I set up the UK charity Yes to Life some 15 years ago with the aim of bringing choice to people with cancer, by empowering them with good quality information on the ways they could go about helping themselves live as well and as long as possible.
Primary to this was an examination of lifestyle choices such as diet, sleep and exercise, with the aim of reducing excessive stress, cutting down on toxins from poor quality food and other sources, and energising the body with the best nutrition, exercise and other supportive approaches.
15 years ago, the idea that any of this made any difference to seriously ill people was seen in medical circles as simply whacky. So, it is particularly heartening to find a movement amongst trainee doctors to wholeheartedly embrace the emerging science of Lifestyle Medicine, and to push for inclusion of in-depth training in standard medical training.
Nutritank is inspirational, and it was a delight to introduce our audience at our 2018 Conference to its passionate founders, Ally Jaffee and Iain Broadley. And we are excited to feature Tally Abramovich and Juliet Burridge representing Nutritank at our London Conference in 21st March.
Today the power of strategies such as focused nutrition and programmed exercise to support health and healing from chronic conditions is indisputable. But there is still a vast amount to be done before Lifestyle Medicine becomes normal practice for doctors in the UK.
Kudos to Nutritank for taking on the challenge!
Iain Broadley & Ally Jaffee at the 2018 Yes to Life Conference