Food is Better Medicine than Drugs Seminar Practitioner's Event

Food As Medicine

Preventing: Diabetes, Obesity, Vascular Disease, Depression and Dementia with Nutritional Medicine.

Dr Fedon Lindberg, Professor David Smith, Jerome Burne, Patrick Holford.

A one day seminar for doctors and allied health professionals.

Sunday November 12th, 2006, London

The UK's five most chronic diseases (diabetes, obesity, vascular disease, depression and dementia) account for the most medical costs and are probably the most preventable with optimum nutrition and lifestyle changes. The interplay between these conditions is considerable, and by focussing on the role of nutrition in their prevention a core understanding of the kind of diet and lifestyle that can create, and reverse these conditions becomes obvious. This seminar not only explores what works, but also how to effect diet and lifestyle changes in patients.

Dr Fedon Lindberg's experience is in treating patients with obesity, diabetes and vascular disease. Twelve thousand people have benefited from his highly successful medical programme in Norway, many of whom no longer have diabetes, vascular disease or obesity as a result. He will present what works and how to integrate this approach into medical practice.

Dr Fedon Lindberg is a medical doctor and endocrinologist, and author of the Greek Doctors Diet.

Professor David Smith, who heads the Optima Project in Oxford, has considerable experience in age-related memory decline and dementia. As former vice dean of Oxford University's department of medical science he is presents the evidence base for moving towards a nutrition-based strategy for preventing Alzheimer's disease and what this means to GPs.

Professor David Smith is Emeritus Professor of Medical Sciences, University of Oxford, and former Chair of Pharmacology. He is Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board for both the Alzheimer's Research Trust and the Food for the Brain Foundation.

Patrick Holford specialises in the nutritional treatment of mental illness, especially depression, schizophrenia, autism and ADHD. He will present the evidence for a nutrition-based strategy for practitioners calling on his experience with thousands of patients at the Brain Bio Centre.

Patrick Holford is founder of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, director of the Food for the Brain Foundation and Britain's best-selling nutrition author.

Jerome Burne is an award winning medical journalist and one of the sharpest observers of medical trends and evidence. He has been recording the evidence, safety concerns and weaknesses in many of today's currently accepted drug-based treatments, and comparing them to nutrition based treatments. By having an unbiased comparison of approaches to disease management practitioners can more confidently pursue those that have proven the most effective, the least dangerous, and the most cost-effective.

Jerome Burne is a medical journalist for the Guardian, Times, Independent and Daily Mail and co-author of Food is Better Medicine Than Drugs.


Please note attendance certificates will be provided for CPD purposes.
Sunday 12th November, 10am - 4.30pm
Venue:  Baden-Powell House, 65-67 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5JS

Non 100% Health Members: £99.00
100% Health Members: £79.00

Seat can be booked at

How to get there by train or tube
Underground - the nearest tube stations are Gloucester Rd & South Kensington. Both of these stations are on Circle, District & Piccadilly lines. Baden Powell House is approximately a 5 minute walk from each station.

How to get there by bus
Bus No's 70 & 74 go past Baden-Powell House
How to get there by car
As there is no parking at the venue, driving is not advised.

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