Nourish Vermont: Traditional Foods and Health Gathering

nourish 2019
Date: 
Friday, May 31, 2019 to Saturday, June 1, 2019
Time: 9:00AM–5:00PM Friday & Saturday
Event Type: 
Special Event
Location: Coach Barn
Fee: Sliding scale, $25-$100 each day (includes lunch Friday & Saturday) tuition assistance available upon request.

Come learn the core principles of traditional diets and explore how lifestyle and the environment in which you live impacts health.

Hosted at Shelburne Farms, Nourish Vermont is a program generously funded by The Forrest C. and Frances H. Lattner Foundation.  

Food served will align with the principles presented by the speakers, including nutrient-dense, locally and organically grown vegetables, pastured and grass–fed meat, raw dairy products, and fermented vegetables, all skillfully prepared by Chef Frank Pace of The Great Northern located in Burlington.

Exhibitors & Marketplace: Local and regional producers, therapeutic practitioners, and Nourish Vermont sponsoring organizations and businesses will be tabling in the East Hall of the Coach Barn. Many items will be for sample and sale.

Schedule of presenters posted by early May.


Katy Bowman | Move Your DNA: The Difference Between Exercise and Movement (and Why it Matters)

We are currently experiencing a pandemic of sedentarism. This sedentarism is an entirely new, entirely unprecedented environment for the human body, which does not cope well with a lack of mechanical input. We’ve been told we need to “move more,” but what does that mean, exactly? What counts as moving more? Regular movement doesn’t only affect our body composition and the state of our heart and skeletal muscles; through a process called mechanotransduction, our cells’ behavior changes when they’re moved. Movement influences the expression of our genes.

Animal bodies, including humans’, do not require exercise—they require movement. In order to be fully moved, humans need the almost constant, widely varied movement conditions in which human bodies evolved. Currently our society is almost entirely movement-free while our bodies’ need for movement is very high; thus we are experiencing an evolutionary mismatch when it comes to movement, both in terms of volume and distribution. A commonly proposed solution to sedentarism is exercise, which both technically and ideologically is limited to a very small section of a day, a handful of minutes per week—drastically different from the conditions that formed our physiology.

To understand why physical inactivity is a leading cause of non-communicable disease and disability, we must also understand: that movement is both a whole-body and a local (part-by-part) phenomenon; the process of mechanotransduction; and the cellular adaptations to movement. To understand why the rate of inactivity is currently increasing in high-income countries, we must understand movement outsourcing and the impact of convenience on our physiology. The key to moving our bodies more lies in understanding what movement is, how it works, and most importantly how it can fit easily into our daily lives, which was where it came from in the first place. To move ourselves well, we must understand the nature of movement.

Katy Bowman is an internationally recognized biomechanist, author, and movement science communicator, Katy Bowman has both the skill and passion for reintroducing movement into people’s everyday lives. Her books, including the bestselling Move Your DNA, Dynamic Aging, and Diastasis Recti, have been critically acclaimed and translated worldwide.  Bowman is the founder of Nutritious Movement and directs and teaches at the Nutritious Movement Center Northwest in Washington state, consults on research and on movement-rich community and educational space design, and spends as much time as possible moving outside with her husband and children.


Nicolas Pineault How to Combat Electro-Pollution with Ancestral Practices

The levels of electrosmog generated by modern wireless technologies we’re exposed to are now at unprecedented levels, and an increasing number of people are feeling its side effects: fatigue, depression, anxiety, fertility issues, and an overall reduction in overall health. Luckily, multiple ancestral practices can help alleviate and even reverse the effects of this electro-pollution.

Nicolas Pineault is an investigative health journalist, educator and advocate for safe technologies. In 2017, he authored The Non-Tinfoil Guide to EMFs — an unconventional book endorsed by top health authorities such as Dr. Mercola, and which tackles the very serious topic of electromagnetic pollution with humor and common sense. He since launched the Electrosmog Rx online course, with the goal of educating 100,000 health practitioners how to prevent, diagnose and treat EMF-related illness. You can find more about Nick’s work on EMFBook.com and ElectrosmogRX.com


Mark Schaztker The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor

Since the 1940s, whole foods we grow have been getting gradually blander, thanks to industrialized food production that prizes quantity and not quality. Simultaneously, we have taken great leaps forward in flavor technology, creating a billion-dollar industry that engineers ultra processed foods for maximal deliciousness. The result is a national cuisine that increasingly resembles the paragon of flavor manipulation: Doritos. As food becomes increasingly bland and leached of nutrients, we dress it up with calories and flavor chemicals to make it delicious again.  With in-depth scientific and historical research, The Dorito Effect tells the story of how the very nature of deliciousness itself has changed, and how this is influencing what people eat, and how much, and it explores the fascinating but controversial relationship between the flavors we like and the nutrients we need. We’ve been telling ourselves that our “addiction” to palatable food is the problem, but it is actually the solution. Schatzker documents the exciting new developments in plant science that will allow us to eat healthier and live longer by enjoying flavor the way nature intended. Flavor isn’t our enemy. Flavor is nature’s language of nutrition. We need to bring the flavor of food back in line with the nutrition provides our bodies.

Mark Schaztker is the author of The Dorito Effect and Steak. His award-winng journalism has appeared in in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Condé Nast Traveler and Best American Travel Writing. He is a field reporter for The Dr. Oz Show as well as a radio columnist for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He lives in Toronto with his wife and three children.


Zach Bush |  The Soil Microbiome, Ground Zero of our Modern Disease Epidemics

The exponential rise in the prevalence of chronic disease in the developed world is staggering, and threatens the financial and political stability of the developed nations around the world. In the US, 46% of our children now carry a chronic disease diagnosis. This is in stark contrast to the chronic disease burden of 4% in the US population (including all ages) in the 1960s. Research from around the globe suggests that a combination of genomic, autoimmune, nutritional, and environmental factors are now contributing to the collapse of health in our children and adults. Not surprisingly, the diseases in our domesticated animals – from pets to livestock – have followed a similar trajectory. While this may seem overwhelming, the fact that each of these systems seemed to approach collapse at the same time, would suggest that there is a root cause event that has setoff the cascade of systemic complications. This talk explores the role of the microbiome and agriculture system as ground zero of this humanitarian crisis, providing new insights for consumers and health practitioners alike.

Zach Bush, MD is a triple board-certified physician with expertise in internal medicine, endocrinology, and hospice care.  His basic science and clinical research over the last 17 years has moved from chemotherapy development to the role of the microbiome in human health.  As founder and CEO of Seraphic Group, Inc. Zach has started over a dozen companies in pursuit of root cause solutions in the areas of health, energy, and ecology.  Through his teams’ investigation in these areas, he has discovered that disruption of natural carbon cycles is common in all sectors.  With this unifying science, he has launched a global education campaign with the Farmer’s Footprint docuseries and non-profit, that brings consumer and corporate support to farmers prepared to transition from chemical farming to regenerative agriculture and create a healthier future. 


Beth Lambert is the Founder and Executive Director of Epidemic Answers, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about the epidemic of chronic illness affecting our youth, and helping parents find healing solutions. She is also the creator and Executive Producer of The Documenting Hope Project. Beth is the author of A Compromised Generation: The Epidemic of Chronic Illness in America’s Children (Sentient, 2010). She is a former healthcare consultant and teacher. She attended Oxford University and graduated with honors from Williams College. She holds an M.A. in American Studies, with a concentration in American Healthcare, from Fairfield University. Beth is the mother of three young children, and is passionate about preventing chronic illnesses in children.


Jason Prall is a Longevity and Optimal Health Practitioner who works remotely with individuals around world to provide solutions for those struggling with weight loss or suffering from complex health issues that their doctors have been unable to resolve.  As a nationally-recognized speaker and host of the You, Optimized. Radio show, he’s been able to share his unique and innovative approach with a global audience, which has facilitated the transformation of thousands of lives with simple, practical, and powerful solutions to combat chronic health conditions and drastically improve quality of life.


Dr. Ted Achacoso (Co-Founder, Chief Science Officer, and Medical Director, European Double-Board Certified in Nutritional Medicine and Anti-Aging Medicine) is a man who never takes himself seriously but takes his work seriously. A college graduate in biology at the age of 18 and a doctor of medicine at the age of 22, he is the founding pioneer of the clinical practice of Health Optimization Medicine and Practice (HOMe/HOPe), which is the detection and correction of imbalances at the level of the metabolome. Dr. Ted is extremely lucky with mentors. He was mentored by Thierry Hertoghe, the founding pioneer of Anti-Aging Medicine and Nutritional Medicine (Dr. Ted is double board-certified, Paris). He was mentored by William S. Yamamoto, the founding pioneer of Medical Informatics and an Artificial Intelligence researcher (Washington, DC). He was mentored by D. Wayne Silby, the founding pioneer of Socially Responsible Investing and Finance (Washington, DC). He was mentored by three Philippine pioneers in Interventional Neuroradiology, Neurology, and Pharmacology/Toxicology (Manila).

His representative body of work includes a book containing the first ever neural circuitry database (“connectome”) for an organism, journal articles, US patents, software, grants, and recorded interviews, webcasts, podcasts, and speaking engagements in the areas of: (1) artificial ethology, computational neuroethology,  biomathematical modeling of nervous systems, and computability of consciousness, (2) medical informatics, medical decision-making, connectionist systems, and expert systems, (3) computer-assisted imaging, edge detection algorithms, and telehealth, (4) virtual group dynamics, communication, and collaboration methods (He created the first wireless groupware), (5) parallel, cluster, cloud, and distributed emergent computing, (6) predictive complex adaptive system modeling of financial time series, and (7) health optimization medicine including metabolomics, epigenetics, bioenergetics, gut microbiota, exposomics, chronobiology, and evolutionary medicine.

He is based in Washington, DC, maintains a tricontinental HOMe practice (North America, Europe, Asia), and performs HOMe/HOPe lecturing and mentoring to doctors and practitioners. Dr. Ted provides international corporate consulting activities involving nutritional supplement formulation and the establishment of metabolomics, mitochondria, and microbiota laboratories. He strongly suspects that this world is an illusion projected as a hologram by the human biocrystal, and pushes to create deliberately sustainable, happy dreams instead of nightmares.

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Questions?  Please contact Tre McCarney [email protected]

To ensure this event is accessible to all, registration prices for Friday and Saturday are listed on a need-based sliding scale. We kindly ask that you select a ticket price for each day that feels affordable for you, while keeping in mind the needs of others and the costs associated with this event. Lunch is included in the price of admission.

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