Monday 24th September – Sunday 30th September
Feeling congested on the tube? Why not jump off at Old Street station and sit in the Gut Stuff HQ for a chat and a read on all things gut health. We ALL have digestive issues at one point or another, so why are we not talking about it?!
We’ve teamed up with some of our favourite friends to take over Old Street station on the 24th September for a week of empowering EVERYONE to “Give a Sh*t” about their gut health. There will be hundreds of free “gut-friendly” breakfasts for the morning commuters and a shot of good bacteria so you can shake off that bad commuter mood.
Mind The “Gut” and get involved in incredible installations throughout the station to empower Gut Health in everyone! Visit the “Gut Stuff” library and pop in to hear talks from the world’s leading gut experts such as Tim Spector, and attend events from everything from the gut/brain axis to looking after your skin from the inside out.
Get kombucha raving and learn all about the perfect matching for a kombucha cocktail. If dancing’s not your thing, taste your way through fermented products at workshops, getting creative at making your own sauerkraut from scratch!
Don’t forget to say hello to sponsors Symprove, Wild Fizz Kombucha, The Collective, Atlas Biomed, Bioglan and Pukka Herbs who will be hosting events themselves and giving out free samples – because who doesn’t love a freebie?
ALL THE EVENTS
SKIN FROM THE INSIDE OUT – Dr. Anjali Mahto
Monday 24th September – 7pm – 8pm
Join Anjali Mahto to discuss and learn how what we put in our bodies can affect our skin.
Learn practical tips from one of the worlds leading dermatologists to improve your skin through what you eat, it ain’t all about topical creams and potions.
Dr Anjali Mahto is a London-based consultant dermatologist and author of The Skincare Bible published by Penguin Life. She is a spokesperson for the British Skin Foundation and blogger for The Huffington Post. Her work bridges the gap between traditional medical dermatology, beauty and aesthetics
WHY OUR GLOBAL OBESITY CRISIS IS GETTING WORSE – Tim Spector
Tuesday 25th September – 7pm – 8pm
Join the King of Gut Health Tim Spector to discuss why our global obesity crisis Is getting worse and how the microbes in our gut can help us tackle it….
Tim Spector is a Professor of Genetic Epidemiology, Director of the TwinsUK Registry and Head of the Department of Twin Research at Kings College London. His twin Registry of 13,000 twins, is the richest collection of genotypic and phenotypic information worldwide. His current work focuses on personalised medicine and the microbiome and directs the crowdfunded British Gut microbiome project. He has published over 900 research articles and is ranked as being in the top 1% of the world’s most cited scientists by Thomson-Reuters. He has been elected Fellow of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences and is a prolific writer having published three popular science books. His latest book “The Diet Myth” was published in over ten languages. He is a regular blogger, and features regularly in the media @timspector
IBS AND WHAT TO EAT – Karen O’ Donoghue
Tuesday 25th September – 12pm – 1pm
Join Karen O’ Donoghue for a straight up chat on IBS and what you can do to clear up your symptoms! Suffering with genetic IBS since she was a baby Karen has definitely been in your shoes and has spent 8 plus years studying and recipe developing ways to help you into better gut health!
Karen is not afraid of the poo chat so anything goes here!
Come armed with questions and leave feeling like someone genuinely understands you and empathises with you but more than that, has spent nearly the past decade making sure there is a product to alleviate these debilitating symptoms!
ASK A NUTRITIONIST WITH JEANNETTE HYDE
Wednesday 26th September – 1pm – 2pm
Need something productive to do on your lunch break?
Want to know how to make easy changes so you can have better digestion, and happy weight and mind?
This is your chance to ask registered nutritional therapist and author Jeannette Hyde whatever you want. Jeannette is big on practical changes: how do you get more vegetables into your diet deliciously and simply? How do you sneak probiotic foods into your diet daily and cheaply? What movement, timing, and eating practices could you implement to support your health before you even start changing WHAT you eat?
Come and join the conversation!
Registered nutritional therapy Jeannette Hyde is at the forefront of translating new gut research into practical easy-to-adopt everyday health practices and principles through her bestselling book The Gut Makeover, and through her clinical private practice helping you make changes to diet and lifestyle for optimum weight, digestion, brain, skin and overall health.
“POO”L APART PROBIOTICS WITH PROFESSOR SIMON GAISFORD
Thursday 27th September – 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Its one of the hottest topics in the media right now, so whats the low down?
Poo-l apart the world of probiotics with Professor Simon Gaisford as Lisa and Alana The Gut Stuff founders grill him to get the truth behind the headlines.
Professor Gaisford has a Chair in Pharmaceutics and is Head of the Department of Pharmaceutics. He joined the School in 2003, having previously been a Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Science at the University of Huddersfield. He undertook his PhD at the University of Kent at Canterbury, under Professor AE Beezer and then held Postdoctoral Research Assistant posts at the School with Profs DQM Craig and G Buckton. Prof Gaisford is an Honorary Teaching Fellow at the University of Manchester and Past Chair of the Thermal Methods Group (Royal Society of Chemistry). He has published 117 papers, 8 book chapters and 4 books and received the 2006 Stig Sunner award from the US Calorimetry Conference.
WHAT DOES YOUR GUT BACTERIA AFFECT AND WHY? – Miguel Toribio- Mateas
Friday 28th September – 12pm – 1pm
Join Miguel Toribio- Mateas for a no-nonsense, sciencey-but-fun talk in plain English where he’ll focus on the communication between the gut and the brain give you practical tips to help you upgrade it from dial-up to fibre broadband bandwidth.
Miguel is a clinical neuroscientist and nutritionist with 10 years’ clinical practice experience under his belt. He’s half way through his doctoral research degree at Middlesex Uni, focusing on how gut health influences the health of the rest of the body, a subject that Miguel has got deep technical knowledge of, but that he’s able to translate into take-home messages for non-sciency mortals.
HOW TO MAKE KOMBUCHA + COCKTAIL FUN – Wild Fizz Kombucha
Friday 28th September – 5pm – 7pm
Everyone’s talkin’ about it! Come and join Gina, the founder and brewer of Wild Fizz Kombucha and learn how to make your very own Kombucha.
After years of suffering from IBS, Gina had her first sip of Kombucha in America. It made her feel well and energized again and so went back to the UK and set up the Wild Fizz brewery. She’s never looked back.
Check out their booch & her story on www.wildfizzkombucha.com
During the evening Gina will give you the skills and know how to make first class booch at home. During the evening you will also then be able to stay and enjoy some delicious Kombucha cocktails on us.
The session cost includes a SCOBY & starter for you to take home and set up your own personal fermentation station as well as a bottle of Wild Fizz Kombucha.
WHAT EFFECT DOES DIET HAVE ON MENTAL HEALTH? – Kimberley Wilson
Saturday 29th September – 1pm – 2pm
Takeover Kimberley Wilson will asking: Is there any evidence that nutrition can improve depression? And how?
Kimberley Wilson is a Chartered Psychologist and NHS Mental Health Trust Governor working in the field of Nutritional Psychiatry.
In this interactive evidence-based talk she will introduce you to the science and nutritional habits that you can start to incorporate immediately into your daily life to help your brain be more resilient to the stresses of modern life.