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What is the best diet for humans? | Eran Segal | TEDxRuppin


Fasting: Awakening the Rejuvenation from Within | Valter Longo | TEDxEchoPark

An enlightening and provocative presentation is given by Valter Longo updating audience on the benefits of fasting for life-extension.

Dr. Valter Longo is the Edna M. Jones Professor of Gerontology and Biological Sciences, and Director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California – Davis School of Gerontology, Los Angeles. Dr. Longo’s studies focus on the fundamental mechanisms of aging in simple organisms, mice and humans. The Longo laboratory has identified several genetic pathways that regulate aging in simple organisms and reduce the incidence of multiple diseases in mice and humans. His laboratory also described both dietary and genetic interventions that protect cells and improve the treatment and prevention of cancer and other diseases in mammals. He received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1997 and his postdoctoral training in the Neurobiology of Aging and Alzheimer’s Diseases at USC. He started his independent career in 2000 at the University of Southern California, School of Gerontology.

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Personalized Nutrition by Prediction of Glycemic Responses

Research by the group of Prof. Eran Segal and Dr. Eran Elinav of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Zeevi & Korem et al., Cell 2015

Power Foods for the Brain | Neal Barnard | TEDxBismarck

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Dr. Barnard has led numerous research studies investigating the effects of diet on diabetes, body weight, and chronic pain, including a groundbreaking study of dietary interventions in type 2 diabetes, funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Barnard has authored over 70 scientific publications as well as 17 books. As president of the Physicians Committee, Dr. Barnard leads programs advocating for preventive medicine, good nutrition, and higher ethical standards in research. He has hosted three PBS television programs on nutrition and health and is frequently called on by news programs to discuss issues related to nutrition and research. Originally from Fargo, North Dakota, Dr. Barnard received his M.D. degree at the George Washington University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the same institution. He practiced at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York before returning to Washington to found the Physicians Committee.

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Future of Individualized Medicine 2019 - Eran Segal

At the 2019 Future of Individualized Medicine conference, Eran Segal, Professor of computer science and applied math at the Weizmann Institute of Science, spoke about his efforts to develop personalized nutrition.

Why diets fail; it's not what you think. | Krzysztof Czaja | TEDxPeachtree

What if nonfat foods are actually making us less likely to lose weight? Neuroscientist Krzysztof Czaja's research focuses on obesity and finding no-surgical ways to overcome it. What his research has uncovered so far will surprise you. Krzysztof Czaja’s obesity research focuses on changes in the human brain following a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. His lab at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia is investigating the role of neural gut-brain communication in the development of obesity with the goal of finding non-surgical ways to overcome it. His work has been featured in Science 2.0, ScienceDaily, and Quartz. Krzysztof, an associate professor at UGA’s Department of Veterinary Biosciences & Diagnostic Imaging, has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed research papers and several book chapters. He holds a D.V.M. from the Veterinary Medicine College at the Academy of Agriculture and Technology in Olsztyn, Poland and a doctorate in neuroanatomy from the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

David Zeevi on Personalized Nutrition Based on Your Gut Microbiome

David Zeevi - - is a James S. McDonnell independent fellow at the Rockefeller University Center for Studies in Physics and Biology. He focuses on developing computational methods for studying microbial ecology in the human gut and in the marine environment, and its contribution to human and environmental health.

He was one of the authors on the paper Personalized Nutrition by Prediction of Glycemic Responses -

The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon -

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00:40 - Why did David start working on personalized nutrition?

4:10 - How did the measure the effects of food in their study?

11:20 - How was the study standardized across people?

15:20 - How they measured an individual’s gut microbiome.

16:55 - What is the gut microbiome?

21:30 - Is there an ideal gut microbiome?

22:45 - How do you manipulate your gut microbiome?

24:15 - Fecal transplants.

26:20 - Elizabeth Iorns asks - Does post prandial glucose response regulation track with weight regulation? I.e. can they use their test to determine what individual people should eat or not eat to lose weight?

28:00 - Has this research been turned into a product?

29:00 - Who else worked on this research?

30:00 - How was their predictive algorithm made?

34:40 - Did they end up with any dietary suggestions?

35:40 - David’s bread study -

38:20 - Has David changed his own diet?

38:50 - Why fat was vilified.

42:40 - David’s ocean microbiome and other research.

50:30 - Traveling and your microbiome.

56:00 - Trying this out yourself.

'Slow Carbs' and the Truth About Low-Carb Diets

You‘ll be surprised to hear me say that carbohydrates are the most important thing you can eat for health and weight loss. Why? Because all plant foods are carbohydrates. These are the good, “slow” carbs you’ll find in fruits, vegetables, and even nuts and seeds. Slow carbs don’t spike your blood sugar or insulin, like carbs from pasta, bread, potatoes or rice. Instead, they fill your body with fiber. And they contain amazing molecules called phytochemicals. Studies show that powerful phytochemicals like glucosinolates, found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, may help reduce your risk of cancer. Most colorful plant foods are full of good, slow carbs. Learn more about all the beneficial things they’ll do for your health and your weight. Download the Functional Medicine Treatment Guide:

Dr. Eran Segal gives an update on his Ramsay 2017 ME/CFS project

Eran Segal, PhD, is a computational biologist specializing in the role of the human microbiome in health and disease. He focuses on the development of personalized medicine approaches that combine human genetics, the microbiome, and nutrition. Dr. Segal is lead investigator of a Ramsay 2017 project exploring the gut microbiota-immune system interaction in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). His research group is using a multidisciplinary approach that combines both experimental and computation-based methods. Watch the video to hear an update on their progress since the project began earlier this year.

What is the best diet for me? | Eric Edmeades

Eric Edmeades, nutrition expert and Founder of WildFit explains why we, as a species, are getting sicker and how we can reclaim our power over our eating habits.

Join us for a free masterclass with Eric where he debunks more of the dangerous myths around food and shares how we can gain back our control over our health. Book you spot here ????

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Best diets for 2018 from US News and World Report

GMA takes an exclusive look at this year's list of 40 diet plans across several categories from U.S. News and World Reports, including best diets overall, best weight loss diets and best fast weight loss diets.

What's the Best Diet? Healthy Eating 101

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The Centre for Child Nutrition, Health and Development (CCNHD) brings world-class talent and resources together to tackle the most important nutrition-related health issues facing children and their families in Canada and around the world. We are a network of University of Toronto researchers and educators focused on nutrition and the prevention of obesity, chronic disease and malnutrition in children.

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FoodFit is a 12-week program for low-income community members who experience barriers around healthy eating and physical activity but who are motivated to make lasting changes to their health

Dr. Mike Evans is a staff physician at St. Michael's Hospital and an Associate Professor of Family Medicine. He is a Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute and has an endowed Chair in Patient Engagement and Childhood Nutrition at the University of Toronto.

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Prof. Eran Segal - 'Personalized Nutrition Based on Gut Microbiome and Clinical Data'

Eran Segal is a Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at the Weizmann Institute of Science, heading a lab with a multi-disciplinary team of computational biologists and experimental scientists in the area of Computational and Systems biology. His group has extensive experience in machine learning, computational biology, probabilistic models, and analysis of heterogeneous high-throughput genomic data. His research focuses on Microbiome, Nutrition, Genetics, and their effect on health and disease. His aim is to develop personalized nutrition and personalized medicine.

Prof. Segal published over 140 publications, and received several awards and honors for his work, including the Overton prize, awarded annually by the International Society for Bioinformatics (ICSB) to one scientist for outstanding accomplishments in computational biology, and the Michael Bruno award. He was recently elected as an EMBO member and as a member of the young Israeli academy of science.

פרופסור ערן סגל, מהמחלקה למדעי המחשב ומתמטיקה יישומית במכון ויצמן למדע, ראש מעבדה עם צוות רב תחומי של ביולוגים חישוביים ומדענים ניסויים בתחום הביולוגיה החישובית והמערכתית. לקבוצתו ניסיון רב בלימוד מכונות, ביולוגיה חישובית, מודלים הסתברותיים וניתוח נתונים גנומיים הטרוגניים בעלי תפוקה גבוהה. מחקריו מתמקדים במיקרוביום, תזונה, גנטיקה והשפעתם על בריאות ומחלות. מטרתו לפתח תזונה מותאמת אישית ורפואה בהתאמה אישית.
פרופ' סגל פרסם למעלה מ -140 פרסומים, וקיבל כמה פרסים והוקרה על עבודתו, ביניהם פרס אוברטון, אשר מוענק מדי שנה על ידי האגודה הבינלאומית לביואינפורמטיקה (ICSB) למדען אחד על הישגים בולטים בביולוגיה חישובית, ובנוסף פרס מיכאל ברונו. לאחרונה הוא נבחר כחבר EMBO וכחבר האקדמיה הישראלית למדע הצעירה.
לפני הצטרפותו למכון ויצמן, מילא פרופ' סגל תפקיד מחקרי עצמאי באוניברסיטת רוקפלר, ניו יורק.
השכלה: פרופ' סגל זכה בתואר B.Sc. בהצטיינות במדעי המחשב בשנת 1998, מאוניברסיטת תל-אביב, ודוקטורט. במדעי המחשב וגנטיקה בשנת 2004 מאוניברסיטת סטנפורד.

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Eat yourself healthy -your microbiome and you | Sheena Cruickshank | TEDxManchester

We are never alone with around 38 trillion bacteria co-habiting our body. These bacteria along with a whole host of other organisms make up our microbiome. Our microbiome has co-evolved with us and has many vital roles for our health. Bacteria also have an amazing ability to change and enable their host to do things they couldn’t normally do. However, changes in our microbiome are also linked to a whole host of diseases and conditions including obesity. The big question is whether we change our microbiome to exploit its beneficial functions. Find out how our microbiome is so important for our wellbeing, the extreme measures some people are taking to manipulate it and what you can do to eat yourself healthy. Professor Sheena Cruickshank is an immunologist in the University of Manchester. Our immune system is crucial to recognise infections but also has to cooperate with helpful microbes like the ones that live in our gut and her research focuses on the way the body’s immune system interacts with a host of microbes from bacteria to parasites.

She also regularly discusses infection and her research in the media (TV, radio and press). This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

The food we were born to eat: John McDougall at TEDxFremont

What food habits do all great civilizations have in common? John McDougall suggests that starch-based diets are the foods humans were born to eat. He has been studying, writing, and speaking out about the effects of nutrition on disease for over 40 years and is a bestselling author of several titles, including The Starch Solution.

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Mediterranean diet tops list of best diets for 2020 l GMA

ABC News’ Dr. Jennifer Ashton breaks down the plant-based diet that again topped U.S. News and World Report’s annual best diets list.

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The Ideal Diet for Humans | Galit Goldfarb | TEDxWilmington

Galit Goldfarb begins with her own story -- becoming bulimic as a teen, and determining to learn all she could about science and nutrition in college, and yet still not achieving health. She studied medical science, opening a clinic after her return. But everyone she treated felt better only in the short-term. She was also diagnosed with cancer. She began to learn all about human health, reading from all the scientific fields until she was able to understand the answer: the guerilla diet (food choices that fight back against everything she had learned!). Goldfarb takes us through ancient human history, demonstrating evidence of the earliest humans' health and diet (living into their 70s and eating plants, nuts, fruits, and legumes) and how humans moved shortsightedly away from that diet. Cancer free (without radiation), her final argument is simple -- while an omnivore diet may in the short term taste better, in the long term, it is unhealthy, not only for us but for our planet.

Galit Goldfarb has worked within the health field for over 22 years. While working in different research laboratories and with many private clients, Galit has written eight books in the fields of health and personal development, including #1 International Bestseller “The Guerrilla Diet & Lifestyle Program” based on her in-depth research into the ideal diet for humans. Galit is a Professional member of the American Nutrition Association, and the American Society for Nutrition, and holds a BSc (honours) in Biochemistry and Nutrition, an MSc in Medical Science with Distinction, and studied Immunology for a Post Graduate Certificate. Galit is currently doing her PhD in Nutrition. Galit offers workshops, speaking engagements, online programs and coaching to help people achieve optimal health.

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The Power of Nutrition - Luke Corey, RD, LDN | UCLA Health Sports Performance powered by EXOS

Join UCLA performance nutritionist Luke Corey, RD, LDN, part of the UCLA Health Sports Performance team powered by EXOS, for a discussion about how the power of good nutrition can fuel your body for optimal performance when you exercise. He will share the latest research in sports nutrition to create diet plans for athletes of all ages, sports and performance goals. Learn more:

Eran Segal - Personalized Nutrition for Diabetes Treatment Based on Gut Microbiota

Eran Segal - Personalized Nutrition for Treatment of Diabetes Based on Gut Microbiota and Clinical Data

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What is the best diet for humans? | Eran Segal | TEDxRuppin

Prof. Eran Segal presented conclusions from the research on the TEDxRuppin stage and made us question common dietary beliefs.

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New research led by Prof. Eran Segals and Dr. Elinavs research unit indicates a drastic change in blood sugar levels between two individuals on identical diets - this may explain why some struggle to lose weight while others, on the same diet, stay lean and fit. The scientists even developed an algorithm that can calculate ones blood level based on his or her biology and lifestyle.

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