Last weekend I was fortunate enough to be involved in The Real Food Revolution, Adelaide event. For me this was a great way to meet others in the health industry and hear some really inspiring speakers share their knowledge. I know that there were a lot of people unable to attend this year so I just wanted to share some of my takeaway points from some of the speakers that I heard in between prepping meals, registering attendees and tidying up. I’m looking forward to getting my hands on the recordings of the other talks because I have heard great feedback about them.
So the event runs over 3 days and they pack a lot into each day, listening to speakers, sampling tasty dishes, interactive activities, seeing what stall holders have to offer and mingling with other real foodies.
On the Friday night, I heard Dr Peter Dingle speak and if you’ve heard him speak before you’ll know what I mean when I say that he is definitely entertaining. He is a doctor that isn’t afraid to dispel health myths and speaks enthusiastically about the dangers of certain medications and toxins that we are exposed to. You can learn more about Dr Dingle here.
On Saturday I didn’t get a chance to listen to the earlier speakers however I was really glad that I was able to hear Katherine Maslen and Kale Brock’s talks in the afternoon.
Katherine Maslen is a Brisbane based Naturopath, Nutritionist and author of the book Get Well, Stay well. She spoke about the states of pre diabetes and fatigue along with signs that we can look out for ourselves that indicate areas of poor health. For example the state of our eyes, tounge, skin and nails can indicate poor liver function, nutrient deficiencies, dehydration and more.
Kale Brock is an Adelaide based Holistic Lifestyle and Exercise Coach, who runs Fermented Food workshops and has recently released the The Art of Probiotic Nutrition Recipe Book. His big topic was regarding gut health and the importance of healing the gut wall and how we can maintain a good equilibrium of bacteria with the introduction of probiotic rich foods such as kefir, kombucha and fermented vegetables.
If you have listened to any of The Wellness Couch podcasts then chances are you have heard of Brett Hill, if you haven’t listened to the podacsts then get on it :-), they are great. Brett talked about the effects of various stessors on our body and mind, how to reduce stressors and ways of building up our resistance. His presentation was based on his book How to eat an elephant which you can get at http://drbretthill.com/ which gives over 100 suggestions on improving health one step at a time, as opposed to all at once which can be too overwhelming.
And finally The Real Food Revolution ended with Kristie Ord (The Real Food Revolution Host) talking about alkalinity and her personal health journey. She addressed food and lifestyle factors that can stress our bodies, and create an acidic environment whereby we are more susceptible to diseases. She talked about manageable steps to alkalise including good quality water, lots of green leafy vegetables and sufficient sleep. Kristie closed the afternoon with green juice samples, an encouraging message to all the attendees to put what they have learnt into practice and a group selfie.
I’m looking forward to next years Adelaide event and if your in other states check out The Real Food Revolution website because there may still be an opportunity for you to head along to an event this year.
I’ll leave you with some photos of the food we enjoyed and please comment below if you have attended any of the events and who your favourite speakers were and why.