Graham Gray’s presentation at the Real Food Summit was phenomenal. He presented tons of information about epigenetics so concisely and powerfully that I am relatively stunned. I had to turn to Colson and tell him to thank me many times over for feeding him well and eliminating toxins. Colson and I discussed a bar graph showing diseases that affect four generations of people. The first generation doesn’t get hit too hard by crap food and toxins, but the second generation takes it in the teeth. Generations three and four are hosed too. I am so grateful that nutrient dense foods can offset the horrible toxins that we and past generations have put into our bodies.
If you or a loved one needs some smack you in the face discussion and graphics regarding the need for real food and the need to avoid toxins, it is worth it to buy access to the summit presentations just for this talk alone.
What are epigentics? A squirrely path that I am going to finally take the time to explore. Here is a quick discussion from NOVA:
“Once nurture seemed clearly distinct from nature. Now it appears that our diets and lifestyles can change the expression of our genes. How? By influencing a network of chemical switches within our cells collectively known as the epigenome.”
Some of Graham Gray’s websites, which I haven’t explored yet, are:
Graham has written the book Pottenger's Prophecy: How Food Resets Genes for Wellness or Illness, which I will be checking out at the library. I was excited for this part of the presentation because he powerfully explained information that I have heard about but not studied.
Finally, a quick note about the presentations. All but one and possibly two of those I have heard have been good. One presenter just didn’t do a thorough enough job and had to do cleanup in the comments section when people pointed out her weaknesses. The other presenter didn’t have much worthwhile to say and left out important information, making his presentation misleading (that would be the Super Foods presentation).
Finally, finally, I have found that if you don’t complete a presentation before the day is up and you leave the window open, you can finish listening to it at your leisure. At one point I had four presentations open and was blocked on all of them the next day.