I want to say a huge thank you to the fantastic four; Sally Pacholok, Lorraine Cleaver, Umahro Cadogan, and Dr Malcolm Kendrick – who all have more than one thing in common;
A passion for educating and exposing truth, unflappable tenacity and humour!
Sally Pacholok, as we with B12 deficiency know, is an inspiring educator who diagnosed her own condition and is completely dedicated to raising awareness of this condition. The vast amount of information Sally imparts in just 2 hours, is incredible.
Her time in the UK was spent working almost solidly and even during her sparse free time managed to help patients in a profound way. Anyone reading this who would like Sally to speak at an event then please get in touch, you won’t look back!
Lorraine Cleaver told us of her shocking experience of thyroid disease, her planned suicide and her road back to health after appalling treatment due to ignorance. She also recounted Jill’s story, which echoed her own experience as Jill remained undiagnosed with B12 deficiency and Graves disease for years. Jill was subjected to ECT (Electroconvulsive therapy) in place of what her body required. This presentation was profoundly moving.
Umahro Cadogan became so ill in his teens that he too had to become his own doctor. He has made it his life’s work to educate himself and others on nutrition and nutrigenomics. His presentation on methylation, a hugely complex subject, was expertly delivered making it accessible to all.
Dr Malcolm Kendrick talked about the shocking state of accepted medical data. He is the kind of GP we all want, sensible, caring, humorous. He sorts the wheat from the chaff and is determined to shine the light on the dark corners of medicine. I have followed his blog for years and if you don’t already, then sign up!
Pic. Dr Jeffrey Stuart, Sally Pacholok, Umahro Cadogan and me.
Just a couple of hours after the conference emails started to arrive from delegates and I was stunned and delighted, here is the first;
“ Thanks for organising the excellent conference today. I was delighted to attend and learnt a lot and met some lovely people. The speakers were all very engaging and enthusiastic.
I don’t think I have ever been at a conference that so many people stayed until the end, especially on a Saturday! That is testament to the line-up you organised. Well done. I hope it makes a difference.“
Dr J Younge –
Well, judging by my inbox there has already been a huge shift – the day really can be labelled ‘A Game Changer’!
Dr J Younge sums it up perfectly, the delegates were completely engaged right up until the end.
For those of you who attended you will know that there was an impressive (and surprising) number of health professionals across all disciplines who attended and who thankfully took the time to write;
“Congratulations on organising a really interesting day.
The speakers were excellent and inspiring and gave us plenty to think about!”
Dr S Williams
For those of you who couldn’t attend – I promise there will be more events in the future. (I have never done this before, but I really enjoyed it!)
It worked because of the quality and mix of the speakers, and because of the connection between all of the subjects. Those who came are now determined to make a change.
It was a fantastic day and I have learnt a lot about how to make it even better next time.
Heartfelt thanks to Dr Jeffrey Stuart and of course to Damian Witty.
Thanks to all who supported me in organising this event – you are priceless!
www.b12deficiency.info is my passion, highlighting mental health, fertility, pregnancy and children is a must.
For more information on the speakers please visit – http://www.b12deficiency.info/conference/
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