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In this lecture, Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez addressed how the world of diet and nutrition can be confusing, not only to lay people seeking a healthier way of life, but also to professionals trying to sort through a morass of sometimes contradictory information. Many nutritional experts propose a single “ideal” diet for everyone, though each of these experts may recommend a diet at odds with the others. Some believe all humans should follow a high meat, high animal fat diet; others, one emphasizing plant foods; still others, a more balanced “Mediterranean” type diet. Not only can these conflicting opinions lead to confusion among those trying to improve their health, many end up on a diet that just isn’t right for them.
Dr. Gonzalez specifically discussed the physiology and biochemistry of dietary individuality and made sense out of the confusion in the nutritional field and the contradictory statements of “experts.” He reviewed the work of such pioneers as Dr. Weston Price, who showed that traditional groups of humans thrived on many different types of diets; Dr. Francis Pottenger, who demonstrated the effect of nutrients on the nervous system; and Dr. William Donald Kelley, who synthesized the work of these researchers into a coherent plan of individualized dietary and supplement prescriptions.
Please note: this lecture will not give specifics for the ideal diet for any individual and is not meant to be used as a self-help guide. Length: 161 minutes.