Monthly Archives: April 2014

Study Suggests Mum-to-Be Food Habits Influence their Baby’s DNA

BANT today urged mums-to-be to see a Registered Nutritional Therapist to help them prepare for pregnancy.

The call comes as a study suggests that the food mums-to-be eat could permanently influence their baby’s DNA.

Scientists from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine carried out the study.

Lead scientist Dr Branwen Hennig said it was the first demonstration in humans that a mother’s nutrition at the time of conception can change how her child’s genes will be interpreted for life.

BANT Chair Miguel Toribio-Mateas said: “The details of this study are fascinating and yet another example of how food has such a huge impact on our lives. Our Registered Nutritional Therapists often see women to help them prepare their bodies for pregnancy because they want to give their unborn babies the very best start in life.

Read more about the study here: https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/newsevents/news/2014/mothers_diet.html

Find a Registered Nutritional Therapist

BANT helps members of the public find Registered Nutritional Therapists with its online directory.

The new search facility on this website will enable people to find the Registered Nutritional Therapist closest to them by just typing in their postcode.

BANT Chair Miguel Toribio-Mateas said:  “Small changes to your diet may lead to big changes in your health. Work with your local Nutritional Therapist to devise the plan that works for you.

“Have you seen your GP, who has run all of the appropriate tests and informed you that the results are normal and that there is nothing to worry about, but your symptoms have not improved and you still feel below par.

“If you are low in specific vitamins or minerals, have an imbalanced fat intake, are short of protein or eating unhelpful carbohydrates, making changes to your diet could help. Identifying and changing these on your own is difficult, but this is where your nutritional therapist is trained to help,” he added.

Find your local Registered Nutritional Therapist with BANT’s online directory.

Does the Decline of Home Cooking Impact on Our Health?

Renowned activist and author Michael Pollan argues that cooking is one of the simplest and most important steps people can take to improve their family’s health, build communities, fix our broken food system, and break our growing dependence on corporations. The event was chaired by Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy at City University, London.

Don’t miss key member updates

In this month’s BANT News we have some crucial information to share with members about the ASA, BANT’s next consumer campaign, an appeal for case studies to help spread the NT word in social media and the CNHC’s random sampling of CPD logs. Enjoy!

aprilemail2014BANT News highlights include:

  • BANT Helps Members with ASA
  • Member Survey – Please Take Part
  • Chair’s Report
  • BANT Strategy Update
  • Appeal for Brief Case Studies – Please Help
  • CNHC to Start Random CPD Log Reviews
  • Brilliant Video to Share with Your Social Media Audience
  • New Brand Collateral Available to Members Soon
  • Using hashtags in Twitter?
  • Latest CPD Events

See the latest issue (members-only)