Episode 38

Let's Talk Taste with Sherry, Saving the Earth One Flavor at a Time

As what typically happens with the brilliant guests on the show, Dan Kittredge of the Bionutrient Association and Bionutrient Institute completely validates my work from a scientific and embodiment perspective!

Dan Kittredge is the Founder and Executive Director of The Bionutrient Association and The Bionutrient Association (formerly the Real Food Campaign). Dan and his team have created a consumer ready, open sourced nutrient detection device that is designed to collect data that corresponds to nutrient density of foods. In this episode Dan brilliantly points out that our bodies are so much more scientifically complex than his device! Now, of course, this doesn't take away from the amazing technology that his team has created.

To be able to physically collect and compare nutrient density based upon environment and farming practices is a technology that could shake up the food world. If that isn't exciting enough, having this data to compare then allows us, as humans with functioning taste buds, to also do a taste comparison, thus demonstrating that indeed, our taste buds can detect nuances of nutrition.

THIS EPISODE IS A DON'T MISS EPISODE!!!

If you don't have a whole hour right now, schedule time later or follow these highlights:

4:30 - The correlation of flavor and nutrients is REAL

Dan: "30% of our genetic code is dedicated to aroma and taste. For whatever reason, nature seems to think that we need the senses and aroma and flavor to guide us because things that have better flavor are inherently more nutritious.

6:28 Dan: "It doesn't matter what the food is, there are massive variations in nutrient levels"

6:36 Dan "What we have right now is epidemic levels of non communicable diseases or chronic illness which data shows correlates directly with nutrient deficiencies"

7:05 Dan "Start eating food that tastes better, which means more nutritious, then these symptoms of chronic illness can reverse itself"

7:30 Dan "There's a massive opportunity for food to have a very positive effect on our well being."

8:10 Dan "We haven't been trained to trust our sense of taste."

8:39 Dan and Sherry discuss if an organic carrot tastes better.

8:50 Dan "The point (of food quality) now is nutritional value, which is the flavor. Our work is to establish a function of the supply chain where people can make decisions on the inherent nutritional value/flavor."

9:37 (the goal is that) Dan "Consumers have the opportunity to make decisions based upon nutritional value/flavor as opposed to other marketing labels

12:04 Sherry reflects on how food has changed and created the demand for manufactured flavors.

12:57 Dan. "We have a scientific instrument- OUR BODIES! It's about tuning within more than tuning without. We've been trained to get knowledge outside of ourselves somehow."

16:22 Dan and Sherry share their admiration of Mark Schatzker's work.

18:12 Sherry discusses how her Ted talk correlated choosing flavor to supporting regenerative farmers.

Dan agrees " I agree 100% with you! This is our opportunity to choose what we build our bodies out of, which either gives us bigger vitality and pleasure or sickness and disease.

20:45 The technology behind the Bionutrient Device

25:00 Dan "We're doing all of the science stuff so that you can feel safe trusting your body~"

26:52 Sherry "ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS BE SELFISH ABOUT FLAVOR!"

28:10 Dan is accused of being in Sherry's brain for her Tedx talk.

34:55 Turning fear around our food situation into hope and solutions.

36:00 Sherry and Dan discuss the calorie/energy concept of food

42:32 Dan "God/nature gave you a profound instrument of knowing. It's about re-directing your energy from something conceptual to something visceral."

DON'T MISS THIS EPISODE!!!



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