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Our Body: Mythbusters

Please note this event takes place in the basement part of the venue which has no step-free access. Over 18s only
Past event - 2024
14 May Doors 6.30pm
Event 7.00-9.30pm
Bootlegger, 162-163 Fore Street,
Exeter EX4 3AT
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Challenge common misconceptions and unravel the truth behind diabetes, eating disorders, and psychedelics in this thought-provoking event. Explore the science behind the effect of sugar on arm health, debunk the stigma surrounding eating disorders, and delve into the therapeutic potential of psychedelics. Separate fact from fiction and leave your assumptions at the door. Expand your understanding of these intriguing topics.

Bursting psychedelic bubbles

Eirini Ketzitzidou-Argyri (PhD Candidate)
The recent reemergence and acceleration of research on psychedelics has
been termed the Psychedelic Renaissance. Media narratives around claims of
therapeutic benefits across mental health disorders lead to perceptions of
psychedelics as a panacea. Now another line of research is returning the
spotlight to potential harms. In effect psychedelics are neither inherently
therapeutic, nor harmful, but they act as catalysts for change through opening
windows of vulnerability. We will explore what underlies this transformative
potential and discuss its hidden implications, dispelling myths on the way.

How eating disorder myths stop you from getting well

Stella Kozmer (NIHR SPCR PhD Candidate)
Eating disorders are affecting many people not only in the UK but worldwide. We all know or have heard something about eating disorders – how they look, who has them, and how you treat them. But these pieces of information might not be true. On the contrary, they might be causing you to not get support and prevent you from getting better. How? This talk will explore it in more depth and answer your burning questions.

The mysterious link between blood sugar and arm problems

Harry Green (Lecturer in Health Data Science)
People with diabetes commonly encounter painful problems of the arm, wrist and hand, but no-one really knows why. Is this because of their higher blood sugar? Or is it because of other things liked with diabetes? It's easy to find a connection between two things, but hard to find if one thing directly causes another. In this talk, we turn to genetics to explain this strange link between diabetes and upper limb problems.
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