It is never too late to begin to eat the right way with Dr. Sven Werchan
Streamed live on Mach 17th 2017
00:00 Introductions and mechanics (Sven promotes March’ for good road food)
04:25 Sven explains his “we are nutrition…” statement
06:40 Everything we eat is stored somewhere in our bodies
07:51 About taste and how it can be betrayed by industry, etc.
09:00 But our bodies cannot be betrayed! Real taste!
10:00 What about counting calories? What matters more is how much nutrition in micronutrients you get from your calories!
13:00 About micronutrients (bioactive substances) and the importance of variety
17:00 Vegetables vs meat, the evolution of wheat
19:10 What about nutrition and ageing?
20:15 The most important risk factor in getting a disease is to get older
21:00 Go easy on meat as you must counter that acid with base foods and balancing becomes more critical with age, as we become slower to recover
23:00 We eat less as we age so it’s important to vary greatly the micronutients.
24:10 Comments from audience; what about those free radicals? Green and red foods
He recommends “Eat to Live” by Dr. Joel Fuhrman here, a cookbook listing also the highest density of micronutrients: berries, nuts -especially cashews for tryptophan Click in the link in the resource list on the right!
29:00 Methods of conservation? Raw is better! Fresh frozen is OK, red for eyes!
31:13 Prevention is much easier than curing! Epigenetics! What we eat can influence which genes are activated!
33:30 Smoothies! Great for older people with the most density of micronutrients
38:00 How microdensity has changed over the years, especially minerals.
40:20 Why organically grown food has higher microdensity
41:20 Subtle levels of nutrition, for example, how animals are raised
44:00 Psychological influences; we “make” food rules > stress hormones
47:35 Meat, fish and seafood questions, in terms of getting older, choose fatty fish from cold waters, 2 portions weekly for Omega 3 fatty acids, meat is hard on the earth, especially if not organic. Choose white meat for colorectal cancer
52:31The cat interrupts discussion of difficulty finding good bio foods
53:00 Good non-meat sources of protein, harder to be vegan, but meat is not necessary. Take recommendations simply as suggestions! Listen to your body!
55:45 “I eat more more according to the energy I get from the food and from the way than from the amount of food I eat.” That’s another perspective.
57:30 All Omega 3 fatty acids come from plants!
59:00 Reaching the end, directions for finding the after-show chat, final integral comments and take-aways (Sven will eat meat with family at holidays!) and good-byes.
The After Show Chat with Sven Werchan
0:50 Mark talks about the quadrants
1:31 Sven: Nutrition is not about “what we eat” but about the decision I take. So how do I take my decisions? The influence of others who might boycott our good intentions (the lower left quadrant)
3:40 Changing your nutrition implies a lot of structural changes – if not considered you just end up to do what you did before in your life
4:33 Implications for other realms of our lives. Considering systems which lead to the “right” decision.
5:50 Heidi’s story:
6:20 You can never have 100% right nutrition: Be free and decide freely in the moment what is the most important perspective right now! Svens personal story. Balanced decisions!
8:00 It is always important how MUCH you eat, not so much WHAT. Develop and ADULT approach! Sven’s explanation.
9:40 A developmental step is needed! (Dramatic changes have happened in nutrition in the past century)
10:10 New directions possible in the “third half” of life? – We can (and need) to find different ways.
11:45 The whole process of nutrition begins on the field. Going to the farmers market, also as a social event (LL). Heidi’s experience with buying on the market versus supermarkets.
13:40 Gratefulness. Having enough to eat after millions of years where food was a big issue. We cannot handle yet the abundance of food yet: eat everything when it is there is the primordial pattern.
15:10 The after war syndrome – finish what is on my plate
16:15 Advice: Prolong life through eating less, by 20-30%. Overeating puts limits on life span.
17:58 It will take generations to find a balance. Learning to deal with nutrition is a very important issue for our life on the planet.
18:40 Heidi talks about our self-poisoning,
19:25 Sven: Poisoning is beyond our understanding
20:05 Importance to stay optimistic despite knowing what is going – Heidi shares about her experience with the insights about what is going on
22:15 Sven acknowledges the sharing to create a culture together – Sven will link our talk to the talk – and to support what we are doing
23:50 Inspiration is energy and energy is the future, also in terms of medicine
24:20 What we will eat NOW after the show
The conversation of WOMEN MATTERS we talked about is HERE