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Friday, August 12 • 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Poster: Culling Our Sacred Cows—Examining Some of Our 'New Conventional Wisdom'

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The topic of diet, health and human nutrition has been profoundly influenced by those who believe that eating animal products causes various chronic diseases. The realms of environmentalism and “sustainability” have been influenced by similar mindsets, resulting in the belief that animal agriculture harms the environment. Researchers and others holding these world views have formed incorrect conclusions from the associations perceived in dubious observational studies. This contamination of the “conventional wisdom” has also influenced the “new conventional wisdom” held within the Ancestral Health community. Justus von Liebig’s “Law of the Minimum” from plant nutrition can be applied to human health and nutrition to evaluate claims regarding the nutritional content, food safety, and environmental impact of food produced by varying methods.

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Peter Ballerstedt

Peter received his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky in 1986, specializing in forage management and utilization, minoring in ruminant nutrition. He was the forage extension specialist at Oregon State University from 1986 until 1992 and is currently the Forage Product Manager at... Read More →

Friday August 12, 2016 2:40pm - 4:10pm MDT