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Tackling diabetes with a bold new dietary approach: Neal Barnard at TEDxFremont

Translator: Giedrė Kasparaitytė Reviewer: Denise RQ Today, I’d like to talk about turning around an epidemic. One hundred million Americans right now do have either diabetes or pre-diabetes, and that puts them at risk for amputations, for heart disease, for blindness. and we’re exporting this epidemic overseas. The word “epidemic” comes from Old Greek: ‘epi’…


How the food you eat affects your gut – Shilpa Ravella

Trillions of bacteria, viruses, and fungi live on or inside of us, and maintaining a good, balanced relationship with them is to our advantage. Together, they form the gut microbiome, a rich ecosystem that performs a variety of functions in our bodies. The bacteria in our guts can break down food the body can’t digest,…


I Love Nutritional Science: Dr. Joel Fuhrman at TEDxCharlottesville 2013

Translator: Hélène Vernet Reviewer: Peter van de Ven Thank you. I love nutritional science. I’ve had a passion about nutrition since I was young. I remember that my father suffered with medical problems and pains, conditions the medical profession couldn’t help him with, and he searched for answers. Finally, he changed his diet, lost 50…


6 ways mushrooms can save the world | Paul Stamets

I love a challenge, and saving the Earth is probably a good one. We all know the Earth is in trouble. We have now entered in the 6X, the sixth major extinction on this planet. I often wondered, if there was a United Organization of Organisms — otherwise known as “Uh-Oh” — (Laughter) — and…


“The Nutritionist” by Andrea Gibson

Hi I’m Andrea Gibson and this is my poem “The Nutritionist.” The nutritionist said I should eat root vegetables Said if I could get down 13 turnips a day I would be grounded, rooted. Said my head would not keep flying away to where the darkness lives. The psychic told me my heart carries too…


How sugar affects the brain – Nicole Avena

Picture warm, gooey cookies, crunchy candies, velvety cakes, waffle cones piled high with ice cream. Is your mouth watering? Are you craving dessert? Why? What happens in the brain that makes sugary foods so hard to resist? Sugar is a general term used to describe a class of molecules called carbohydrates, and it’s found in…


TEDxMasala – Dr Vandana Shiva – Solutions to the food and ecological crisis facing us today.

Translator: Hélène Vernet Reviewer: Tanya Cushman So I could actually have spent all my life in this city and being a Mumbai girl if I had stayed on at the BARC, the Bhabha Atomic Research Center. Why did I go back to my hometown, Dehradun? And why do I do what I do today? It’s…


Sugar: Hiding in plain sight – Robert Lustig

Sugar is playing hide and seek with you. You’d think it would be pretty easy for you to win, considering all the sugar in sodas, ice cream, candy, and big white bags labeled sugar. People get about half of their added sugars from those drinks and treats, so it might seem like sugar is hiding…


The surprisingly dramatic role of nutrition in mental health | Julia Rucklidge | TEDxChristchurch

Translator: Mayumi Oiwa-Bungard Reviewer: Queenie Lee In 1847, a physician by the name of Semmelweis advised that all physicians wash their hands before touching a pregnant woman, in order to prevent childbed fever. His research showed that you could reduce the mortality rates from septicemia, from 18% down to 2%, simply through washing your hands…


The pace of modern life versus our cavewoman biochemistry: Dr Libby Weaver at TEDxQueenstown

Translator: Rhonda Jacobs Reviewer: Cristina Bufi-Pöcksteiner Thank you so much. There is a crisis facing women’s health, and it affects everyone around us: our partners, our fathers, our brothers, our children. And it is critical that we get to the heart of the matter and resolve the ‘why’ behind it. Not that long ago in…