Opening Keynote: Sugar - Good, Bad & Evil
by Dr. Georges M. Halpern, M.D, PhD
Past Professor of Medicine & Nutrition, University of California, Davis, and Hong Kong diverse Institutions
Since the dawn of agriculture and creation of cities, humans have been preoccupied with Food – not much as a source of nutrients, but as an endless source of pleasure. Food science and knowledge of human physiology are still mostly black boxes; and will remain so as ever moving targets. We will discuss the omnipresence of Orthorexia and how Sugar influences basic physiological pleasure. Emphasis will be on the Glycemic Index, but even more, the role of taste and how sweetness can rapidly induce addiction will be covered.
About the speaker:
A French and US citizen, Georges M. Halpern is a trained cook, an MD [Internal Medicine & Allergy/Immunology] and a PharmDSc [Pharmaceutical Sciences & Nutrition]. Georges has worked and lectured in 143 countries and is currently focusing his research on environmental public health issues.
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