World's Leading Nutrition Experts: ‘Let Food Be Thy Medicine’

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Plant Based News
30 Dec 2020

Convened by the Berry Good Food Foundation in collaboration with the San Diego Center for Integrative Nutrition, the panel represent diverse areas of expertise and walks of life, and also share personal stories of challenges they have overcome. Doctor, researcher, farmer, and parent all find common ground in their shared understanding of the importance of an integrated, holistic approach to health, where diet and lifestyle are recognised as key to our wellbeing and the prevention of disease. The panel emphasises the importance of a whole food, nutrient dense diet suitable to individual needs and low in toxic load, discussing at length different dietary considerations and priorities, the extraordinary ability of the human body to heal itself, and the empowerment which comes with the knowledge that change can begin at your next meal.

0:01 - Gordon Saxe, MD, PhD, Center for Integrative Nutrition - deep roots of nutritional healing
1:10 - Sheila Patel, MD, Chopra Center Mind Body Group - Ayurvedic medicine
3:10 - Anita Wilson, The Gerson Institute - the concept of totality
5:34 - Zen Honeycutt, Moms Across America - raising awareness about GMOs and toxins
7:27 - John Fagan, PhD, Health Research Institute - transparency in the food system
9:29 - Stepheni Norton, Founder, Dickinson Farm/Farmacy - foods for your immune system
15:18 - the place of nutrition in Western medicine
18:08 - optimising digestion - food synergy
22:24 - food preparation to aid digestion
24:36 - Gerson food prep methods - reducing protein intake
26:48 - what is ‘medical food’?
27:49 - a diet to suit your needs - improving children’s diets
30:39 - epigenetics - gene expression altered by food
35:05 - getting toxins out of your system
37:51 - listening to your body - sensitivities and hybridised/heirloom produce
43:48 - overcoming allergies - resiliency and perseverance
45:16 - organic/non-GMO - pragmatism and personal priorities
46:38 - empowerment - small steps, have a plan, commit
48:16 - defying ‘inevitable’ health trajectories
50:49 - therapeutic order
52:53 - lifestyle and disease prevention - creating resilience, educating children
55:54 - empowering children - reversing glyphosate-induced autism symptoms
58:33 - Roundup on non-GMO crops, toxic load
1:00:01 - maintaining perspective - whole food foundations
1:01:36 - paying attention to impurity indicators
1:03:06 - questions of priority - don’t fear food
1:05:19 - prioritising whole plant vs. organic in foods
1:06:49 - toxic burden - nutrient dense foods with lowest toxic load
1:09:48 - seasonal eating
1:11:33 - locality and environment - connecting to food
1:17:09 - closing words - moving towards better health

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