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Children, Food & Health - A Parent's Dilemma


Thu 26 Mar 2015, 7:00pm–9:30pm

Where: Hamilton Gardens, Cobham Drive, SH1, Hamilton, Waikato

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: jodie52

What's behind the wave of allergies, intolerances and disorders that are affecting our children today? Join US paediatrician Dr Michelle Perro; Zen Honeycutt, a mum who unleashed a movement for change; and Dr Michael Antoniou, genetics researcher from Kings College UK for one thought-provoking evening.

Dr Michelle Perro - in her 30 years work as a paediatrician in the USA Dr Perro has observed the dramatic decline in children's health. From ear infections, to allergies, behavioural disorders and intolerances - Dr Perro believes we need a new toolkit to deal with childrens illness. There is compelling evidence that gut disorders, (which include leaky gut and a reduced microbiome) are a leading contributor to weaker immune systems; the increase in autoimmune disease and a host of other problems we are seeing. With case examples and hints thrown in, this is a fascinating talk from a professional on the frontline.

Zen Honeycutt - Yet another distressing night in a hospital waiting room watching her son dosed on steroids and hooked up to monitors as the result of yet another unforeseen allergy, was the catalyst for Zen to really start reading and take action to change her sons life. An American mum with three young boys, (and no parental allergies) Zen has started a movement for change as a result of the changes she has observed in her own family. And as she has found, it's not just about allergies. Zen has connected with thousands of mums that have seen a level of illness unprecedented in their families and taken action to change. This empowering and emotional talk will engage and motivate you.

Dr Michael Antoniou - this scientist and academic is head of the Gene Expression and Therapy Group, Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics, King’s College London School of Medicine. Dr Antoniou knows a thing or two about our genes and how they affect us. But perhaps what will be interesting to many is the interconnectedness between our genes and the environment. We are seeing non-communicable illness way beyond the illness loads of our grandparents. Is it not just genetics? Is there more we should know about?

Please join us for this special Hamilton event.

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