Nutritionist to talk at Whitireia next week
Healthy eating and diets take up plenty of space on social media and in newspapers, but Ben Warren wants to cut through all that with one talk in Porirua next week.
The Hawke’s Bay-based nutritionist and health expert, who has featured on 60 Minutes, Good Morning and in national magazines recently, will be speaking at Whitirea’s Wikitoria Katene building at 7pm next Tuesday, February 16.
Warren is the founder of Be Pure, a health clinic and supplements company, and regularly tours the country giving seminars.
Topics include the best foods to eliminate toxins and keep energy levels high, common foods that contribute to obesity, nutrients that many popular diets lack and super-foods.
Formerly from Bath, England, Warren was on the path to becoming a professional golfer before suffering a bad back injury. While recovering from his injury he learnt he was intolerant to dairy. Cutting that from his diet put him on the road to better health.
‘‘It felt so much better and I was hooked on the world of nutrition,’’ he said. ‘‘I went on a learning rampage and I’m still learning every day about what it takes to be healthy.
‘‘I’ve been in clinical practice for 11 years and want to give people good advice and help them feel better.’’
Warren encourages eating meat, butter and leafy greens, and avoiding foods like highly processed grains and sugar. His approach reduced the parameters of type 2 diabetes in a pilot study of 27 Maori – it featured on 60 Minutes and involved former All Black captain Taine Randell.
Warren said the first half of his seminar at Whitireia would involve him talking about the fundamentals of nutrition, nutrients and a clean diet. The second half would be interactive with the audience.
‘‘I want to get across that this isn’t about resources, but having the time and motivation to eat better.’’
Nutritionist Ben Warren will be in Porirua for a seminar next week.