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Plant-Based Health Professionals UK (Saturday)
Foods for Life (Sunday)

Timetable

Saturday

11:00 - 11:45

Things To Know Before Going Vegan

Rohini Bajekal

Skin breakouts, tiredness, unintended weight loss and flu-like symptoms are just a few of the health issues that some new vegans might encounter. This talk by nutritionist Rohini Bajekal focuses on what you need to know about doing plant-based diets right and the key nutrients to be aware of. You’ll learn the tips and tricks to thrive on a whole foods plant-based diet and sustain this way of eating in the long-term. 

Rohini Bajekal

12:00 - 12:45

Plant-based nutrition for vegan athletes

Dr Leila Dehghan

What is the best way to fuel your workouts? How much protein do you need? In this talk Leila – who is a passionate martial artist – covers all aspects of sports nutrition for bodybuilders as well as endurance athletes with sample meal plans of real athletes. She discusses how best to recover from workouts and the role of protein supplements in improving your performance.

Dr Leila Dehghan

1:00 - 1:45

Panel discussion: the anti-inflammatory benefits of a plant-based diet and patients’ success stories

Dr Ekene Clair Agbim, Dr Cecilia Serban, Agnieszka Gavio, Kate Dunbar

This panel, chaired by Dr Agbim, explores the role of plant-based diets in reversing chronic autoimmune diseases. Our panel includes Dr Serban, a health and life coach, and Kate and Aga, two patients who overcame their arthritis on a whole-food plant-based diet.

Dr Ekene Clair Agbim

Dr Cecilia Serban

Agnieszka Gavio

Kate Dunbar

2:00 - 2:45

Alternative meats – a quick fix or potential troublemakers?

Elena Holmes

Vegan numbers are increasing and with this the popularity and demand for meat alternatives. They can save much time and trouble, and taste good, but can we rely on them as staple foods? In this talk you will hear why whole-foods plant-based diet is so important for every vegan.

Elena Holmes

3:00 - 3:45

Vegan nutrition during childhood

Heather Russell

During this session, Heather will share what she has learned about childhood nutrition whilst working at The Vegan Society. Topics like balancing food groups and the roles of fortified foods and supplementation will be explored from under-fives to teens.

Heather Russell

4:00 - 4:45

Transition to a healthy plant-based diet

Carmela Arturi

Today, many people in the Western World are starved of nutrients, but not food. Carmela explains the ‘what, why and how’ of a plant-based diet and discusses her decision to eschew animal products. Using startling personal photographs, she illustrates her own surprising recovery to full health.

Carmela Arturi

Sunday

10:30 - 11:30

The importance of algal long chain omega 3 fats

Heather Mills

Qualified in Nutritional Therapy Heather Mills explains why long chain omega 3 essential fats are important for optimum health and the advantages of obtaining them direct from the algal rather than from a second hand source such as fish.

Heather Mills

11:30 - 12:00

Essential iodine and the only natural vegan source

Dr. Craig Rose

Due to EU countries struggling in their efforts to eliminate iodine deficiency, reports suggest that half of all new-borns in Europe fail to reach their full cognitive potential. Now scientists taking part in the EU thyroid project have signed up to the Krakow declaration of iodine. Dr Craig Rose explains the importance of iodine in our diets for optimal function of a variety of body systems and the most useful, convenient sources of this vital nutrient.

Dr. Craig Rose

12:00 - 12:45

What the papers say (latest) – Vegan Fake News, Fact or Fiction?

Yvonne Bishop-Weston, Gareth Zeal

Yvonne Bishop-Weston (BBC1 truth or scare) and Gareth Zeal advisor to Quest debunk Vegan scare stories in the UK press and give you the facts about tweaks for a plant-based / vegan diet that can help optimise your health and performance.

Yvonne Bishop-Weston

Gareth Zeal

1:00 - 1:45

Nutrition, microbiome and your mental health - what is the link between your gut and your brain?

Dr. Gemma Newman

Dr Gemma Newman explains the links between what you eat, the importance of your digestive health, bacterial microbiome and your physical and mental wellbeing.

Dr. Gemma Newman

2:00 - 2:45

Plant Based Family Health

Yvonne Bishop-Weston

Yvonne Bishop-Weston will discuss how to bring up children on a plant based vegan diet not just safely but also to be optimally healthy – the basic rules, best hacks and what to watch out for.

Yvonne Bishop-Weston

3:00 - 3:45

Plant based Gamechanging - Enhancing life, performance and recovery on a plant based diet

Gareth Zeal

Ex-weightlifter Gareth Zeal explains how to take advantage of the plant-based leaps in performance and recovery that top athletes and sports personalities are now discovering in their droves.

Gareth Zeal

4:00 - 4:45

Expert Health Panel - All your health questions answered by our panel of doctors and health and nutrition experts

Dr. Gemma Newman, Gareth Zeal, Yvonne Bishop-Weston, Tony Bishop-Weston

Chaired by Yvonne Bishop-Weston
Compered by vegan chef Tony Bishop-Weston

Seen something in the press or on social media you need an answer to? Need a succinct polite answer to anti vegan nonsense? From babies to ripe old age and wild adventures in between – Yvonne Bishop-Weston will be collecting questions throughout the day.

Dr. Gemma Newman

Gareth Zeal

Yvonne Bishop-Weston

Tony Bishop-Weston