Your Health Your Planet

  • Recognising our responsibility for personal health community health and the health of our environment, reconnecting the individual, society and the planet

Email Beth Richardson on yourhealthyourplanet@transitionstroud.org

Useful Links: https://www.facebook.com/stroudcommunityhealth/, Transition Stroud Newsletter article; https://www.localfutures.org/programs/global-to-local/planet-local/; https://www.gaiafoundation.org/

This group is for members of the public from across the Stroud district concerned with physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual and environmental health. Local health practitioner, Beth Richardson, hopes to bring the Stroud community together to discuss health topics within a safe space – sharing experiences and knowledge so we can support each other to take positive action with our personal, community and planet health.

Your Health, Your Planet will facilitate regular events, short snappy informative talks, workshops and discussion sessions based upon selected health topics. Experienced health and environmental professionals will be invited to talk and receive questions around their area of interest. Drawing upon the skills, experience and support of the community a platform will be provided for questioning and deepening understanding of health.


Judy Barber – Personal and Planetary Wellness Talk (26 February 2019)

Thank you to our wonderful speaker, Judy Barber, who delivered a great talk and discussion around how our personal food choices can also help to protect our environment. Judy spoke about the importance of a majority raw vegan diet, drawing on her own experience and offering advice on how to make these choices day to day. Some topics that Judy covered included; the benefits of distilling water compared to spring water, asking questions around the health of our brains – how well are they are functioning in this new modern day? – and gave a full list of ten top ways to introduce raw and vegan into your daily food routine.

A hearty crowd turned up for Judy’s talk, providing great questions and insight into omega 3 (from the land and on our plates!), hybridisation of plants and thoughts around organic food. Questions highlighted the importance of recognising time, money, priorities as part of the accessibility of choosing foods for environmental wellbeing.

Judy offers much to share around this topic and has a lot more on the tip of her tongue! Don’t hesitate to contact her for more information or to look at the material and books she has produced as part of her passion around health. Do have a look at Judy’s resources here too. I have added some other resource links from a few other points mentioned from the audience at the talk too.

Beth Richardson

Judy Barber’s Good Stroud Resources Pdf

Additional resources:

FILM: ‘Earthlings’ the impact of large industries on our environment and economy. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0358456/

FILM: ‘Cowspiracy’ Looking at pressing sustainability issues and a sustainable path amongst it. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3302820/?ref_=nv_sr_1

BOOK: ‘The Omnivore’s Dilemma’ Renowned author Michael Pollen discusses the reasons and challenges behind eating meat. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Omnivore%27s_Dilemma

RECIPE: A gluten-free fermented buckwheat bread – delicious with greens and poached egg!