We are so, so lucky to live in a world where there is so much amazing information available for free to help us educate ourselves. This page sets out some interesting and important talks and lectures by key figures in the health world all available for free to help you ensure you are as informed as you possibly can be!

Dr. Robert Lustig: Sugar - The Bitter Truth (2009)

YouTube: University of California Television

Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic through their effects on insulin.

Dr. T Colin Campbell: The China Study (2008)

YouTube: Steve Henwood

Dr. T. Colin Campbell's lecture about his research, filmed at the First Unitarian Church on 12/08/2010 in downtown Portland, Oregon. This research served as the basis for his book, The China Study. His lecture is preceded by two clips describing his new movie, Forks Over Knives, a documentary about the relationship between diet and the occurrence of disease.

Michael Pollan: Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation

YouTube: Talks At Google

In "Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation," Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements-fire, water, air, and earth- to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink.

Arianna Huffington: Thrive

YouTube: Talks At Google

In April 2007, after years of around-the-clock work to launch and build The Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington collapsed from exhaustion and lack of sleep, injuring her eye and breaking her cheekbone. This talk outlines how this wake up call changed the way she lived her life and treated her body.