The Hacked and Highjacked Body

Dr. Pam Peeke talks about the science behind food and addiction. She also shows us how we can harness the emerging science of epigenetics to make lifestyle changes, including transcendental meditation, which can transform our own DNA.


19 thoughts on “The Hacked and Highjacked Body

  1. Yummy my Fritos and 7Up yum yum . My body cannot function without salt, sugar and fat. Vegan for life YEAH. I do not need to write a book.. my brain needs 25 grams of sugar to function…

  2. ha, i just had this playing as background noise and was shocked when I looked at the screen and saw that it was a chick. I thought it was a dude talking the whole time, wtf.

  3. I like her. She talks sense and has great dignity. I wish she wouldn't liken herself to Madeline "It was worth it" Albright. That was an unfortunate blemish in an otherwise great talk.

  4. This would never happen, but I wish she would have addressed GM foods and how they are lower in minerals due to the chelation of glyphosate (Roundup). Or, at least how the elevated levels of glyphosate in these foods kills off gut flora. The nutritional differences between organic and non-organic (conventional) might be comparable- but there are more and more studies showing that GM crops lack minerals and other nutrients to a significantly higher degree. The depletion of minerals is due to the chelating properties of the glyphosate, which was originally developed and used as a pipe cleaner to pull out minerals that had built up.

  5. The part about nutrition changing genes was interesting, however she missed a point. Food can change genes in pregnancy, but after you've been born  it's still tough destiny.

  6. At one point in my life I would eat 3000 calories a day, and I still was losing weight. I was working for a shipping company at the time and unloading/loading boxes.

  7. But this conference keeps getting back to me and I wonder wether between pontificating and playing it like a ham worth of Hopkins there is way too much unexploited space here …

  8. I didn't expect the Spanish Inquisit … ooops, lapsus sorry, I mean I didn't expect to find trolls in the Stanford canal…. and yes, the lady drops names and hams it a bit, but is mr Susskind , for instance, exactly humble? But U don't call him whore now, mr dog, for crying out loud

  9. I would expect that someone with all of her credentials (MD, MPH, FACP) would be able to speak better than someone with middle school education or less. Maybe she should attend a lecture on how to use proper vocabulary instead of insulting the intelligence of listeners. Now I know why we have an education crises in the USA when university students are addressed as if they were a bunch of lazy assed couch potatoes. Sorry I could only tolerate only up to the first 30 minutes of that. Oh, I've seen many of Dr. Lustig's videos, which I think she borrowed some of the slides from.

  10. Pretty fun delivery, though the sound could've been done better.

    I could sum this up by the quote: "We can mess with you." 40:30 Especially with the tone.

    Apart from plants (highly recommended) there are supplements: cyano-B12 and folate/folic acid, improved versions: methyl-B12, methyltetrahydrofolate (bypassing errors of metabolism some have), s-adenosylmethionine (effective as an antidepressant, guess what); also the following antioxidants help: glutamate (and anything that helps sparing/regenerating it, for instance N-acetylcysteine) and betaine.
    Inositol signalling pathways also are involved with this…
    The methyl cycle is very interesting and that's just at the cell level.

    The antioxidants and co. as well – for instance supposedly N-acetylcysteine somehow partly triggers low oxygen survival pathways – in general.

    Some plants are chock full of methyl donors and antioxidants…

    Is there any research on the other polyols, specifically effects of xylitol, sorbitol, erithritol, mannitol on behavior?
    Most of those are natural, found in fruit or some other plants…

    Oh, and protein is not that much of an issue in vegan. Beans have a lot, rest of the vegetables also have some.

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