Educate Me!

These are a few things that I have enjoyed and I feel are great resources. This is not comprehensive, but it is a great start for any one who wants to become more educated about food and how it affects our health and society.

Lecture Series & Talks

PSYC 123- The Psychology, Biology and Politics of Food

Yale offers Open Yale Courses, which are free courses that are streamed online with lecture notes and even a transcript of the lecture. It’s awesome!

This course helps you understand how much we are affected by and connected to food. It is taught by Professor Kelly Brownell, who is the Director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, at Yale. Give it a try. You will definitely learn a lot!

Ted Talks-Food

TED is a non-profit organization that hosts conferences around the world which invites people from multiple fields to spread ideas to the world. All videos on their website are free and can be played with subtitles in another language.

There are several talks relating to food which I have linked in the title. However there is one talk that I think everyone must watch. It’s about eating certain foods to fight cancer growth.

TED talk- William Li: Can we eat to starve cancer?

UCSF Professor Robert H. Lustig: Sugar: The Bitter Truth

“He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic through their effects on insulin.”

Books

What to Eat- Marion Nestle

Food Politics- Marion Nestle

In Defense of Food- Michael Pollan

Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual- Michael Pollan

§ 2 Responses to Educate Me!

  • John says:

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    John

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