Dr. Ede enjoys speaking about a wide variety of nutrition topics to all kinds of groups, from general audiences to physicians and scientists. If there is a specific question about nutrition and health that your audience would like Dr. Ede to address, and you do not see it listed below, she may be able to design a talk tailored to your group’s interests.
Below are some examples of presentations she has given at medical conferences and community events over the past few years:
Pulling Apart the Pyramid: What are we really supposed to eat?
This presentation walks the audience through the risks and benefits of eating different types of foods. It is organized by familiar food groups: fruits, vegetables, grains/legumes/nuts/seeds, and meat/fish/poultry. This talk contains lots of intriguing information about vegetables that audiences find surprising!
Hearts and Minds: The role of dietary carbohydrate in cardiac disease and mood disorders
When Dr. Ede recommends a high-protein, high-fat diet to patients with psychiatric concerns, her patients often ask: “What about my heart?” This talk explains what the heart and brain have in common and why they both need the same kind of nutritional care. This talk includes an in-depth look at carbohydrates, cholesterol, and heart disease that helps people understand their blood test results in a new light.
Mystery Syndromes: Are Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome dietary illnesses?
This talk begins with Dr. Ede’s personal story of how she became interested in food and health, and how she was able to cure herself of a wide variety of confusing symptoms by making some rather unorthodox changes to her diet. She then explores the connection between food and mysterious modern health syndromes, including the latest research findings.
Nutrition Myths: Common misbeliefs about food and health
This talk explains why so much of what we are taught to believe about food and health is incorrect. Outdated, unsupported myths about food are replaced with interesting, practical information that people can use right away to improve their health.
Attention: Is your diet causing your ADHD?
This talk is designed to help people with ADHD who want to know how they can improve their symptoms without medications. For anyone who has ever wondered how food affects our ability to concentrate and be productive, this talk will explain how the chemistry of food affects the chemistry of the brain, including all of the latest research studies about the subject.
Food for Thought: The impact of nutrition on mental health
This talk reviews what is known about how diet affects familiar major mental health conditions: anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and schizophrenia. The presentation includes helpful descriptions of how the chemistry of food affects the chemistry of the brain. As there is a recent surge of scientific interest in how the Western diet may be a factor in the rising rates of psychiatric disease, the latest research findings will be presented.
Little Shop of Horrors: The risks and benefits of eating plants
Presented August 10, 2012 at The Ancestral Health Symposium, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA.
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Recent Speaking Engagements:
American Psychiatric Association. May 5, 2014, New York, NY. Starvation, Ketosis, Sugar, and Gluten: Macronutrients and Mental Health.
Northeast College Counseling Center Directors’Conference. March 10, 2014, Yale University, New Haven CT. The Potential Role of Diet in the Rise of Mental Health Problems among College Students.
Smith College/Active Minds. December 4, 2013, Northampton MA. The Impact of Nutrition on Mental Health.
Ancestral Health Symposium. August 16, 2013, Atlanta GA. Brain Food: The Vital Connection between Diet and Mental Health