How to Avoid Chronic Diseases and Achieve Good Health

Tues 14th - Wed 15th Jan 2020

Join Professor Verner Wheelock and Ivor Cummins for this inspirational 2 day workshop on how a Low Carb diet can greatly improve your health.


Discover the latest research on type 2 diabetes, cholesterol and other diet related chronic conditions including heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s. Hear how Cholesterol is NOT a reliable indicator of the risk of developing heart disease. Reducing the intake of total dietary fat does NOT improve health and a diet with a high content of sugar and carbohydrates causes the pancreas to produce high quantities of insulin, which can trigger a range of chronic diseases.


The impact of these findings is massive, not only because it is in direct conflict with the official advice here in the UK, but because it also means that we need to re-think our concepts of a healthy diet. On the one hand, we must accept that foods such as rice, pasta and other starchy foods can be damaging to health. On the other hand, the body requires plenty of healthy fats present in foods such as meat and dairy products.


This event will explain the background in detail and consider the implications for individuals and for businesses. The programme will consist of presentations from the two speakers, personal case histories from individuals who have greatly improved their health by switching to a Low Carb diet, discussion sessions, and a practical session on how to implement the dietary changes.


A bit about Verner;

Professor Verner Wheelock has been actively researching the relationship between diet and health for many years. He has been Special Professor in Food Science at The University of Nottingham. In 1990, he established a business, Verner Wheelock Associates, which provides high quality training for the food industry. The company, now run by his daughter Alison is based at Broughton Hall Business Park.


His book, “Healthy Eating: The Big Mistake. How modern medicine has got it wrong about diabetes, cholesterol, cancer, Alzheimer’s and obesity” has been extremely well received. It was written in conjunction with the South African journalist, Marika Sboros.


A bit about Ivor;

Ivor Cummins, a biochemical engineer and corporate problem-solver is one of the global leaders in the campaign to review the dietary guidelines that underpin national nutrition policies in most countries.

Since 2012 Ivor has been intensively researching the root causes of modern chronic disease. His special focus is on cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. He shares his research insights at public speaking engagements around the world, revealing the key nutritional and lifestyle interventions which will deliver excellent health and personal productivity.

His book with Dr Jeffrey Gerber entitled:

“Eat Rich Live Long: use the power of low-carb and keto for weight loss and great

Health” is a first class summary of the scientific case for a healthy diet based on a low intake of carbohydrates coupled with a high intake of healthy fats.

Ivor has produced a series of excellent podcasts with many of the leading workers in this field of study. These can be viewed here:



Day one

12.00 Arrive

12.30 Nutritious, healthy lunch

13.45 Hear from Professor Verner Wheelock on “Our Current State of Public Health”

14.15 Hear from Ivor Cummins on “The Cholesterol Scam”

15.30 Break for herbal teas, pure and infused waters, juices & elixirs

16.00 Hear from inspiring personal case studies

16.30 Discussion groups

17.30 Finish

18.30 Enjoy a magnificent dinner in the Hall's splendid dining room


Day two

09.00 Explore the beautiful 3000 acre sanctuary and forage for nutritious wild foods with our expert forager Craig Worrall @edibleleeds

10.00 Take your harvest back to the historic kitchens of Broughton Hall for a cooking demonstration

11.00 Discussion groups over tea and coffee

11.30 Final plenary session

12.30 Enjoy a nutritious, healthy lunch from your mornings harvest

13.30 Finish

All attendees will receive a copy of both 'Healthy Eating: The Big Mistake' by Professor Verner Wheelock and 'Eat Rich, Live Long' by Ivor Cummins




Accommodation is available in our beautiful Historic House 'Broughton Hall'.

Dating back to 1597 the Hall has belonged to the Tempest Baronet family who have been established in the area for over 900 years.

The 17 bedrooms are all wonderfully furnished and each enjoy individual character. The wood panelled Elizabethan Oak Room, the quirkiness of Old Nursery, the elegance of Portico and the regal grandeur of the North Room are sure to guarantee a memorable experience for all guests.




The nearest train station is Skipton, Broughton Rd, Skipton BD23 1RT

Train from London Kings Cross only 3 hours (1 change in Leeds)

Taxis Fare from Skipton to Avalon £10

Taxi from Skipton to Broughton Hall is only a 10 minute duration



4-5 hours from London (traffic dependent)



Nearest Airport – Leeds Bradford

Airport Transfer Time – 40 minutes

Approx Taxi Fare - £30

Other nearby airports

1 hour from Manchester International Airport

1 hour 15 minutes from Liverpool International Airport

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For further details, pricing and booking please contact Simon  / 07523 077 259