Health Matters 2022: Personalized Nutrition with Christopher Gardner, PhD

Personalized Nutrition: Eating Well for Yourself and the Planet
Christopher Gardner, PhD, the Rehnborg Farquhar Professor of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine and Research Professor at Stanford Prevention Research Center

Moderated by: Cassy Christianson, Stanford Medicine Community Council Member

Vegan, low-fat, low-carb, keto, Mediterranean: Is there one type of diet that’s best for your personal health based on your unique genetic or metabolic makeup? How can you make your food choices more sustainable and less damaging to the planet without sacrificing flavor? Stanford professor and nutrition scientist Christopher Gardner, PhD, discusses the personalized nutrition trend—and whether the explosion of companies promising to help you find your optimal DNA- or microbiome-based diet are really onto something. Relaying his trials and tribulations in investigating optimal nutrition with an engaging blend of science and humor, Dr. Gardner explores whether we should ultimately, and more optimally, simply be choosing to eat food, not too much, mostly plants.

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