The future of nutrition – How to eat today to change tomorrow | Lia Marlen Schmökel | TEDxFS

The future of nutrition – How to eat today to change tomorrow | Lia Marlen Schmökel | TEDxFS

NOTE FROM TED: While some viewers might find this talk helpful as a complementary approach, please do not look to this to for medical advice. This talk only represents the speaker’s personal interpretaion of diet and health. TEDx events are independently organized by volunteers. The guidelines we give TEDx organizers are described in more detail here:

Lia’s mission is to improve lives through the translation of sound nutrition research into practices for daily life and to foster a food system that serves the planet and its people. Her vision is a world in which natural resources are managed sustainably and good nutrition is accessible for everyone.
Lia Marlen Schmökel is visionary nutrition scientist, entrepreneur and speaker. Her expertise spans across multiple areas of nutrition, including preventing chronic diseases, developing alternatives to alcoholic beverages, and advocating a planet-conscious diet.

Lia founded the herbal health startup NOURI as well as NUTRITION HUB, Europe’s largest community for credentialed nutrition experts. Berlin-based NUTRITION HUB connects nutrition specialists with the nutrition industry, startups and NGOs in order to foster innovation and spread knowledge based on scientific evidence – leading to a better informed, more empowered consumer. Lia believes that when consumers know better, they make better choices for themselves and the world around them. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at


  1. HDloly on December 19, 2021 at 6:43 pm

    It makes me so upset that this is still a thing. Gov should’ve had pulled the plant-"base" nutrition recommendation back years ago. I did a good vegan diet, supplemented, and still got the worst mental health I’ve ever had. My doctors did all they could to help me, since they realised it had a dietary component to it, and nothing helped. I went back to animal foods only after I was already fearing being successful in taking my life, because I didn’t believed it could be the diet. I heard plant-base doctors saying that there was no disease you could develop from this diet. This is harming people. Remove this recommendation. There are kids being harmed. Severe depression was only the most damaging symptoms I had, but the diet made me ill in several ways. Stop harming people. Our industrial way made the global warming problem, advicing people to adopt a deficient diet will not save us from this.

  2. Debra Aker on December 19, 2021 at 6:57 pm

    Didn’t ask

  3. shachar Wisebuy on December 19, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    She’s so right

  4. Megan M on December 19, 2021 at 7:10 pm

    Very important message – thank you for promoting the need to shift our diets to save the planet!

  5. Rachel Regiane on December 19, 2021 at 7:22 pm

    We must take care ourselves by the food

  6. Domenico on December 19, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    Such an important message – I hope it reaches many! Our food system really is the most important leverage we have to combat the climate catastrophe as a united global society!

  7. Hontau Nekong on December 19, 2021 at 7:29 pm


  8. Megumin on December 19, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    Be the change you want to see in the world

  9. Kevin W on December 19, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    "First do no harm." Hippocrates
    Imagine if all humans rather than just Doctors took this oath…