Body Wisdom: Linking Flavor–Feedback Relationshi

Fred Provenza, Professor Emeritus of Wildland Resources, Utah State University
Fred Provenza will discuss the wisdom body, a wisdom that links flavor–feedback relationships at a cellular level with biochemically rich foods to meet the body’s nutritional and medicinal needs. What can we learn from animals' inner nutritional wisdom? Animals, including humans, develop nutritional and medicinal memories in utero and early in life. This takes place at a cellular level as evidenced by Claire Sylvia and her book A Change of Heart. When she received a heart and lung transplant, she also received the taste preferences of the donor. Young children select foods containing nutrients that the individual needs. This nutritional wisdom concerning food preferences is lost as the child ages. Has this inner nutritional wisdom been hijacked by nutritional “authorities”? Consumers eager for a quick fix have empowered the multibillion dollar a year supplement industry, but is taking supplements and enriching and fortifying foods helping us, or is it hurting us? 
Location: 110 The Embarcadero, Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium, San Francisco Time: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. book signing MLF: Health & Medicine Program organizers: Susan Downs, Bill Grant 
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Friday 31 December, 12:00 PM

till Friday 31 December 01:15 PM


The Commonwealth Club 110 The Embarcadero San Francisco US

The Commonwealth Club

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The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum. We bring more than 400 annual events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy to 22,000 members. The Club has offices in San Francisco and San Jose, with regular events in both cities, as well as programs in Marin and in Lafayette in the East Bay. For members outside the Bay Area, the Club's weekly radio broadcast—the oldest in the U.S., dating back to 1924—is carried acr...

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