Food is one of the most important means of preventing disease and can be an important adjunct to medicine, when we are ill. The College of Medicine is holding an informative conference entitled ‘Food: The Future Medicine’, which will build upon their previous year’s conference, ‘Food: The Forgotten Medicine’.
The conference will look at hot topics such as whether we should eat no meat, some meat or just different meat. What is the role of intermittent fasting? When should we eat our food raw and is bread healthy or should it be eliminated from our diet altogether?
There will be a demonstration on how to prepare and cook healthy food and a presentation on what we can learn from India and China. The conference will explore how we can detect, treat and prevent poor nutrition in the community and hospital and hear about a Co-Op project in London that is aiming to bring better food to its local population.
Finally, the conference will hear about first thoughts from our College of Medicine “Food Forum” that brings together farmers, food suppliers and retailers and experts to see how we can change things so that better food is available – especially to those who need it most.