Food experts for healthy brains and lean bodies
Carole Hungerford might be a GP, but she is not a fan of the way the business of medicine works. Not even close. ”Mainstream medicine is run by the drug companies. Doctors are driven by the pharmaceutical industry,” she says. ”There’s a renegade group of us where we try to understand that good health isn’t about how many clever pills the drug manufacturers can make for us.”
Hungerford acknowledges the importance of medicine, but her focus is on putting things right before people need it, and that starts with the soil in which we grow food. She is keynote speaker at a seminar for GPs, Are You What You Eat? being held at the Mulloon Creek Natural Farm near Bungendore on October 6, a setting chosen to match the theme of the event – the link between soil, food and health. The public is invited to the dinner that night prepared by Janet Jeffs, when the speakers will hold a question and answer session.