I’m thrilled to share that Dr Mark Hyman is coming to the UK in April for two brilliant lectures and to officially launch his new book in the UK and I am honoured to have been invited to share some time on stage with him.
Dr Mark Hyman, MD, Chairman of IFM (functionalmedicine.org/); Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine; founder of The UltraWellness Center and a multiple New York Times best-selling author. His latest book, Eat Fat Get Thin, has just been released.
I’m aware that some of you may not have heard his name before or be familiar with his excellent work, books, research or teachings but he has been a tremendous source of inspiration to me in my own journey in nutritional therapy and he continues to be a leading visionary light for me. If I had to choose a nutritional hero pin-up, Mark would be it!
Mark is highly esteemed in the US as an authoritative and leading advocator of Functional Medicine, and with nine best selling books under his belt, he is well known beyond the nutritional community there. What is Functional Medicine?: Click here for more info.
Eat Fat Get Thin: Why the Fat We Eat Is the Key to Sustained Weight Loss and Vibrant HealthDr Mark Hyman's latest book: A revolutionary new diet program based on the latest science showing the importance of fat in weight loss and overall health. WATCH THE VIDEO: eatfatgetthin.com "For forty years, we've been told, 'if you don't want fat on your body, don't put fat into your body.' So we cut back on fat from our diet only to become heavier than ever before. Mark Hyman cuts through the confusion, offering a practical (and delicious) way to lose weight for good. I recommend Eat Fat, Get Thin enthusiastically." David Ludwig, MD, Harvard Medical School
When I first heard him speak, I was already established in my career as a Nutritional Therapist but his words profoundly resonated with my beliefs - that food, our emotional and physical relationship with it, and how we prepare, eat (and enjoy) it, is core to our optimal wellbeing. He has a brilliant ability to strip back complex information, and he challenges and exposes much of what has become wrongful, commonplace belief - for instance, that all fats are harmful - and instead provides strong and persuasive argument that food may well be our most potent tool in combating underlying illness and disease. And yes, he is a doctor, not a nutritionist.
My first experience with the Institute of Functional Medicine was in 2011 when I completed the UK’s inaugural course in “Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice, UK”: a 5 day course teaching UK practitioners the principles of Functional Medicine and its use with clients in their own clinics. The course at that time predominantly comprised only natural healthcare practitioners. Just five years later and attendance by conventional health practitioners has soared, making up over 50% of registrants.
I continue to be passionate about Functional Medicine and regularly fly to the US to work my way through IFM’s modules – their teaching is cutting edge and always challenges me to delve deeper and deeper. I come away feeling more informed, empowered and eager to apply what I have learned in my own clinic.
I am delighted that Mark will be speaking in London on 2nd & 3rd April and I encourage you all to come along and hear him speak.
I’m honoured to have been invited to join him onstage to talk about my work as a Functional Medicine practitioner, my journey, how I set up and how I work with clients.
I have listened to Mark speak many times at IFM conferences and lectures – he has a wonderful way of dispelling complex science, talking no nonsense facts and inspiring people to think outside the box. I really value the opportunity to hear him speak and hope you will join me at one or both of these events in April.
2nd April: Kickstart Your Health
Kick start your health with nine time New York Times bestselling author Mark Hyman, MD (including The Blood Sugar Solution, and The Blood Sugar Solution 10 Day Detox.) He will guide you, step-by-step through his revolutionary program, The 10 Day Detox and show you how to use food as medicine to change your health for good.
Get inspired with this introduction to Functional Medicine and leave with the power to take your health into your own hands. Years of experience with thousands of patients has led to the creation of Dr. Hyman’s successful programs, and now he wants to share these secrets with you.”
I’d recommend anyone interested in nutrition or functional medicine go along to hear him talk, whatever your knowledge. I guarantee you’ll come away with heaps of new knowledge and a strong will to eat and live cleanly.
The Venue: King's College, London SE1 / 10am-4pm:
If you’re a practitioner (a medical doctor, dietician, functional medicine practitioner, or health coach), or just a patient who wants to be more educated and involved in your own care, join Dr. Mark Hyman for a more intensive second day of discussion with his talk.
We’re calling on all doctors and healthcare practitioners (or anyone with an interest in Functional Medicine) to join Dr. Hyman for a conversation about Functional Medicine and treating the root cause of disease. Time after time we’re faced with patients who need more than what conventional medicine can offer. Are you tired of the traditional treatment model? Functional Medicine gives you the power to uncover the root causes of chronic illness and disease. This is the future of medicine and a way to treat and heal patients for life. In this once in a lifetime experience, you’ll learn how to incorporate Functional Medicine into your own practice to treat your own patients from one of the top Functional Medicine doctors in the world.
The Venue: King's College, London SE1 / 10am-4pm:
Mark was immensely kind to support my own book: Cook. Nourish. Glow. - you'll find a whole chapter devoted to 'Friendly Fats'.
"Cook. Nourish. Glow. is a fantastic example of how easy it can be to eat real food and to embrace the powerful impact that cooking can have on our wellbeing. Amelia does a brilliant job of merging cutting-edge nutritional science with the practical application required to make healthy eating achievable in today’s convenience-fuelled world." Mark Hyman MD, Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, Founder of The UltraWellness Center, Chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine