American Gut Project
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 496 , Segment 3
Episode: Undocumented Immigrants, Voice of the Cougars, Mapping Guts
- Feb 24, 2017
- 19:00 mins
Guest: Rob Knight, Professor at UCSD, Co-Founder of the American Gut Project We think a lot about heart health or mental health – but how often do we consider the health of our gut? Our next guest says it – specifically the bacteria that thrive there – is like a forgotten organ in the body – and it has an outsized impact on our well-being. Gut bacteria influence body weight, allergies, even the way we respond to medication.