Potluck Paleo Vision:Nutrition for the Eye, Heart, and Brain by Dr. Shilpi Mehta

This is going to be a very special Meetup for 2 reasons. The Mehtas will be moving from Boston to Newton, MA in late August. This will be the last Mehta Meetup at the 360 Newbury St address as future Mehta Meetups will be in Newton.

Dr. Shilpi Mehta will be speaking at Ancestral Health Symposium 2013 at Atlanta this year giving a 20 minute Powerpoint presentation. Get the sneak peak here and here's your opportunity to ask your most pressing questions about the eye –  especially if you can't go to Atlanta!


Dr. Shilpi Bhadra Mehta, OD is a practicing TPA Certified Optometrist in the greater Boston area with interests in health, archaeology, and traditional foods. She has charitable and research interests including Board Trustee of the Archaeological Institute of America and Organizer of the one of the largest Paleo Meetup groups: Living Paleo in Boston.

She was born Shilpi Bhadra in India but raised in Houston. Her passion for the arts and sciences led to an undergraduate honors thesis through the Classics (Greek & Latin) and Humanities department while obtaining a minor in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin. Bhadra spent a summer at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and presented research at the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia. She earned her MA in Classical Art and Archaeology at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor.

After Michigan, she met and married her husband, Amit Mehta, a theoretical physics PhD (now an entrepreneur). Both settled in Boston as Shilpi attended New England College of Optometry for her doctorate. Dr. Mehta’s clinical training included 6 months at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute – ranked #1 in Ophthalmology for the past 9 years by US News and World Report.

Paleo bridged many of Dr. Mehta’s interests in health, nutrition, archaeology, anthropology, and traditional foods. The Mehtas’ health improved dramatically after Primal/Paleo led to recommending ancestral health principles to friends, family, colleagues, and patients. Dr. Shilpi Mehta wrote 2 guest blogposts for Paul Jaminet, PhD regarding the health benefits of fish and a delicious traditional Indian fish recipe.

http://photos4.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/d/d/c/4/event_260036772.jpegShe has spoken at panels at Paleo FX 2012, presented a poster at Ancestral Health Symposium 2012 held at Harvard, written a book chapter on ancient Indian ocular medicine and disease (forthcoming Amsterdam summer 2013), and is currently pursuing a Fellowship in Ocular Nutrition by the Ocular Nutrition Society while writing her own book on health and nutrition.


The 20 minute presentation will begin at 4pm, followed by Q & A, and then a delicious Paleo Potluck dinner. This is a unique opportunity to not only learn more about Paleo and the eye but also a great opportunity to interact and learn from others leading an ancestral lifestyle- and enjoy some awesome ancestral foods!

We're hosting this at our home, and since we have limited space we can only hold 35 people.  It's first come, first serve so please sign up now.


Some people have some serious cross-contamination issues with gluten. Labels on food please! Our home is gluten-free and soy-free but NOT casein-free or nut-free. We do not consume peanuts but ingredients in some foods may be produced in the same factory as milk, fish, shellfish and/or peanuts. If you have a life-threatening or dangerous food allergy please notify the organizers, and consider only watching the presentation and avoiding the food.


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