About Heather Jacobsen

Heather Jacobsen is a researcher, writer and founder of the online wellness magazine, Stuffed Pepper. Heather is interested in how our modern diet is affecting chronic disease. She considers herself an “accidental nutritionist,” having learned more about nutrition than she ever set out to do, after delving into the medical literature regarding gluten, grains, celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. Heather has an MSc from the University of Kent in Canterbury (UK) and a BA from the University of Virginia. She was also once ordained as a Buddhist nun.

Talk Description

Most of us want to eat healthy and try to incorporate nutritional advice into our daily routines. Some of us even whole-heartedly adopt specific diets because we’ve heard, either from our doctor, from a friend or from a magazine on health tips, that this diet will solve most of our health problems. But unfortunately, most of the nutritional information we receive either has no real scientific basis, or does not present the whole picture.

I will discuss two examples where the research overwhelming suggests something different from what prominent authorities in nutrition are advising us, and open up the question as to why can’t we get this nutrition thing right? We have the capacity to, if we would just look at nutrition with unbiased science