Main Presentation:”Food Sensitivities and Health” by Joan Ifland, PhD, MBA
Research shows that weight-loss programs fail at an alarmingly high rate. Epidemics of the consequences of overeating are spreading globally. Old beliefs about how to lose weight and control the metabolic syndrome are fading from favor. ‘A calorie is a calorie’ is no longer supported by research.
The general failure of weight-loss regimes has opened the door to a new theory that overeating is a kind of addiction to processed foods. Processed food addiction has been written about for several decades but largely ignored. As other approaches are discarded, the addiction theory has taken on new importance.
Dr. Ifland will review the evidence for processed food addiction as an explanation for the obesity epidemic. The presentation covers the entry of the tobacco industry into processed foods, the ensuing rise in consumption of processed foods, and the addictive impact on the brain. Solutions suggested by the evidence are discussed.
About Dr. Joan Ifland PhD, MBA
Joan Ifland PhD is a researcher and educator in the field of food addiction and allergies. She is a doctoral candidate in addictive nutrition at Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio and holds an MBA from Stanford University. She was the founder in 1996 of The Sugars and Flours Project of Houston which provides education about food reactions. In 2007, she founded the Refined Food Addiction (ReFA) Research Foundation which is dedicated to facilitating the flow of information between clinicians and researchers. She is the lead author of the first academically-published description of food addiction in humans. She is a co-founder of the Society of Food Addiction Professionals. Her most popular book is “Sugars and Flours: How They Make Us Crazy, Sick, and Fat”. She writes a weekly column for United Press International,” Joan on Food”. Her patent for research methods, treatment methods, and treatment products is pending.
Short Presentation: “The Blood Sugar Roller Coaster” by Wolfram Alderson
What is the “blood sugar roller coaster
” and how can awareness of the condition prevent and reverse more severe diet-related chronic disease? Learn how blood sugar dysregulation is not merely a symptom, but a key to preventing and reversing metabolic disorders.
Continuous Glucose Monitoring is emerging as a valuable tool for revealing the link between mental health and metabolic health. Understand the relationship between low and high blood sugar and insulin resistance. Learn helpful testing protocols and technologies that will soon allow consumers to screen the entire food supply in real time, applying science based criteria to prevent metabolic disease and avoid products and ingredients linked to metabolic disorders.
Learn about new personalized nutrition technology that is emerging and will allow sufferers of metabolic conditions like reactive hypoglycemia to design diets specific to their bio-chemistry and dietary preferences.+
About Wolfram Alderson
In 2013 Mr. Wolfram Alderson and Dr. Robert Lustig
, a globally renowned neuroendocrinologist
and Professor of Pediatrics at UCSF, founded the Institute for Responsible Nutrition (IRN). Alderson served as its Executive Director and COO until March 2017, when he merged it with the United States Healthful Food Council/EatReal. Lustig is the author of several books including Fat Chance
and Hacking of the American Mind.
Alderson continues as Global Education Director for Dr. Robert Lustig. Alderson and Lustig share a mutual interest in preventing and reversing metabolic disease, which includes hypoglycemia, versus simply (or not so simply) treating it. Dr. Lustig has also joined the HSF family as a Medical Advisor. As a nationally recognized leader and networker in the field of metabolic health and nutrition, Alderson brings considerable assets and connections to the HSF.
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NOTE: Meeting starts promptly at 7pm. Main speaker presentation begins at 7:20 p.m.
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