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What’s Food Got to Do With It?

By Rob Lerner

The new blockbuster drug for Alzheimer’s is… Carnitas!

Perhaps that is overstating things. But according to Dr Georgia Ede, dietary choices may have a greater impact in preventing Alzheimer’s than any drug yet developed. And the fats and proteins found in meat—fish, fowl, and otherwise—may play a more important role than previously appreciated, because they provide key metabolites crucial for a healthy brain.

Despite billions of dollars invested by Big Pharma, NGOs, and government research labs, Alzheimer’s now debilitates hundreds of millions of people worldwide, at a cost of hundreds of billions of dollars annually; numbers that are only projected to grow as our population ages.

The industrialization of our food supply that began in the middle of the last century has distorted our eating options. Dietary guidelines promoted by the Department of Agriculture—egged on by their patrons in the food industry—flooded our food systems with abundant, cheap, refined carbohydrates, a major ingredient of the so-called “Western Diet.” Think of it as a multi-generational food experiment, one that has resulted in a curious sort of over-fed malnutrition.

Dr Georgia Ede, MD is a Harvard-trained, board-certified psychiatrist who specializes in nutrition. She speaks internationally on a wide range of topics, including Alzheimer’s prevention, the nutritional differences between plant and animal foods, and dietary strategies to optimize brain health. She writes about food and the brain for PsychologyToday.com and all aspects of food and health on her website blog DiagnosisDiet.com.

Come hear Dr Ede share groundbreaking research and the latest clinical practices, and clear the air about common misunderstandings surrounding food, lifestyle, and cognition. Tuesday, October 9, 5PM at La Casona Conference Center, Salida Celaya #77 (across from Luna de Queso). Advance tickets 250 pesos at i3sma.org or the Biblioteca tienda; 300 pesos at the door. Q&A and reception to follow the presentation. Your health, and the health of your loved ones, may depend upon it.

i3: Ideas that Inform and Inspire—Conversations with Big Thinkers—is the fact-based, future-focused San Miguel lecture series. For a complete listing of upcoming presentations, and to join our email list, go to i3sma.org.

 

Lecture

i3: Ideas that Inform and Inspire presents

“Preventing Alzheimer’s Is Easier Than You Think–

The Surprising Science of Food and the Brain”

By Dr. Georgia Ede, MD

Tue, Oct 9, 5pm

La Casona Conference Center

Salida Celaya 77

Advance Tickets 250 pesos

i3sma.org or Biblioteca

300 pesos at the door

Reception to follow: free snacks, beverages for purchase

 

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