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Saturday, September 9 • 4:10pm - 4:50pm
What if It's ALL Been a Big Fat Lie?

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Gary Taubes’ 2002 article in “The New York Times Magazine” illuminated the gap between research-based knowledge and the public perception of what constitutes a “healthy diet,” particularly regarding dietary fat. Members of the Ancestral Health community are justifiably critical of the received wisdom of what the healthy diet, but have we sufficiently deconstructed the various narratives regarding diet, nutrition, health and food production? What were the movements and philosophies that influenced the “conventional wisdom” in the first place? Are they still operating within society in general and the Ancestral Health community in particular? Are opinions and belief systems not fundamental to Ancestral Health unintentionally and unjustifiably part of our message? To develop a clear, evidence-base message of Ancestral Health going forward, we must examine these concepts and, if warranted, cull them. Failure to do so threatens to discredit the fact-based messages of Ancestral Health.

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Peter Ballerstedt

Peter received his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky in 1986, specializing in forage management and utilization, minoring in ruminant nutrition. He was the forage extension specialist at Oregon State University from 1986 until 1992 and is currently the Forage Product Manager at... Read More →

Saturday September 9, 2017 4:10pm - 4:50pm PDT
210 Kane Hall