Lectures and Seminars
Brenda Davis is an authoritative, entertaining and passionate speaker. Book her for your next medical, nutrition or health conference; for employee seminars or for lectures to the general public.
Select from the following topics, or request a topic of your choice:
1. Eating for Life...constructing the optimal diet.
What are the consequences of our food choices to human health, and
beyond human health? This presentation addresses current knowledge about diet and health, and practical ways to modify our diets to minimize disease risk, and maximize our protection. Dietary components that pose the greatest threat to health are discussed, and the greatest protectors highlighted. Specific guidelines for health and wellness are provided.
When it comes to nutrition and food, consumers are confused. Contradictions abound in the media, and it is difficult to separate myth from reality. This presentation takes aim at a number of common nutrition myths and delivers a solid, scientifically sound bottom-line for each. For a 1.5 hour presentation, select 7 myths, for
the one hour presentation, select 5:
3. Fight Disease with Food…and win.
Almost 70% of North Americans will die as a result of a diet and lifestyle-induced disease. Heart disease, type 2 diabetes and many forms of cancer can be prevented by making better choices. This presentation looks at the strength of the link between diet and disease and the steps we can take to prevent such diseases. It also provides compelling evidence that diet and lifestyle intervention provides the safest, most powerful treatment of all. Simple, effective steps individuals can take to restore health and well being are provided.
4. Defeating Diabetes.
This is a presentation that partners with Brenda's latest book, Defeating Diabetes. It examines the epidemic of type 2 diabetes, and how individuals can make the diet and lifestyle choices that will give them the best possible chance of defeating this disease. This discussion challenges many of the commonly held beliefs about diabetes, including the optimal quantity and sources of carbohydrates, fiber, protein and fat, including essential fatty acids.
5. Defeating Diabetes...lessons from the Marshall Islands
The Marshall Islands, in addition to many other Pacific Islands are riddled
with type 2 diabetes. Brenda, and a team of experts are attempting to reverse this epidemic using aggressive diet and lifestyle intervention. Learn about the project, the people and their health transformations. The Diabetes Wellness Program provides hope for the people of the Marshall Islands, and inspiration to people here at home.
6. Cutting Edge Vegetarian Nutrition/Cutting Edge Vegan Nutrition (select one).
Vegetarian and vegan diets can provide numerous health advantages, but they are not fool-proof. Nutrients that may be of concern to vegetarians or vegans include protein, iron, zinc, calcium, vitamin D, vitamin B12, essential fatty acids and iodine. This presentation provides detailed information on each, including practical guidelines to ensure that all nutrient needs are met. It pairs perfectly with the books The New Becoming Vegetarian and Becoming Vegan.
Heart disease is preventable and fortunately very treatable by diet and lifestyle intervention. This presentation provides an understandable explanation of coronary artery disease, examines outstanding research studies and provides practical guidelines for powerful treatment.
8. Fat Wars.
This lecture explores the many controversies surrounding dietary fat. It covers three core issues - how much fat people need, how to achieve optimal fatty acid intake and balance, and the best sources of fat in the diet. This lecture answers many of the questions consumers have about dietary fat, and provides practical guidelines for fine tuning the fat in the diet.
9. Dare to Be Dairy-Free.
presentation takes an in-depth look at dairy products, their risks and benefits, and the power of the dairy industry. It provides detailed guidelines for constructing a healthful, calcium and vitamin D-rich diet without a single drop of dairy.
10. Maximizing Essential Fatty Acid Status in Vegetarians.
Vegetarians, and particularly vegans, may have sub-optimal essential fatty acid status. This lecture takes a very complicated area of nutritional science and de-mystifies it. The stage is set with diagrams, definitions and current knowledge in this area. Detailed guidelines are provided that will assist vegetarians and vegans in making choices that will help to maximize essential fatty acid status.
This presentation addresses the major diet and nutrition blunders made
by vegetarians and vegans and how they can be avoided. The seven steps that are explored include:
Lecture Fee Schedule: $1500* per event + expenses.
* fee is negotiable for non-profits. Please contact Brenda directly.