, all the bits in between; so your stomach, your small intestine, your large intestine, and all of the little critters that live in there. So, bacteria, fungi, viruses and cells – there are trillions of these little critters that are living in there. And we’ll talk about this a little bit more later, but diversity is so important in the gut.

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