Liz Lipski, a board-certified clinical nutritionist and author, will present “Food as Information: How Alien Foods Change the Way We Feel” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4 in the Boxwood Room at Sweet Briar College’s Elston Inn & Conference Center.
Lipski, who specializes in holistic nutrition, will discuss topics such as traditional and modern diets, foods that cause inflammation versus those that heal, elimination diets and nutrient depletion. She also will talk about nutrigenomics, the concept of food as information for the body.
“Food talks to our genes and tells them what to do,” Lipski said. “Most of us think that we eat well, but according to government statistics we eat over half of our calories every day in foods that have poor nutritional quality. So what kinds of messages are we giving to our genes?”
Lipski also incorporates information on the health advantages of organic foods, where genetic engineering is present in the food supply and buying from local farmers to ensure better quality foods.
Lipski is the director of doctoral studies at the online Hawthorn University. She is the author of “Digestive Wellness,” “Digestive Wellness for Children” and “Leaky Gut Syndrome.” Books will be available for purchase and signing following the lecture.
Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, please e-mail[email protected] or call (434) 381-6336.