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The Science of Personalized Nutrition
Dr. Joan Borysenko talks about some of the latest developments in the field of Integrative Medicine. Latest statistics show that where as the US was 16th in life expectancy in 1960. American children born in 2014 are the first generation slated to live shorter lives than their parents – 69 years on average.
Alzheimer’s disease is on the rise, the cost of health care is unsustainable, and one in 68 children are now somewhere on the autism spectrum – now understood to be related to diet and particularly the type of gut bacteria that the highly-processed carb-rich American diet gives up. Something is happening that is putting our brains at risk. If nothing else changes, the cost of health care alone will bankrupt the US in the next 20 years.
Nutritional literacy is not taught in medical schools, and most of us don’t know why the standard American diet is killing us. The 5 Pillars of Dietary Doom are: 1) Oxidative Stress 2) Inflammation 3) Glycation 4) Micronutrient insufficiency 5) Dysbiosis.
Dr. Joan Borysenko is a distinguished pioneer in integrative medicine and a world-renowned expert in the mind/body connection. Her work has been foundational in an international health-care revolution that recognizes the role of meaning and the spiritual dimensions of life as an integral part of health and healing. Eloquent and inspiring, she is a credible bridge between faith and reason. Dr. Borysenko earned her doctorate in Medical Sciences from the Harvard Medical School, where she completed postdoctoral training in cancer cell biology. She later returned to Harvard Medical School where she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in psychoneuroimmunology.
In the early 1980’s, Dr. Borysenko co-founded a Mind/Body clinic, became licensed as a psychologist, and was appointed instructor in medicine at the Harvard Medical School. Her years of clinical experience and research culminated in a New York Times bestseller, Minding the Body, Mending the Mind, which sold over 400,000 copies. Author or co-author of 13 other books and numerous audio and video programs, including the Public Television special, Inner Peace for Busy People, she is the founding partner of Mind/Body Health Sciences, LLC, and director of the Claritas Institute Interspiritual Mentor Training Program. One of the most popular and sought after speakers in the field of health, healing, and spirituality, her engaging and well-researched presentations are perfect both for professionals and for the general public.