Scientific Program

Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend 2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Nutritional Science and Therapy Philadelphia, USA.

Day 1 :

Keynote Forum

Andrea Beaman

Natural Foods Chef, USA

Keynote: Ancient wisdom and seasonal eating

Time : 11:20-11:45

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Biography:

Andrea Beaman is a Natural Foods Chef, thyroid expert, author, and television host dedicated to alternative healing and sustainable\r\nliving. Andrea was recently voted by Greatist.com as one of the top 100 most influential health and fitness experts in 2012. She\r\nwas a featured contestant on Bravo’s hit reality TV show, Top Chef (season 1) and is a regularly featured food and health expert\r\non CBS News, and is the host of the Award Nominated, Fed UP! A cooking show that educates guests and viewers how to cook\r\nfor, and cure bodily ailments. She maintains www.AndreaBeaman.com, her personal website that offers recipes, video blogs,\r\nfood tips, holistic health coaching, books, DVD’s, and inspiring health-related content. As an inspirational keynote speaker, she\r\nteaches fun cooking classes and health seminars to a wide base of clients and students at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition,\r\nthe Natural Gourmet Cooking School, The James Beard House, Kripalu, The Open Center, The 92nd Street Y, and other venues\r\naround the country to thousands of students annually. Most recently, she was the keynote speaker at The Holistic Mom’s Network\r\nin Chicago, The Gaia’s Women’s Wellness Conference in New York, and the Take Back Your Health Conference in Virginia, and\r\nshe speaks to many other audiences in other venues. Andrea teaches an advanced Master Coaching Program for health coaches\r\nand practitioners around the world that are invested in the wellness industry and healing arts. The students learn how to further\r\ntheir practice using ancient techniques and understanding their client\'s personal and physical condition. Andrea is the author of\r\nThe Whole Truth - How I Naturally Reclaimed My Health, and You Can Too! and The Eating and Recipe Guide - Better Food, Better\r\nHealth, and Health is Wealth - Make a Delicious Investment in You! Through her books, DVD’s and classes, Andrea makes learning\r\nabout health, food, and positive lifestyle activities, an uplifting experience.

Abstract:

Hippocrates, the ancient Greek philosopher, taught his students that disease was not a punishment inflicted\r\nby the gods as was thought by the Greeks, rather it was the product of environmental factors, diet, and\r\nliving habits. Hippocrates said, “First consider the nature of man: then consider his food, environment, customs,\r\nand mode of life. We view the whole man. Not his disease.” When Andrea Beaman was diagnosed with Thyroid\r\nDisease none of the doctors viewed her in her entirety - they didn’t question her diet, lifestyle, or her relationship\r\nto nature. They saw her disease and therefore could only see one small piece of the puzzle. What you put your\r\nattention on grows and, if all we see is disease, then that is what grows. Had Andrea’s doctors applied the ancient\r\nHippocratic model of healing they would have been able to clearly see that she was out of balance on many\r\nlevels. Her diet was horrible, her lifestyle was chaotic, she had little connection to nature and her environment,\r\nand her relationship to her “self” was in disharmony. All of these factors contributed to her dysfunction.\r\nModern medical practice is designed to detect disease first, and then treat symptoms of that disease. It neglects\r\nenvironmental factors, nature, food, and living habits. This is a reversed model from what the great philosophers\r\nstated. Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” So that’s where Andrea began;\r\nshe changed the quality of her diet and incorporated healing foods as her medicine. With each passing season,\r\nher body grew stronger and healthier and her mind became clearer. She knew there was more to healing that\r\nshe needed to understand. Human beings are out of balance on many levels and don’t fully understand our\r\nconnection to nature, the seasons, the environment, our food and living habits, and our self. This is one of the\r\nmain reasons millions of us are chronically suffering with so many preventable diseases like cancer, arthritis,\r\nimmune deficiencies, infertility, diabetes, digestive disorders, kidney stones and gallstones, thyroid disease,\r\nadrenal fatigue, and other bodily disorders. Ancient sages and healers understood the inner workings of the\r\nbody and were able to alter the progression of disease, returning the patient to a balanced condition. One of the\r\nways they did this was by aligning the human being back to nature, and their connection to the environment.\r\nThey understood humans were connected to the universe, and to nature as the provider.\r\nTo heal our current health crises, we need to align with the wisdom of our ancestors. We need to discover\r\nthe truth of what they understood about the Endocrine system and how it relates to our relationship to ourselves,\r\nand the world around us. Ancient healers understood that man is a smaller version of the bigger universe. They\r\napplied the elements in nature to our human existence to find health, happiness, and deeper connection to\r\neverything. For us modern folks to become truly healthy, vibrant and connected, we need to understand the\r\nelements in nature and use it in our daily lives.

Keynote Forum

Dike O. Ukuku

U.S. Department of Agriculture, USA

Keynote: Produce safety and quality research at ERRC

Time : 10:05-10:30

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Biography:

Dike O’ Ukuku got his Ph.D. Food Microbiology from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, 1995. He is a Fellow of King-rnChaves-Parks Future Faculty, 1993, and a Fellow of Japan Society for Promotion of Science, 2006. He was invited to thernMembership of Science Advisory Board, 2009-present, a Gold Medalist, for Outstanding public Service 2009, USDA-OPEDArnUnsung Hero Award, 2010, Outstanding Technical Achievement for Food Safety, 2012 Award. Has authored or coauthored morernthan 60 publications. He is on editorial board membership of three scientific journals, has numerous invitations to act as an in depthrnsubject matter expert for manuscripts submitted to scientific journals, as well as Grant programs including USDA’s SBIR phase 1,rnBARD and 1890 Institutions.

Abstract:

There are many reports of disease due to consumption of fruits and vegetables that were contaminated onrnthe surface with enteric pathogens. Therefore, the safety of fresh-cut melons and other produce availablernin salad-bar operations and supermarkets is a concern. Physical and chemical treatments are used in foodrnprocessing to eliminate, or at least reduce, the population of pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms. Also,rnseveral nonthermal technologies for food processing have been developed and commercialized, includingrnultraviolet processing of apple cider and radio frequency processing of orange juice. The objective here is tornsummarize some of the work on produce safety and quality research done at Eastern Regional Research Centerrnusing our own in house processing technologies. The efficacy of these technologies on bacterial inactivation onrnproduce will be elucidated and processing techniques that can achieve up to 5 log reduction of bacteria werernrecommended.

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Biography:

Mulchand Patel received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo. His research has been supported by grants from the NIH since 1971. He has published over 230 research papers and reviews. He has served as a member of the Editorial Broads of several prestigious journals including the Journal of Biological Chemistry and has served on several NIH Study Sections. He is a member of American Society for Nutrition (since 1971) and American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (1974).

Abstract:

Altered nutritional experiences in early life (fetal period and infancy) due to developmental plasticity can predispose the individual for the development of metabolic disorders in adulthood. To induce metabolic programming effects in the immediate postnatal period rat pups were reared on a milk formula enriched in carbohydrate calorie (HC formula) until the time of weaning. The HC rat pups developed immediate onset of hyperinsulinemia associated with specific alterations in pancreatic islet structure and beta cell function as well as increased parasympathetic nervous system activity. Additionally, specific alterations in the expression of neuropeptides in the hypothalamus of HC pups contributed to increased insulin secretion by their effect on PNS activity. These changes persisted into the post-weaning period resulting in chronic hyperinsulinemia and hyperphagia predisposing to the development of adult-onset obesity. The changes in the expression of the Npy and Pomc genes in the hypothalamus are supported by DNA methylation and histone 3 acetylation and methylation patterns of these two genes. Food restriction by pair-feeding normalized body growth rates as wellrnas plasma hormonal levels in pair-fed HC rats in the post-weaning period. However, when pair-fed HC rats were given a choice for ad libitum feeding, these rats demonstrated hyperphasia and reestablished HC metabolic phenotype. This result indicated that the programmed predisposition for the hypersecretory capacity of isletsrnand the hyperphagic response in the HC rats could not be permanently erased by moderate food restriction. These findings indicate that increased consumption of carbohydrates in infancy can predispose for development of adult-onset obesity.

Keynote Forum

Renata Dobrila-Dintinjana

University Hospital Rijeka, Croatia

Keynote: Is it possible to prevent tumors with nutritive supplements?

Time : 11:20-11:45

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Biography:

Renata Dobrila Dintinjana is working as a Professor of Internal medicine, specialist of Internal medicine, subspecialist of Medical Oncology. Currently she is Head of Radiotherapy and Oncology Clinic, University Hospital Rijeka, Croatia. Her research interests are Gastrointestinal Cancers, Supportive Cancer Care, especially nutrition. She has published various chapters in 7 books and more than 30 research papers. She is member of EACR, ESMO, ASCO, MASCC and Coordinator for Oncology Section of IASGO.

Abstract:

We now know that about 80% of the tumors related to environmental factors, including what we eat, drink and breathe. A few decades scientists have been trying to find a nutritional factor that would be innocuous, easily applicable and which would have a significant impact on the prevention of tumors or which will be able to prevent the growth of tumor cells. Till now it was conducted over 60 studies related to cancer prevention; only 9 were randomized and placebo-controlled with more than 1,000 patients controlled long enough. Huge amounts of money has been spent but conclusive findings still have not been obtained. In vitro, vitamins A, C, E, selenium, coenzyme Q10, N-acetyl-cysteine, glutathione reduce the damage caused by oxidative processes. And what aout “in vivo”? Six studies investigated the effect of addition of antioxidants on recurrence and survival, from which three showed no effect, two had limited effect and one showed indeterminate result. Mayo Clinic has conducted three double-blind study in 367 patients with advanced cancer. All were given 10 grams of vitamin C per day, but without any positive effect. Results of studies with nutritional supplements are often contradictory. In “Alpha Tocopherol Beta carotene Cancer Prevention Study” alpha tocopherol 50 mg daily resulted in 41% reduction in mortality rate in prostate cancer. But giving beta carotene at a dose of 20 mg per day increased by 23% the incidence of prostate cancer in smokers! In one study, increased fiber intake led to a 77% decrease in the risk of cardia cancer and increased antioxidant intake reduces the risk of esophageal squamous-cell carcinoma by 40% and adenocarcinoma by 50%. Unfortunately, these results are not confirmed in other later studies. Which are therefore present challenges in nutrition research in cancer? It all starts with the evidence obtained in laboratory experiments, then it should follow testing on humans in clinical trials, and finally an effective nutritional support should be spread throughout the community. The end result should be a drug derived from the nutrients that would treat cancer. Currently any intervention with nutritional supplements are ineffective in invasive and extended or metastatic cancer. Dietary interventions can be directed to the period before the tumor becomes invasive in patients in whom genetic testing has confirmed that they are in high risk group for cancer development. However we cannot ignore the exceptional importance of nutritional support in the reversion of tumor cachexia and the importance of maintaining patient weight, muscle mass, quality of life, all of which leads to the possibility of long-term application of chemo and radio therapy and thus to longer survival.

Break: Coffee Break 11:45-12:00 @ Mezzanine Level Foyer