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Schedule


Vegan Health Summit

A host of experts on plant-based nutrition and health sharing their insights on being healthy on a vegan diet.

Taking place on both days in Talks Room 2 on Level 3

Floor plans here

Kindly sponsored by Rebel Kitchen

 

Saturday

12.00 - Dr Rupy Aujla - The benefits of a plant based diet

1.00 - Dr Laura Thomas PHD - Plant One On Me

2.00 - Tom Sanders Professor Emeritus of Dietetics of Kings College - Essential Fats, How Why and When

3.00 - Dr Haber Singh and Dr Darshan Kaur - Children's Health - Optimising Nutrition For Vegans During Pregnancy & Weaning

4.00 - OptiBac Probiotics – Probiotic Myths …BUSTED

5.00 - Tackling Stress and spin off chronic health conditions

 

Sunday

11.00 - Dr Laura Thomas PHD - Plant One On Me

12.00 - Heather Russell RD The Vegan Society - 20 most common vegan health questions

1.00 - Dr. Tushar Mehta MD practices accident and emergency medicine in Toronto, Canada. A committed vegan Jain Tushar also volunteers regularly for medical work in rural India as well as Animal Rights and environmental projects around the globe.
Vegan Diet, Medical Science, Rock and Roll!

2.00 - Dr. Matthew Cole - Learning to eat our friends: how children are socialized to accept the normality of eating animals and the abnormality of veganism

3.00 - La Leche League - Breastfeeding Workshop

4.00 - Yvonne Bishop-Weston BSc Dip ION leading London Nutritional Therapist (as seen on BBC /ITV/Sky National Press) and Jackie King - Tackling Stress and spin off chronic health conditions

 

 

Speakers


SATURDAY

12.00 - Dr Rupy Aujla - The benefits of a plant based diet

- Why Doctors don't know about nutrition and how to change that

- Going against the grain of medical practice

- Medicinal spices - What's the evidence?

- No one size fits all approach to food

- Plates over Pills and how to reduce our reliance on medications using diet and lifestyle

- The constraints of nutrition in the context of the NHS

- The future of 'Culinary Medicine'

 

1.00 - Dr Laura Thomas PHD - Plant One On Me

Explore the latest in epidemiological and clinical data looking at the role of plant based nutrition for chronic disease prevention and management and find out why so many medical professionals are embracing the power of plants. What does the literature tell us, and where are the gaps? How do you successfully implement a plant based diet (without scaring your patients!) and how do you ensure they get a well balanced, nutritionally adequate diet from plant foods.

 

2.00 - Tom Sanders Professor Emeritus of Dietetics of Kings College - Essential Fats, How Why and When

Prof Tom Sanders share many years of extensive research on why we need essential fats and how to make sure we have enough for a healthy brain and body

 

3.00 - Dr Haber Singh and Dr Darshan Kaur - Children's Health - Optimising Nutrition For Vegans During Pregnancy & Weaning

Issues vegans face around eating during pregnancy and weaning.

Strategies for overcoming these issues using evidenced based nutrition.

Sample meals plans which can be used by mums to be/mums.

The psychological elements of behaviour change in relation to nutrition in pregnancy and motherhood.

   

 

4.00 - OptiBac Probiotics – Probiotic Myths …BUSTED

Cristina Perrone, Nutritional Therapist and probiotic expert from OptiBac Probiotics, will be discussing some of the most common misconceptions and myths about probiotics. Hear about what the most up-to-date science and research has to say in dispelling these myths, and learn what to look out for in a quality probiotic supplement.

 

SUNDAY

11.00 - Dr Laura Thomas PHD - Plant One On Me

Explore the latest in epidemiological and clinical data looking at the role of plant based nutrition for chronic disease prevention and management and find out why so many medical professionals are embracing the power of plants. What does the literature tell us, and where are the gaps? How do you successfully implement a plant based diet (without scaring your patients!) and how do you ensure they get a well balanced, nutritionally adequate diet from plant foods.

 

12.00 - Heather Russell RD The Vegan Society - 20 most common vegan health questions

Registered Dietitian and full time advisor to The Vegan Society Heather Russell leads us through some of the common misconceptions about vegan diets and the health benefits so many other dietitians and Doctors are still unaware of

 

1.00 - Dr. Tushar Mehta MD practices accident and emergency medicine in Toronto, Canada. A committed vegan Jain Tushar also volunteers regularly for medical work in rural India as well as Animal Rights and environmental projects around the globe. Vegan Diet, Medical Science, Rock and Roll!

In one session, Dr Tushar Mehta will summarize the most important evidence regarding vegan diet and health, and the practical nutritional information that you need to know optimize plant diet for you! Is soy safe? Do you need supplements? Where do you get your calcium? He will also cover some of the finer points and bust a few myths along the way.

 

2.00 - Dr. Matthew Cole - Learning to eat our friends: how children are socialized to accept the normality of eating animals and the abnormality of veganism

Dr Matthew Cole will present a sociological analysis of how children are brought up to accept the 'normality' of eating and otherwise using nonhuman animals, and how that leads to veganism being misunderstood as at best an eccentric minority lifestyle and at worst a dangerous obsession in adult life. The talk will examine how this socialization process distorts children's capacities for ethical flourishing, by encouraging them to selectively direct their compassion towards fictional animal characters and away from real, exploited nonhuman animals. Specifically, Matthew will discuss how this process permeates all aspects of children's experiences, from food and clothing, to films, games and magazines and even to the formal education system. The talk will draw on the book Our Children and Other Animals: The Cultural Construction of Human-Animal Relations in Childhood, co-written with Dr Kate Stewart (Kate is speaking in the intersectionality conference).

You can find out more about this book here:

https://www.routledge.com/Our-Children-and-Other-Animals-The-Cultural-Construction-of-Human-Animal/Cole-Stewart/p/book/9781409464600


 

3.00 - La Leche League - Breastfeeding Workshop

In today’s presentation, LLL Leaders Anna Burbidge and Nik Harris, will share some interesting facts about breastfeeding.  We will talk about some of the reasons women stop breastfeeding before they wanted to, and if a mother’s own diet can affect her breastmilk.  We will also look at the significance of breastfeeding both to the health of mother and child and to the environment.

Anna went along to her first LLL meeting in 1975 and has been a member of the organisation ever since.  Now the mother of six adult children, with two grandchildren and one on the way, she has held a number of voluntary roles within LLLGB.  Anna is currently LLLGB’s PR & Media representative.

Nik found LLL meetings in Wimbledon 11 years ago and has been a Leader since 2008.  Nik runs regular LLL meetings in Kingston and also represents LLL GB occasionally on TV and radio and at the Houses of Parliament for the APPG on Infant Feeding and Inequalities.  Nik is also co-owns a successful Interior Design company and lives with her 2 girls, husband and 2 cats in SW London.

http://www.laleche.org.uk/

 

4.00 - Yvonne Bishop-Weston BSc Dip ION leading London Nutritional Therapist (as seen on BBC /ITV/Sky National Press) and Jackie King - Tackling Stress and spin off chronic health conditions

Proactive ways to clear up the physical and mental carnage that stress leaves in it's wake and protectionist plans to stop it wreaking havoc in the future

   

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