February 19, 2007

Living well in a toxic world is the topic of upcoming Purdue talk

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Finding out what foods can best help you survive in a toxic world is the topic of a talk that will take place on Thursday (Feb. 22) at Purdue University.

Steve Nugent, a physician and president of the International Association of Complementary Medicine, will provide insight and advice on how to establish a healthy diet for the 21st century. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 3-4:30 p.m. in Stewart Center, Room 310.

Nugent will offer suggestions on how to provide the right nutrients needed in order to achieve good health.

"Optimal health is dependent upon adequate cell-to-cell communication," Nugent said. "Unfortunately, our modern diet is often devoid of the nutrients that facilitate this communication, and that can lead to degenerative conditions, cell toxicity and diseases."

Nugent is past president emeritus of the American Naturopathic Medical Association. He graduated from the University of Michigan and has more than two decades of clinical practice experience in the field of medicine.

He is an internationally known expert in the therapeutic use of dietary supplements and a researcher in the connections between environmental toxins and diseases.

Nugent has authored several books, including "Nugent's Physicians Desk Reference for Applied Clinical Nutrition," "The Missing Nutrients" and "How to Survive on a Toxic Planet."

For more information, contact Robert Herrick, head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology and the Robert A. Hoffer Distinguished Professor, at (765) 494-7484, rherrick@purdue.edu.

Writer: Cynthia Sequin, (765) 494-4192, csequin@purdue.edu

Source: Robert Herrick, (765) 494-7484, rherrick@purdue.edu

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