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The Food in the Fad: Optimizing Wellness Through Food and Nutrition

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Sat, February 29, 2020
03:30PM - 05:00PM
Brookview Golden Valley, Bassett Creek South Room
316 Brookview Pkwy S, Golden Valley MN 55426
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$10 pay online in advance

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About the Talk: Self-proclaimed nutrition and diet experts tout just about anything and everything as “the answer” for weight loss and optimal health: Low-Fat, Low-Carb, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Ketogenic, Vegan, Vegetarian, and more. Learn how to sift through the myths and facts of food and nutrition controversies with an engaging blend of humor and scientific evidence.   

About the Speaker:  Professor Christopher Gardner holds a Ph.D. in Nutrition Science and is the Rehnborg Farquhar Professor of Medicine at Stanford. For the past 20 years his research has examined the potential health benefits of dietary components such as soy, garlic, antioxidants, ginkgo, omega-3 fats, vegetarian diets, and weight loss diets in the general population. He recently completed a weight loss diet study with 600+ participants comparing a healthy low-fat to a healthy low-carb diet. Ongoing studies include trying to improve the human gut microbiome with dietary changes, testing for health benefits vs. risks or a ketogenic diet for people with type 2 diabetes, and comparing red meat to plant-based meats for 8-week health outcomes.   Recently his nutrition interests have expanded to two new areas. The first is to explore motivators other than health for making positive dietary changes, linking to ongoing social movements around animal welfare, climate change, social justice, and their relationships to food - stealth health. The second is to focus on a food systems approach to dietary improvements that addresses the quality of food provided by schools, hospitals, worksites, food banks and other institutional food settings.

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The Food in the Fad: Optimizing Wellness Through Food and Nutrition
Saturday, February 29, 2020 @ 3:30 PM

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