Plants, the microbiome, and mental health | Christopher A. Lowry | TEDxMileHigh



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If you suffer from mental illness, you’ve probably heard this well-meaning advice: “eat healthy & get some sunshine.” But do you know WHY this works? In this mind-blowing talk, neuroscientist Christopher A. Lowry explains his cutting-edge research and offers practical advice for preventing & treating depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). You won’t think about plants the same way again! Christopher A. Lowry, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado Boulder with a secondary appointment in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Center for Neuroscience at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Dr. Lowry’s research program focuses on interventions for the prevention and treatment of disorders including anxiety, depression, and PTSD, with an emphasis on the role of the microbiome-gut-brain axis in stress resilience, health, and disease. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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