NTA NTC Mid-term

  1. Articulate significance of a person's connection to their body's innate wisdom and role of real food in health.
    True instinct guides us to what we need for survival and health.
  2. Identify key milestones of the modern diet and lifestyle practices and how they affect our health.
    Agricultural Revolution, Industrial Revolution, Introduction of Refined Sugar, Rise of Big Food, Chemical Revolution, Digital Revolution
  3. Explain how the corporatization of farming practices and food production has impacted the nutrient content in food.
    Decrease the density of nutrients in food. Diminish microbial diversity, available nutrients and the quantity of the soil.
  4. Describe the work of nutritional pioneers and researchers that contribute to a broader understanding of nutrition and global ancestral patterns. Dr. Weston A. Price?
    Showed humans suffered disease and disability, both mentally and physically, due to modernized diet vs traditional. (Epigenetics)
  5. Describe the work of nutritional pioneers and researchers that contribute to a broader understanding of nutrition and global ancestral patterns. Dr. Francis M. Pottenger?
    Three generations of cats: fresh milk and raw meat and cod liver oil vs. heated milk and cooked meat. The ones that ate the cooked and heated developed problems and diseases that continued in following generations.
  6. Dr. Dame Harriette Chick?
    Rickets, beriberi and scurvy are caused by nutritional deficiency.
  7. Marie and Pierre Curie?
    Developed X-ray.
  8. Casimir Funk?
    Coined the term "vitamins" for unidentified substances in food.
  9. Frederick Hopkins?
    Found we needed more than proteins, carbohydrates, fats and minerals. He found "accessory food factors" later named "vitamins" by Funk.
  10. Edward and May Mellanby?
    Discovered rickets could be cured by cod liver oil. Caries could be slowed and stopped by Vitamin D in cod liver oil.
  11. Herbert Evans?
    Discovered Vitamin E.
  12. Henrik Dam?
    Discovered Vitamin K.
  13. Albert Svent-Gyorgyi?
    Discovered Vitamin C.
  14. Alfred Hess and Adolf Windaus?
    Discovered Vitamin D.
  15. Harry Steenbock?
    UV light increased Vitamin D content in food.
  16. Joseph Goldberger?
    Discovered Vitamin B3 cured pellagra.
  17. Highlight cultural differences in food sourcing, preparation, and rituals around the world.
    Local, seasonal, fermented/sprouted/soaked, bone broths
  18. Explain the importance of epigenetics.
    Epigenetics is the way in which the environment interacts with our genes, turning some on and some off. Literally means, "upon the gene". Everything we eat, breath, do and think all have an effect on how our genes are expressed.
  19. Explain the importance of bio-individuality.
    Bio-individuality is a dynamic circumstance governing the body's needs and is informed by both genetic and epigenetic factors. Your current circumstances, challenges, environment, lifestyle, bodily strengths and weaknesses all influence what particular foods will serve you best at the moment.
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NTA NTC Mid-term
EMD Module 2