GSA/ASGS Mentoring Programme Conference - "Challenging Assumptions"
May
2
9:30 AM09:30

GSA/ASGS Mentoring Programme Conference - "Challenging Assumptions"

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.

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2nd International Conference on Nutraceuticals & Food Sciences
Jun
3
to Jun 4

2nd International Conference on Nutraceuticals & Food Sciences

  • TBD London United Kingdom (map)
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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.

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Obesity and Nutrition Conference
Sep
19
to Sep 20

Obesity and Nutrition Conference

  • TBD London United Kingdom (map)
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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.

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