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Living Well Devon (LWD) - Education to Empower Optimal Health.

We are a voluntary enterprise with a passion to improve community health. We aim to educate on diet, behaviours and lifestyle changes for optimal health and wellbeing.

Dr Charlotte Chandler GP Exmouth and Dr Lucie Wilk Consultant Rheumatologist Lifestyle doctors are the key presenters at LWD talks.

Did you know that 80% of ill health is due to our modern diet and lifestyle?
Humans were not designed to thrive in an environment of a calorie rich, nutrient poor diet, high stress levels, poor sleep and lack of movement. We are becoming sick as a result. Modern illnesses affecting the mental and physical health of our community both young and old are all too easy to see.
The good news is that by understanding the causes of these illnesses and targeting lifestyle change we can treat and even reverse and cure many of these conditions.

Upcoming events (2)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). By Dr Lucie Wilk - Consultant Rheumatologist

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/living-well-devon-20144051161 A Lifestyle Medicine approach to good gut health - treating the cause rather than the symptoms of IBS. Over 2000 years ago, Hippocrates said "all disease begins in the gut" and we are now beginning to understand the truth of this statement. Our gut is often a barometer of our overall health, and an unhappy gut often foretells other medical problems. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a signal from your gut that all is not well. During this talk, we'll explore how things can go wrong in the gut and simple ways to correct them. People with IBS struggle with miserable, often disabling symptoms like bloating, cramps, diarrhoea, constipation, and pain. Dr Wilk has trained in and practiced medicine for more than twenty years and has accumulated many years of experience as a Consultant Rheumatologist. She has worked in a wide range of healthcare environments from academic specialist centres to community NHS Trusts, from Vancouver to London to Devon & Cornwall. Dr Wilk is also a trained Lifestyle Medicine Doctor. Follow this link to book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/living-well-devon-20144051161

Transcendental Meditation (TM) Course by Dr Gemma Beckley - Meditation Trust

Budleigh Health & Wellbeing Hub

A 3 Day Course Learn Transcendental Meditation with Dr Gemma Beckley, Clinical Psychologist 21st - 23rd September 2019 Venue - The Budleigh Hub Cost - £380/person Includes Lunch on Sunday This course will be limited to a maximum of 16 people and full payment must be made by 7th September. You may confirm your place by paying a deposit of £150 - if paid by 31st August. Our Cancellation Policy - please read Please note that all payments are none refundable, however, places are transferable so we will try to resell your place and refund your payment only if we can reallocate your place. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN - please click https://forms.gle/JLnYYYpt9jGT56eb8 Payment will be via BACS only, please follow the instructions on the booking form and remember to include your booking reference - before making payment. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This course is taught by highly experienced TM teacher and Clinical Psychologist Dr Gemma Beckley. A simple, effortless, yet profound technique practised for just 20 minutes twice a day, awakens natures healing intelligence and provides deep rest to mind and body. This dissolves deep rooted stress (the ultimate cause of all life's problems) producing an extensive range of benefits in our quality of life including: The positive benefits of TM include: Reduced stress Self-Confidence Better sleep Energy increased Intellect enhanced Better relationships Improved health Read much more here... http://www.meditationtrust.com/transcendental-meditation-benefits/ These results are supported by hundreds of scientific research papers and the testimonials of some of the millions already practising around the world. Watch the following videos: http://www.meditationtrust.com/transcendental-meditation-videos/ The course takes place over three consecutive days: First session, Saturday daytime Individual instruction (1 hour by appointment), after which you are able to practice at home on your own. Three group sessions, Sunday from 10am to 5pm with lunch include and Monday evening from 6.30pm to 9pm. Builds your understanding based on your experiences, leaving you with a valuable skill for life. Free support and guidance for life ensures complete satisfaction.

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