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HAPPY FESTIVE SEASON EVERYONE

As 2017 draws to a close, BANT has once again had a bumper year starting with the successful launches of the Detox for Life infographic and the Nutrition Evidence Database together with new successful monthly webinar programme. Visibility and presence of BANT through increased social media engagement and regular BANT responses and expert opinions have generated conversation across the profession. Several new Supervision groups including online groups support the professional practice of our profession while the launch of our Volunteer of the Year Award values the vast contributions and support we received from our 100 + volunteers.

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BANT AGM 2018 & CONFERENCE

We are delighted to inform you that BANT’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday March 3rd 2018 at a Mary Ward House, 5-7 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9SN from 9.30am.

This year we will also be running our own conference and you can buy your ticket at the same time you book your place for the AGM. Note that advance place booking is required to attend the AGM. Click here to book your free AGM place and to buy your BANT Conference ticket by 1st March 2018.

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BANT Comments on BDA Publication of List of Diets That Should be Avoided

The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) is interested to note the British Dietetics Association’s release of the list of diets that should be avoided.

BANT concurs with the idea that following faddy diets, promoted by celebrities with little-to-no training in evidence-based nutrition and clinical practice, should be discouraged. BANT was, however, surprised that scientifically supported regimes, including the ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting, were completely dismissed out of hand, despite the evidence that for some people – and we reiterate the word some, these methods can make all the difference.  It is BANT’s continued concern that Eatwell Guide is based on what is good for a mythical standard person, rather than taking into account individual circumstances. BANT has continuously emphasised that applying a group solution to an individual problem will not and cannot work. The way forward is personalised lifestyle medicine recommendations, including nutrition. Personalised interventions were highly recommended also as the way forward at this week’s event by the RSM and the Nutrition Society on Diet, nutrition and the changing face of cancer survivorship. While this is just one example where recognising the individual needs of people is highly relevant to achieve desired health outcomes, it was similarly extended to preventative stages to help manage variety of chronic health conditions.

BANT Registered Nutrition Practitioners 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.

BANT recommends that you choose a Registered Nutrition Practitioner who has undertaken training at an accredited course thereby ensuring necessary training to understand the theory and practice of nutritional therapy. BANT Registered Nutrition Practitioners are regulated by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) that holds an Accredited Voluntary Register (AVR) for the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA). As members of the CNHC Accredited Register, BANT Registered Nutrition Practitioners and other CNHC registrants, are the key workforce asset to harness 21st century lifestyle medicine to tackle the rising tide of stress related fatigue, obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, dementia and other chronic diseases of ageing. A recent report by the Royal Society for Public Health and the Professional Standards Agency made a key recommendation that AR practitioners have the authority to make direct NHS referrals, in appropriate cases, to ease the administrative burden on GP surgeries.

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.

To find a BANT practitioner, please click here: http://bant.org.uk/bant/jsp/practitionerSearch.faces

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Daniel O’Shaughnessy

Communications@bant.org.uk        Tel: +44 870 606 1284

 

NOTES TO EDITORS:

The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) is the professional body for Registered Nutrition Practitioners. 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 nutrition practitioner.
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.

BANT CALLS ON ITS MEMBERS TO RESPOND TO A BANT STRATEGIC CONSULTATION

You have seen our profession moving forward in strides during 2017 and Lifestyle Medicine is becoming a mainstream topic discussed both in healthcare forums and public facing communications. BANT equally wishes to move on with the times and demonstrate that BANT Members have been practising lifestyle medicine for years before the term was even coined in its current manifestation.

To support BANT Nutrition Practitioners in their professional standing, varied roles within the field of nutrition, and to further publicise the important role we play in providing nutrition and lifestyle recommendations to our clients and the public, BANT proposes to change the name of the association from British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy to British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine

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2018 BANT MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL NOTICE

As we near the end of 2017 it is time to think about renewing your BANT membership. Your current membership expires on 31st December 2017 with the new membership starting on 1st January 2018.
You will be able to renew your BANT membership any time from 1st to 31st January 2018. We are pleased to confirm that once again, there will be no increase to the membership fees this year.

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BANT Interested to Note Medical News Today Article on General Adaptation Syndrome and Highlights its Link to Adrenal Fatigue

The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) was interested to note the publication of a report describing General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS) in Medical News Today, this morning (https://tinyurl.com/ycnbzhh5).  GAS is the physical manifestation of chronic and continued stress on the body. For many years, BANT nutrition practitioners have advised their clients on this topic, which is linked to adrenal fatigue.

Previously, doubt has been cast on the existence of the physiological effects of long lasting stressors, despite the phenomenon being first discussed by Hans Selye in 1936. Selye clearly described the body’s responses to stress in terms of both the general adaptation syndrome and the activation of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenocortical System (HPA). Modern day stressors which may cause GAS include: psychological, physical, social or the consumption of stimulants. Selye’s initial research was conducted on rats, however, a search this morning for academic studies relating to adrenal fatigue in humans, showed over 1,000 studies for 2017 alone, demonstrating how the health implications of this condition are now being taken seriously by the medical establishment.

GAS occurs in three distinct phases, (1) The Alarm Stage or ‘Fight or Flight’ (2) The Adaption or Resistance Stage and (3) The Exhaustion Stage.  The bodily resources, including key hormones, needed to sustain the body during each of these stages, has a cascade effect on other functions on the body and may cause unwanted symptoms including: a depressed immune system resulting in more frequent viral infections, an increased risk to Type 2 Diabetes and mental health issues, amongst others.

BANT nutrition practitioners have been working for many years to support their clients who have shown symptoms relating to adrenal fatigue, advising them on nutrients and lifestyle practices to support their health, based on a thorough assessment of case history and any functional test results. BANT Registered Nutrition Practitioners take into account individuality that enables personalisation of dietary advice based on the most up-to-date research available. BANT Nutrition Practitioners will also suggest their client’s seek other stress relieving activities such as meditation and yoga.

As members of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council Accredited Register (AR, CNHC) BANT Registered Nutrition Practitioners and other CNHC registrants, are the key workforce asset to harness 21st century lifestyle medicine to tackle the rising tide of stress related fatigue, obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, dementia and other chronic diseases of ageing. A recent report by the Royal Society for Public Health and the Professional Standards Agency made a key recommendation that AR practitioners have the authority to make direct NHS referrals, in appropriate cases, to ease the administrative burden on GP surgeries.

To find a BANT practitioner, please click here: http://bant.org.uk/bant/jsp/practitionerSearch.faces

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

 Daniel O’Shaughnessy

Communications@bant.org.uk

Tel: +44 870 606 1284

 

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.

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.

PERSONAL ASSISTANT FOR A NUTRITIONIST/FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE PRACTITIONER’S OFFICE

Seeking a personal assistant for a Nutritionist/Functional medicine practitioner’s office (at my home) in Kensal Rise.

The job would involve mainly bookkeeping, admin, computer work (filing Lab results, etc.), improve organization in office, occasional errands, sorting out minor computer/printer issues.

Passion for nutrition is a plus! You may have recently graduated from Nutrition college.

I consult in Portuguese and Spanish as well as English so knowledge of one of those languages (Spanish specially) would be a great bonus!

In return I can offer   £11.00/h, a friendly/relaxed work environment and a nutrition consultation if desired/or discussion of your complex health/patient’s cases! 2 x month.

The job would be approximately   4- 5   hours a week, on a Wednesday or Thursday.

Starting early Jan 2018.  

Other languages are not essential if you are the right person!  although the work will be less, after the initial 3-4 months.

My practice has a view to expanding (later) to reach Latino/American/Spanish speaking community in UK/abroad.

This is where your Nutritional Therapy passion/ knowledge   will come in later!

Please email me, Candida de Melo at mcnutrition@aol.com

Check my website: https://www.individualnutritionaltherapy.com/

NOVEMBER BANT NEWS

Welcome to the November issue of BANT ENews, this month’s feature article focuses on an interview with our Chair, Miguel Toribio-Mateas about on the value of n, size of 1, trials in the practice of nutritional and lifestyle medicine. The PPC gives a reminder on data protection and confidentiality requirements and this month we include not one but two book reviews: Beat Chronic Disease by BANT member Fleur Brown and How to Prevent Burnout by BANT member, Susan Scott.

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BANT News November Goes Live

Welcome to the November issue of BANT ENews, this month’s feature article focuses on an interview with our Chair, Miguel Toribio-Mateas about on the value of n, size of 1, trials in the practice of nutritional and lifestyle medicine. The PPC gives a reminder on data protection and confidentiality requirements and this month we include not one but two book reviews: Beat Chronic Disease by BANT member Fleur Brown and How to Prevent Burnout by BANT member, Susan Scott. Access the BANT news here.