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Ancestral Health Symposium

The Ancestral Health Symposium (AHS) is a yearly networking and educational conference for our organization’s members. 

Recorded presentations from past symposia are available on our YouTube channel.

The next Ancestral Health Symposium will be in the summer of 2024!

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Watch past ANCESTRAL HEALTH SYMPOSIUM talks

Nadia Pateguana, N.D - Fasting for Insulin Resistance - (Ancestral Health Today Episode 034)
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Nadia Pateguana, N.D - Fasting for Insulin Resistance - (Ancestral Health Today Episode 034)

On this episode of Ancestral Health Today we bring you Naturopathic doctor, coach and Author Nadia Pateguana, N.D - Dr, Pateguana works with clients from a holistic perspective, not seeing organs or illnesses, but seeing people. She is a graduate from The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (www.ccnm.edu) in 2004 and has a Degree in Honours Biology from McMaster University (2000). Dr. Pateguana's interest has always been how to heal the human body. In search for her own wellness, she discovered Naturopathic Medicine. She believes in the Healing Power of Nature; the body's ability to heal itself. The first and foremost Principle is "To Do No Harm", and she tries to follow this to the best of her capacity at all times. With a strong science-based approach, CCNM's 4 year program includes TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Nutrition, Counselling, and all the other Medical Sciences. Her focus has always been on Nutrition. Mostly, she uses FOOD as medicine! She was born in Mozambique, but raised in Canada, where she completed her studies, and then, life took her back to her home country for ten years. There, she ran a multidisciplinary clinic as the Medical Director and Naturopathic Doctor. Currently, and proudly, she swork as a Health Consultant with Dr. Jason Fung and Megan Ramos at the The Fasting Method by IDM since 2016. The TFM program recommends a Real Food and Intermittent Fasting approach to help people overcome Insulin Resistance and Metabolic Syndrome conditions such as Obesity, Diabetes, Fatty Liver, PCOS, Hypertension, Dyslipidemia, Inflammation, Pain and the like. Her special focus is on helping women with PCOS overcome infertility through dietary modifications. In April of 2020, her first book written with the best-selling author Dr. Jason Fung, titled "The PCOS Plan: Prevent and Reverse Polycystic Ovary Syndrome through Diet and Fasting" was published and released. Check out her site for advice on Insulin Resistance, Women's Health, Fasting, Diet and practical recipes. Enjoy this conversation with Dr. Pateguana.
Fasting for Insulin Resistance
48:23
AncestryFoundation

Fasting for Insulin Resistance

On this episode of Ancestral Health Today we bring you Naturopathic doctor, coach and Author Nadia Pateguana, N.D - Dr, Pateguana works with clients from a holistic perspective, not seeing organs or illnesses, but seeing people.  She is a graduate from The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (http://www.ccnm.edu/)  (www.ccnm.edu (http://www.ccnm.edu/) ) in 2004 and has a Degree in Honours Biology from McMaster University (http://www.mcmaster.ca/)  (2000).  Dr. Pateguana's interest has always been how to heal the human body. In search for her own wellness, she discovered Naturopathic Medicine. She believes in the Healing Power of Nature; the body's ability to heal itself. The first and foremost Principle is "To Do No Harm", and she tries to follow this to the best of her capacity at all times. With a strong science-based approach, CCNM (http://www.ccnm.edu/) 's 4 year program includes TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Nutrition, Counselling, and all the other Medical Sciences.  Her focus has always been on Nutrition. Mostly, she uses FOOD as medicine! She was born in Mozambique, but raised in Canada, where she completed her studies, and then, life took her back to her home country for ten years. There, she ran a multidisciplinary clinic as the Medical Director and Naturopathic Doctor. Currently, and proudly, she swork as a Health Consultant with Dr. Jason Fung and Megan Ramos at the The Fasting Method by IDM since 2016 (http://www.thefastingmethod.com/) . The TFM program recommends a Real Food (https://www.doctornadia.com/realfood)  and Intermittent Fasting (https://www.doctornadia.com/fasting)  approach to help people overcome Insulin Resistance (https://www.doctornadia.com/insulin-resistance)  and Metabolic Syndrome conditions such as Obesity, Diabetes, Fatty Liver, PCOS (https://www.doctornadia.com/pcos) , Hypertension, Dyslipidemia, Inflammation, Pain and the like. Her special focus is on helping women with PCOS overcome infertility (https://www.doctornadia.com/fertility)  through dietary modifications. In April of 2020, her first book written with the best-selling author Dr. Jason Fung, titled "The PCOS Plan: Prevent and Reverse Polycystic Ovary Syndrome through Diet and Fasting" was published and released.  Check out her site for advice on Insulin Resistance (https://www.doctornadia.com/insulin-resistance) , Women's Health (https://www.doctornadia.com/womenshealth) , Fasting (https://www.doctornadia.com/fasting) , Diet (https://www.doctornadia.com/realfood)  and practical recipes (https://www.doctornadia.com/recipes) . Enjoy this conversation with Dr. Pateguana.  Get full access to Ancestral Health Today Substack at ancestralhealth.substack.com/subscribe (https://ancestralhealth.substack.com/subscribe?utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=CTA_4)
Robert Lustig, MD -A Second Look: Sugar: No Ordinary Commodity- (Ancestral Health Today Episode 032)
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Robert Lustig, MD -A Second Look: Sugar: No Ordinary Commodity- (Ancestral Health Today Episode 032)

On today’s episode we bring you a special presentation by Robert Lustig, MD from the ancestral health symposium. All of our past AHS presentations can be found on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSIUpXeC1QEjNm54X7KylkQ Abstract: Substances of abuse qualify for regulation if they satisfy four criteria: unavoidability, toxicity, abuse, and negative impact on society. The carbohydrate fructose is ubiquitous, impacts health negatively beyond its caloric equivalent, and produces a "vicious cycle of consumption and metabolic disease in large quantities, akin to that seen with ethanol. It is time for a paradigm shift in obesity science and policy; one in which sugar, like alcohol, is not treated as an ordinary commodity on the open market. Efforts to reduce fructose consumption should be informed by the extensive body of evidence from international experience and research on alcohol policy. This evidence points to inadequacy of public information and education programs, but rather supports taxation and other controls on marketing and distribution, including taxation and other controls on marketing and distribution, including access and zoning restrictions. At the national level, removal of fructose from the Food and Drug Administration's GRAS list, the abatement of federal corn subsidies, and cessation of deregulation of farmers' crop plantings are among the most promising policy interventions to address the rising rates of chronic metabolic disease. Bio: Robert H. Lustig, M.D. is Professor of Pediatrics, in the Division of Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Lustig graduated from MIT in 1976, and received his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College in 1980. His research focuses on the regulation of energy balance by the central nervous system. Dr. Lustig is the past Chairman of the Ad hoc Obesity Task Force of the Pediatric Endocrine Society, a current member of the Obesity Task Force of The Endocrine Society, and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association of the Bay Area. His new book Fat Chance: beating the odds against sugar, processed food, obesity, and disease is due to be released in January 2013.
A Second Look: Sugar: No Ordinary Commodity
36:38
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A Second Look: Sugar: No Ordinary Commodity

On this episode of Ancestral Health Today, we take a look back into Ancestral Health Symposium 2014 where Dr. Robert Lustig spoke about sugar not being an ordinary commodity. Dr. Lustig is Professor emeritus of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He specializes in the field of neuroendocrinology, with an emphasis on the regulation of energy balance by the central nervous system. His research and clinical practice has focused on childhood obesity and diabetes. Dr. Lustig holds a Bachelor’s in Science from MIT, a Doctorate in Medicine from Cornell University. Medical College, and a Master’s of Studies in Law from U.C. Hastings College of the Law. Dr. Lustig has fostered a global discussion of metabolic health and nutrition, exposing some of the leading myths that underlie the current pandemic of diet-related disease. He believes the food business, by pushing processed food loaded with sugar, has hacked our bodies and minds to pursue pleasure instead of happiness; fostering today’s epidemics of addiction and depression. Yet by focusing on real food, we can beat the odds against sugar, processed food, obesity, and disease. All of our past AHS presentations can be found on our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSIUpXeC1QEjNm54X7KylkQ) Get full access to Ancestral Health Today Substack at ancestralhealth.substack.com/subscribe (https://ancestralhealth.substack.com/subscribe?utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=CTA_4)
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