Expert sessions

When you purchase a ticket to Healthy Food Guide LIVE! you receive FREE entry to all of the Expert Sessions that are running that day.

Your entry ticket also gives you FREE access to the live stage, which has recipe demonstrations, and competitions – fun for the whole family.

We try to deliver speakers and topics that are most helpful to you, so if you have any suggestions or ideas that you would like us to cover in future shows, we’d love to hear them. You are welcome to email us with your ideas.

 

Saturday 20 May

 

10:30am: Why am I so tired all the time?
Alex Bartle MB BS, Dip Obst, FRNZCGP, MMed, Medical Director Sleep Well Clinic
Sleep is one of the three pillars of health and is the least recognised, despite its huge impact on our daytime functioning. Learn why is it so important and what can you do about it.

 

11:30am: Is brain over-load affecting your memory?
Gillian Eadie MEd, BA, DipTchg, LTCL, Churchill Fellow, HFNZIITP, Director Memory Foundation
Stop! My brain is full! It’s no wonder – every waking hour is bombarded with facts, texts, opinions, images and instant decisions. You forget names, a word you know well or can’t remember where you put things. This session helps you understand why brain overload happens, and how you can take back control over how you remember.

 

12:30pm: Ditch the dieting drama – how to eat well for life!
Claire Turnbull, HFG Nutritionist
Do you feel like you know what you ‘need’ to do to get healthy, but you struggle to make it happen? Do you gravitate towards food or booze to help you ‘feel better’ after a bad day, but really – end up feeling worse? Were you brought up to finish everything on your plate? This session will help you get some answers.

 

1:30pm: Live fast, die old and have a good-looking corpse – how to live to 100 and stay out of the emergency department
Dr. Tom Mulholland KYND CEO BSc(Hons) MBChB Dip Sports Medicine.
Learn some tools and techniques to beat stress, premature ageing, and add life to your years and years to your life with Dr Tom Mulholland, one of NZ’s most experienced and popular wellness presenters.

 

2:30pm: Too scared to eat?
Anna Richards, Registered Dietitian
If food is not your friend, if your bowel rules your life, if you are too scared to eat… Specialist Dietitian Anna Richards will unravel what might be going on for you and what you can do about it.

 

3:30pm: Breathe well to be well
Tania Clifton-Smith, Specialist Physiotherapist
Breathing well is the first step to optimum health, energy and well-being. Come along to learn: What does breathing do? What happens when things change? What can you do – practical tools. To listen to your body.


 

Sunday 21 May

 

10:30am: Why am I so tired all the time?
Alex Bartle MB BS, Dip Obst, FRNZCGP, MMed, Medical Director Sleep Well Clinic
Sleep is one of the three pillars of health and is the least recognised, despite its huge impact on our daytime functioning. Learn why is it so important and what can you do about it.

 

11:30am: Is brain over-load affecting your memory?
Gillian Eadie MEd, BA, DipTchg, LTCL, Churchill Fellow, HFNZIITP, Director Memory Foundation
Stop! My brain is full! It’s no wonder – every waking hour is bombarded with facts, texts, opinions, images and instant decisions. You forget names, a word you know well or can’t remember where you put things. This session helps you understand why brain overload happens, and how you can take back control over how you remember.

 

12:30pm: Ditch the dieting drama – how to eat well for life!
Claire Turnbull, HFG Nutritionist
Do you feel like you know what you ‘need’ to do to get healthy, but you struggle to make it happen? Do you gravitate towards food or booze to help you ‘feel better’ after a bad day, but really – end up feeling worse? Were you brought up to finish everything on your plate? This session will help you get some answers.

 

1:30pm: Introducing Mindfulness and the Seven Hungers
Chris Irwin and Glenda Irwin, Mindfulness Matters
Join Chris and Glenda as they share empowering, healthful tips and inspiration for living healthier, happier lives. You’ll learn about mindfulness and its benefits for all facets of life, including family life. Plus, explore the realm of mindful eating, “The Seven Hungers” and look at what drives our eating behaviour.

 

2:30pm: Is food no longer your friend?
Anna Richards, Registered Dietitian
Are you confused about allergy, intolerance and coeliac disease? Are you ‘everything free’ and worried your food is no longer nourishing you? Are you too scared to eat? Specialist Dietitian Anna Richards will sort the fact from fiction and help you understand yourself better.

 

3:30pm: Breathe well to be well
Tania Clifton-Smith, Specialist Physiotherapist
Breathing well is the first step to optimum health, energy and well-being. Come along to learn: What does breathing do? What happens when things change? What can you do – practical tools, how to listen to your body.