Sugar: The Bitter Truth, Professor Robert H Lustig

University of California Television: Mini Medical School for the Public, presents: Current Conversations in Nutrition: Letting Science Be the Guide. In this lecture, Sugar: The Bitter Truth, Professor Robert H Lustig, argues that the sugar, fructose, should be medically defined as a poison.

Professor Lustig discusses the biochemistry, clinical research, public health policy and politics that have allowed sugar to become such a dominant part of the world’s food supply and hidden the truth of its toxicity for decades.

The fat is going down, the sugar’s going up and we’re all getting sick!

Professor Robert H Lustig
University of California: Division of Endocrinology

Lustig also demonstrates why, for people who eat processed food, the reduction of fat in their diet does not lead to healthy and sustainable weight loss and control. Continue Reading

Michael Pollan: A Definitive Account Of The American Way Of Eating

Best-selling author and University of California, Berkeley, journalism professor Michael Pollan, examines the food chains that sustain us including: industrial food; organic food; alternative food, and food that we forage ourselves, from the original source to the final meal. In the process, Professor Pollan develops a definitive account of the American way of eating, much of which, I believe, is reflected in the average western, highly processed diet.

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Dr Robert Lustig: The Skinny On Obesity

Millions have watched Dr Robert Lustig’s YouTube videos on the role sugar plays in obesity. In this compilation of the popular YouTube series The Skinny On Obesity, Dr Lustig and his University of California colleagues dig deeper into the root causes of the obesity epidemic. Discover why what we eat is as important as how much we eat. Understand the effects of stress on obesity rates, and why some predict that the next generation will die younger than the current one due to obesity and the many health problems it causes.

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Professor Owen Wolkowitz: The Biology Of Depression — The Affects Of Stress

While it is clear that stress can make depression worse, it’s never been clear why this is. Professor Owen Wolkowitz, a professor of psychiatry at University California San Francisco, explores the biological connection between stress and depression.

Mental health, managing, and living with depression, is an area of very personal interest to me. Although I have not, so far, made it a focus of my published writing, I have never hidden the fact that I have had, and still do have, to deal with depression. I am pleased to find that Dr Wolkowitz, is a contributing author to, Natural Medications for Psychiatric Disorders: Considering the Alternatives. Continue Reading