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BANT Responds to the Horizon ‘Clean Eating Programme’

The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) will be watching tonight’s Horizon: Clean Eating — the Dirty Truth (BBC Two at 9pm) programme with interest.  BANT has previously highlighted its concern about the growing number of  ‘insta-nutritionists’ who have done short online courses, healthy eating bloggers, YouTubers and healthy eating recipe book writers,  who advocate radical ‘one-size fits all’ eating regimes which are not evidence based. Whilst pretty pictures of colourful foods are a lot of fun, ultimately nutrition health advice is something you should only trust real professionals with.

BANT Registered Nutritional Therapists take into account individuality that enables personalisation of dietary advice based on the most up-to-date research available. BANT experts carefully developed a set of Wellbeing Guidelines, based on the latest science and research in the field of nutrition for optimal health. The BANT Wellbeing Guidelines were specifically designed to provide clear, concise, easy to understand information for the general public, avoiding out-dated information and research, and addressing some of the most common health concerns. The aim of the BANT Wellbeing Guidelines is to provide detailed guidance in a simple format to help people make the best choices in both nutrition and other aspects of a healthy lifestyle. The Wellbeing Guidelines give clear information, not just on food choices but also crucial lifestyle factors which are over-looked in other health guidelines. BANT developed the Wellbeing Guidelines as a response to current health concerns using the latest evidence – drawing on the strengths of existing public health guidelines but providing updated guidance. To see a copy of our Wellbeing Guidelines, click here.

BANT, The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy, recommends that you choose a Registered Nutritional Therapist who has undertaken training at an accredited course thereby ensuring necessary training to understand the theory and practice of nutritional therapy. BANT-member Registered Nutritional Therapists are regulated by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). The CNHC holds an Accredited Voluntary Register (AVR) for the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA). The PSA oversees statutory bodies and accredits organisations holding voluntary registers for health and social care occupations in the UK. By choosing Registered Nutritional Therapist, registered with the CNHC, you can be confident that they are properly trained, qualified and insured.

Nutritional therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. It is a progressive approach to health optimisation.  Registered Nutritional Therapists are recognised by the Professional Standards Authority to be as competent as other traditional healthcare providers.  It has been recognised that they can make a difference by working together with healthcare providers as part of multidisciplinary teams under NHS commissioning.

Looking for a BANT Registered Nutritional Therapist is easy; just click on the link for a full listing of our Registered Nutritional Therapists area by area: http://bant.org.uk/bant/jsp/practitionerSearch.faces.

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Click here to download the PDF version of this response.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Daniel O’Shaughnessy

Communications@bant.org.uk

Tel: +44 7540  722307

 

NOTES TO EDITORS:

The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) is the professional body for Registered Nutritional Therapists. Its primary function is to assist its members in attaining the highest standards of integrity, knowledge, competence and professional practice, in order to protect the client’s interests; nutritional therapy and the registered nutritional therapist.  Registered Nutritional Therapists are recognised by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) in their ability to make a difference by working together with healthcare providers as part of multidisciplinary teams under NHS commissioning.

Ask BANT Now!

This is your chance to have your questions answered at the BANT AGM 2017. The BANT AGM is approaching and we look forward to providing you with an update of 2016 events and 2017 focus along with insight into our new 5 year plan. The purpose of BANT is first and foremost to benefit its members and to improve the professional status of Nutritional Therapy. To ensure that your questions on any related topics are answered, we invite you to send them to us in advance of the day so that we can collate them and answer them during the presentations and the Q&A.

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BANT Releases Detox for Life Poster – Detox for Life, Not Just Post Christmas

Detoxification, the January BUZZ word! In January people are turning their minds to improving their health after the many indulgences of the festive season. Detoxification is a biochemical process that takes place within every cell in our body on a continual basis, not just during the quick-fix detox diets that detoxification is commonly associated with. The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) experts have crafted a ‘Detox 4 Life’ infographic, based on the latest science and research in the field of nutrition that summarises the detoxification approach BANT registered practitioners consider when guiding their clients toward optimal health.
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Today’s world with its increasing total toxic burden, including alcohol, drugs, medications, pesticides, food contaminants, and environmental pollution amongst others, puts additional burdens on our body’s ability to detoxify, not just after Christmas, but 365 days a year. Reduction of toxic exposure and the right nutritional programme for your genotype can reduce the risk of disease, combat inflammation, which is linked to a number of health conditions, and support mitochondrial capacity, which provides energy to the body and promotes genomic stability. A person with genetic susceptibility to a condition, but with correct nutritional and lifestyle support, may never switch the gene on disease mode. BANT practitioners are trained in supporting their client’s day-to-day detoxification needs, but can also guide them when additional detoxification support is required. For day-to-day detoxification support BANT practitioners recommend:

  • Avoiding alcohol and other toxic substances such as cigarettes, burned food, and exposure to chemicals, pesticides, and other contaminants
  • Increasing the intake of green leafy vegetables and other rainbow coloured fruit and vegetables
  • Drinking plenty of water in-between meals to aid the removal of toxins
  • Getting adequate sleep to allow for body repair during the rest
  • Adding exercise to our daily routine to further improve the efficiency of our natural detoxification mechanisms

Nutritional therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. It is a progressive approach to health optimisation.  BANT Registered Nutritional Therapists take into account individuality that enables personalisation of dietary advice based on the most up-to-date research available. They do not suggest ‘one-size-fits-all’ advice following the health trend of the moment.

Looking for a BANT Registered Nutritional Therapist, who is trained to guide you to optimal health in the New Year is easy; just click on the link for a full listing of our Registered Nutritional Therapists area by area: http://bant.org.uk/bant/jsp/practitionerSearch.faces.

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Click here to download the PDF version of this release.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Daniel O’Shaughnessy

Communications@bant.org.uk

Tel: +44 7540  722307

 

NOTES TO EDITORS:

The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) is the professional body for Registered Nutritional Therapists. Its primary function is to assist its members in attaining the highest standards of integrity, knowledge, competence and professional practice, in order to protect the client’s interests; nutritional therapy and the registered nutritional therapist.  Registered Nutritional Therapists are recognised by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) in their ability to make a difference by working together with healthcare providers as part of multidisciplinary teams under NHS commissioning.

 

BANT Practitioner Toolkits Page Launched

Explore the Practitioner Toolkits that include practical and visual tools for BANT Practitioners to communicate a variety of nutritional and lifestyle topics. General Health Toolkit is also available to public with BANT Wellbeing Guidelines and Why do we need to eat? infographic, while the Consultation Toolkit provides the practitioners additional materials for their consultation, including the latest Detox4Life infographic, – currently in preview stages. The already familiar Nutritional Therapy Practice Posters further explain the nutritional therapy approach and are also available to public under About Nutritional Therapy.

BANT VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

We are writing to let you know about an exciting development coming in 2017 for BANT and more importantly, BANT volunteers! To coincide with volunteers week 2017 we will be hosting our first ever volunteer networking and celebration event. The aim is to bring our volunteers together to celebrate their achievements from the past 12 months and congratulate those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. Not only this, but the event is a valuable opportunity for us to involve volunteers with BANT’s strategy and plans and have the opportunity to network.

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BANT DETOX4LIFE – MEMBER PREVIEW

We all know how the many detox articles will hit the media soon after Christmas celebrations have finished and similarly we know how BANT Practitioners harness detoxification as a biochemical process that takes place within every cell in our body, all year round, rather than just as a quick–fix detox diet. BANT will release early preview of the Detox4Life info graphic tomorrow via Twitter, with the full public launch on 5th of January with aim to gain some national media coverage.

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PART-TIME NUTRITIONIST, CANTERBURY KENT

We are looking for a qualified and experienced Nutritionist to take over established patient base within one of the largest private natural health care practices in Kent. Clients are very proactive and are of all ages and all situations. The practice is in Canterbury and is currently wanting to expand an already fully booked 2 days per month. With the right person, this part-time position could easily provide 4 days per month or more, depending how busy you want to be.

Our current Nutritionist has been very successful but has other commitments taking her away from the area and therefore we are looking for a motivated and passionate practitioner to take over an expanding patient base.

The health practice is very proactive with marketing and promotions to support your growth.

Applicants need to:

  • Be fully insured and qualified from a recognised course in nutrition resulting in registration with an industry body e.g. BANT/CNHC
  • Have excellent people skills, both on a one to one level and as part of a busy, multidisciplinary and interactive team
  • Be self-motivated & organised and can work to clinic schedules and timeframes
  • Be familiar and understand results of common functional tests
  • Have in-depth knowledge of supplementation

Please send your application by email, with a CV and covering letter, to info@bodywellgroup.co.uk