26 March 2022, 155 Bishopsgate, London

The IHCAN Conferences return for 2022 with a stellar line-up of internationally-recognised and respected speakers tackling the hottest topics in complementary and integrated health and nutrition.

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Another favourite returns to the IHCAN Conferences: on Saturday 26 March, Dr Malcolm Kendrick celebrates with us the publication of his new book The Clot Thickens.

We could be seeing history in the making that Saturday, as this could well be the final nail in the coffin of the cholesterol hypothesis of heart disease. Malcolm has dedicated 30 years to busting this wide open, and eventually realised that what was missing was a really viable, evidence-backed alternative hypothesis. He’s got one.

Cardiovascular disease represents blood clotting gone wrong. The thickenings/plaques that we see narrowing arteries and leading to heart attacks and strokes represent remnants of previous blood clots. Often growing one on top of another, until they are big enough to cause real harm. Malcolm will explain this thrombogenic process and what to do about it.

The full schedule

09.30 – 10.00: Registration, including energiser breakfast

10.00 – 11.00: Chris Newbold – ‘Rooted: an ecological approach to health’

11.00 – 11.30: Refreshments

11.30 – 13.00: Dr Ciara Wright, PhD, BSc, DipNT, MNTOI – ‘SIBO: nutritional and herbal antimicrobial treatment protocol in a Glenville Nutrition Ireland clinic’

13.00 – 14.00: Gluten-free lunch

14.00 – 15.00: Dr Malcolm Kendrick – ‘The enduring mystery of heart disease – The Clot Thickens’ part one

15.00 – 15.30: Refreshments

15.30 – 16.30: Dr Malcolm Kendrick – ‘The enduring mystery of heart disease – The Clot Thickens’ part two

16.30: Finish


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14.00 – 15.00:
‘The enduring mystery of heart disease – The Clot Thickens’

For over 150 years there has been a contender to the dominance of the hypothesis that cholesterol is the tried and convicted cause of heart disease.

Mostly, this alternative theory has been a ghost in the machine, while billions are spent each year on lowering cholesterol with diet and drugs.

Only glimpsed in the shadows, it is most commonly known as the thrombogenic hypothesis (thrombo = clotting genic/genesis = the cause of).

It simply states that cardiovascular disease represents blood clotting – gone wrong. That the thickenings/plaques that we see narrowing arteries and leading to heart attacks and strokes represent remnants of previous blood clots. Often growing one on top of another, until they are big enough to cause real harm.

Dr Kendrick, author of “The Clot Thickens”, will present the evidence to support the “new” hypothesis – accumulated over 30 years of investigation – and explains the thrombogenic process and what to do about it.

About Dr Malcolm Kendrick

Malcolm graduated from Aberdeen University, and trained and worked as a General Practitioner. He now lives and works as a GP in Cheshire. He has a long-term fascination with the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease. He has published widely on many topics, and wrote the best-selling The Great Cholesterol Con, and more recently Doctoring Data. He lectures widely on a range of medical topics, and is a member of The International Network of Cholesterol Skeptics (THINCS) a group of scientists and researchers who share the belief that cholesterol levels have no effect on cardiovascular disease. His blog is drmalcolmkendrick.org

Listen to a snippet of Malcolm talking at an IHCAN event from 2019:

Dr Malcolm Kendrick previews his talk in this short video clip.

10.00 – 11.00:
‘Rooted: an ecological approach to health’

Is our goal really to find the ‘root cause’ of ill-health? As our ability to test genes, blood, urine, the microbiome, becomes ever more sophisticated, we are zoning in on ever more specific aspects of health, poring over pathways, desiring ever more specific information. While this precision is attractive and useful, it can mask the body’s inherent complexity and ability to reshape. Chris Newbold, Head of Nutrition Strategy for BioCare tells how a truly dynamic, ecological view of health can help us understand health complexity. Integrating functional, genetic and naturopathic approaches, and drawing on the work of the BioCare clinical team, including real life case studies, Chris will show how using a multisystem adaptive approach, aiming for balance and synergy can make a real difference to clients. In particular he will explore both gut and nervous system, and elaborate on how they are rooted into other systems and the wider world, biologically and socially. After all, those roots we aim to uncover are deep and complex, embedded in and nourished by a much wider and more complex ecosystem.

About Chris Newbold
Chris is an experienced nutritional therapist who worked in the NHS for 12 years before retraining in Naturopathic Nutrition. Utilising his wide variety of healthcare experience, he ran a busy clinic in Birmingham, working with clients with a range of complex disorders. He has worked in the nutrition team since 2006 and is now Head of Nutrition Strategy at BioCare, developing the nutrition vision for the brand, including product development, the adaptive health model and an extensive practitioner education programme.

11.30 – 13.00:
‘SIBO: nutritional and herbal antimicrobial treatment protocol in a Glenville Nutrition Ireland clinic’

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is a significant factor in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)., At the Glenville Nutrition Ireland clinics, practitioners regularly test for SIBO with a lactulose breath test for hydrogen and methane in patients with gastrointestinal issues presenting with classic SIBO symptoms – including bloating, abdominal pain and altered bowel habits – and those reacting to high FODMAP foods.
The SIBO protocol is regularly updated based on new evidence, as Dr Ciara Wright, PhD, will detail.
As part of this process, Glenville Nutrition Ireland ran a formal study to assess the efficacy of their SIBO recommendations – and test a new antimicrobial supplement. The clinic has become one of the very few to publish a case report (see IHCAN’s magazine’s March issue for details).
“Proving the efficacy of protocols is a huge step in validating Nutritional Therapy as a practice and we are delighted to be part of this process”, say Ciara and her co-authors.

About Dr Ciara Wright, PhD, BSc, DipNT, MNTOI

Dr Ciara Wright, PhD, BSc, DipNT, MNTOI, is a director of Glenville Nutrition Ireland and National Clinic Supervisor.

A Registered Nutritional Therapist in Dublin, she has a PhD in molecular biology, experience in diagnostic hospital laboratories and a qualification in Medical Laboratory Sciences.

Ciara believes in evidence-based practice, bringing conventional science together with a functional medicine approach to nutrition. She contributes to the medical literature with review publications and recommendation papers – see her extensive research here: https://glenvillenutrition.ie/research-in-nutritional-science.

She also has a number of research projects underway, including collaborations with St James’ Hospital, University of Leeds, and the University of Surrey. Ciara teaches and mentors students in the areas of fertility, health and nutrition. She is also on the editorial board of the Nutritional Medicine Institute.

Ciara specialises in male and female fertility and women’s hormonal balance. Having experienced infertility herself, she is passionate about the role of nutrition in fertility and health. Ciara uses comprehensive nutritional and functional medicine testing to help identify the root cause of fertility issues and help couples to improve their chances of conception, whether by natural or assisted reproduction. Ciara works closely with a number of consultants and IVF clinics to help support their patients.

She obtained her PhD from the Institute of Immunology in Maynooth University. She now combines her background in immunology and cellular biology with nutrition for chronic inflammatory conditions, autoimmune issues and immune-related subfertility.

Dr Ciara Wright previews her talk in this short video clip.

Exhibitors include:

  • Bio-Kult
  • Boley Nutraceuticals
  • Hifas Da Terra UK
  • Invivo Healthcare
  • Mycology Research Laboratories
  • New Leaf S.L
  • Pharma Nord
  • The Natural Dispensary
  • Vitae Health Innovation

More to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

All food served is gluten and dairy-free. 

The Energiser Breakfast

Assortment of gluten-free breads, pickles, sea salt butter
Wood platter of charcuterie and breakfast cheeses
Gluten-free, vegan muesli and granola
Fruit greek yogurts, toasted seeds and chia seeds
Sliced seasonal fruit
Selection of freshly blended juices
Lavazza coffee, Taylor’s English and herbal teas

The mid-morning break will have chef’s choice savoury snacks and smoothies.


Meat: Glazed orange and thyme chicken with roasted root vegetables
Fish: Crispy skin salmon, warm green beans and potato salad
Vegetarian: Vegan aubergine and chic pea tagine, preserved lemon, spiced rice
Dessert: Vegan caramelized apple and berry crumble

The afternoon break will have the chefs choice of sweet bites and fruit smoothies.

COVID-19 information

Whilst we are all looking forward to returning to live events, we will still be taking precautions to ensure everyone at the event is safe. There will be extra cleaning in place, and hand sanitiser stations around the venue.

The venue will not have any restrictions in place; however, we will be keeping as much space between stands and seating areas as possible. Face masks are not a requirement put in place by the venue, but this is a personal choice for each individual.



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