Welcome to the August edition of the BANT ENews. This month’s issue includes a fascinating feature article on Blood Chemistry Testing by Jonathan Cohen, an interview with BANT member, Jeannette Hyde, author of ‘The Gut Makeover’ and Dr Kate Lawrence about their collaboration on the paper: ‘Microbiome restoration diet improves digestion, cognition and physical and emotional wellbeing’ which was published in June this year and a really useful article from the Professional Practice Committee on managing client’s expectations. Access the BANT news here.
Welcome to the August edition of the BANT ENews. This month’s issue includes a fascinating feature article on Blood Chemistry Testing by Jonathan Cohen, an interview with BANT member, Jeannette Hyde, author of ‘The Gut Makeover’ and Dr Kate Lawrence about their collaboration on the paper: ‘Microbiome restoration diet improves digestion, cognition and physical and emotional wellbeing’ which was published in June this year and a really useful article from the Professional Practice Committee on managing client’s expectations. Enjoy!
The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) welcomes Public Health England’s plans to engage in further work with food manufacturers to cut sugar in cakes, biscuits and chocolate by 20 per cent by 2020. Public Health officials said they will now work with the food industry to agree plans to tackle “excess calorie consumption” in a host of savoury foods – especially those regularly consumed by children.
BANT Chair Miguel Toribio-Mateas said “As a leading non-governmental organisation with over 2,300 members accredited by the Professional Standards Authority to deliver nutrition advice, BANT is looking forward to being involved in the public consultation to help draw up the calorie reduction programme.
I’d like to emphasise how disheartening it is, however, that taxpayers are funding public health work that focuses entirely on lowering calorie content. Reducing the size of pizzas may seem like an honourable move, but what is to stop an individual buying 2 smaller ones?” Toribio-Mateas continued: “The main issue that BANT has been highlighting for years is the fact that population-based dietary guidelines such as the Eatwell Guide are inherently flawed on a number of bases. Firstly, they are based on computer-generated models, as recently confirmed by Dr Louis Levy of Public Health England. Secondly, these computer “guesstimates” are all that Public Health England have to set an arbitrary high percentage of daily intake of carbohydrate, around 50% of total calories, most of it starch, which is akin to sugar. There is no real evidence from randomised controlled trials on the Eatwell Guide versus another dietary pattern that these guidelines are the basis of a “balanced health diet”, as we’ve been led to believe by Public Health officials for years.
Dr Levy and Dr Tedstone have been invited to comment on how different individuals have different levels of tolerance to carbohydrates and how this affects their ability to stay lean or to lose weight if they’re overweight. They’ve both rejected to comment on the matter. It is disappointing that Public Health officials are not willing to engage in healthy dialogue with stakeholders such as BANT about matters that affect the health of the nation. Public Health England keeps defaulting to “one-size-fits-all” models of nutrition advice that can never meet the needs of every single individual in the country. One could argue they’ve actually contributed to the epidemic of obesity and diabetes (type 2) we’re experiencing.
BANT members are uniquely trained to individualise their nutrition advice so that it tackles the need of the person they’re working with, instead of following a handout generated by a computer programme.”
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. These guidelines constitute starting points that your practitioner will individualise to help you achieve you health goals according to your specific needs, so some may apply, some may be different:
- Eat a Rainbow: a varied diet of 7 differently coloured fruit and vegetables per day contributes to better gut microbial diversity, which is known to be associated with overall better health.
- 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, a little butter.
- Choose root vegetables and whole grains instead of refined carbohydrates and grains.
- 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.
- Weight Loss or General Health and Wellbeing: Everyone is unique but whatever your goal similar nutritional principles and health and wellbeing guidelines will apply.
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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.
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Deadline for applications – 30/09/17
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Camden Carers Service wants to hear from you!
Camden Carers Service (CCS) is a charity which offers advice, support and activities to unpaid carers across the borough of Camden. This support includes a dedicated Carers Health Team which is now looking for volunteer nutritional therapists to join it’s Nutrition Project and support the fantastic work that 4 qualified NTs have been doing.
This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience working with clients and be part of the wider projects run by the Camden Carers Service Health Team.
You must be a full BANT member and CNHC registered with your own professional indemnity insurance. We are looking for a minimum commitment of 6 months. If you are successful, you will need to undergo a DBS check which CCS will pay for.
CLICK HERE for more detailed information and how to apply.
Application deadline Friday 29 September 2017.
Natural Health Practice is well known in the independent health food stores as an exclusive range of supplements and herbs for women’s health which are all formulated by Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD.
We are currently looking for a confident, people person with a positive attitude who is able to work on their own initiative as an in store demonstrator and product advisor. The successful candidate will need to be able to sell and discuss our range of supplements in stores across London. This also includes the Patrick Holford range of products too.
Full training will be provided on the products.
This position would suit a nutrition graduate or somebody who has worked in a thriving health store and has good knowledge of supplements.
In return we offer a good rate of pay and flexible working days consisting of 2 days per week (this includes 1weekend day & 1week day).
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Closing date 21 August 2017
We look forward to hearing from you.
Welcome to the July edition of the BANT ENews. As we ease towards the summer break for many, highlights from this month’s issue include our feature article focusing on Dr Bredesen’s work with Alzheimer’s and the summary provided by Caroline Sherlock, London and South East Regional Branch of the extremely successful ‘Supporting Female Health and Hormones’ event which took place on 30th June 2017.
Welcome to the July edition of the BANT ENews. As we ease towards the summer break for many, highlights from this month’s issue include our feature article focusing on Dr Bredesen’s work with Alzheimer’s and the summary provided by Caroline Sherlock, London and South East Regional Branch of the extremely successful ‘Supporting Female Health and Hormones’ event which took place on 30th June 2017. Access the BANT news here.
It’s time to have your say!
Last year as a result of what you said, we:
- Developed several initiatives in support of the new GP Engagement Project
- Planned a series of short webinars as part of an educational drive to support members in their training and practice, including commercial support
- Continue to offer high-quality webinars as part of the student engagement programme
- Established regular presentations to students at training providers on the benefits of joining BANT
- Increased the number of Local Networks to improve member access
- Began work on initiatives to increase the scope of activities within the Local Networks by introducing projects in the community
- Extended the geographical coverage of the Supervision scheme
- Set up a closed BANT members Facebook group which now has 982 members
- Continue to increase the variety and number of CPD events available to BANT members, including FREE Regional Branch events across the UK
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We are delighted to bring you the recorded presentations and slides from two BANT Regional Branch meetings featuring high quality speakers on the topics of parasites and gut health, together with the latest advances in functional digestive testing. The events, which were held in Leeds and Bristol, were rated ‘excellent value’ by the majority of attendees. To access the full eblast – click here