Monthly Archives: November 2019

HELEN SPRIGGS PRESENTS THE NOVEMBER BANT WEBINAR 2019

Helen Spriggs, BANT Registered Nutritional Therapist – Ehlers Danlos Syndrome: Zebras Not Horses

This webinar introduces Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and how nutritional therapy can be effectively employed with clients.

The topics covered include:

  • Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and its various subtypes
  • Co-morbidities and associated symptoms
  • Diagnosis, prognosis and care
  • Nutrition support and the evidence
  • Clinical approaches

Join Helen Spriggs, BANT Registered Nutrition Practitioner, to learn more about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and clinical applications that you can employ in clinic.

To access the webinars, click here.

Nutrition Evidence Database – Fermented Foods Review Concludes These Foods Should be Included in Worldwide Dietary Guidelines

Traditional FERMENTED FOODS have made a big comeback in recent years.  This up-to-date review of components of fermented foods and their possible health effects leads the authors to conclude that fermented foods should be included in dietary guidelines worldwide.

This 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 https://www.nutrition-evidence.com/article/31137859?term=31137859

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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Nutrition Evidence Database – Well-Planned Vegetarian and Vegan Diets (with supplements) Can meet Athletes Dietary Requirements

A recent cross-sectional study showed that well-planned VEGETARIAN and VEGAN diets, with supplementation, can meet the dietary requirements of athletes.

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 https://www.nutrition-evidence.com/article/31121930?term=31121930

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BANT STATEMENT ON ASSOCIATION FOR NUTRITION CHARTER PETITION

The Privy Council Office (PCO) contacted BANT last week to notify that the Association for Nutrition (AFN) Petition for a Royal Charter was tabled.   PCO stated that comments and responses from BANT and AFN thus far are regarded as informal and formal comments should now be made by 2 January, to which AFN will be asked to make a formal response.

BANT will be making a formal Counter-Petition.

A Royal Charter is all about pre-eminence in a field, in this case the field is “nutrition, health and allied subjects”.   While focus has been on conferring the title ‘Chartered Nutritionist’ this is only one of a number of Powers listed in the Charter for it to pursue its Objects.   The Objects of the Charter of Incorporation also includes thie Object for which the Academy of Nutrition Sciences has recently been incorporated.  BANT suspects this means that the AoNS is likely to quickly suffer the same fate as the Nutrition Professions Confederation, set up a decade ago as an umbrella body for The Nutrition Society, British Dietetic Association and British Nutrition Foundation, if AFN is successful.

BANT does not challenge that AFN is pre-eminent in the field of nutrition science but BANT is clear that AFN is not pre-eminent in the field of Nutritional Medicine which practice has been clearly delineated by the House of Lords and in which AFN has no professional or regulatory standing.

The Petition (including appendix – parts a and b), Charter and Byelaws are substantial documents so we would ask BANT members to refrain from submitting individual comments to PCO.

Instead, if BANT members have any insights or comments that they would like to provide for BANT to consider for inclusion in its counter-petition, please email: [email protected]

Click here to view the eblast.

Nutrition Evidence Database Alert – Research Highlights – November 2019

NUTRITION EVIDENCE ALERT

SENT IN COLLABORATION WITH NUTRIENTS 

Nutrients MDPI

 

Welcome to the November edition of the Nutrition Evidence Alert.  We’ve picked out 8 newly released articles in nutrition research for you, helping to keep you up-to-date with new findings and developments.  Our focus is always on emerging science that supports clinical practice for Nutrition Practitioners, keeping you at the cutting edge of progressive and safe clinical decision making.  Articles this month include a 2019 systematic review on Vitamin D supplementation and Multiple Sclerosis, the impacts of tea drinking on depression, and a meta-analysis of studies looking at dietary glycaemic load and risk of Type 2 Diabetes, where the authors conclude ‘with a high level of confidence’ that a high GI/GL diet increases risk of Type 2 diabetes.  This is not news to most of us, but great to have quality science backing up our claims.  These, and others, are listed below for your research pleasure.

We are also highlighting a new podcast this month, an interview between Dr Rangan Chatterjee and award-winning journalist, Linda Geddes discussing sunlight and its wide impacts on human health.  You can check it out here.

The BANT indexing team have indexed 284 articles this year on your behalf – on target for 300 indexed articles for 2019 – enabling quick assimilation of the science and easy sharing with your social media following.  Please share this alert with your followers, as well as the weekly posts made on the BANT public Facebook page, highlighting newly indexed articles on Nutrition Evidence. It showcases Nutritional Therapy as the evidence-based practice that it is – good for your business, as well as the profession.

Miguel Toribio-Mateas, Editor-in-Chief 


Featured Articles for October 2019

The following 8 articles are featured as “recommended reading” this month:

Nutrition Evidence Database – AMLA Fruit Can Improve Lipid Metabolism in Dyslipidaemia

AMLA, a fruit commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine, may help those with abnormal FAT METABOLISM, according to a recent high-quality clinical trial.

This study has been BANT enhanced on the NUTRTION EVIDENCE database to provide a full plain language summary to allow quick and easy access to the science. Read it here https://www.nutrition-evidence.com/article/30670010?term=30670010

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?  The next alert is due out soon so sign up quickly, so you don’t miss out! Click on Subscribe on the database homepage.