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Saturday, September 9 • 9:50am - 10:30am
Primal Fat Heads: The Central Role of Dietary Fat in Forging the Human Brain

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There has been a great deal of speculation concerning the dramatic and rapid rate of encephalization of the human brain over the course of our hominin evolution. Our closest primate relative, the chimpanzee has a brain volume of only about 275–500 cm3; only the chimpanzee’s brain hasn't really changed at all in 7 million years. Why not? And how is it that the hominin brain has more than tripled in size since that time—a change wholly unprecedented in the animal kingdom? Was it because we developed the use of fire and cooking? Because we started eating more starchy tubers? Grains? This presentation presents evidence beyond reasonable doubt that we owe our most valued and distinct human characteristic—our large brains—to the development of our voracious and unwavering taste for animal fat.

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Nora Gedgaudas

CNS, NTP, BCHN, Northwest Neurofeedback Inc
Nora Gedgaudas, CNS, NTP, BCHN, is the author of the international best-selling book, Primal Body, Primal Mind. She is also the author of the top-selling ebook: Rethinking Fatigue: What Your Adrenals Are Really Telling You and What You Can Do About It. Nora is an experienced nutritional... Read More →

Saturday September 9, 2017 9:50am - 10:30am PDT
210 Kane Hall