Francesca Havens: A Better Way to Self-Empowered Health
Speaking at General Assembly Meeting #72 on January 16, Francesca Havens presented on how we can empower ourselves on our journey to health.
Who is Francesca Havens?
- Francesca is a nutritional therapist and clinical psychoneuroimmunologist, with a background in modern languages and social anthropology. Psychoneuroimmunology is a cutting-edge discipline that adds evolutionary biology and psychology, as well as the scientific underpinnings of mind-body interactions, to current understandings of nutrition.
- Francesca has travelled and lived in many cultures and has has several important themes in her work, among which are: evidence-based nutrition; the globalisation of the ‘edible food-like substances’ industry; the subterfuge used to popularise such substances and compensate their shortcomings by the food/chemical/agriculture/pharma industries; and the resulting obliteration of food culture and understanding of healthy foods.
- She is now dedicated to helping disseminate health science with integrity with the World Council for Health, and excited about the huge opportunities that it represents for self-empowerment and taking responsibility—something that is reflected in her private nutrition practice.
This is an edited segment from the weekly live General Assembly meeting on January 16, 2023. Dr Naomi Wolf & Shabnam Palesa Mohamed also presented at this meeting.