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Fat-Soluble Vitamins in Traditional Diets: Nutrient-Dense Animal Foods as the Keys to Vibrant Health
The Ocean Explorium
New Bedford, MA
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Thursday Oct 24, 2013 9:00 AM - Thursday Oct 24, 2013 5:00 PM | $85.00 - $119.00


Fat-Soluble Vitamins in Traditional Diets: Nutrient-Dense Animal Foods as the Keys to Vibrant Health

Session I: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science
Learn the approach Weston A. Price used in the early 20th century to study the causes of physical degeneration seen in modern society and the vibrant health of many non-industrialized cultures.
Explore traditions of food selection and soil health found within the accumulated wisdom of many of these resiliently healthy groups, and the key role of fat-soluble vitamins.
Understand the broad-based support these vitamins offer the body, the wide range of diseases they protect against, and the wide range of functions they sustain.

Session II: The 20th Century Attack on Wholesome Foods and the 21st Century Food Revolution
Learn how the post-World War II fascination with antibiotics undermined interest in the anti-infective power of the fat-soluble vitamins.
Discover how "the Green Revolution" undermined the nutrient-density of common foods.
Understand how the diet-heart hypothesis purged foods rich in fat-soluble vitamins from the menus of ordinary Americans under the guise of preventing heart disease.
Learn to defend nourishing foods against these attacks with modern science.
Strengthen grassroots community initiatives to protect the 21st century rediscovery of nourishing, nutrient-dense foods from being undermined by government regulatory agencies.

Session III: The Fat-Soluble Trio and Their Synergistic Partners
Learn about vitamins A, D, and K: how they cooperate on a molecular level to support growth, strong bones and teeth, and protect against heart disease and cancer.
Learn how other nutrients and metabolic factors, such as zinc, magnesium, fat, carbohydrate, thyroid hormone, and carbon dioxide support the functions of the fat-soluble trio.
Dissect modern myths that demonize vitamin A or present vitamin D as a lone, cure-all panacea.
Learn why these nutrients are best obtained from foods.
Grapple with the promises and problems of modern methods to test your nutrient status.
Session IV: Practical Applications to Nourish Our Soil and Human Health
Recognize relationship between photosynthetic activity and fat-soluble vitamin-density in plants.
Practical methods for assessing and amending soil for more nutritious foods.
Practical ways to shop for the highest quality products richest in fat-soluble vitamins.
Envision how communities can cooperate to achieve vibrant and radiant health.

We will serve an all organic lunch from 12:30 to 1:30pm. The cost of lunch is included with the registration cost. Catering will be done by Chef Rosa Galeno. Lunch will feature hot beef bone broth made from scratch with root vegetables, sourdough bread from scratch with homemade herb butter, salad greens with cranberry vinaigrette; crunchy vinegar peppers with meat; herb roasted potatoes; baked apple.

Presenter Bio
Chris Masterjohn has a PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut. He currently works as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign studying interactions between vitamins A, D, and K. Since 2004, he has written for Wise Traditions, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation. He has developed unique ideas and scientific hypotheses about the importance of the fat-soluble vitamins and how they interact with each other. The content of Dr. Masterjohn's talk represents his own positions and does not necessarily reflect the positions of the University of Illinois.



The Ocean Explorium (View)
174 Union Street
New Bedford, MA 02744
United States

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