Today we had the chance to film Dr. Kent Thornburg of the Moore Institute for Nutrition and Wellness at Oregon Health and Science University giving a talk at the 10th annual Portland Vegfest. We were so excited to find a whole festival celebrating vegetables. There are various speakers giving talks to health professionals and the general public, informational booths and cooking demonstrations.
Dr. Thornburg presented his talk about epigenetics and the impacts of maternal health on the lifelong health of the individual. Did you know that birth weight is one of the most important predictors of future heart disease and diabetes risk? This and so much more will be explored further in our upcoming documentary.
In the meantime if you are in the Portland area this weekend the veggie celebration continues September 27-28. All are welcome! The festival states that it supports Portland’s vegan, vegetarian and veg-curious community, and honestly I think we should all be a little more veg-curious. Hope to see you there!