Wise Traditions London 2011

Our second conference was held at Kensington Town Hall, London, Saturday 26 MARCH 2011
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Program

We are delighted to be recognised by the British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy. Continuing Professional Development Points (CPD) are noted beneath the talks below.

 


Doors Opened 09.00

Porridge with all the trimmings, courtesy of Rude Health.

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Main Stage: 10.00 – 12.00 Stage 2: 10.00 – 12.00
Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD, CCN (USA)

Naughty Nutrition: Secrets to a Healthy and Happy Life

Kaayla is The Naughty Nutritionist because of her ability to outrageously and humorously debunk nutritional myths.

 

In this edu-taining talk, she will introduce the nutritional principles of the Weston A. Price Foundation and share diet and lifestyle secrets that will help prevent and reverse disease, enjoy optimum health and and maximum longevity.

Learn why high-fat, high-cholesterol, hormone-producing foods are actually good for us. Discover why those who would be healthy will not only avoid processed, packaged and fast foods but spurn politically correct, lowfat, high-soy, plant-based and vegetarian diets.

(2hrs CPD)

Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride MD, MMedSci (neurology), MMed Sci (Human Nutrition)
Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS)™ establishes a connection between the functions of the digestive system and the brain. Few know that the gut has more nerve endings than the brain and is intimately connected to mental wellbeing.

GAPS is also a diet which effectively promotes general mental wellness and treats digestive and mental dissorders, from autism to depression.

Similar to the gluten/casein free diets, it eliminates foods difficult to digest. However, mainstream gluten free diets are rich in harmful refined carbohydrates because of the low fat mantra. GAPS instead introduces traditional, nutrient dense foods and probotic that can be made at home.

The traditional gluten/casein free diet condemns people to a lifetime of bland food. In contrast, GAPS is a temporary diet that nourishes the gut, allowing patients to progressively re-introduce tasty, satisfying foods that will let them thrive and enjoy food.

Click here for an article she wrote on GAPS, and visit www.gaps.me for more information.

(2hrs CPD)

 

FOOD with ticket: Breakfast porridge courtesy of Rude Health. Lunch buffet with meat from Laverstoke Park Farm. Condiments from Cultured Probiotics & Sea Greens. Celtic Salt from Seventh Wave & sourdough bread from Virtuous Bread. Vegetarians and special diets with advance request. 

Real Food Rants. 5min rants from special guests at our version of Speaker’s Corner. Ranters include Philip Lowery, Director of the Real Food Festival; Jodi Sheckter, Forumla 1 champion and owner of organic/biodynamic Laverstoke Park Farm. Nick Barnard, Rude Health’s co-founder and chief ranter! Steve Hook of Hook & Son Dairy, Jane Mason from Virtuous Bread & Prosenjit Bhattacharya of Slow Food Cornwall.

 

Main Stage: 13.30 – 15.00 Stage 2: 13.30 – 15.00
Jerry Brunetti (USA)
Food as Medicine & the holistic treatment of cancer.

Jerry was diagnosed with Cancer, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, in 1999 and given 6 months to live.

He did not submit to chemotherapy, but rather, developed his own unique dietary approach to enhance his immune system, a very broad spectrum approach that includes detoxification, nutrition, herbs and life-style improvements.

Jerry produced the DVD, “Cancer, Nutrition and Healing” and click here for a talk of his on this subject

 

Zoe Harcombe, MA
The Obesity Epidemic. What caused it, how can we stop it

Zoë will present the case that this obesity epidemic is of our making and we have got everything wrong from our interpretation of thermodynamics to the 3,500 calorie theory.

People who want to lose weight should stop counting calories and reach for the butter! Her website is www.zoeharcombe.com

(1.5hrs CPD)

Break to visit stalls. Hot drinks and homemade Nourishing Traditions biscuits.
Main Stage: 15.45 – 17.15 Stage 2: 15.45 – 17.15
Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD.
“The Truth about Heart Disease”

We have been waging a war on cholesterol and fats for the last 40 – 50 years. Yet, people in the Western world are having just as many heart attacks and strokes as before, despite following “heart – healthy” diets. So, are we doing something wrong?

Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride will be talking about what heart disease really is, what causes it, how it develops and what nutrition really has to do with it. She has written a book on the subject, “Put your heart in your mouth

Click here for an article she wrote on the subject.

(1.5hrs CPD)

 

Barry Groves, PhD
Eat fat, lose weight and treat diabetes

Are you following ‘healthy’ guidelines and eating your 5 portions of fruit and veg a day? Then you could be doing the worst thing for your health.

Diseases such as obesity and diabetes have really ‘taken off’ since ‘healthy eating’ was introduced in the 1980s. This is not a co-incidence; these are classic cases of cause and effect.

Barry will explain why a low carb, high fat diet is best for loosing weight and treating diabetes.

(1.5hrs CPD)

Final chance to browse the stalls.Sandwiches with organic grass fed beef from Ford Hall Farm, organic raw butter from Hook & Son and sourdough bread.


Main Stage: 18.00 to 19.30 Stage 2: 18.00 to 19.30
18.00 to 18.40
Graham Harvey, Agricultural Editor of Radio 4’s “The Archers”. Benefits for people & planet from pasture fed animals & mixed farms; the alternative to factory farming.

One of Britain’s greatest cultural achievements was the mixed farm, where grazing pastures powered the sustainable production of vitamin & mineral rich animal products, vegetables and cereals.

In a generation, the policy makers have destroyed this great national treasure. Britain’s best farmland now produces “cheat food” that have robbed the nation of its health.

Its time to reclaim our heritage – the wonderful, health giving foods of grass lands and the mixed family farm.

 

18.40-19.30 Jerry Brunetti (USA)

“The Benediction and Forgiveness of Grass”

The grasses, forbs, legumes, trees, shrubs, vines and brambles are a treasure trove of nutrients and phytoceuticals. Thousands of secondary metabolites are produced by multiple plant species for numerous horticultural purposes in order to protect plants from their adversaries and attract pollinators. These lipid soluble compounds accumulate in fats and proteins of grazing livestock contributing to the culinary “terroir” that make food artesianal and provide a “farmacy” of medicinal compounds that confer numerous health benefits to both livestock and their human beneficiaries.

 

Dr Malcolm Kendrick, MD, MbChB, MRCGP‘It isn’t only what you eat, it’s also the way you eat it.’

Dr Kendrick will suggest that how we eat our food is extremely important to our health. If we eat on the run, without being relaxed, our metabolic system will still be switched to catabolism e.g. burning up and using energy. But when we eat we need to be relaxed so that our anabolic (digesting/storing) system is switched on.

If we try to eat whilst under stress we create an metabolic ‘battleground’ where the stress hormones e.g. adrenaline, cortisol, growth hormone are battling against the hormones of digestion – mainly insulin. (Cortisol and adrenaline are directly antagonstic to insulin in their metabolic effects). When this happens the level of blood sugar, free radicals, triglycerides and insulin all spike at very high and damaging levels.

This talk will outline evidence to support this hypothesis, suggesting how eating under stress can contribute to occlusive arterial plaques/atherosclerosis and heart disease.

(1.5hrs CPD)

Main Stage: 19.40 to 21.00 Stage 2: 19.40 to 21.00
The Moo Man Film Preview with clips from the soon to be released movie, with discussion from the director, Andy Heathcote and the farmer, Steve Hook, of Hook and Son.
“Small farms are disappearing! This is the story of one farmer’s attempt to survive by ignoring the supermarkets and selling raw milk directly to the public”

http://trufflepigfilms.com/the-mooman/

 

 

Producer: Andy Heathcote, Trufflepig Films.

 

Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD, CCN (USA)Empowering Fertility:

Aphrodisiacs from nature and sacred foods for fertility and healthy babies.

Infertility is now epidemic in the western world, and could well affect one in three couples by the end of this decade. Menstrual distress, mood disorders and depressed libidos add to the heartbreak.

Although Technology has waged war on infertility using drugs, hormones and surgery, Nature offers instead a cornucopia of sacred foods and aphrodisiacs.

Learn which health nuts touted cereal and crackers to kill the libido, why Zen monks use soy to help them stay celibate, and the hard science behind caviar, oysters and organ meats.

(1.2hrs CPD)

 

Kaayla T. Daniel PhD CCN — Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride MD — Dr Malcolm Kendrick MD — Jerry Brunetti Barry Groves PhD — Sir Julian Rose — Zoë Harcombe — Graham Harvey
alt Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD, CCN (USA) is The Naughty NutritionistTM because of her ability to outrageously and humorously debunk nutritional myths. Kaayla is certified as a clinical nutritionist, and serves on the Boards of Directors of the Weston A. Price Foundation. In 2005, Dr. Daniel received the Weston A. Price Foundation’s Integrity in Science Award. She is the author of The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America ‘s Favorite Health Food. Her website is: wholesoystory.com
alt Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD, holds two postgraduate degrees in neurology and human nutrition and serves on the Honorary Board of the Weston A Price Foundation. Natasha has become recognised as one of the world’s leading experts in treating learning disabilities, mental disorders, as well digestive and immune disorders and runs the Cambridge Nutrition Clinic. Her website is gaps.me
alt Barry Groves, PhD, serves on the Honorary Board of the Weston A Price Foundation. He is the author of “Trick and Treat; How Healthy Eating is Making Us Ill”, the explosive book on how we are tricked into eating the wrong foods and are then treated for it. He also wrote “Natural Health & Weight Loss”, described by Professor Joel M Kauffman as “maybe the best non-technical book on diet ever written”.Barry’s websites are: second-opinions.co.ukdiabetes-diet.org.ukcholesterol-and-health.org.uk
alt Jerry Brunetti (USA) serves on the Honorary Board of the Weston A Price Foundation. In 1999 he was diagnosed with Cancer, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and given 6 months to live. He did not submit to chemotherapy, but rather, developed his own unique dietary approach to enhance his immune system. His DVD’s include “Keys to Herd Health,” “Holistic Veterinary Care” with Hugh Karreman, VMD and “Cancer, Nutrition and Healing“Jerry is managing consultant of Agri-Dynamics, a 30-yr-old company engaged in ecological systems approaches to livestock, crop and horticultural programs.
alt Zoë Harcombe BA MA (Cantab) is a nutritionist with a Diploma in Diet & Nutrition and a Diploma in Clinical Weight Management, but she is first and foremost an obesity researcher. She works exclusively in the area of weight and obesity and is the author of “Why do you overeat? When all you want is to be slim” (2004); “Stop Counting Calories & Start Losing Weight” (2008) and “The Obesity Epidemic: What caused it? How can we stop it?” (2010). At the conference Zoë will present the case that this obesity epidemic is of our making and we have got everything wrong from our interpretation of thermodynamics to the 3,500 calorie theory. People who want to lose weight should stop counting calories and reach for the butter! Her website is zoeharcombe.com & theobesityepidemic.org
alt Dr Malcolm Kendrick MD wrote “The Great Cholesterol Con“, which debunks the cult of cholesterol bashing and its bogus treatment.Dr Kendrick graduated from Aberdeen University in Scotland. He currently works as a GP near Manchester with a special interest in cardiology. He developed a European system for continuing medical education working with the European Society of Cardiology and the European Commission in Brussels. Last year he was elected to Who’s Who for his publishing and campaigning against the cholesterol hypothesis and the overuse of statins. He is a peer-reviewer for the British Medical Journal, and writes articles for a number of medical magazines and journals. He is an active member of The International Network of Cholesterol Skeptics www.thincs.org and considers himself a hopeful skeptic.
alt Graham Harvey is the agricultural story editor for BBC Radio 4’s serial The Archers. Graham is a long standing environmental journalist/author and won the BP Natural World Prize for his book “The Killing of the Countryside”. Graham has published “We Want Real Food”, and his most recent book “The Carbon Fields” explores grass fed animals as an integral part of the carbon cycle and for the health of human health and the land. His website is grassrootsfood.co.uk
alt Sir Julian Rose pioneering organic farmer, and renowned countryside and raw milk campaigner will chair the main stage event. Julian published Changing Course for Life, about local solutions to global problems. He was instrumental in resisting the proposed outlawing of raw dairy during 1988 and 1998. He now runs, with is partner Jadwiga Lopata, the International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside, successfully campaigning, amongst other things, for GMO-free Poland. His websites are: changingcourseforlife.info and icppc.pl
alt Film Preview: We are hosting a special preview of the film: “The Moo Man” in the evening, proceeded by a talk by Graham Harvey about the benefits of grass fed animals for human health and for the environment. This evening event is included in the main conference ticket.altThis movie is a fly on the wall documentary from organic Sussex dairy, Hook & Son, who sell their raw milk and butter mail order, nationwide. This will be followed by a Q&A session with the director and farmer. “Small farms are disappearing! This is the story of one farmer’s attempt to survive by ignoring the supermarkets and selling raw milk directly to the public”
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