Keynote: “Calories In vs. Calories Out” - an out-dated model for weight loss. It’s Quality over Quantity that matters.
This session will examine how food is information which, good or bad, affects our hormones, our metabolisms and the expression of our genes. We will make the case for “quality over quantity” and show that by changing the macronutrient composition of the diet towards higher fat (and lower carbohydrates), reductions in glycemic load initiate fat oxidation, causing adipocytes to release energy reserves that are otherwise trapped, increasing available calories into the blood stream resulting in hormonal changes that reduce appetite and increase basal metabolic rate. We will show that the type of calories going in can affect the amount of calories going out and that perhaps a qualitative approach is needed to tackle the obesity epidemic.
Sparkling Health in your Golden Years - Practical tips for living long and well
In this talk Mike will discuss the nutritional needs of the human body and how this changes as we get older. He will outline some of the key principles for wellness and explore the lessons learned for living a long and healthy life from the people who’ve lived the longest. You will come away with a better understanding for how we can use food and simple lifestyle strategies to protect ourselves from disease, improve our mood, boost our energy and live a more vital life well into our 90’s and beyond.
Keynote: Turmeric - the “polynutraceutical” scientifically proven to be as effective as 14 drugs
This session will explore the history of the ancient Indian spice, turmeric, and discuss its biochemical properties and the mechanisms of action thought to be responsible for the 250+ physiological actions that have been shown to deliver benefit in more than 800 different health conditions. We’ll discuss the epigenetic influence of this natural substance and how it seems to possess an intelligence for human health, altering the expression of nearly 2,000 genes. In this session, we will review some of the research that compares the efficacy of conventional pharmaceutical treatments against this promising nutraceutical including a look at the potential side effects, versus side benefits, in the treatment of various disease states.
Challenging our assumptions of nutrition and health
In this short talk Mike will discuss the evolution of the human diet and the nutritional requirements of the body for optimal function. He’ll challenge popular nutrition myths whilst mapping out the top 3 dietary principles for preventing disease. You’ll come away armed with a better understanding for how you can use food to improve energy, balance hormones, strengthen immunity and enhance overall health.