Here’s a sneak peek from the second lesson in my Real Food Nutrition & Health E-Course. The second lesson is on Healthy Fats & Oils, and I took the opportunity to introduce the ever ubiquitous presence of corn in the industrial food chain. There are a host of lessons that single topic could fit into, but I figured it should be introduced early on. So, I bring it up when discussing how out of balance the Standard American Diet is in Omega 6 to Omega 3 fatty acids (at a ratio of 20:1) when compared to traditional people groups (a ratio at or near 1:1). This, of course, is due in no small part to feeding farm animals large quantities of corn.
Anyhow, I thought you’d appreciate another Sneak Peek Video. Enjoy!
As with last week’s Sneak Peek, it’s just a small excerpt from a much more in-depth lesson, but it’s kinda fun!
What you’ll see:
- A Food Scientist bragging about how we “engineer” foods today in laboratories!
- The shocking level of corn in today’s supermarket (it’s hiding where you least expect it!)
- The link between corn and unnaturally high Omega 6 fatty acids in our diet
I think you all will really enjoy the course. I know I’m having (too much?) fun pulling together the different resources and thinking up creative assignments. Nutrition is a naturally fascinating topic. After all, not many things hit closer to home than what we eat!
The course is only $100, and if you opt to not have it graded the whole family can take it under a single registration! Enrollment ends September 25th, and space is limited. So, click here to sign up you or your kids for the Real Food Nutrition & Health E-Course today.
Michael Pollan at Berkeley Writers At Work presentation at UC Berkeley, 2006
Rich Mullins, Peace (A Communion Blessing)
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