Monthly Archives: May 2017

Student News Bulletin

In this issue we touch on the exciting new Functional Medicine project that’s kicking off in the UK, a one day event for students gearing up to launch their practice and we welcome our newest volunteer to the BANT Student Network Team.

Journey To 100, 30th June 2017 

“Journey To 100” is a world-exclusive conference that will explore options for a sustainable approach to healthcare and longevity and begin Guernsey’s quest to have a life expectancy of 100.

Join an international audience to hear the latest positive ageing research and learn from global health experts to understand how we can live healthier lives for longer.

The event will bring together 20 international speakers to share the research, ideas and strategies on a wide range of factors that impact healthy ageing. The event will be held in Guernsey on June 30, 2017, you can join for FREE web streaming here.

It’s co-curated by the Dandelion Foundation and James Maskell, founder of Evolution of Medicine and, hosted by Dr Rangan Chatterjee, the BBC’s Doctor in the House.

 

ION: How To Use Social Media To Grow Your List

When:  Friday 14th July 2017, 10.00 – 16.30

Where: Richmond-Upon-Thames

Cost:      £140 (£20 discount for students)

Many successful practitioners agree that email is one of the most effective ways to stay in touch with people who have expressed interest in your service, and to promote new services to existing clients.

But how do you go about getting a list of email subscribers? In this course, Gwen Warren introduces key concepts and principles of using Social Media to grow the email list, and shares some tips and personal experience. The day will focus on:

  • Choosing the social media platform
  • Top tips for creating content that helps to grow your client list
  • How to use video on social media, with a practical session
  • And much more!

For more information and to book click here.

 

Berta (University of Worcester), our new student college rep

Berta previously studied Pharmacy at the University of Barcelona along with a degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics. She is currently studying for an MSc in Nutritional Therapy at the University of Worcester and is due to graduate in June 2018. She is particularly interested in the gut-brain axis, but finds every aspect of nutrition fascinating!

Berta says,

“I am a pharmacist that has always been very interested in the world of nutrition and how nutrients and other food components influence the function of the body, protect against disease and restore health. This interest in nutrition also helped me to realize during my internship in a hospital pharmacy how much, from my point of view, should to be done in terms of patient’s diets. It was not the first time that I was surprised about the food that was given to patients since diet can be a serious risk factor for a number of diseases. I believe that studying Nutritional Therapy is going to give me the knowledge on how to help those around me.

I am very excited about becoming a part of the BANT Student Network Team and I look forward to talk and share ideas between Nutritional Therapy students from all institutions.”

We would love more students to become College Reps. If you are keen, or want to find out a little more about what is involved, please email Catherine: [email protected] We are especially keen to hear from ION and CNELM students.

…and don’t go yet – if you have any recipes, reviews, book recommendations or comments , or there’s something you’d like to see, please send it to [email protected] or post it on our LinkedIn page (BANT Student Network). Or don’t forget twitter (@BANTonline) and our Facebook account (BANT Members Group). We’d love to hear from you! cheap nike air max 90 mens

DR. RONDA NELSON PRESENTS THE APRIL BANT WEBINAR 2017 – PART 3

Dr. Ronda Nelson, PhD in Wholistic Nutrition and a Master Herbalist presents a webinar on Menopausal Meltdown: How to Prevent and Support (Part 3). 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 the final part of this 3-part webinar series outlining the problems and pitfalls that can occur during peri- and postmenopause.

To access the webinar, click here

To access the eblast, click here

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.

Student News Bulletin

In your news this fortnight we’re thrilled to introduce you to Nicky, a new BANT student rep from CNM. Also a call for final year students to grab places on the online supervision groups, the next BANT student webinar on 25th May, and a worthwhile video series by Tom O’Bryan and other experts on autoimmunity…

 

Our new BANT College Student Representative for CNM – Nicky Rapley

We’re delighted to welcome Nicky as the latest BANT College Student Representative to join our growing Student Network Team. She joins the other reps, Berta and Kal, who have also joined recently and who provide a key point of contact within in year group and college for receiving feedback and offering advice, and guiding student members to BANT resources. Nicky has written an inspiring bio, appearing in the BANT newsletter soon, is studying at CNM and is due to graduate in 2017. We would love more students to become College Reps. If you are keen, or want to find out a little more about what is involved, please email Catherine: [email protected] We are especially keen to hear from ION and CNELM students. Meanwhile, anyone at CNM who would like get in touch with Nicky, email her here: [email protected]

 

Online Supervision Groups in June and July

BANT are running a series of free workshops to give students an experience of being in a supervision group, and to support you getting ready for practice – a great BANT Member benefit for final year students. There are just a few spaces left in the two online groups. The free sessions are on either Saturday 17th June between 10-12pm or Tuesday 11th July between 11-1pm. Please contact Supervision Manager, Helen Monk at [email protected] if you would like to sign up for one of these places.

 

Tune in to the next BANT Student Webinar next week – Alessandro Ferretti on Thursday 25th May

 Join us from 10-11am on Thursday 25th May for the Free BANT Student webinar by Alessandro Ferretti, ‘The effect of the environment and lifestyle choices on patient’s physiology’. He will be going through clinical applications of his research projects and papers highlighting the importance of an individual approach to patients. Using simple tracking methods – not labs – he explains how it’s possible to see the connections between circadian rhythms, sleep, blood glucose, cortisol and heart rate variability. Click here to book your place or e-mail Alma at [email protected]

 

Tom O’Bryan’s ‘Betrayal’ series is available on YouTube

 Inspired by his funny, charismatic and motivating talk at the IHCAN Conference on 6th May, we wanted to make sure you had the link to series of films Tom O’Bryan made on the subject of autoimmunity. ‘Betrayal: The Autoimmune Disease Solution They’re Not Telling You’ includes interviews with Functional Medicine doctors, autoimmune specialists, scientists, researchers and autoimmune patients that include Jeffrey Bland, Aristo Vojdani, Isabella Wentz, Kelly Brogan, Terry Wahls, Mark Hyman, Sara Gottfried, Ben Brown, Miguel Toribio-Mateas, Mark Ash, Christine Bailey, Anthony Haynes and many more. Divided into seven episodes, the series covers the reasons why autoimmunity develops and the steps necessary to protect our (future) clients from it. Tom O’Bryan is a Functional Medicine clinician and researcher who is dedicated to… Do take the time to watch it when you can – it’s a great resource. Click here to watch the first episode.

 

…and don’t go yet – if you have any recipes, reviews, book recommendations or comments , or there’s something you’d like to see, please send it to [email protected] or post it on our LinkedIn page (BANT Student Network). Or don’t forget twitter (@BANTonline) and our Facebook account (BANT Members Group). We’d love to hear from you!

Student News Bulletin

We hope you were able to enjoy the long weekend. In this issue we look at a range of educational opportunities from nutrigenomics to Alzheimer’s disease. Firstly, there’s a free lecture streaming TODAY on chronic disease management. Details below, along with information on talks on Alzheimer’s disease and details of the BANT nutrigenomics webinar held last week.

The Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) presents Systems biology and Functional Medicine: An Emergent Approach to Chronic Disease Management.

As a leader in nutritional medicine, Jeffrey S. Bland, PhD, FACN, CNS, is well known for his synthesis of medical knowledge, biochemistry, and nutritional data. In this free Grand Rounds lecture presented by IFM and the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, Dr. Bland will discuss Systems Biology and Functional Medicine: An Emergent Approach to Chronic Disease Management.

Join on 2 May, either via live stream or by accessing the free recording for 24 hours after the lecture.  Register here.

 

BANT Student Webinar on Nutrigenomics

The BANT Student Webinar on nutrigenomics with Dr Eve Pearce took place on Wednesday 26th of April.

The recording of the webinar and the accompanying slides are now available on the BANT website under:

https://bant.org.uk/members-area/student-area/previous-webinars/

 

Judith Campisi PhD on Cancer and Ageing

The nutritional scientist Dr. Rhonda Patrick interviews Dr. Judy Campisi, a professor of biogerontology at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, a co-editor in chief of the Aging Journal and an expert on the role of cellular senescence in the aging process and development of cancer.

Cellular senescence is related to aging and cancer; as cells accumulate damage, which naturally occurs with age, there are a limited number of outcomes. The first possibility is that the cells can die. The next is senescence where cells stop dividing but stay alive and secrete inflammatory molecules. Or the cells can become malignant.

Whilst accumulation of senescent cells is inevitable, there are varying strategies of how to tackle senescence which is of great interest to the field of aging. There are ways to clear out senescent cells with drugs or even dietary and lifestyle interventions. Not only are there ways to kill senescent cells, there are also ways to influence what sort of molecules they produce, possibly limiting the inflammatory ones… even without killing the cells.

In this podcast, Dr. Campisi shares many insights on how senescence may be key to understanding cancer and ageing. Watch it here.

 

The Action against Alzheimer’s (AAA) is holding talks in Worcester

Are you concerned about your risk of brain decline now or in the future? Perhaps because you have noticed brain fog, poor memory or concentration, or maybe you have a family member diagnosed with dementia. Come along to one of our AAA talks and find out more about the dietary and lifestyle choices to consider, to improve brain health.

Following the initial talks in Worcester (details below), you may be interested in signing up to the Action Against Alzheimer’s programme we have developed. This includes a series of 8 nutrition and lifestyle workshops covering each of the steps important for supporting brain health – nutrition, gut health, stress, sleep, exercise and brain training. The workshops will support you to make and sustain lifelong food and lifestyle choices to improve brain (and overall) health.

Talk dates

When:           Tuesday 25 April, 7pm

                      Wednesday 26 April, 7 pm

                   Thursday 4 May, 2 pm and 7 pm

Where:          Bromyard Road Methodist Church, St John’s Worcester, WR2 5DL

 Cost:              £10

To book click here.

…and don’t go yet – if you have any recipes, reviewsbook recommendations or comments , or there’s something you’d like to see, please send it to [email protected] or post it on our LinkedIn page (BANT Student Network). Or don’t forget twitter (@BANTonline) and our Facebook account (BANT Members Group). We’d love to hear from you! mens nike air max 90