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BANT Statement on Irish ASA and Patricia Daly

BANT has noted the adjudication published on 4 May by the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland on a complaint against Patricia Daly, a BANT member, brought by the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute and  the Irish Cancer Society. BANT has had detailed consultations with lawyers and other stakeholders about the case.

BANT is unable to comment on the evidence in support of the Irish Food Pyramid as a proven diet for use with cancer patients.

BANT experts are clear that there is now a weight and trajectory of evidence that ketone bodies are key regulators of physiological homeostasis, viz. food anticipation, protection from inflammation and injury in multiple organ systems, including the nervous system, and even possibly why caloric restriction extends life span. Where evidence on diet and health is equivocal or incomplete then the precautionary principle demands that risk-based assessments are part of professional practice. BANT is clear that the weight of evidence on diet and inflammatory disease mechanisms, including cancer and dementia, is now such that carbohydrate control assessment should be included as a norm.

BANT will be producing a general infographic on dietary tips for cancer patients in the autumn.

MAY BANT ENEWS

Welcome to the May edition of the BANT ENews. In this month’s issue, our feature article provides two conference reports. The first is on ‘research on nutritional therapy practice presented at international cancer care conference’ and the second is ‘Work of Registered Nutritional Therapists in delivering the public health agenda presented at conference on healthcare regulation’. Both reports are delivered by NTEC Chair, Carol Granger.

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BANT May News Goes Live

Welcome to the May edition of the BANT ENews. In this month’s issue, our feature article provides two conference reports. The first is on ‘research on nutritional therapy practice presented at international cancer care conference’ and the second is ‘Work of Registered Nutritional Therapists in delivering the public health agenda presented at conference on healthcare regulation’. Both reports are delivered by NTEC Chair, Carol Granger. Access the BANT news here.

COURSE DIRECTOR AND MODULE LEAD

MSC in Nutrition Science and Practice Programme

The Northern College of Acupuncture seeks applications from suitably qualified individuals for the roles of Course Director and for a module leader for the Functional Medicine Approaches to Nutrition year 2 module.

The Course Director will join a small management team of employees in College, at an exciting time in the College’s development, working in a part-time capacity.  The programme is already well regarded, and the new Course Director will have opportunities to develop it further.  The deadline for applications is 26th May.

The module leader is a self-employed, part-time teaching role and you will be joining a small team of nutritional therapy practitioners and academics.  The deadline for applications is 2nd June.

Full details and an application form are available at https://chinese-medicine.co.uk/the-college/vacancies

DR. RONDA NELSON PRESENTS THE APRIL BANT WEBINAR 2017 – PART 2

Dr. Ronda Nelson, PhD in Wholistic Nutrition and a Master Herbalist presents a webinar on Menopausal Meltdown: How to Prevent and Support (Part 2). Menopause is underrated until the day a woman actually begins to experience it first hand! Then all bets are off! Be sure to join Dr. Ronda Nelson for part 1 of this 3-part webinar series outlining the problems and pitfalls that can occur during peri- and postmenopause. Part 3 will be released in May.

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BANT Comments on the Daily Mail Article: ‘Could going low-carb help you fight off diabetes?

Today’s Daily Mail (Tuesday, 25th April 2017) featured an article entitled ‘Could going low-carb help you fight off diabetes?’. The article highlights the changing nutrition recommendations being made by a growing number medical and health practitioners from the Public Health England (PHE) Eatwell guide recommendations of starchy carbohydrates for sufferers of Type 2 Diabetes, to a very low carbohydrate regime. The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) would like to highlight that, whilst it is still early days, recent scientific evidence does support this change in dietary recommendations.

BANT would like to caution, however, that obesity and diabetes are complex conditions and changes need to be established to engender a long-term cultural shift which allows healthy behaviour adaptations to an environment which offers so many opportunities for unhealthy indulgence either knowingly or in ignorance.  BANT practitioners do not suggest ‘one-size-fits-all’ advice following the health trend of the moment or out-dated population based recommendations, but take into account individuality that enables personalisation of dietary advice based on the most up-to-date research available.

BANT is very much aware that much of the advice and information issued regarding the nation’s health and what we should be eating is confusing and often conflicting.  It can be difficult for the public to navigate and interpret the information available, especially in the light of Public Health England’s admission that the Eatwell guide is a food selection tool that has been designed to cover the population as a whole which does not take into account individual health and weight profiles.

BANT experts have 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 most common reasons people seek nutritional advice is to address weight loss and/ or for general health and wellbeing. These issues are addressed by BANT with the following:

The, clear, concise format of the BANT Wellbeing Guidelines enables people to see easily what food choices they should be making.  More detailed information is also given to guide people in how to make these choices and which other lifestyle factors they should be addressing.

Key advice provided by the BANT Wellbeing Guidelines includes the following:

  • Eat a Rainbow: a varied diet of 7 differently coloured fruit and vegetables per day.
  • Stay hydrated with water, herbal teas, green and black teas. Avoid alcohol, sugary drinks and too much caffeine
  • Ensure protein is lean: fish, poultry, eggs and vegetable sources. Limit red and processed meat.
  • Include healthy fats: avocados, nuts, olive oil. Cook with healthy saturated fats: coconut oil and butter.
  • Choose root vegetables and whole grains instead of refined carbohydrates and grains: Eat sparingly.
  • For Weight Loss: include exercise, limit portion sizes, don’t eat between meals. Avoid: Sugar, artificial sweeteners, alcohol and refined carbohydrates.
  • Include the right supplements: vitamin D, in particular, for most people and probiotics as advised by your Registered Nutritional Therapist
  • Sleep and Exercise are an important aspect in overall Health and Wellbeing and Weight Management.

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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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.

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 April News Goes Live

Welcome to the April edition of the BANT ENews. In this month’s issue our feature article focuses on BANT’s recent response to the Functional Dietetics consultation; Abir Hamza-Goodacre takes us through a Day in the Life of the Membership Support Manager and Amelia Freer gives us a personal insight into her new book ‘Positive Nutrition’ and has also given us some recipes from the book to share with you all. Access the BANT news here.

APRIL BANT ENEWS

Welcome to the April edition of the BANT ENews. In this month’s issue our feature article focuses on BANT’s recent response to the Functional Dietetics consultation; Abir Hamza-Goodacre takes us through a Day in the Life of the Membership Support Manager and Amelia Freer gives us a personal insight into her new book ‘Positive Nutrition’ and has also given us some recipes from the book to share with you all.

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DR. RONDA NELSON PRESENTS THE MARCH BANT WEBINAR 2017 – PART 1

Dr. Ronda Nelson, PhD in Wholistic Nutrition and a Master Herbalist presents a webinar on Menopausal Meltdown: How to Prevent and Support (Part 1). Menopause is underrated until the day a woman actually begins to experience it first hand! Then all bets are off! Be sure to join Dr. Ronda Nelson for part 1 of this 3-part webinar series outlining the problems and pitfalls that can occur during peri- and postmenopause. Part 2 and Part 3 will be released in April and May respectively.

To access the webinar, click here

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