A major new study, conducted at the University of Colorado Denver's School of Medicine, has shown that a pregnant mother's diet not only sensitizes the fetus to smells and flavors, but physically changes the brain, directly impacting what the infant eats and drinks in the future. The study, funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health, was published Dec. 1, 2010 in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of Biological Sciences, a major biological research journal and picked up by Science Daily and other publications.
This is the final President's letter of 2010, and I wish all of you a wonderful and happy holiday season, and a robust and successful 2011. The current issue of the APPPAH Newsletter is focused on the recently concluded 2010 Congress at Asilomar Conference Grounds near Pacific Grove, CA, from Nov. 11-14. A wonderful and enriching time was had by all, and many participants said they plan to attend the next Congress November 17 - 20, 2011, in San Francisco, at the Kabuki Hotel. Please save the date! Barbara Findeisen is the Congress Chair and Bruce Lipton will be a featured speaker and workshop leader.
APPPAH member Sarah Buckley MD from Brisbane Australia is teaming up with New York-based Childbirth Connection to produce a report on the hormonal physiology of childbirth. Drawing on her scientific reading and research, encapsulated in her 2009 book Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering, Sarah and her worldwide team of reviewers, is drawing together scientific finding from a variety of disciplines to present a powerful case for the benefits of physiologic birth.