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NOFA sponsors SCD Seminar in Southern MA

November 20, 2014

The Northeast Organic Farmer's Association (NOFA) is sponsoring a one-day SCD-related seminar/conference titled:

When the Belly is the Beast:
Dietary Interventions to Address Autism and Neuro-Degenerative Disease

When: December 4, 2014 - 9:30am to 4:00pm
Where: Bristol Community College, 777 Elsbree St, Fall River, MA

This seminar explains how environmental factors, including exposures to toxins in food and the environment, and the consumption of highly processed, nutrient-poor foods, are contributing to a wide range of chronic and neuro-degenerative illnesses in the population. These include autism, multiple sclerosis, dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, ADHD, ALS, and related disorders. Participants will learn how diets high in quality nutrient-dense foods support the brain as it attempts to repair itself, leading to improved behavior, mood, cognition, and muscular and neurological function.

Dietary intervention treatments highlighted in this seminar focus on providing excellent quality nutrition using whole, unprocessed foods that feed and nourish the body and brain. Among the approaches discussed will be the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) developed by Elaine Gottschall – presented by Raman Prasad of and Pamela Ferro of Hopewell Associates. Other speakers include Dr. Martha Herbert of Mass General Hospital and Kelly Barnhill of The Johnson Center for Child Health and Development.

You can find out more about it at:

Press release is available here.

You can use the NOFA link to sign up for the event if you are local. A full SCD lunch will be served!