23 Sep New Scientist Live with the BDA (British Dietetic Association) Experience
On the 22nd of September 2018 I volunteered to hold a booth together with a few dietitians for the BDA and I can say it was one of the most worthwhile volunteering opportunities I have ever undertaken! Plus I got free access to the event in the morning!
New Scientist Live is a yearly event celebrating and presenting new innovations in the world in terms of Space, Health, and Technology.
The talk on the gut and the relationship with the brain was one of the most interesting talks I’ve watched in New Scientist Live. Megan Rossi explained several research papers on how having good gut bacteria through the consumption of probiotics and prebiotics can decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety.
The gut affects the brain which we know however what was interesting is that it works both ways. The brain affects the gut too therefore meditation and yoga may influence the gut and the immune system!
I truly believe that the gut-brain connection will be major contributor to the public health in the near future!
I stayed all afternoon from 1:30 to 5:30 and honestly, time flew by so fast! I spoke to so many people about the BDA, the differences between a dietitian, a nutritionist, and a diet expert, told people what I actually study in university, and even one young man doing his A levels I was talking too is now interested in studying Dietetics because of the stand!
What an amazing day and I am so proud of volunteering for an amazing association to make the world a better place!
I want to improve peoples’ relationship with food; To fall in love with meal times rather than them focusing on numbers - For people to be healthy, be comfortable in their own skin, and to love themselves. 🙂
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