Monthly Archives: March 2017

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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Student News Bulletin

This fortnight’s news is here! Read on for information about an up-coming student webinar about member benefits on 30th March, a fantastic online SIBO course by Dr Seibecker (with a discount to students), an update following the BANT AGM on Saturday 18th March, and a book that might help advance your therapeutic touch in training clinic and beyond…

Free BANT Student Network Webinar: ‘BANT – Making the most of your BANT Student Membership – Member Benefits, Discounts and Offers’ 

Tune in to our next BANT Student Network Webinar with Barbara Powell and our own Catherine Pohl from the Student Network Team, titled ‘BANT – Making the most of your BANT Student Membership – Member Benefits, Discounts and Offers’.

This will take place on Thursday 30th March from 7.30-8.30 pm. As always, it is free and exclusive to BANT student members!

During the webinar, Barbara and Catherine will explain how to get the most out of your student membership and how to feel connected to the profession from the commencement of your studies. BANT student membership includes a variety of benefits, from access to Local Networks which provide networking and knowledge sharing opportunities with practitioners and students in your area, to Regional Branch Meetings as well as access to the BANT Professional Practice Handbook in support of your clinical studies. In addition, there are discounts from a whole host of providers. So to find out what BANT is doing for you and how you can benefit from your membership, click here to book your place or e-mail Alma or Becky at [email protected] by Monday 27th March 2017.

Click here to see the full list of benefits on the BANT website.

Dr Allison Siebecker’s online, certified SIBO course

If small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, or SIBO, is an area that interests you, consider signing up for this 4-week training course given by the renowned SIBO specialist Dr Siebecker. The in-depth course covers everything from the basics to the pathophysiology and functional assessment of the conditions, delivered in live, weekly webinar classes on Wednesdays from 4-6pm. These will be recorded and will accompany electronic hand-outs, supporting material and Q&A. At the end of the 4 weeks, a simple multiple-choice test will certify the 8 hours of SIBO education and CPD.

Run by Invivo Clinical and hosted by their SIBO expert, Tanya Borowski, the course will run from 3rd to 24th May 2017, and costs £149. BUT students get a 10% discount! As well as being highly qualified, Dr Siebecker has specialised in SIBO for seven years and her work focuses solely on SIBO, so there really is no better person to learn from.

For more information and to book, follow this link. To learn more about SIBO, Dr Siebecker and her amazing work, click this link.

Update following the BANT AGM 

The annual BANT AGM that was held on Saturday 18th March provided a useful insight into BANT in its 20th year, ongoing initiatives and further projects. Of particular interest were:

  1. BANT Regulations and Stakeholder Engagement Director, Sarah Green, brought us up-to-date on BANT’s work establishing functional dietetics as an alternative dietetics model, leading to Health Care and Professionals Council (HCPC) registration. Currently, BANT members are regulated voluntarily by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), but once these courses are designed and approved, BANT will commence working on grand parenting routes for existing Nutritional Therapists to qualify for HCPC regulation, affording them the same advantages as dieticians.
  2. BANT Supervision Manager, Helen Monk, updated us about the development of the BANT Supervision Groups. Particularly relevant for us students are those running at the Training Providers for final year students, giving them an idea of what supervision is about, how it is structured, and how groups are run. ION are running an online session on 4th July and an attendance session in Richmond on 13th July. More information will be released closer to the time about those and others taking place at different training providers.
  3. Emma Hendricks, BANT’s Centre of Excellence Manager, unveiled information about a Nutrition Evidence Database that is to be launched later this year. The database will be invaluable for students (and NTs, of course) in helping to find and understand the scientific nutrition papers we need and use. That should help us with our assignments!
  4. Catherine Pohl, Training Liaison Manager for our BANT Student Network Team (SNT), described how the SNT is expanding yet again to further support students. Details of up-coming webinars between now and July, an initiative to recruit student reps from all training providers to help improve the communication between the providers and BANT, and plans to improve the resources available to students were discussed.

Do watch out for the link to the AGM recording, which will be posted here as soon as it is available.

‘Magic in Practice’ by Garner Thomson

It’s all to do with the first 30 seconds, apparently, according to Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner and trainer, Garner Thomson in his updated edition of ‘Magic in Practice‘. This book aims to expand and enhance the quality and effectiveness between healthcare professionals and their clients by establishing effective rapport and concordance – an ideal book to study if either you are soon to start training clinic or your own clinic. It costs £24.99 but is currently on offer at £19.98 on Amazon. Click here to view.

Don’t go yet – if you’ve got any recipes, reviews, book recommendations or comments, or there’s something you’d like to see, please send it to [email protected]

BANT March News Goes Live

Welcome to the March edition of the BANT ENews. In this month’s issue, we have an infinitely useful feature article on culinary herbs. Satu Jackson, BANT Operations Director provides a quick overview of highlights from our successful AGM. Miguel Mateas Toribio-Mateas celebrates BANT’s 20th anniversary by reminding us all where BANT has come from and how far it has progressed over the last 20 years.. Access the BANT news here.

MARCH BANT ENEWS

Welcome to the March edition of the BANT ENews. In this month’s issue, we have an infinitely useful feature article on culinary herbs. Satu Jackson, BANT Operations Director provides a quick overview of highlights from our successful AGM. Miguel Toribio-Mateas celebrates BANT’s 20th anniversary by reminding us all where BANT has come from and how far it has progressed over the last 20 years.

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Student News Bulletin

This Bulletin is about getting involved! There’s the free BANT AGM where one of our student team members will be speaking. On the same day, take advantage of your student discount at the first CAM conference of the year, there’s still a few tickets left. And there’s a review of last weekend’s conference that one of our students went to.

Have you booked your FREE place at the BANT AGM?

As well as these excellent opportunities:

  • Find out more about the crucial work BANT has undertaken on your behalf over the past year
  • Learn first-hand about BANT’s plans for 2017
  • Have your questions answered
  • Be one of the first to discover opportunities to get more involved with BANT and the profession
  • Network with other BANT members
  • Take home a goodie bag with items from carefully selected companies

Catherine Pohl of the student network team will be one of the presenters. So it would be amazing if fellow students could be there to hear first-hand about what’s happening for students and and we’d love to meet you so come and say hi!

Where: Cavendish Conference Centre, London

When: Saturday 18th March, 9.30-11.30am

If you haven’t already booked your FREE place to attend this important annual event please click here.

Last date for booking is 8th March 2017

CAM conference ‘Nutrients and gene expression’

Taking place after the BANT Annual General Meeting, the first CAM Conference of the year welcomes the brilliant Professor Giovanni Scapagnini who will address delegates three times throughout the day. He’ll be covering nutritional signals that modulate ageing and health span, touching on the topics of nutrigenomics research, how dietary phytochemicals can impact pathways involved in chronic low-grade inflammation and redox. Read more about it here.

Where: Cavendish Conference Centre, London

When: Saturday 18th March, 12.30-17.00am

There are substantial discounts for BANT members and students, book your place here

Review: Cytoplan, Reverse The Clock on biological ageing

Review written by Sharon (CNELM) from the Student Network Team who attended this conference the last Saturday in February:

It was held in the beautiful County Hall venue, in London, and featured Prof Giovanni Scapagnini, Prof Gordon Lauc and BANT chairman Miguel Toribio-Mateas.

Scapagnini spoke on mechanisms of ageing, focusing on inflammaging, the damage caused by oxidative stress and inflammation. Discussions on possible interventions touched on calorie restriction, genetic factors and diet. He spoke particularly on the Okinawan diet – which he’s studied first hand – a nutrient dense, low calorie, low GL and anti-inflammatory style of eating. Posing the question: are these the key features of a longevity diet?

Lauc spoke on glycosylation and the use of glycan-based assessments that he and his team have developed to provide biomarkers of ageing. In fact, BANT are participating in one of his studies to assess the test, Glycanage, and to find out whether all glycanage markers can change with nutritional interventions.

The conference was interactive, with Toribio-Mateas leading workshops to discuss translating the conference content into nutritional practice. It was a good opportunity to meet others involved in nutrition, speak with the 14 exhibitors that included Genova and other companies that could be useful in the future, and the food was amazing! I highly recommend attending the Cytoplan conference – there are a couple more this year plus workshops around the country.

Revised BANT Guidelines for Students

And one last thing, the Professional Practice Committee (PPC) have produced updated guidelines for BANT Student members. Essentially it’s to remind us students that we cannot give nutritional advice until after we are qualified. Importantly, that also includes social media. We recommend that you read the details here so that you understand what you can and can’t do.

If you’ve got any recipes, reviews, book recommendations or comments, or there’s something you’d like to see, please send it to [email protected]

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MAKE SURE YOU BOOK YOUR PLACE AT THE BANT AGM 2017

Attending the AGM gives you an excellent opportunity to:

  • Find out more about the crucial work BANT has undertaken on your behalf over the past year
  • Learn first-hand about BANT’s plans for 2017
  • Have your questions answered
  • Be one of the first to discover opportunities to get more involved with BANT and the profession
  • Network with other BANT members
  • Gain ‘Active’ Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Take home a goodie bag with items from carefully selected companies

Throughout 2016, BANT directors, managers and volunteers worked tirelessly to ensure BANT Membership continues to offer members value for money. As a result, 91% of responders from our 2016 survey agreed that BANT Membership did just that!

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