In this very informative interview, Julia Schopick interviews well-known nutritionist and author, Dr. Elizabeth Lipski, about how eating unhealthy foods has caused so many of our society's health problems, and how we can turn this around with simple, sensible food choices.
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SHOW NOTES: The numbers on the left refer to minutes. So "0-2:00" means that this segment occurs for 2 minutes, from the beginning of the mp3.
2:00 – 6:00 – a history of how our food has gradually lost its nutrients, and how this may be the cause of the upswing in several of our health problems. Includes a brief discussion of several of the so-called “advancements” in food production that have led, one by one, to much of our food being almost useless to us. Such “advancements” include hydrogenated fats (1920s); heavily processed food, such as Twinkies, TV Dinners, Wonder Bread (1950s); microwave oven (1970s); irradiated food (1980s); and genetically modified foods (1990s). Add to this the fact that the average person consumes 14-15 pounds of food additives per year, and takes in a huge amount of chemicals in cleaning products, bad air, etc, and we’ve got REAL TROUBLE. (IMPORTANT NOTE: Many of these additives and chemicals have been tested one by one, but never together.)
6:00 – 11:00 -- Autism in children
In this part of the interview Dr. Lipski discusses the many possible causes of the epidemic in autism in children -- including vaccinations, an inability of the body to detoxify, etc.
- Dr. Lipski’s new book, “Digestive Wellness for Children: How to Strengthen the Immune System & Prevent Disease Through Healthy Digestion”
- Defeat Autism Now / Autism Research Institute
- Safe Minds
- New York Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney's recent proposed legislation aimed at solving the controversy about mercury and vaccines
11:00 – 13:50 – Digestion – how improving digestion leads to improved health.
13:50 – 15:25 -- "the system" -- why doctors don’t know more about nutrition; insurance doesn't cover nutritional consulting even though so many diseases are nutritional in origin; we don’t really have a “health care” system – it’s a “disease treatment” system.
15:25 – 28:00 -- Hospital Food -- Why is hospital food so unhealthy? Includes a discussion of “supplemental nutrition” protein drinks that conventional doctors recommend, including Boost, Ensure and Pediasure. A discussion of why these drinks, which are inferior to better-quality drinks that can be found in health food stores, are so routinely recommended by doctors and served to patients in hospitals. Includes a nutrient-by-nutrient comparison of 2 drinks: Boost, which doctors routinely prescribe, and Bananabolic, which primarily holistic doctors know about. Dr. Lipski analyzes and compares the ingredients, and the quality of the ingredients in the two drinks, one by one. Truly interesting.
28:00 – 29:00 – nutrigenomics, messages given to our bodies by real foods vs. “fake foods.”
30:00 – 33 – The good news: Some hospitals are starting to serve ORGANIC foods! (ARTICLE: Hospitals Finally Move Toward Organic Food)
33:00 – 41:00 – Organic Standards -- An excellent discussion of how the standards for organic foods are being lowered, as Organic Food becomes big business, and why some of the smaller farms -- which really do grow crops and raise animals in a healthy way -- often can’t afford to pay the money necessary for the “organic” label. Also discussed: why Dr. Lipski recommends supporting local farms, even if they do not have the label of “organic.” Includes a discussion of a letter Dr. Lipski wrote to the CEO of WalMart, explaining why it may not be feasible to sell truly organic food, while only increasing the cost to the public by 10%.
41:00 – 42:00 – sign off – websites, information about Dr. Lipski’s websites and phone number.
42:00 – 43:00 – Julia Schopick tells about Dr. Lipski’s September 20th teleseminar through her website, Access to Health Experts, an interview with Ralph Moss, PhD, entitled “Natural Approaches to Fighting Cancer.”