OPT Nutrition Series: The Science of Nutrition
April 21, 2012
Collar City CrossFit
Troy, New York
When: April 21, 2012 9AM to 5 PM
Where: Collar City Crossfit, Troy, New York Recommended Accomodations: Hilton Garden Inn Troy
The OPT Seminar: "The Science of Nutrition - The Basics" will delve into the dietary factors involved in the development of the metabolic syndrome and autoimmune diseases. The material will be supplemented with direct references to, and critical analyses of, the primary scientific literature on the subject of nutrition. Participants should leave the event with the knowledge required to eat for optimum health and performance as well as the ability to decipher the primary literature in order to further augment their knowledge of nutrition.
OPT teams up with Dr. Mathieu Lalonde. Mathieu Lalonde, Ph.D, is a research chemist with a genuine interest in human metabolism, nutritional biochemistry, health and athletic performance. Matt obtained his bachelor's degree of science with a concentration in chemistry from the University of Ottawa. He then moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts to pursue graduate studies in organic chemistry at Harvard University. Upon completing his Ph. D., Matt decided to examine the primary literature on the subject of nutrition with the rigor of the scientific method in mind. This painful yet enlightening process underscored the flawed logic and experiments that lead to today's largely erroneous nutritional advice. Matt aims to teach individuals how to interpret published material such that they can determine for themselves what is fact and what is unsound. Ultimately, Matt's goal is to truly help the general public attain optimum health and fitness through proper nutrition.