I am thrilled to announce that I will be touring Australia to co-present a comprehensive half-day presentation on Food as Medicine and The Fundamentals of Robust Nutrition. I will be co-presenting with Marieke Rodenstein, Australia’s pre-eminent holistic dietician, whom I have had the privilege of working closely with over the past 8 years.
Our collective forte is to combine the wisdom of ancestral diets with the latest developments in nutritional medicine and robust science, to provide you with all the tools and resources you need on how to nourish your body and optimise your health.
Health issues, pharmaceutical band-aids, and confusion and stress over what, when and how to eat might be considered “normal” in today’s society, but this is not a natural state of being and you don’t have to settle to live that way.
HOW TO RECLAIM AND MAINTANIN VIBRANT HEALTH:
While health is multifactorial (and directly influenced by lifestyle factors such as movement, sleep, breath, stress management, immersion in nature, fun and play, and connections with ourselves and others), nourishing your body with the anti-inflammatory nutritionally-dense whole foods that we as a species are biologically designed to eat is, I believe, the cornerstone (as well as the fastest and easiest way!) of reclaiming and maintaining spectacular health with the most profound impact.
Even though the information that will be presented is a source of general information only and not tailored to individual or specific health issues, what we have witnessed and experienced over the past 2 decades is that in the vast majority of cases consciously addressing the foundations of our health - starting with simple, positive and meaningful dietary changes - can seamlessly resolve many specific health issues and can result in profound shifts in health and wellbeing. Small changes, big impact.
By the end of our presentation, our mission is to make you feel empowered that you have all the information, tools and resources you need to reclaim and maintain your and your family’s health and wellbeing so that you can be the best possible version of yourself and live the full and vibrant life that you so truly deserve.
WHAT I WILL DISCUSS:
I will explain in my renowned, uncomplicated, no-nonsense, practical approach how to reduce the mismatch between our lifestyle (particularly dietary) choices and our ancient DNA, in order to function optimally, perform our best and reach our true potential. I will unpack the fundamental principles of robust nutrition and bust mainstream myths that have contributed to the epidemic of modern illness and degenerative disease. In particular, I will discuss:
The 2 broad epigenetic factors that influence our health and well being
A brief overview of the 8 Foundations of Health before homing in on nutrition and hydration
The 3 distinct periods of evolution from a nutritional point of view
Why the standard western diet has been a complete failure
Why traditional societies pre industrial revolution lived in a state of perfect robust health
My nutritional philosophy on what we as a species are designed to eat
What are the most nutrient-dense wholefoods that we should be eating
Where our food comes from (provenance) and how its been processed
Where to source wholefoods most affordably and the relevant due diligence questions to ask
Myth busting around saturated fat and cholesterol
Macronutrient ratios and what your plate should look like
How to properly prepare food super simply and efficiently while maximising its nutritional benefits and flavour
The 3 main buckets of dietary toxins and why they wreak havoc on our health
Safe sugars, safe grains, and healthy fats
How to transition effortlessly and joyously from a conventional diet to nutrient-dense wholefoods diet with step by step healthy swaps.
what marieke rodenstein WILL discuss:
Holistic dietitian, Marieke Rodenstein, will discuss the fundamental principles of robust nutrition for optimum gut health. The mention of the word bacteria typically conjures up fears of disease and has us running for our hand sanitizer. Most people think of bacteria as dangerous and dirty, more foe than friend. Subsequently, our focus has been on the microbes that harm us, and how we can eradicate them. While there are many bad bugs that can have serious consequences on our health, what often goes unnoticed, however, is the critical role that beneficial bacteria play in keeping us healthy. We humans harbor over 100 trillion bacteria in and on our body and the majority of these microbes live in our gut. If you look after your gut and you are guaranteed better health. Disturbances in our gut flora are being linked to an ever increasing number of diseases from gastrointestinal issues such as IBS and acid reflux to eczema, allergies, autoimmune issues, diabetes, depression, obesity and autism.
During Marieke's presentation you will learn:
How your gut influences your health
The role of the gut in modern disease
What affects your gut health and the warning signs that you may have an unhealthy gut
Key dietary and lifestyle principles to improve your gut health
Due to being in overwhelming demand across Australia, Marieke can only take on a limited number of new clients who have been directly referred to her. By attending this talk you will automatically have the opportunity to work with her, if you so choose, as her on going client to address any specific health issues you may have (involving a protocol of robust testing, diagnosis and holistic treatment).
COST IS $150 PER PERSON AND INCLUDES:
Detailed nutritional theory discussion. The information I deliver is essentially the same subject matter that I typically discuss in my one-on-one 3 hour health coaching sessions. I appreciate that the financial investment of my one on one health coaching sessions is cost prohibitive for many, so these small group public talks are your opportunity to obtain, at a fraction of the price, the benefit of exactly the same material that you would receive in a one-on-one 3 hour private health coaching session with me valued at $450 (a massive saving of $300). This is in addition to the information that Marieke will provide.
20 page folder with numerous fact sheets to take home that will set you up with comprehensive knowledge and practical how-to for life.
Wholefood tastings of our activated nuts, our organic artisan raw dark chocolate, tea infused with peppermint essential oil, and filtered water infused with lemon essential oil.
Opportunity to ask questions of myself and of Marieke Rodenstein, and to work with Marieke as her ongoing client if you so choose.
THIS presentation IS IDEAL FOR:
Those who are stressed and confused about what to eat, how much to eat, when to eat, macronutirent ratios, where to source wholefoods from most affordably (esp if you’re on a budget) and how to properly prepare their food
Those who suffer, or have family members who suffer, from health issues (such as low immunity, gut issues such as gas, bloating or constipation, excess weight, under weight, skin conditions, lethargy, troubled sleep, absent /irregular periods, PMT, inability to conceive, recurrent colds and flues, excessive mucous, osteo-skeletal issues such as aches and pains, depression, low libido, brain fog, cavities)
Those who want to reduce time in the kitchen and/or simplify meals without ever compromising nutrient-density
Those who deal with picky and fussy eaters
Those who are worried that their children are not thriving or functioning as best as they could be
Those wanting to reduce or eliminate gluten, refined sugar and processed foods generally but don’t know where to start and don’t want to feel deprived of their favourite treats or deprive others in their home of their favourite foods
Those who want to know recommended practitioners that they can work with who are on exactly the same nutritional and lifestyle page (including GPs, Naturopaths, Dentists, Osteopaths and Building Biologists).
· Those who are generally healthy, fit and food conscious but want to take their health and well-being to the next level by solidifying their nutritional knowledge and practical how-to skills
WHEn and where:
Please select your preferred date from the drop down list in the online store. Places are strictly limited to 25 people each.
New dates and cities will be added as and when venues are booked in 2019. I plan to run one public Food as Medicine talk in Sydney every couple of months in 2019 in addition to other venues around Australia.
I look forward to seeing you at one of my Food as Medicine talks!
CANCELLATION POLICY: Due to limited seating, once payment has been made your place is non-refundable and non transferable. If you can not make it due to last minute unforeseen circumstances, feel free to gift your place to a friend and let me know. Thank you for your understanding.