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18 June, 2021
6:00 pm
Online, Online

The conference will address the interwoven threads of soil health, nutrition, and community health.

About this event

Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice Presents :

Nourishing Life Conference, held virtually on June 18-19th. Free to attend.


Description: We face climate crises, epidemic chronic disease, a global pandemic and major threats to our food supply. How we nourish ourselves and our soil is intimately related to each of these challenges. Imagine regenerative solutions that tap the wisdom of nature, our ancestors, and our new understanding of the physiology of immunity and chronic disease.

Nourishing Life will inspire and inform healthcare providers, curious farmers, and concerned community members with action steps for their personal and professional lives, their communities, and our world. Be an agent of change in your community. Please join us as we reconnect with nature and our ancestors in the cycle of Nourishing Life.

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Confirmed speakers and topics:

Vandana Shiva, PhD is an Indian scholar, environmental activist, food sovereignty advocate, ecofeminist and anti-globalization author who will be speaking on the broken global food system and the link between soil health and human health.

Drew Ramsey, MD is a psychiatrist, author, and farmer. He is a clear voice in the mental health conversation and one of psychiatry’s leading proponents of using nutritional interventions. He is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is also the founder of Brain Food Clinic in New York City, offering treatment and consultation for depression, anxiety and emotional wellness concerns on the link between nutrition and mental wellness. In his presentation, he will be addressing the link between nutrition and mental health.

Chelsea Dorsett RD, LD is an integrative care Registered and Licensed Dietitian aiming to find the root cause of disease through medical nutrition who will be speaking on the importance of eating real, whole food and how to translate nutrition guidance into practical tips regarding food selection and preparation.

Vyvyane Loh, MD is board certified in Obesity Medicine and Internal Medicine. Dr. Loh is founder of Transform Alliance for Health, a center for Metabolic Health and Lifestyle Medicine. She is an expert in ethnic difference in cardiometabolic health and will present on the current status of metabolic health in the U.S., ethnic disparities in the risk for chronic illness and COVID-19 and the role of food as both a causative factor and solution. Her website is found at: https://www.transform-afh.com/our-team-at-transform-alliance-for-health-newton-ma.

Mark Cucuzzella, MD is board certified in Family Medicine. Professor West Virginia University School of Medicine, Air Force Reserve Lieutenant Colonel (ret). Dr. Cucuzzella will speak on the updated science of Type 2 diabetes remission utilizing therapeutic carbohydrate reduction with a focus on whole foods, sleep, and exercise. He will also address the changes he has implemented within his hospital and the medical school curriculum to increase the understanding of insulin resistance. His website is at www.DrMarksdesk.com.

Christine Jones, PhD is an an expert in her teachings of air, land and water sciences and founder of Amazing Carbon and Carbon for Life Incorporated, in order to publicize an efficient, effective and prosperous way for Australian farmers and citizens to eradicate mass emissions of greenhouse gases and improve soil quality in order to create an abundance of thriving resources for Australian produce. Jones will be speaking on optimizing the liquid carbon pathway and microbial diversity in healthy soil. Her website is: www.amazingcarbon.com

Cecily Clark-Ganheart, MD, FACOG is board certified in Maternal/Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Obesity Medicine. Dr. Clark-Ganheart will speak about racial disparities in health and wellness and her approach to addressing metabolic syndrome. Her website is https://thefastingdoctor.com

Tamara Melton, MS, RDN co-founded Diversify Dietetics to increase the number of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in the dietetics profession. Ms. Melton will speak about how a diversity of perspectives improves outcomes for patients and expands the knowledge base of all providers. Her website is https://diversifydietetics.org

Paula Penn-Nabrit, JD is an author, businesswoman, and community gardener in Columbus, Ohio. Ms. Penn-Nabrit will talk about the community garden she established on her church’s (The Church of Christ of the Apostolic Faith) property, and how partnerships like the ones she and her church have pursued with The Ohio State University, FarmsSHARE (Farms Serving Health and Racial Equity), and the Ohio Farmers Market Network are a model that can be used anywhere to improve access to fresh, whole produce and to promote equity. The garden (Charles Madison Nabrit Memorial Garden) is on Facebook: https://facebook.com/CMNMG