Dr Gemma Newman

Dr Gemma Newman

General Practitioner

Dr Gemma Newman has worked in medicine for 15 years and is the Senior Partner at a family medical practice where she has worked for 11 years. She studied at the University of Wales College of Medicine and has worked in many specialities as a doctor, including elderly care, endocrinology, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, psychiatry, general surgery, urology, vascular surgery, rehabilitation medicine and General Practice. She gained additional qualifications in gynaecology and family planning. She is a graduate of the AFMCP course and is a member of BSLM.

She has a specialist interest in plant-based nutrition and lifestyle medicine and is an advisory board member of Plant-Based Health Professionals UK. She has contributed content for the Winchester University Plant-Based Nutrition Course and the Diploma of Culinary Medicine by The Medicinal Chef. She gives nutrition and lifestyle advice to her patients, who have gained tremendous results using the power of their plate.

As a broadcaster and writer, she has been featured on ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Sky News Sunrise. She has contributed to articles for magazines including Glamour, Zest and Health magazine.

Her family lead a fully plant-based lifestyle, following the extensive research she had done of the scientific literature on the health benefits associated with whole-food plant-based nutrition. She is regularly invited to teach other doctors and the general public via training programmes, podcasts and conferences about the benefits of plant-based nutrition.

3:00 - 3:45

Mental Health and Nutrition. How Does What We Eat Affect Our Thoughts and Feelings?

Dr Newman takes a deep dive through the various environmental factors that impact mood and wellbeing, with specific emphasis on diet. Could a whole food plant-based diet improve mental health? Is mood affected by microbial health? For answers to all these questions, come and listen to Dr Gemma’s talk.

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