The future of health is here today: John Lewis, Ph.D.
John Lewis, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Lewis is the principal investigator of several nutrition, dietary supplement, and exercise studies.
Hacking the supply chain: Pete Russell
Pete Russell is a local food advocate, social entrepreneur and founder of Ooooby. After seeing first hand the destructive nature of globalized food and the accelerating demand for local alternatives during his time at a multi-million dollar food business, Pete became committed to working in the local food space. Driven by a passion for developing smart systems for food sales and logistics, Out of our own backyards (Ooooby) is the result of his work — a local food operation delivering to hundreds of Auckland doorsteps each week.
Is Medicine Killing You?: Lissa Rankin, MD
Lissa Rankin, MD is a physician and New York Times bestselling author of “Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself”, and the founder of Dr. Lissa Rankin’s Whole Health Medicine Institute training program for physicians and other health care providers. She was featured on the public television special Heal Yourself: Mind Over Medicine, and will soon appear in a documentary film about her work. Dr. Rankin is on a grassroots mission to heal healthcare by repairing the doctor-patient relationship, while empowering both patients and health care providers to marry the best of Western medicine with mind-body approaches scientifically proven to activate the body’s natural self-repair mechanisms. Join the revolution at HealHealthCareNow.com and follow Dr. Rankin on her blog at LissaRankin.com or on Facebook.
Going with the Flow: Flow Chemistry and Breaking Barriers to Innovation: Frank Gupton
Dr. Frank Gupton is chair of VCU’s Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering and director of its Institute for Engineering in Medicine. His 30-year career has focused on the development of innovative chemical processes with pharmaceutical and agricultural applications. His work predicts a future where medications will be custom-formulated to match individual patients’ needs and manufactured on demand. These chemical processes have practical applications ranging from space travel to military use to treating AIDS on a global scale.
The Golden Era of Stem Cell Discoveries: Una Riekstina
Una Riekstina is dedicating her life in the stem cell research. She got her PhD at Karolinska Institutet, in Stockholm. Currently she is Asoc. Professor and leading researcher at the Faculty of Medicine of University of Latvia. Una is a coauthor of 17 international research articles and 12 local research and popular science articles. She is a recipient of prestigious L’Oréal Latvia grant for Women in Science in year 2010. In her speech Una explains that adult stem cells are our body’s natural resource that renews the body lifelong. Stem cell research helps to find out ways how to use stem cells to cure diseases like heart attack, diabetes, lost vision and autoimmune diseases. Adult stem cells are the medicines of tomorrow that will improve the quality of life for many people yet they are not the panacea for all diseases.
The Future of Health: Dr. James Talbot
In his role as CMOH, Dr. James Talbot acts on behalf of the Minister of Health to monitor the health of Albertans and to make recommendations to the Minister and Alberta Health Services on measures to protect and promote the health of the public and to prevent disease and injury.
Dr. Talbot has a B.Sc. degree, PhD in biochemistry and an M.D. from the University of Toronto. He is a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons specialist in medical microbiology, for which he received additional training at the University of California in San Diego.
Dr. Talbot has most recently served as Medical Director for the Alberta Real-Time Surveillance Syndromic Surveillance Net, a surveillance system he helped create to monitor and act on emerging infections and injuries. He is also an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Alberta.
Is It Really So Bad to Eat Before Bedtime?
It’s a familiar scenario in many households: Hours after dinner, the stomach growls and the refrigerator beckons. Some diet expertssuggest bedtime snacking leads to obesity and poor-quality sleep. But is it always a no-no? Heidi Mitchell joins Lunch Break with answers.
All you need to know about caviar
Caviar’s flavor and price can vary greatly depending on the type of fish, and the size, color and shape of the egg.
Peter Attia: Is the obesity crisis hiding a bigger problem?
As a young surgeon, Peter Attia felt contempt for a patient with diabetes. She was overweight, he thought, and thus responsible for the fact that she needed a foot amputation. But years later, Attia received an unpleasant medical surprise that led him to wonder: is our understanding of diabetes right? Could the precursors to diabetes cause obesity, and not the other way around? A look at how assumptions may be leading us to wage the wrong medical war.
Both a surgeon and a self-experimenter, Peter Attia hopes to ease the diabetes epidemic by challenging what we think we know and improving the scientific rigor in nutrition and obesity research.
WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO HIM?
Peter Attia has dedicated his medical career to investigating the relationship between nutrition, obesity and diabetes. A surgeon who developed metabolic syndrome himself despite the fact that he ate well and exercised often, Attia realized that our understanding of these important health issues may not actually be correct. He devoted himself to using vigorous scientific inquiry to test both our assumptions and new hypotheses through the Nutrition Science Initiative, the nonprofit he co-founded in 2012. Attia also writes the blog Eating Academy, which charts his own adventures in nutrition and examines scientific evidence surrounding food, weight loss and disease risk. Overall, he hopes to convince others that sharp increases in the rates of obesity and diabetes — despite the fact that we are more culturally aware of these problems than ever — might be a result of people being given the wrong information.
Attia came to this calling through an unusual path. While he was studying mechanical engineering as an undergrad, a personal experience led him to discover his passion for medicine. He enrolled at Stanford Medical School, and went on to a residency in general surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital and a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Cancer Institute. After his residency, he joined the consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where he worked on healthcare and financial system problems. The most valuable skill he learned along the way: to ask bold questions about medical assumptions.
“Gary Taubes and Peter Attia, co-founders of the Nutrition Science Initiative (NUSI), did a historical analysis of weight-loss studies and determined the science was anything but clear. Now, they’re on a quest to facilitate and fund studies that will definitively answer the question ‘What makes us fat?’” Forbes
Daphne Miller: What Innovative Family Farming Can Teach Us About Health and Healing
“Daphne Miller talks about her new book: Farmacology: What Innovative Family Farming Can Teach Us About Health and Healing.
Family physician Daphne Miller long suspected that farming and medicine were intimately linked.
Increasingly disillusioned by mainstream medicine’s mechanistic approach to healing and fascinated by the farming revolution that is changing the way we think about our relationship to the earth, Miller left her medical office and traveled to seven innovative family farms across the country to better understand the connections between sustainable agriculture and the health of her patients.
The product of her adventures is Farmacolog: What Innovative Family Farming Can Teach Us About Health and Healing, a compelling new vision for health and healing and a treasure trove of farm-to-body lessons that have immense value in our daily lives.”
Tim Ferriss, “The Four-Hour Chef”
Tim Ferriss stops by the Googleplex to talk about his latest book and his philosophy on learning.
What if you could become world-class in anything in 6 months or less?
The 4-Hour Chef isn’t just a cookbook. It’s a choose-your-own-adventure guide to the world of rapid learning.
#1 New York Times bestselling author (and lifelong non-cook) Tim Ferriss takes you from Manhattan to Okinawa, and from Silicon Valley to Calcutta, unearthing the secrets of the world’s fastest learners and greatest chefs. Ferriss uses cooking to explain “meta-learning,” a step-by-step process that can be used to master anything, whether searing steak or shooting 3-pointers in basketball. That is the real “recipe” of The 4-Hour Chef.
You’ll train inside the kitchen for everything outside the kitchen. Featuring tips and tricks from chess prodigies, world-renowned chefs, pro athletes, master sommeliers, super models, and everyone in between, this “cookbook for people who don’t buy cookbooks” is a guide to mastering cooking and life.
The 4-Hour Chef is a five-stop journey through the art and science of learning:
1. Meta-Learning. Before you learn to cook, you must learn to learn. META charts the path to doubling your learning potential.
2. The Domestic. DOM is where you learn the building blocks of cooking. These are the ABCs (techniques) that can take you from Dr, Seuss to Shakespeare.
3. The Wild. Becoming a master student requires self-sufficiency in all things. WILD teaches you to hunt, forage, and survive.
4. The Scientist. SCI is the mad scientist and modernist painter wrapped into one. This is where you rediscover whimsy and wonder.
5. The Professional. Swaraj, a term usually associated with Mahatma Gandhi, can be translated as “self-rule.” In PRO, we’ll look at how the best in the world become the best in the world, and how you can chart your own path far beyond this book.