Monthly Archives: March 2020

Nutrition Evidence Database Enhanced Study – Lifestyle matters!

Healthy lifestyle, based on diet, physical activity, smoking status, alcohol consumption and body fat, reduces the risk of developing breast cancer in post-menopausal women.

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/25379993?term=25379993

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.

CHAD OLER PRESENTS THE MARCH BANT WEBINAR 2020

Chad Oler, Naturopath, researcher and speaker, presents: Correcting Cardiovascular Disease – Using Advanced Assessments to Address Dyslipidemia

This webinar is the second in a 3 part series that will provide you with a step-by-step guide to determine and address two of the most common underlying causes of cardiovascular disease, including dyslipidemia and nutritional imbalances.   The series looks at current standard of care and testing and, through a thorough look at the biochemistry involved, proposes advanced techniques for more accurate assessment of individual risk.  Specific protocols, including testing and test interpretation, dietary and supplemental recommendations and lifestyle therapies to address each underlying imbalance will be explained. Case studies will also be reviewed to demonstrate the recommended methodologies.

The webinar will cover:

  • Lipoproteins Involved in Atherosclerosis
  • Why Lipoprotein Particles are Important
  • Other Modifiable Dyslipidemia Risk Factors
  • Advanced Dyslipidemia Testing
  • Addressing Dyslipidemia

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PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE HANDBOOK UPDATES

Important updates have been made to the BANT Professional Practice Handbook.  The latest version is version 3.4 and is now available on the BANT website here.

Please ensure you read all these updates.

The BANT Professional Practice Handbook is a member benefit and is there to support you as a BANT Practitioner in safe, legal, effective and good practice.  When you join BANT as a Full Member you agree to abide by the guidelines in the Handbook.  It is therefore important that you keep up to date with all that it contains.  If you have any questions relating to Professional Practice, or any question relating to information in the Handbook, please contact the BANT Professional Practice Committee at [email protected].

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COVID-19 BULLETIN – 24 MARCH 2020

As we continue to witness how the international COVID-19 pandemic causes significant disruptions to our daily life, I would like to, on behalf of BANT Council, ask that you stay connected with your peers, supporting each other via the BANT Members Facebook group as well as through your individual networks. Share resources and knowledge, and radiate positivity, something that we are very good at as a profession. Most people have accepted that working online is part of the “new reality” that has been imposed to us, so please do not feel that an online consultation or workshop is a “second best” option. This might be the only way you have to conduct your business in the next few weeks (or even months) so adapt quickly and this will benefit you. There are already plenty of resources available online to guide you in transitioning to an online business model successfully.

Please apply common sense and be sensitive to people’s changing needs at this time. Recommending a long list of expensive supplements or tests may not be seen as popular as it was only a month ago. Make the most of the knowledge you have and remind your clients of “the power of basics”. Consultation themes based around a diverse diet on a budget are quite likely to be a good choice as millions struggle to get hold of food for different reasons, including financial, but also due to shortages in the supply chain. So please be mindful of the importance of using an ethical and responsible approach during this time.

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BANT ANNOUNCEMENT – IMPORTANT CHANGES TO THE BANT AGM & CONFERENCE 2020

Due to the continuing concerns relating to COVID-19, Nutritional Medicine Institute (NMI) and BANT have taken the decision to move the BANT Conference from the 16th of May to 7th November 2020.

The BANT AGM will now be recorded and released to all members by the 16th of May. Please email us in advance any questions you may have so that we can incorporate them into our presentation. You can send us your questions via [email protected] by the 24th of April 2020.

You will get a further opportunity to ask questions after you have reviewed the presentation and these will be addressed in a live Q&A with BANT Directors. Date for this is still to be confirmed.

Those of you that have booked to come to the BANT AGM & Conference in May, both your AGM and Conference attendance tickets will automatically transfer to the 7th of November, when BANT will host a member only update session from 9:30 am – 11:30 am before the conference.

The event will remain at etc venues, 155 Bishopsgate, London and all existing registrations and commitments stay in place. All of our speakers, Dr Felice Gersh, Dr Carrie Jones and Dr Ciara Wright have graciously confirmed their attendance on the new date and the conference program remains the same. If you have not yet booked to join the event you can do so at www.bit.ly/BANT2020

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BANT ANNOUNCEMENT – COVID-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has now been upgraded to a pandemic. The safety and wellbeing of our members and all those who use our clinics are always our highest priority and to that end BANT wish to provide below guidance to manage your clinic at this time and to prepare for the impact that a wider outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) could have here in the UK.

As healthcare professionals we have a duty of care to be sensible and safe in our dealings with the public and our clients and therefore we need to be informed and considerate.

As health authorities have made clear this particular virus does present more of a risk to older people and to those individuals with pre-existing medical conditions.

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IMPORTANT BANT MEMBERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

As of 1st of September 2020, BANT is making changes to their membership requirements.

In July 2019 NTEC and BANT took a significant step-forward to support the professional standing of Nutritional Therapists, with a new requirement for professional courses accredited by NTEC to be taught at level 6 or above, in order to meet the standards of the CNHC Core Curriculum. To strengthen the profession further, future BANT Full Memberships will require that level 6 must be demonstrated by the award of a Bachelor’s Honours degree, or higher, from a recognised university.

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Nutrition Evidence Database – SIBO – a possible cause of digestive issues in children

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) can cause digestive symptoms in children.  This in-depth review evaluates current knowledge in this area and suggests that a combination of ANTIBIOTICS and PROBIOTICS may be the best treatment option.

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/31552207?term=31552207

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.

BANT VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR 2020

Following the success and popularity of our last 3 Volunteers of the Year (VOTY) Award events and to ensure our volunteers significant contributions are recognised more widely, this year’s Volunteers of the Year Awards will be presented at the BANT AGM & Conference on the 16th May in Central London. This is a great opportunity to bring our volunteers together with our wider membership to celebrate their contributions during the past 12 months and congratulate those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. Not only this, but the AGM is a valuable opportunity for us to involve volunteers with BANT’s strategy and plans and have the chance to network with other practitioners.

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Nutrition Evidence Database: Herbal help for osteoarthritis

Four months of taking a BOSWELLIA SERRATA (Indian frankincense) supplement led to a significant improvement in OSTEOARTHRITIS of the knees in a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.

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/30838706?term=30838706

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.