The IINsider’s Digest gathers all the hottest nutrition topics around the web in one place for your reading pleasure. This week, Integrative Nutrition teacher Dr. Mark Hyman published his new book, The Blood Sugar Solution, while Michael Jacobson of the CSPI, also an IIN nutrition expert, was featured in a CBS News article about a chemical found in cola that raises the risk for cancer. The Wall Street Journal featured a piece highlighting the efforts of Health Coaches to help others improve their wellness, and it was reported that the government bought seven million pounds of ammonia-treated meat for school lunches.
Ending Obesity and Diabetes: What’s the Secret? [VIDEO]
Featuring IIN Teacher Mark Hyman
Dr. Mark Hyman, credited with helping former President Bill Clinton turn his health around, speaks to the CBS This Morning co-hosts about his new book The Blood Sugar Solution and gives tips on how to eat healthier.
Chemical Found in Cola Causes Cancer, Watchdog Warns: What Does FDA Say?
Featuring IIN teacher Michael Jacobson
The 2012 Mega Conference was a huge success, thanks to the all our amazing speakers, students, grads and staff! With each live event, we continue to be inspired by the energy and excitement our community brings. This time around was special, because we felt the Mega Conference buzz all over the world via our social networks. People who weren’t able to make it to Long Beach could tracking Facebook posts, tweets and blog updates by thousands of attendees, and feel like they were part of the crowd.
17 outstanding live bloggers took their conference participation to the next level, by sharing updates with their fans and followers along the way. From pre-trip jitters to new nutrition concepts they learned, they gave us an inside look at the Mega Conference experience.
Integrative Nutrition has such a strong, powerful female population. Today, as we observe International Women’s Day—a “global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future”—we toast women everywhere for their strength, beauty, and desire to stand up for what’s right.
As you may know, International Women’s Day dates back to the turn of the 20th century. On the heels of the Industrial Revolution, women began to rise up against the oppression and unfair treatment they experienced in the workplace and society at large. Campaigns for equal rights and women’s suffrage gathered more and more support, and in 1908, a massive group of “15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights.” (Left Image Courtesy of International Women’s Day)
Two years later, the International Conference of Working Women voted to commemorate the spirit of this march with an annual celebration set on the same day every year—and so International Women’s Day was officially born! In 1911, the holiday spread to countries including Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria, and received an outpouring of support; 30,000 women demonstrated, and “village halls were packed so full that male workers were asked to give up their places for women.”
As awareness about healthy eating grows and people demand more nutritious and nourishing options, a new marketing scam has become increasingly widespread. We’ve all heard the hype about the health benefits of whole grains, but many of the items being marketed as “whole grain” – and therefore thought of as being “healthy” – are a hoax.
The weekend came and went, but we’re still buzzing with all the energy powered by the 2012 Mega Conference at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California! Thousands of Integrative Nutrition students, graduates, teachers, staff and guests came together to accelerate the movement of transforming the world into one of health and happiness.
We heard from international students, who made the trip from various parts of the world, as well as successful graduates who are turning their dreams into realities. We were inspired and empowered by a list of renowned speakers including David Wolfe, Geneen Roth, Mark Sission, Paul Pitchford, John Robbins, Julia Ross, Gary Taubes, Eric Barron, Seane Corn, Stacy Morgenstern, and Carey Peters.
When I started Integrative Nutrition, it was a small group of dedicated students with one simple idea: if we could change what people ate, we could help change the world for the better.
It’s 20 years later, and our little school has expanded into a community of thousands of passionate students and graduates who are making a real difference in countless lives worldwide.
Before enrolling at Integrative Nutrition, 2010 graduate Odette Worrell juggled the demands of living in two different places and working for a family-owned business, all while serving on the board of two different schools. It was only a matter of time before she felt a need for change. When she actually started to pay attention to this need, she noticed an inner shift toward self-acceptance and acknowledged that her lifestyle just wasn’t working anymore. When she found the Health Coach Training Program in an online search, something clicked. She describes it as though “the school had taken everything I wanted to do and be, and placed it into a concise package.”
Since graduating, Odette has founded her practice, Find Your Organic Soul, and partnered with fellow Health Coach Michelle Kramer. The dynamic pair stays busy in Delray Beach, Florida, seeing clients (watch one client discuss their success in a video below!), groups and corporations throughout South Florida, while planning lectures and community events, such as a Vitamix demo booth at the 2012 Garlic Festival, and a Connected Warriors event which raises money to bring wellness to veterans. They also have plans to launch a line of gluten-free food and products by the end of the year. What an amazing start to her new career!
The IINsider’s Digest gathers all the hottest nutrition topics around the web in one place for you to easily digest. This week, Integrative Nutrition teacher Dr. David Katz was featured in an MSNBC article on sugar intake among children, while Dr. Andrew Weil, also an IIN nutrition expert, published a piece on the health benefits of walking. It was reported that test-tube meat will be available in the near future, and a lawsuit brought on by thousands of organic farmers against Monsanto was dismissed.
U.S. Kids Eat Too Much Sugar
Featuring IIN Teacher David Katz, MD
Added sugar in drinks and foods makes up almost 16 percent of the calories U.S. children and teens consume, federal health officials report. That's far more than the daily recommendation of no more than 15 percent of calories from both sugar and fat, according to the report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published online Feb. 29 in the National Center for Health Statistics Data Brief.
Walk Like An Australian, Lose 10 Pounds
By IIN teacher Andrew Weil, MD
The most common objection that I hear to walking as exercise is that it's too easy, that only sweaty, strenuous activity offers real benefits. But there is abundant evidence that regular, brisk walking is associated with better health, including lower blood pressure, better moods and improved cholesterol ratios.
Welcome to the latest installment of Integrative Nutrition Reviews, where we consider books, movies, and other media related to health, food, and personal wellness. Want to suggest something for us to review? Post it in the comments!
As you probably know, obesity and type 2 diabetes—two diseases that go hand in hand—have become major global epidemics. Recent estimates predict that by the year 2030, over half of American adults will be obese and 552 million people will struggle with diabetes.
The statistics look grim, but is there anything we can do? As it turns out, there’s hope after all. In his new book, The Blood Sugar Solution, renowned physician and IIN visiting teacher Dr. Mark Hyman offers an encouraging answer for the dual-pronged problem of obesity and insulin resistant diabetes, which Hyman refers to as “diabesity.”
Diabesity may have a tight grip on the world’s population, but Hyman offers some good news: the condition is highly preventable, treatable, and often reversible. The Blood Sugar Solution provides a personal plan that breaks through myths and misconceptions about diabesity, and lays out seven key steps to preventing, treating and reversing both diseases by dealing with the underlying causes.
The eight-week plan is designed to reboot the metabolism, foster weight loss, and essentially reverse type 2 diabetes. According to Hyman, additional benefits may include reduced blood pressure, increased energy, the elimination of joint and muscle pain, improved sleep, and an overall better mood and outlook.