Being in two places at once used to cause most of us an insurmountable challenge. But this is no longer the case in the new, more virtual world we're inhabiting in 2020. This weekend, ANH is represented at two leading shows - one designed especially for citizens and the other for health professionals - and Rob Verkerk PhD is presenting at both.

Last night, the Get Well Virtual Show opened its metaphorical doors for 4 days. The audience is international, hence the timings, and tailored to those who are looking for serious alternatives to get well and stay that way. It's got a slew of heavy weight speakers from the natural and integrated health sector from across the globe and promises to be deeply transformative as well as informative. We hope you can join us and visit our stand (in the Chronic Ailments section) for a chat (text) or a F2F (video) meeting.

On Saturday, Ireland's premier lifestyle and functional medicine conference kicks off for the 5th year running. Originally scheduled for its annual in-person gathering in September, circumstances have dictated that it's virtual this year. We'll miss the crack! We love Ireland, but hats off to the organisers for creating such a warm and connected community vibe via the app before it all starts. That said, this is a serious, clinical conference bringing international greats such as Dr Bob Rountree, Dr Wafaa Abel-Hadi and Dr Liz Lipski, including Dr Aseem Malhotra and, of course, Dr Rob Verkerk, to your computer screen. The upside of it being virtual is that the conference is suddenly more accessible wherever you are in the world.

Details on both below!

Live & Virtual Get Well Show

The Time: Thursday 12th November - Sunday 15th November 2020 (4pm-10pm GMT)

The Place: Online

Perfect for: Anyone interested in natural health and becoming a health creator

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Join ANH founder, executive & scientific director, Rob Verkerk PhD, for his talk on Immune System Resilience on Saturday 14th November at 5.00pm (GMT) followed by a Live Q&A with Bryan Hubbard at 5.35pm (GMT) when he will answer any questions you may have from his talk.

Are you ready for a 21st Century immune resilience upgrade?

It’s one thing taking some immune support supplements like vitamin C and D and some zinc and hoping your immune system will deliver the goods as and when your body is assaulted by pathogens mid-winter. It’s quite another thing knowing what your body really needs to deliver its best. That’s all down to how it functions across multiple systems, given the inter-connections between the gastro-intestinal, neurological, hormonal and immune systems. Tailoring your interventions, including those that go beyond diet and supplements, is key to a well-modulated immune response, something you’ll be a lot wiser about having heard Rob Verkerk PhD’s fascinating insights loaded with clinical pearls.

The Get Well Show was created with the sole purpose of bringing together the leading minds in the alternative health market to talk, teach and show how a range of long-term health problems can be improved.

The show will explore solutions to conditions such as:

Gut and Detox | Mental Health | Allergies | Back and Joint Pain | Alzheimers | Women's Health and many many more!

Sign up for the show and you will be able to:

Listen to a plethora of talks from leading names in the alternative health industry

Learn innovative ways to improve your health through interactive sessions, keynotes, fireside chats and panel discussions

Improve your health problems by finding products and treatments through 1:1 access with leading brands, vendors and practitioners

Leave with new hope and possibilities


5th Annual Lifestyle & Functional Medicine Conference - Ireland

The Time: 14-15th November 2020

The Place: Online

Perfect for: Practitioners

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ANH founder, executive & scientific director Rob Verkerk PhD will be presenting:-

Building multi-system resilience over an evolutionary backdrop

The current pandemic has brought the subject of human resilience – of nations, communities and individuals – into sharp focus. Resilience, our ability to rebound successfully from any kind of stressor, must start at the level of the individual. Research and clinical work on resilience has now diversified from the domain of psychology to include many other areas of physiological and social function. As we move towards the development of more proactive, sustainable health systems in which the focus is on creating health rather than just treating disease, multi-system resilience is rapidly emerging as one of the most important measures of an individual's intrinsic health status. In this presentation, Rob Verkerk PhD will explain how the science of resilience has developed through a deep understanding of our evolutionary heritage, and how it can now be applied practically in clinical settings to both assess and enhance function across the immune, neuroendocrine, cardiovascular, metabolic, musculoskeletal and other systems. Participants will be introduced to functional tests and surrogate measures that allow resilience to be assessed regardless of an individual's capacity to pay, affordability being key given that impaired resilience is often most pronounced among individuals in the most deprived communities. Within a broader systems biology and ecological context, delegates will be introduced to a wide array of techniques and strategies involving changes to behaviour, lifestyle, diet and environment, as well as therapeutic protocols, that can be used to enhance multi-system resilience.


The theme for the 2020 event is Immune and Metabolic Health: The Lifestyle and Functional Medicine Approach. Our world class medical doctors and speakers travel internationally and give lectures on these areas.

The primary drivers of poor metabolic health are the daily interactions among an individual’s genetics, environment, nutrition and lifestyle choices. Good nutrition can emphasise the importance of high quality foods and phytonutrient diversity to address clinical imbalances and move individuals toward the highest expression of health. Lifestyle and Functional Medicine practitioners focus on recognising the underlying cause for a condition and work on remedying it.

More people than ever before are struggling with a form of metabolic health concern.  A study* finds only 12 percent (of Americans) are metabolically health. The prevalence of good metabolic health is ‘alarmingly low,’ even among people who are normal weight. Only one in eight Americans is achieving optimal metabolic health. This carries serious implications for public health since poor metabolic health leaves people more vulnerable to developing Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other serious health issues.

As healthcare professionals we can all play a role in bringing the research and understandings of how lifestyle and diet play a pivotal role in our health. Our mission as a conference is to help and support you make changes in your own life, within your practice and that of your community.