I'm planning on doing a number of posts over a number of days about the monumental Ancestral Health Symposium 2011 (AHS11) on the beautiful campus of UCLA. And I'll also put up some pics I took and others took. If you attended and took pictures and would like to share them with others, please email to me. My address is on the About page.
I thought I'd kick it off with my presentation yesterday afternoon. The AHS11 was science heavy, as you can imagine just by looking at the schedule of speakers (PDF), as well as the abstracts of their presentations (PDF). As a blogger who blogs about various things from a largely personal perspective, which is kind of the point of a "blog" in the first place, I decided to keep the same focus.
I was very pleased with the number of folks who came. I'd estimate in excess of 200. Lots of people standing in the back and off to the sides.
Eventually the video will be out and you'll have the whole context, but in the meantime, here's the PDF version of my slide deck. The presentation ran 35 minutes, which left 10 for Q&A, and there were at least three people still in line when we ran out of time. With a show of hands at the beginning, looks like at least 90% of those in attendance were readers of this blog. I appreciate your patronage as well as the dozens of folks before and after the presentation who came up to me to thank me for this blog. I was really at a loss for what to say most of the time except for a simple "thank you." Many people approached Beatrice as well. Thanks for that. Seth Roberts, author of The Shangri-La Diet, told me that out of every presenter at the Symposium, my info on this blog has been of the most use and help to him. He also got up during the Q&A period and testified that he has been soap free since shortly after my first post on it.
So how was the presentation received? Well, judge for yourself from the #AHS11 Tweet Stream. Click to open full size.
I'm glad that almost everyone seemed to like it.
Update: When this post was first published it included my opinion of the opinion expressed by one of the Tweeters. After exchanging emails with her, following each other on Twitter and basically becoming twuds (tweet buds?), I really don't want the negative shit up here any more. Besides, it has long been my policy that there's plenty enough stuff in the world to hit & run, slash & burn over, other than petty disputes with others in the community, especially those doing good work (and she is). I'll also delete the comments that reference any of this directly. So, my bad. It's over.