Mick Walker

Mick Walker

Oxford educated Biologist

Mick is an Oxford educated Biologist, who has recently retired from a career in education. In addition to teaching, he has, for many years, been a senior examiner with Cambridge Assessment. At present, he is mostly involved with international A Level Biology examinations.

In terms of diet, he has not eaten meat for approaching 40 years and has now been fully plant-based for around 6 years. As a keen cyclist, the decision to become 100% plant based was inspired by the reading of ‘Eat and Run’ by Scott Jurek, an American ultra-marathon runner. During this time, he has studied closely the increasing evidence for the benefits of a Whole Food Plant Based diet – benefits which he himself has experienced in terms of fuelling his cycling well into his 60s!

11:00 - 11:45

Preventing and reversing chronic diseases using an optimal vegan diet

Chronic disease is at epidemic proportions. Most people see this as normal and a consequence of aging. However, unhealthy diets are the top cause. This talk will discuss the large body of evidence supporting a whole food plant-based diet for the prevention and reversal of chronic disease.

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