These are the next two lectures in the Food as Medicine series: The Poisons in Our Food and Food For Thought. Using clear and easily understood terms and metaphors, in the first lecture Dr. Wahls teaches the links between the foods we eat and the health we have or do not have. She reviews the data on how few vitamins, minerals and essential fats are in the average American diet and how deficiencies on those key nutrients are behind the declining health of America. She also teaches one how to eat to ensure having all the building blocks on hand for the mitochondria to generate the power we need to live and for our brain cells to do the work of being a brain.
In the second lecture she summarizes the epidemic of chronic disease and cancers affecting westernized society and the associations between toxins and mental health problems, autoimmune problems and cancers. She then reviews the strategies one can use to reduce one's exposure to toxins and improve the elimination of toxins from the body. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this DVD will be used to fund research into the use of intensive nutrition in others with neurological diseases.