HEALTH Unplugged 2016 was a new format in a new venue.
This year we incorporated as a CIC (not-for-profit social enterprise) with 2 main aims, firstly to provide educational content from the latest thinkers and researchers about holistic ancestral health. Secondly to ensure that the content is relevant and will help to develop the UK community.
It kicked off with our first keynote speaker Professor Michael Crawford, who spoke on the role of nutrition in our evolution. This challenged many of the audience questioning the traditionally accepted beliefs of our evolutionary beginning.
Our second keynote was the charismatic Pedro Carrera Bastos, who flew in from Portugal to appear at HEALTH Unplugged. He argued as to why the Western Lifestyle disease epidemic shouldn’t be the norm and what we can do in terms of prevention.
Next up was Darryl Edwards who presented the “10 Lesser Known Benefits of Exercise” including physical activities role in reducing chronic inflammation, increasing gut flora diversity and improving cognitive function. During the presentation he had the audience all participate in a bout of Primal Play as an antidote to a sedentary lifestyle.
After lunch Dr. Anu Arasu presented “A Healthy Approach to Hormonal Balance” with the role of gut flora, stress and immune system function.
Dr. Rangan Chatterjee (a presenter from HEALTH Unplugged 2015 and the tv series Dr in the House) made an appearance.
This was followed by a talk about” Physical Literacy and How to Reconnect with our Embodied Selves” by Liz Myers from the International Physical Literacy Association. Movement and the mind-body-soul connection.
Then Akos Bartha presented “Personalised Nutrition for Anti-Ageing”, with bio-marker testing for health and longevity.
The final speaker was Dr.Alessandra Wall who presented “Beyond Behaviour”. It was an uplifting presentation to end on.
The day finished with an open Q & A panel discussion which included questions on sustainability, The China Study, water quality, exercise for a mother of three young children and how to recover from severe muscle cramps.
A Primal Movement session was conducted by the host and co-founder of HEALTH Unplugged Jerry Dhillon.
Watch this space for a special announcement. More information will be made available soon!