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!

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