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Talks - Lifestyle
TALKS - Lifestyle
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12.00 - Neil Robinson - Plant Exclusive Health & Fitness
Neil Robinson, the first vegan professional footballer, along with his brother John (BA Hons Sports Studies and BA Hons Food, Nutrition & Health) will be talking about a vegan plant -exclusive lifestyle which can be augmented by an aerobic fitness & high-rep weight training conditioning programme for the benefit of everyone - but with an emphasis on the over 50′s.
If you love life, then give yourself the best possible chance of dying young as late in life as possible!
1.00 - Brendan Brazier - Stress Reduction through Plant-Based Whole Foods
(based on Brendan's national bestseller, The Thrive Diet, Penguin, 2007)
Europeans and North Americans are chronically over stressed and as a result are experiencing poor-quality sleep, general fatigue, and are developing sickness and disease in record numbers. While it is common practice to merely treat the symptoms, learn how to address the underlining cause and significantly reduce overall stress, without a loss in productivity.
2.00 - Victoria Moran - Main Street Vegan: Eating Green, Living Green, and Loving Life in the Real World
There’s a formula for getting the glow, making peace with food and weight, and living long without growing old. It’s a matter of nourishing your body with fresh, colorful plant foods, loving yourself, honoring other beings, and detoxing your body and mind. So, how do we do it? By going V-E-G-A-N! In this content-rich and entertaining presentation from Main Street Vegan author Victoria Moran, learn to take the plunge in a way that’s possible, practical, and exciting – and then go out and change in the world.
3.00 - Patrik Baboumian - Plants are green
In this talk I will try to illustrate why I think that a plant based lifestyle is one important building block on our way to design a better future for us as individuals, the society, our species and the whole planet. I will use scientific facts and personal experience to depict this world-view.
4.00 - John Robb - Vgean or Vague-n you Decide - the Politics of Compassion
Veganism is on the edge of the mainstream. How can we help get it there? Fresh back from a grip to New York, John Robb sees the movement in fast forward.
5.00 - Alex Bourke - Eating out Vegan in London and Paris
6.00 - Corrina Gordon-Barnes - How to find clients for your vegan business
12.00 - Dr Samantha Calvert & Jasmijn de Boo - "Ripened by human determination": Seventy years of The Vegan Society, an illustrated talk"Can time ever be ripe for any reform unless it is ripened by human determination?" Donald Watson, Vegan Society founder, 1944.
To mark The Vegan Society's 70th anniversary in November this year, Researcher in Residence Sam Calvert will be discussing how the Society has grown from just 25 members at its founding in November 1944 into an international movement today. The Vegan Society's CEO, Jasmijn de Boo, will bring the story up to date by describing the Society's current work and its plans for the future.
1.00 - Mimi Kirk - Raw and Timeless Beauty from the Inside Out
Most everyone would like to live a long life as long as they were healthy and had their independence. Learn how to stretch out the middle years and keep vital and energetic as we age. Just because we age it doesn’t mean we have to get old.
We are led to believe that every illness or disease we may get over fifty is age-related. Can we regenerate our body at any age? What can we do to stay healthy and look and feel younger than our years? How can we reverse the damage we might have already done to our bodies? Are we doomed because our family genes are not good?
All these questions and more will be answered at Mimi's talk. Mimi can’t wait to share her experiences with you, and at the age of 76 she has lots of information to share that might extend your life and regenerate your health.
2.00 - Fiona Oakes - Running for the Animals
Fiona will be talking about her world record challenge and her recent adventures in the Sahara Desert where she completed the marathon des sables for the 2nd time. Looking forward Fiona has a place on the elite start of the Great North Run and will be off to Nepal in November to run up Everest. Then in February her biggest challenge yet – the Triple 7 Quest! – Yes, you heard it hear first – SEVEN marathons on SEVEN Continents in just SEVEN days. This will be huge publicity for the cause.
3.00 - Christine Vardaros - A Vegan Diet for Active Lives
Hear all about Vardaros’ sporting adventures on a vegan diet. She will share with you all that she has discovered so you too can easily get the most out of your body. She’ll also spend some time on dispelling the myths surrounding a plant-based diet as well as arm you with a few tricks of the trade so you are better prepared for your own personal athletic adventures.