Food for Thought — Three TED Talk Recommendations

TED talks are a great way to absorb short, pithy and compelling lectures from the experts. Here are a few informative standouts in the fight against chronic disease.

Mark Bittman: What’s wrong with what we eat?
NY Times columnist, not a vegetarian, but author of Food Matters and VB6: Vegetarian before Six, Bittman talks eloquently about the western diet’s link to chronic disease, and the history of food in the US.

David Agus: A new strategy in the war against cancer
A cancer doctor who laments the complete lack of progress in our fight against cancer in the last 50 years, and suggests a new cross-disciplinary approach.

Dr. Dean Ornish: Your genes are not your fate
“When you eat healthier, manage stress, exercise, and love more, your brain actually gets more blood flow and more oxygen, but more than that your brain gets measurably bigger.” Ornish describes the undeniable, cellular benefits of healthy living.

Do you have others to recommend? Please tell us about them in the comment section.