This unique event at the Hamilton Garden’s Pavilion on Thursday 26th March at 7pm is not to missed. Three highly respected international speakers, on an trans-Tasman tour, discuss what is behind the wave of allergies, intolerances and disorders affecting our children and adults today. Recent publicity and petitions calling for Pharmac to fund epipens (auto-injectors that deliver adrenaline to treat life-threatening allergic reactions) has highlighted a growing health crisis; we are as a population are becoming more allergic, suffering from more intolerances and are generally suffering from more and more chronic illnesses.

Food Matters and The Waikato Environment Trust invite you to join a US paediatrician, a mum who unleashed a movement for change and a leading genetics researcher for one thought provoking evening.

Dr Michelle Perro – In her 30 years work as a paediatrician in the USA Dr Perro has observed the dramatic decline in children’s health. From ear infections, to allergies, kids that can’t concentrate, behavioural disorders and intolerances – Dr Perro believes we need a new toolkit to deal with children’s illness today. There is compelling evidence that gut disorders, (which include leaky gut and a reduced microbiome) are a leading contributor to weaker immune systems; the increase in autoimmune disease and a host of these problems we are now seeing. With case examples and hints thrown in, this will be a fascinating talk from a professional on the frontline.

Zen Honeycutt (pictured) – Yet another distressing night in a hospital waiting room watching her son dosed on steroids and hooked up to monitors as the result of another unforeseen allergy, was the catalyst for Zen to really start researching and take action to change her sons’ lives. Zen has connected with thousands of mums and founded Moms Across America, a nationwide coalition of unstoppable mums. This empowering and emotional talk will engage and motivate you. Zen has started a movement for change as a result of the changes she has observed in her own family. And as she has found, it’s not just about allergies, it is about LIFE and the people we love.

Dr Michael Antoniou – This scientist and academic is head of the Gene Expression and Therapy Group, Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics, King’s College London School of Medicine. Dr Antoniou knows a thing or two about our genes and how they affect us. But perhaps what will be interesting to many is the interconnectedness between our genes and the environment. We are seeing non-communicable illness way beyond the illness loads of our grandparents. Is it not just genetics? Is there more we should know about?

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear these three high caliber speakers sharing the same platform.

Hamilton Venue and Date:

Hamilton Garden’s Pavilion; Thursday 26th March at 7pm.


Tickets for Hamilton event:

$15 for pre-ticket sales or if you bring a friend on the night. Otherwise door sales are $20 Cash only.

Pre-sales from The Waikato Environment Centre, 242 Peachgrove Rd or Contact Marea 02102943467 or by email at wapfhanilton [at symbol] gmail [dot] com


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There are also presentations in Auckland and Tauranga:

Tauranga 27th March at 7pm at Tauranga Boys High School.  (There are no pre-sales of tickets for Tauranga, please buy your ticket on the night.)

Auckland 28th March at 7 pm at  Victoria Avenue School, Remuera.

Reservations for Auckland 027 5050 808 or Facebook message

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