We Are What We Eat – Talk by Dr. Smoots

Posted by on Oct 11, 2014

We Are What We Eat – Talk by Dr. Smoots

This month as part of the annual Food Day event in Everett, WA, I’m giving a talk about nutrition at the Everett Public Library. Specifically, I’ll be speaking about the epigenetics of nutrition. Don’t let that unfamiliar word scare you away. Epigenetics is an exciting new field that looks at how our lifestyles and the environment we live in directly affect which of our genes get expressed. It turns out that fatty fish, greens and nuts turn on health-promoting genes. And refined, processed foods and certain food additives activate bad genes that can damage our health. We now have a much better understanding of how this works based on research results from the rapidly growing field of epigenetics.

Come to the talk if you would like to learn more about what the science of epigenetics says we should be eating. Here are the event details:

We Are What We Eat (and so are our kids)

Would you like to find out what are the best foods in the world for you? Every process in your body is fueled by what you eat. Healthy food choices keep everything running efficiently, while unhealthy ones gum up your body’s machinery. In this talk you will learn how the nutritional choices you make affect not only your health, but also the health of your children and grandchildren. Who you are today is partly determined by what your parents ate even before you were born. Food does this by giving messages to your body, which changes the expression of your genes. Our understanding of how this works comes from an exciting new field called epigenetics. It means beyond the genes. Based on breakthrough scientific discoveries in this field, we now know how your nutritional and lifestyle choices can directly impact your health and the health of future generations. This talk will review in clear and simple terms how this works. Additionally, the speaker will discuss the optimal diet and healthy lifelong eating habits.

Speaker: Elizabeth Smoots, MD, Everett Daily Herald columnist, integrative and functional medicine physician, and author of Allergy Guide: Alternative & Conventional Solutions, www.drsmoots.com

Date: Oct 25th at 2 PM

Location: Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Avenue, Everett, WA  98201

Cost: Free event

This post is written by Elizabeth S. Smoots, MD. Dr. Smoots’ blog is not intended as a substitute for medical advice or treatment. Before adhering to any recommendations in this blog consult your healthcare provider. ©2012 Elizabeth S. Smoots, MD, LLC.
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