Main Presentation: “A Hacking Of The American Mind” by Robert Lustig, MD
Dr. Robet Lustig, who is a pioneer in studying the adverse health effects of sugar and high fructose corn syrup, will describe how Big Business use the science of addiction to keep everyone hooked on unhealthy foods. The result is that our health suffers. He discusses how marketing and the media subvert brain physiology to their advantage to veer us from the pursuit of happiness to the pursuit of pleasure, which means profit.
About Robert Lustig, MD
Robert H. Lustig, M.D., M.S.L. is Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, and the Institute for Health Policy Studies at University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Lustig’s career has focused on the regulation of energy balance by the central nervous system, and the pathogenesis of chronic disease such as Type 2 Diabetes. Dr. Lustiggraduated from MIT in 1976, received his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College in 1980, completed pediatric residency at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in 1983, and clinical fellowship at UCSF in 1984. From there, he spent six years as a research associate in neuroendocrinology at The Rockefeller University. In 2013 he received his Masters in Studies of Law from UC Hastings. He is the author of many academic works, and of the popular books “Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease”, the “Fat Chance Cookbook”, and “The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of our Bodies and Brains”. Dr. Lustig is the Chief Medical Officer of Slendine, a company developing products designed to improve metabolic health, and Chief Scientific Officer of EatREAL, a non-profit dedicated to reversing childhood obesity and diabetes by impacting the global food supply.
Short Presentation: “Healing Power of Weeds” by Beryl Nozedar
If you find the unwanted weeds growing in your back yard annoying, you may be missing out on a free lunch. These pesky weeds may contain more nutrition that you will find at the grocery store. These unwanted intruders are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and protein . Beryl will explain the healing properties of common weeds and how you can make tinctures, soups and meals with the weeds in your back yard.
About Beryl Nozedar
Beryl Nozedar is an herbalist who has taught about herbal remedies, natural medicine, and yoga in New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, and the United States for 30+ years. She is currently writing a book on crafting remedies with common weeds and herbs.
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NOTE: Meeting starts promptly at 7pm. Main speaker presentation begins at 7:20 p.m.