Eating during lockdown – how can we optimise our health?

Lesson Description

This talk will help you to support your health and immune system through COVID19 crisis and lockdown.

Instructor: Toral Shah

Toral Shah is a Nutritional Scientist (MSc Nutr Med), Functional Medicine Practitioner, Food and  Health writer and Consultant, as well as the Founder of The Urban Kitchen. She originally went to medical school with a view to becoming an oncologist but when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, she realised that this was not the career for her. After completing her BSc in Cell Biology, specialising  in cancer, she worked in research, winning a prestigious Royal Society internship where she worked on SRC oncogenes. Toral then went on to do an MSc in Nutritional Medicine at University of Surrey.


Toral specialises in optimising health and disease prevention through  improving food, diet and lifestyle. She uses evidence-based science knowledge along with lifestyle medicine and cooking skills  to help support others to lead a healthier life by eating delicious and nutritious food. She is particularly passionate about cancer prevention and completed her MSc thesis researching the foods that prevent recurrence of breast cancer. As a breast cancer patient and survivor, she understands how patients might want to change their diet and lifestyle post diagnosis.


Toral  is currently in  the process of writing her first book which explores the latest science behind foods that optimise health and illustrates them with some of her favourite recipes.