Michael Wargovich from the University of Texas San Antonio is putting his research where is mouth is, literally. He has not only shown that the “Western” diet is part of the reason that industrialized societies have much higher cancer rates than do third world nations, he is helping people do something about it.
He is going to be joined by chef Iverson Brownell, the host of the “Offshore Adventures” series where they will be discussing the nutrients that most Americans are lacking from their diet and helping to teach them how to change their eating habits to reduce their risk for cancer without sacrificing the things they love.
“Our westernized diet is a big contributor to our higher rates of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity and other chronic diseases,” says Dr. Wargovich. “But it is possible to put many of these spices and foods back into our diet without giving up the things we enjoy.”
The problem with the western diet is not just what is in it, it is partly what is not. There are certain fundamental ingredients that the human body needs that never make it onto our plates. The good doctor will be helping chef Brownell with a cooking demonstration to help explain how these items can be put back into our eating regiment without ruining the flavor of some great dishes.
Their presentation will be part of the Cancer Therapy & Research Center’s free lecture on April 11th.
CTRC’s Cancer Demonstration
Date: April 11th
Time: 6 pm
Location: H-E-B Partner Center, 4949 Rittiman Road