The Impact of Diet on Blood Pressure


Elevated blood pressure is one of the leading causes of death and disability in western countries.  In this presentation I review those dietary factors that may predispose us to hypertension as well as those factors that may help to lower blood pressure.  I cover the reserach on the role that salt, potassium, inflammation, protein type and water fasting can play on blood pressure.  

The Battle of the Bulge: Chasing Health not Skinny, Part 1

In part 1 of this presentation I talk about population studies which follow people over time and look at which foods and/or food groups are predictive of weight gain. I then get into some of the mechanisms which may help explain these associations.

The Battle of the Bulge: Chasing Health not Skinny, Part 2

In part 2 I continue to talk about calorie density as well as present some lone-term intervention studies. I also talk about the importance of fiber and the role of short chain fatty acids in helping to control energy intake. There is also a 3 min video of Dr Dean Ornish who has demonstrated the ability of diet and a healthy lifestyle in reversing heart disease, cancer and even aging.

Nutrient Density and Brain Health (5 min)