Main Hall, RDS Exhibition Centre, Dublin, 10th – 11th September 2011.
Ireland’s Most Exciting Natural Foods and Sustainable Lifestyle Event,
sponsored by the IRISH ASSOCIATION OF HEALTH STORES.
By Jill Bell
Success breeds success! Feedback from last year’s Rude Health Show was so positive from both visitors and exhibitors that the Irish Association of Health Stores (IAHS) has been busy planning this year’s Rude Health Show since last October. It goes without saying that this year’s show will be even bigger and better, with a new mix of stands and speakers to whet the appetite.
Our UK speakers and exhibitors constantly comment on the Irish public’s hunger for information. As show sponsors, the IAHS passionately believe in empowering customers in our shops and visitors to our show to make wise decisions relating to health. Empowerment and wise decisions can only come about through good, sound information; so, many of our speakers will also have stands at the show where you can seize the opportunity to speak personally to these experts and get their take on your own particular health issues.
Last year, Patrick Holford spoke three times each day, and we marvelled at his stamina – but he knows how to do it! This year, he’s back to do it again. The entry arrangements will be organised to give everyone a fair chance to hear him. There will not be any special ticketing arrangements, it will be a simple queuing system. He will give 3 free talks on both Saturday and Sunday. To avoid disappointment, anyone not getting into the 12 noon talk on Saturday can catch it at 4pm or again at 12 noon and 4pm on Sunday. So, get there early to be sure of a seat.
Somebody who has arrived on the Irish scene a little more recently than Patrick Holford is Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD. Marilyn is a registered member of the Nutrition Society, a Fellow of The Royal Society of Medicine, psychologist, author and broadcaster who obtained her doctorate from Cambridge University.
She has studied and practised nutrition for over 25 years, both in the UK and in the USA, focusing on the natural approach to female hormone problems. Today, she is recognised as the UK’s leading nutritionist specialising in women’s health. PMS, menopause, infertility, “fat around the middle”, and prevention of osteoporosis all fall within Marilyn’s field. She is practical with suggestions, extremely approachable, and well used to addressing a room full of women with hormonal problems. Marilyn’s Natural Health Clinic also has a presence at the show so you’ll be able to catch her at her stand between talks.
Another speaker is the Professor of Geochemistry from the Imperial College, London. You may wonder what relevance such a specialist could possibly have for us at Rude Health. The person referred to is Prof. Jane Plant, and like Marilyn Glenville, she is a woman whose academic qualifications are allied to an extremely engaging, warm-hearted personality; and whose personal experience of cancer and mental health issues guarantee full audiences year after year. Working in China with her husband following several brushes with breast cancer, Jane’s analytical mind realised that diet can have huge implications for hormonal cancers. These cancers, she found, were relatively rare in China, as was consumption of dairy products, and Jane’s research has led to several books, all empowering women and men to make choices based on sound research and information.
Jan de Vries, the polymath of natural medicine, will be with us again from Scotland this year. He combines his experience of herbal remedies, homeopathy, manipulation, iridology and so much more in an inimitable manner which simply flows as he heals and suggests ways of meeting life’s challenges.
This year we are inviting several high profile celebrity chefs and we’re also planning for the return of the artisan food section. The central food demonstration area of the show will have top foodie names working in front of visitors to produce tips, ideas and wonderful flavours for you to taste. We will introduce Dale Pinnock, whose book on Medicinal Cookery is scheduled for publication this year, and are delighted to welcome herbalist Vivienne Campbell. Many people will remember that Vivienne played an integral role in Richard Corrigan’s RTE series last year, and she will teach us how to use local herbs to maintain our health and beauty.
Another speaker whose talks were booked out last year is Dr. Prannie Rhatigan whose innovative book, Irish Seaweed Kitchen, has proven to be very popular. Prannie is a medical doctor and lifelong seaweed cook. A native of the West Coast of Ireland, she gardens organically and has been familiar with seaweeds since childhood. At the show in September, she will use the demo area to show us how to benefit from seaweeds, and how they can be incorporated into bread, cakes and even ice cream so that even the most dubious will look for second helpings.
Patrick Holford, Jan de Vries, Marilyn Glenville, Bernadette Bohan, Karen Ward, and many other speakers offering you a choice of four talks each hour in the four lecture theatres, plus the on-going food demos in the central area of the hall, and over two hundred exhibition stands to visit.
We feel we’ve put together something extra special for you again this year and hope you’ll find even more than what you’re looking for. Be sure to give us your feedback and we’ll continue to do our best for you.
Free show tickets will be available from IAHS member stores from mid August, and you can check for your nearest store on www.irishhealthstores.com
You can also keep updated with the latest show news at www.rudehealth.ie