Welcome and thank you for listening. Addie and I have been traveling. We went back to West Virginia for the West Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Meeting. I was the keynote speaker and did a presentation on reversing lifestyle disease through plant based nutrition. I presented several of our success stories as well as the science behind plant-based nutrition. I commend the dedication of registered dietitians and respect their extensive education not only about nutrition but the knowledge needed to understand disease mechanisms and how to apply that knowledge to individuals with unique life circumstances. We like to say it is all about the food, but we all know that there is much more than a menu to improve someones health.
I was particularly moved by the hunger problem that faces many rural communities in West Virginia. Senator John Unger started a dialog with the attendees on how best to address this subject. The thought of a little boy asking for a second school lunch so that he could give his dinner to his brother brought us to tears and continues to each time I recount it. Together potential solutions were discussed and plans were made to implement changes to help. There is a great local farm movement also aimed at feeding West Virginia’s poor and bringing family farms in tough with business opportunities to help all parties involved.
We discuss many other topics that were brought up and I hope that you may also be moved to look into your own community to help and to perhaps visit your local farmers market to support the great things that are done at a local level.
As always, we would love for you to visit the website at doctordulaney.com. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your can reach Addie at Addie@doctordulaney.com. Also check out her website naturallyrootednutrition.com. Thank you.