The Obesity Epidemic

Date: October 2, 2013

Teacher Name and Titles: Paul Ratté, ND

Ratté, Paul

The incidence of obesity and diabetes has increased dramatically in the last 50 years. This is most likely due to a shift in the standard American diet (aka SAD). This workshop will discuss the possible explanations for this epidemic to include:

  • The calorie hypothesis
  • The lipid hypothesis
  • The carbohydrate hypothesis
  • The food signaling hypothesis

Paul Ratté, ND is a naturopathic doctor and an assistant professor of clinical nutrition at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN. He creates personalized wellness programs for his patients that focus on blood sugar regulation, digestive health, adrenal health, and detoxification.