Free Webinar, The Autism Revolution: Thinking about environment and food

Healthy Food Action invites you to attend this Healthy Food, Healthy Farms Webinar Series presention 

Monday, June 11, 2012  12pm PDT/3pm EDT.

Conditions affecting children’s behavior and brain development, like autism and ADHD, are exploding in prevalence. The CDC estimates autism now is diagnosed in 1-in-88 children, a more than 70 percent increase over just six years. These increases leave many parents, and clinicians, with questions about what’s causing autism and how we can work to prevent it.

Join us on June 11 where we’ll hear from Martha Herbert, MD, PhD, a Harvard pediatric neurologist with a brand new book, The Autism Revolution: Whole body strategies for making life all it can be. Renee Dufault,a retired FDA toxicologist and former officer in the US Public Health Service, has coauthored three recent peer-reviewed studies, the latest of which has been published in the Journal of Clinical Epigenetics. The study models how certain dietary factors like vitamin deficiencies or high fructose corn syrup consumption could impact complex metabolic functions governing the body’s ability to eliminate toxic chemicals, indirectly contributing to autism and other disorders. Kathleen Schuler of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy moderates.


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