Environment, Organic food & Health Convention

Hosted by ; The Organic Institute CLG

Some of the community members at Clondarrig Farm are looking forward to attending the Environment, Organic food & Health Convention (<—-tickets available at that link) coming up at The Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise on November 19th 2019.

The following is a great piece from the institute on the details of the event and the imperative need for community education;

The Organic Institute CLG is an Irish registered charity dedicated to the promotion of sustainable organic nutrition and the understanding of its fundamental role in human health and ecology.

This year’s convention draws together a number of highly regarded speakers, both national and international, each expert in their individual field. The one day event will cover a wide range of compelling topics including:

> The role of food & nutraceuticals in cancer prevention and treatment

> Urgent requirements around creating a sustainable ecological approach to food production

> Primacy of healthy soil & best practice farming in producing healthy crops and healthy populations

> How and why pharmaceutical based medicine is slowly yielding ground to the functional medicine revolution and the nutritional therapy alternative

> Low carb & Keto diets and human health: if not for all, who might be best to consider these and why?

> Mindful medicine: the science behind the mind-body connection

> A review of where we stand in terms of nutritional & ecological welfare, now and next


Prof. Dana Flavin M.D. is a world renowned scientist, researcher and medical doctor. She serves as honorary Professor at De Montfort University where she lectures in the pharmacology of food nutrients and off-label drugs in cancer care. She has been Advisor to the Director of the Bureau of Toxicology in the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (F.D.A.). Dr Flavin is a world leading authority on non-drug nutrient based adjunctive therapies in cancer medicine. Dana’s topic is Supplemental Therapy in Cancer, which enhances standard therapies, decreases side effects, increases the immune system, shortens recovery time and prolongs survival.

Dr. Robert Verkerk PhD is an internationally acclaimed, multi-disciplinary sustainability scientist with a 30-year background in environmental, agricultural, food, nutritional and health sciences. He has a MSc and doctorate from Imperial College London, where he also worked as a postdoctoral research fellow, and he is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. Rob is the founder, executive and scientific director of the Alliance for Natural Health International, a leading non-profit, research and education organisation seeking to optimise human potential through the use of natural and sustainable approaches to healthcare.

Conor Saunders is one of Ireland’s best known nutritional therapists running busy practices in both Greystones and Galway. His work marries an eclectic interest in all varieties of natural healing together with a solid grounding in science. He specialises in complex, chronic health issues from autism through chronic fatigue and Lyme disease to cancer. Conor also founded and runs a number of healthfood businesses. His talk is “Going Back to Our Roots, How and why nutritional therapy, drawing on the best of medical science and traditional dietary wisdom is fast becoming the new medicine”

David Wilson is a soil scientist and Manager of the Royal Duchy Organic Farms at Highgrove. Prince Charles chose David to manage the process of converting the very substantial Highgrove estates to sustainable, organic agriculture. David will speak on mixed sustainable/organic farming and the links between soil, plant, animal and human health.

Patricia Daly is an experienced and Internationally recognised Nutritional Therapist (BAH Hon, dipNT, mBANT,rCHNC). Patricia has published books, including “The Ketogenic Kitchen” which she co-authored with Irish Chef Domini Kemp, which quickly became a bestseller around the world. Patricia will be speaking on Low Carb Real Food Lifestyles, who should consider them and why they should be personalised.

Dr. Anthony Sharkey is a medical doctor with wide experience and interest in all forms of healing. He has been active in Buddhist, meditation and mindfulness practices in Ireland for decades. He will present on the science behing the mind-body connection and energy medicine.

Gary Healy, Founder and President of The Organic Institute CLG. will be speaking about The Connection Between Environmental Destruction and Human Chronic Disease. He will speak about Industrial Farming Practices which use toxic chemicals like glyphosate,and many other adverse practices in the modern production of our foods

It is imperative that the causations of climate disaster, the degradation of our soils, the toxicity in our food, air, water, and the plastic and toxic pollutions of our oceans is addressed. Otherwise we are leaving a shocking legacy for both our children and our children’s children, and the real possibility that they will be the last line of defence for the survival of humanity and the planet.