Throughout the talk, delegates from across the world could ask questions. The merits of diet regimes, supplements, prepiotics, probiotics and postbiotics were hot topics. Lipman impressed that were was no “silver bullet” as every individual responds differently to diet and supplementation. He advocated a holistic approach to all clients, helping them to achieve positive lifestyle shifts.
“Food is a very important factor but its not the only thing that matters and cannot be viewed in isolation,” he stated. “All the things we talk about in holistic health such as stress management, sleep, movement, as well as what I refer to as the intangibles – gratitude, being kind to one another, building community and friendships – will undoubtedly affect the microbiome,” added Lipman.
A wide variety of supplements are being launched with ever more frequency, such as those from 111Skin (pictured), which are designed to support ageing and damaged skin.
“I am a huge believer in supplements as I have seen them work,” said Dr Lipman. “We have developed a Gut Reset for The Well, which gets results. Meditation and movement is also key. Its about making small but meaningful lifestyle shifts.”