Rude Health Show – ‘Light in Body – Light in Mind’

May 31, 2012

Rude Health at the RDS, Ireland’s biggest health and wellbeing show, returns to the RDS in Dublin on September 10th, with a growing number of top speakers reflecting the popularity of this hugely successful event.

Attendance at last year’s event increased by 25%, for the second consecutive year, and the sponsors of Rude Health, the Irish Association of Health Stores (IAHS), expects that this year’s very topical theme ‘Light in body, Light in Mind’ incorporating healthy living, mental health, weight loss and work / life balance issues will prove just as popular with visitors and exhibitors.

Exciting new top class speakers will include Dr. Eva Orsmond, Ireland’s only private medical practitioner exclusively treating overweight and obesity in adults and children, and who is a very familiar face from RTÉ’s Operation Transformation and medical herbalist Vivienne Campbell from the Herbal Hub, who proved to be very popular with followers of the RTÉ series Corrigan Cooks Naturally. As well as her lecture, Vivienne will also demonstrate how to use native herbs for health and beauty.

Also new to the hugely popular cookery demonstration area will be the UK’s natural health innovator and medical chef Dale Pinnock and nutritional cook and coach Susan Jane Murray who is familiar to the public both for her weekly slot on Tom Dunne’s programme on Newstalk and her weekly column in the Sunday Independent.

Patrick Holford is back with the topics “Say No To Diabetes and Heart Disease” – and “The Feel Good Factor” – improve your mood and motivation without drugs. Last year, Patrick Holford spoke three times each day. This year, he’s back to do it again. The entry arrangements will be organised to give everyone a fair chance to hear him. He will give three free talks on both Saturday and Sunday.

Also returning is Bernadette Bohan with ‘The Truth About Nutrition and Disease’, Patrick McKeown speaks on “Anxiety and Asthma – the links”, while Karen Ward is revealing her ‘Secrets of Ageless Aging’.

One of Rude Health’s most popular speakers 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 and Marilyn’s talks are in high demand every year. This year’s superb speakers’ lineup also includes Jan de Vries, Dr. Prannie Rhattigan and Professor Jane Plant, herself a cancer survivor who has a wealth of researched material at her fingertips.

UK speakers and exhibitors constantly comment on the Irish public’s hunger for information. “Underpinning Rude Health is the IAHS’ passionate belief in empowering customers to take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing. The event provides information on a wide range of health topics and products based on the latest research,” says IAHS Chairman Alan McGrath. “Many of the speakers will also have stands at the show providing visitors with the opportunity to speak personally to these experts and get their take on particular health issues”, he says.

“In recessionary times it is more important than ever to keep medical bills to a minimum by staying healthy. This is evidenced by the thousands of people from all over Ireland who come each year to attend the non-stop programme of talks given by well-known speakers from the UK and Ireland over both days and to enjoy the food demonstrations and tastings in the centre of the hall.

“Many of our health stores have also noticed a marked increase in the number of older customers expressing interest in preventing ill health – they are becoming more interested than ever before in staying as healthy as possible, as naturally as they can.”

“Health stores play a key part in frontline and primary healthcare. By helping hundreds of thousands of customers deal with minor self limiting ailments and the promotion of dietary and lifestyle changes for optimal health, health stores have a key role and a unique position in reducing the pressure on our public healthcare system, thus relieving pressure on already hard pressed GP services and A&E departments.”

There are over 200 exhibitor stands at Rude Health, offering an exciting range of products to enhance healthy living from all over Ireland and the UK; there are also tastings, an artisan foods’ section, cookery demonstrations, and free advice from qualified therapists on herbs, homeopathy, nutrition and natural skin care.

Hurry to get your free ticket (worth €12) at your local IAHS store (while stocks last). For exhibitors, speakers and events visit the Rude Health website.

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