Talking Dirty in Amagansett

Did you know that 90 percent of the serotonin (the neurotransmitter that modulates things like mood and focus) produced in your body comes from the gastrointestinal lining?

In his lecture “Eat Dirt! (And Thrive): The Overlooked Ingredient for Ultimate Health,” in Amagansett on Saturday, Dr. Zach Bush will discuss the connections between the gastrointestinal tract and the rest of the body.

The gut represents a surface area the size of two tennis courts, is the largest membrane in the body, and is the largest point of contact with the environment. Bad gut health is connected to serious health problems like depression, inflammation, and chronic fatigue.

Dr. Bush, said to be a leading authority on the gut biome, will share methods and benefits for good microbial health and advocate his line of dietary supplements, RESTORE, which are made with dirt.

Dr. Bush is one of the few triple-board-certified physicians in the country, with certifications in internal medicine, endocrinology and metabolism, and hospice/palliative care. His lecture will begin at 4 p.m. at the Amagansett Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station at 160 Atlantic Avenue near Atlantic Beach.

The lecture is organized the Perfect Earth Project and is free. A cocktail event following the lecture at Arthur Altschul’s house is sold out.