Environmental Toxicants and our Food: Therapeutic Dietary Interventions and Systemic Changes

Live Webinar

This webinar will present the negative effects of environmental toxicants, strategies for minimizing exposure, and how RDN's can advocate for changes to the approach to food that supports the environment.

  • Release Date: December 8, 2021
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Date: December 8
Time: 7:30 - 9 p.m. (Central time)

In this presentation, Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, CD, will present research on the potential negative health effects of numerous environmental toxicants. She will provide useful strategies for minimizing exposure to external toxicants in our food supply and improving the channels of detoxification through realistic dietary and lifestyle modifications and therapeutic interventions. Additionally, she will examine the role of genetic variants and the potential use of supplementation to improve pathways. She will also discuss how our current food and agricultural system contribute to the presence of toxicants in our food supply and the ways that RDN's can advocate for systemic, institutional, and individual changes to create a healthier and more equitable approach to growing, producing, and accessing food that promotes wellness and supports the environment.

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Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, CD

Mary Purdy is an Integrative and Eco-Dietitian, with a master's degree from Bastyr University where she is currently adjunct faculty. She has been in clinical practice for over 12 years in both private practice, and as a clinical supervisor at Bastyr's Teaching Clinic and with the Wellness Company, Arivale, using a personalized medicine and functional nutrition approach. She has given over 100 nutrition workshops, speaks regularly at health and nutrition conferences, and was the keynote speaker at Bastyr University's Commencement Ceremony 2019. She was DIFM Chair 2017-2018 and has served on the board since 2012. She also serves on the board of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition. She is the co-author/creator of the revised Environmental Toxins, Exposure, and Elimination Module of the Certificate of Training Program offered by The Academy Center for Lifelong Learning and co-authored the Diet Appendix for The Anti-Inflammatory Diet chapter for the 14th& 15th ed. of Krause's Food & The Nutrition Care Process. Additionally, she hosts the podcast The Nutrition Show authored the books Serving the Broccoli Gods and The Microbiome Reset Diet, and is a tireless advocate for a sustainable food system that supports our environment and helps to mitigate climate change.

  • Release Date: December 8, 2021