The Fat Fallacy - Lunasa 2021

The Fat Fallacy

Presenter: Dr Corin Storkey & Sally Huapaya

Remember the war on saturated fat and butter back in the 1980s-90s? Being told that cholesterol is killing us and why we should eat low fat alternatives? Even eggs were considered bad for our health. Learn how this happened, the role of big pharma and food companies and why it’s ok to eat butter again.

Information will be shared about research findings into the development of heart disease and the ways in which pharmaceutical companies and the food industry manipulate data to market their specific interests. Also the realities of cardiovascular disease and the need for an integrative and holistic approach to management

Topics discussed and key learning objectives:
• What is Heart disease
• Correlations between risk factors
• The truth about risk factors
• How did the war on fat begin
• Stress and inflammation – how it works
• Pharmaceutical marketing – an insiders guide
• Food industry manipulation & exploitation
• Why you must know your food
• Reading food labels and understanding healthy eating
• 10 steps to better health – natural ways you can improve your health.

Presenter Bio:

Dr Corin Storkey has over 15 years of academic and research experience, specialising in medicinal antioxidant chemistry, oxidative diseases, cellular protection and health. He holds a PhD in medicinal chemistry from the University of Melbourne, Australia and the Heart Research Institute – Sydney, Australia. He has previously struggled with and overcome chronic fatigue syndrome and believes that there is currently a lack of holistic management in the conventional Western medical approach to health. These experiences led him to establish Seleno Health, a small family business based between New Zealand and Peru, as a means to provide people with education and tools to manage their own health more effectively. His area of expertise is stress disorders and non-specific conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME), fibromyalgia, Crohn’s, Psoriasis, Alopecia, UC, IBS, Lyme disease and similar auto-immune conditions.

Sally Huapaya, co-director of Seleno Health, is native Peruvian from an Incan farming ancestry, with a Bachelor in industrial engineering and great knowledge of traditional health enhancing Peruvian foods. She has a passion to share what Peru has to offer and aspires to give back to the people of her homeland. In Peru, Seleno Health creates authentic Organic Farm to Table Maca directly with their local farmer, who they have a sincere and personal relationship with. They have developed a model of trade that is economically, environmentally and socially sustainable and helps improve the lives of people in the local community.


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