“We are what we absorb!” What goes into our bodies, from the food we eat, the liquids we drink, the air we breathe, and even those vitamins and minerals that are absorbed through our skin, go together to keep us alive and hopefully well. Even in a healthy environment our bodies’ ability to absorb too little or too much of minerals and vitamins may result in long term disease.
It is also important to consider what we ‘absorb’ in terms of thoughts and ideas. An opportunity to consider all of the ‘things’ we can absorb, is being provided by the Gwydir Learning Region. At ‘An Outbreak of Wellness’ will be held at Bingara’s Roxy Theatre on the evening of Friday April 8. Our guest presenter is Graeme Sait, an internationally acclaimed author and presenter. Graeme focusses on the links between soil health and human health.
Graeme will explain how and why our bodies react to food and why food can sometimes make us ill. He will explain how one hundred trillion bacteria inhabit our digestive system. They make up a mass in our bodies “..a little less than the volume of our liver.” They live within us, but they are not really “us”. They depend upon us to ‘feed’ them and in return, they combine to deliver to our body the minerals, vitamins, sugars, fats, carbohydrates and more, that keep us alive and hopefully “well”.
Much of this knowledge is new. Many doctors are not yet aware of the significance of food and diet on the occurrence and development of disease. Medicines can impact disease, but often a simple change in diet can have even greater positive effect.
Graeme will explain how we can enhance our personal wellness, and encourage wellness in the lives of those around us by absorbing some basic knowledge about our bodies and our general health.
The Gwydir Learning Region is delighted to have Graeme Sait available on April 8.
He is sought after around the world for his insightful presentations on soil health, plant health and human health.
The cost for the evening is $20. Bookings for “An Outbreak of Wellness!” will be available through the Bingara Visitor Information Centre. Phone 6724 0066.
For more information contact Rick Hutton on 0438 355 197.