Healthcare conference aims to explore ‘Food for Thought’

The Cayman Islands Healthcare Conference, centering on nutrition and health, will be held at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman from Oct. 19 to 21.

The theme will be “Food for Thought: Exploring the Relationship between Nutrition and Health,” and the forum will cover a range of topics.

Food and heart health will be on the docket, as well as diseases triggered by food, and fact vs. myth about diets and supplements. The conference will also focus on food and mental health, life after bariatric surgery, nutrition and cancer treatment, among other topics.

More than 1,000 local and overseas delegates attended the conference last year, a record number, and organizers hope to draw another banner crowd this time around.

“The Ministry felt it was appropriate that this year’s theme be centered around the connection between good nutrition and better health in order to educate the community on how they can take control of their own health and wellness,” Dwayne Seymour, minister of Health, Environment, Culture and Housing, said in a statement.

“By bringing together experts from a variety of fields, we aim to provide healthcare professionals the opportunity to develop their knowledge of nutrition and its implications on health to ultimately create a better experience for their patients,” he said. “This conference also offers a wealth of knowledge to members of the wider community to educate themselves on ways to utilize food to support the health and wellness of themselves their families and clients”

Mr. Seymour said the conference, which will provide a “high caliber” of presenters and educational information, is free and open to the public.

Lizzette Yearwood, chief executive officer of the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority and chairwoman of the conference planning committee, said the event’s breakout sessions and presentations will give medical professionals and the public an opportunity to educate themselves.

“Whether attending for business or personal reasons,” she said, “it is my sincerest hope that everyone leaves the conference with the knowledge and tools to sustain their health through good nutrition.”

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  1. The paradigm in the health care will be shifting in the years to come. And focus would not be on food, though very important, but exposure to sunlight frequencies. It is light, water and magnetism that give life to everything on this planet from the very beginning.
    Today’s humans are isolated from sun and magnetism 24/7 and dehydrated on a cellular level. But, people in the Cayman Islands are very lucky for they can re-charge their batteries with no effort by walking barefooted, swimming and being exposed to sunlight daily and drinking plenty of good water. They get plenty of DHA from seafood, the engine that moves “light” electrons received via retina and skin.
    The main quality of food is that it is “alive”, meaning loaded with light electrons. Fats are more electron dense than proteins, and carbohydrates are the least electron dense foods on this planet. But then again, people in the Cayman islands are exposed to plenty of sun light frequencies on a daily basis, so eating lots mangos from a tree would do no harm them, for they get their electrons from the sun.
    Ever asked yourself, how a tree makes its bark seemingly out of thin air? You are only slightly different.
    Take everything with a grain of salt, do your own research. But low fat, low salt and no sun light propaganda is coming to an end, for it created numerous, modern era health issues that were unknown 100 years ago. People in their 20s and 30s are getting sicker and sicker. It is said that those who are under 40 have not seen a day in their lives without being exposed to non native EMF and will get sick sooner than their parents and grandparents. But if you are living in the Cayman Islands, you are in the environment that helps to mitigate negative effects of all modern health destroying conveniences. Unless you are using sun-screen or have your iphone glued to your belly.
    Lastly dminder app, which is free, tracks how much vitamin D you are receiving daily.