Trew Fields festival 2019 - reflections on an inspiring weekend

It was probably about a year ago that I first heard of Sophie Trew. It was a patient on a Facebook group (Sarcoma Patients Exploring Integrative Medicine) who told me about Trew Fields Festival and recommended I connect with Sophie, and earlier this year I interviewed her for this blog (see our interview in May here).

This weekend past was Trew Fields season #3 and I went along to learn and connect and soak up the atmosphere, but what I wasn’t prepared for was the big shifts I’d have personally. More about that later.

But first, I want to give you a quick rundown of the major highlights for me, along with the key insights and lessons learned.

Keto - fad, fake or breakthrough?

The first speaker on the cancer awareness stage was Rob Verkerk of Alliance for National Health, speaking about keto - not “the ketogenic diet” (although that was part of it), but rather, the notion that we as a society don’t activate ketosis nearly enough these days.

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How Sophie Trew created a legacy out of her own cancer experience

 

This month, I have the honour and privilege of sharing the inspiring stories of three formidable women who display unimaginable courage.

We kick off this series with none other than the amazing Sophie Trew!

Sophie was diagnosed with a blood cancer when she was just 23 years old. As a journalism graduate who knew nothing about cancer or its causes, she called upon all her research skills she’d developed as a student and delved into the world of integrative cancer therapy.

This incredible young woman built her own integrative recovery plan alongside her chemotherapy regime and within four months, her scans were clear and she embarked on a quest to learn how to heal her mind, body and spirit.

Fuelled by Sophie’s dreams and ambitions to bring together people in the cancer community who inspired her recovery, Trew Fields was born: the UK’s first Cancer Awareness festival and a legacy to those Sophie knew who died of the disease. Trew Fields represented a place to give...

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