"Our most powerful tool to reverse the global epidemic of chronic disease, heal the environment, reform politics, and revive economies is the fork. What we put on it has tremendous implications, not just for our waistlines but also for the planet and our global economy. What we do to our bodies we do to the planet and what we do to the planet we do to our bodies." Mark Hyman, MD
Optimal nutrition is more than the food we need to get by. Nutrition gives our bodies the components necessary to build and maintain health and resistance to disease.
Advanced glycation end-products or AGEs occur as a result of glycation reactions, in which a sugar molecule bonds to either a protein or lipid molecule without an enzyme to control the reaction.
Not many people have heard of Dr. Ames' “triage” theory for macronutrients, showing that our body prioritizes the use of scarce micronutrients in favor of short-term survival at the expense of long-term health.
Many nutritional studies correlate food intake with health outcomes, but don't attempt to track the way in which the food was prepared.