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21-22 SEP 24

Eat Yourself Happy – Discover the ground-breaking science that is helping us to a new understanding of the connection between what we eat and how we feel

  • Ticket price: Free with Stroller Ticket
  • Date: Sun, 22nd Sep
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Venue: Talks & Debates - The Octopus Books Dome at Castle
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Chair – Amelia-Christie-Miller, Founder of Bold Bean Co.

Dr Emily Leeming is a registered dietitian, microbiome scientist at King’s College London, and former chef. She writes for the Daily Mail, and has a popular substack newsletter called Second Brain. Her first book Genius Gut The Life-Changing Science of Eating for Your Second Brain breaks down the science of the gut-brain connection and offers simple hacks to transform your health, mood and brainpower from the inside out.

Kimberley Wilson is a Chartered Psychologist with a Masters degree in nutrition. She is a former Governor of the Tavistock & Portman NHS Mental Health Trust and led the therapy service at HMP & YOI Holloway, which at the time was Europe’s largest women’s prison. She is passionate about the role of nutrition in mental health, and is the author of two books exploring the subject; most recently,  Unprocessed : How the Food We Eat is Fuelling Our Mental Health Crisis. She co-hosted the Radio 4 science podcast Made of Stronger Stuff with Dr Xand van Tulleken and she is a former finalist on The Great British Bake Off.

Jane Baxter has been hailed as ‘Britain’s best vegetable cook’. She is known for her zero-fuss, easy-to-make seasonal recipes and has written several books with veg at their heart. For her latest book, Recipes for a Better Menopause, she collaborated with ZOE nutritionist Dr Federica Amati, to create delicious recipes that also promote good gut-health.

There will be guest book signings after the event at the Book-ish stand just outside the Dome. Book-ish is the Festival’s award winning book partner.

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