Our AGM was held on Saturday 25th June, 9:15am-12:00pm. The topic was the Microbiome.
We were very fortunate that Phil Dowling, a specialist in this area, presented. Please see his bio and presentation outline below.
Philip has been involved with nutrition and naturopathy for over 25 years. He first practised in clinics in Takapuna and Devonport, before opening a healing retreat in Kaukapakapa, which he ran for several years.
He taught at Wellpark college for seventeen years, and simultaneously ran the naturopathy and nutrition programs, introducing the first degree in naturopathy to New Zealand.
Philip wrote the book ‘Journeys back to Health’ ten years ago, and launched the CNA with Wellpark tutors and graduates in 2009. He has recently set up a clinic in Grey Lynn.
The gut microbiome provides a major influence on our weight and on our general health.
There are 100 trillion bacteria in our gut, and many are kept busy with tasks that promote our health. However, studies on gut bacteria have revealed the many ways in which they may also be adversely affecting us.
This talk considers the development of the gut microbiome, its role in health and weight management, and strategies we can use to manage our microbiome in practical ways to create weight loss and better health.