Monthly Archives: June 2019

PART-TIME POSITION FOR OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR INTERESTED IN NATURAL HEALTH

We are a small natural-health business based near London Bridge SE1 requiring a part-time office administrator who is highly organised, multi-tasking and a qualified nutritional therapist or student in this or related areas. The position is part-time 4 days a week (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri) 10.30am to 6pm (with 1 hour lunch break).

The main role will require orders to be packed and sent out via Royal Mail or courier, and this will require computer experience to generate invoices, a friendly telephone manner (with fluent English) to talk to customers & offer advice on our supplements, the ability to do accurate stock control (and stock replenishment), and the ability to wrap orders neatly. There will also be occasional lifting required for supplement deliveries to the office. Other duties will require filing (both paper filing and digital filing), and support of the office manager and help preparing for events. You will also be required to attend occasional trade shows (usually occurring at the weekend).

The successful candidate will have all the following:

* Fluent in English (essential)

* Good Admin skills/Attention to detail (very organized and systematic)

* Computer-literate (Microsoft Windows environment)

* Proficient with numbers, percentages and VAT calculations

* Friendly phone manner with customers (warmth is very important)

* Self-motivated & Enthusiastic (in a small company each person has to get on with their thing without the benefit of a manager breathing down their neck.)

If you are interested in this long-term position and feel you fit the bill, please send us your CV and a short covering letter to [email protected] for the attention of Jennie. We will also be needing references for short-listed candidates.

Nutrition Evidence Database – Vitamin D Supplementation Pregnancy Benefits

A new systematic review on Nutrition Evidence looks at VITAMIN D supplementation and PREGNANCY outcomes.  The findings suggest that Vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy can have positive benefits for birth weight, baby length and head circumference.  Whilst study quality was generally low, testing Vitamin D levels in relation to fertility could be considered.

This paper has been BANT enhanced on the NUTRITION EVIDENCE database to provide a full plain language summary to allow quick and easy access to the science.    Read it here

NUTRITION EVIDENCE is open access and FREE so please have a browse through some other content whilst you are there http://www.nutrition-evidence.com.

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BANT WELCOMES PROFESSOR T SPECTOR ET AL., PREDICT 1 STUDY

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BANT (British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine) welcomes the initial findings from the Predict 1 Study that individualised nutrition and lifestyle recommendations are key to human health. BANT members have been working with their clients offering personalised recommendations for the past 22 years, since BANT’s foundation in 1997, and were proud to have been selected to work with Professor Spector, the lead researcher on this study, on the precursor project to this study, ‘Map My Gut’.

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BANT Welcomes Professor Tim Spector et al., Study, Predict 1

BANT (British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine) welcomes the initial findings from the Predict 1 Study that individualised nutrition and lifestyle recommendations are key to human health. BANT members have been working with their clients offering personalised recommendations for the past 22 years, since BANT’s foundation in 1997, and were proud to have been selected to work with Professor Spector, the lead researcher on this study, on the precursor project to this study, ‘Map My Gut’.

The Predict 1 study confirms the nutrition ethos that BANT has been practising and promoting since its inception. BANT has repeatedly highlighted that a one-size-fits all health and nutrition policy such as Public Health England’s ‘Eat Well Plate’ is counter-productive and that the recent out-dated calorie campaign is inappropriate. Calorie counting takes little to no account of the nutritional values of different foods and their relation to an individuals’ health and the continual tinkering of out-dated nutrition science is putting the health of the British Nation at risk and is contributing to the current National Health Service crisis.

Professor Tim Spector commented “BANT Practitioners know that everyone responds differently to food because they see this in their practices on a day-to-day basis. Members of the public can experiment with this approach by signing up to joinzoe.com to be ahead of the curve when the app is available next year. Your local BANT Practitioner can help you understand your responses better to further personalise your food choices.”

BANT Chair Miguel Toribio-Mateas, who worked with Professor Spector on Map My Gut said: “the preliminary results of the Predict Study are very encouraging. They support my belief that within 5 years these kind of tools will not be an option, but a necessity for nutrition practitioners to do their job effectively.”

The study was undertaken by an international team comprised of researchers from Kings College, London and Massachusetts General Hospital, alongside nutritional science company, ZOE. 1,000 participants, mostly made up of pairs of twins, consumed set meals and logged every mouthful of food or drink they consumed over a 2-week period. Blood levels of sugar, fat and the hormone insulin were monitored throughout, and data on activities, sleep patterns, hunger and gut bacteria levels were also collected. The main findings were that even amongst the genetically identical twin pairs, blood glucose, fat and hormone responses to identical foods were widely different, confirming the study’s hypothesis that no two people’s responses to individual foods are the same.

BANT Chair Miguel Toribio-Mateas commented: I am excited to see years of scientific data translated into a tangible application that can help change people’s lives. This type of application of nutrition science is the future of clinical practice”

Since 1997 BANT Nutrition Practitioners have practised nutrition and lifestyle medicine, described as the application of behaviour changes to benefit health and prevent disease, based on the knowledge of how diet, nutrition and the environment interact with our genes to promote long-term stability and resilience at cellular level. 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.

In 2017 the Royal Society for Public Health published a report that looked at the potential impact that the ‘untapped resource’ of practitioners on Accredited Registers (ARs), such as BANT, could make a significant contribution to public health. The report made a key recommendation that AR practitioners have the authority to make direct NHS referrals, in appropriate cases, to ease the administrative burden on GP surgeries.

BANT continues to promote its Wellbeing Guidelines campaign to encourage the British people to eat more individual ingredients and unprocessed food. BANT also continues to call for some grass-roots changes to nutrition recommendations including the reintroduction of home economics classes in school; education about healthy eating; how diet and lifestyle can influence health over the short and long-term; and promotion by Government Agencies of the consumption of healthy ingredients and the minimisation of ultra-processed foods, so prevalent in typical British diets.

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.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Daniel O’Shaughnessy

[email protected]       Tel: +44 870 606 1284

NOTES TO EDITORS:

The British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT)is the professional body for Registered Nutritional Therapy Practitioners. 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 nutrition practitioner.

BANT experts 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, avoiding outdated information and research, and addressing some of the most common health concerns.  The most frequent reasons people seek nutritional advice is for weight management and/ or for general health and wellbeing. These issues are addressed by BANT with the following:

BANT Registered Nutrition Practitioners are regulated by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) that holds an Accredited Voluntary Register (AVR) for the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA). A recent report by the Royal Society for Public Health and the Professional Standards Agencymade a key recommendation that AVR practitioners have the authority to make direct NHS referrals, in appropriate cases, to ease the administrative burden on GP surgeries.

As members of the CNHC Accredited Register, BANT Registered Nutrition Practitioners and other CNHC registrants, are the key workforce asset to harness 21st century lifestyle medicine to tackle the rising tide of stress related fatigue, obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, dementia and other chronic diseases. For a full copy of the report, click here: https://www.professionalstandards.org.uk/docs/default-source/publications/untapped-resources—accredited-registers-in-the-wider-workforce-november-2017.pdf?sfvrsn=0)

To find a BANT practitioner, please click here:

NUTRITION LECTURING VACANCIES AT CNM

The College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM )are looking to recruit passionate nutritional therapists, to help in the delivery of our naturopathic nutrition diploma.

If you would like to learn more about lecturing on our diploma, please
e-mail me on [email protected]

Bobby Qureshi
London Education Director

The College of Naturopathic Medicine
Unit 1, Bulrushes Farm, Coombe Hill Road,
East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 4LZ
Registered in England no: 6936339

FOOD FOR THE BRAIN FOUNDATION SEEKS DYNAMIC CEO

The charitable Food for the Brain Foundation, incorporating the Brain Bio Centre clinic, specializing in the promotion of optimum nutrition for mental health, are seeking a dynamic, self-motivated CEO, with nutritional, marketing and business experience ideally with knowledge of the charitable sector. Equivalent of 3 days a week, flexible hours.

For further details see www.foodforthebrain.org/about-us/current-vacancies.aspx.

Nutrition Evidence – Gluten Sensitivity Association with Co-ordination, Balance and Speech Difficulties

A review finds an association between difficulties with coordination, balance and speech and/or peripheral nerve damage of unknown origin and gluten sensitivity.

The study has been BANT enhanced on the NUTRITION EVIDENCE database to provide a full plain language summary to allow quick and easy access to the science.    Read it here

NUTRITION EVIDENCE is open access and FREE so please have a browse through some other content whilst you are there http://www.nutrition-evidence.com.  If you like what you see, why not register as a user of Nutrition Evidence and receive monthly expert-generated alerts on the latest findings in nutrition science? Click on Subscribe on the homepage.