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.

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