All posts by Melanie de Grooth

DR JESS ARMINE PRESENTS A TWO-PART LEARNING SERIES – THE PRACTICAL APPROACH TO NEUROPSYCHIATRIC CONDITIONS INCLUDING CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS & NON-PHARMACEUTICAL TREATMENT

Dr Jess Armine, Doctor of Chiropractic and Registered Nurse, presents a 2 part webinar series on neuropsychiatric conditions. By the end of the 2 webinars, you will understand mood disorders, appreciate the complex interaction between neurophysiology, causation and effects, and have the knowledge to design appropriate and successful approaches in clinic.

The webinars will cover:

  • Neuropsychiatric conditions, including depression, anxiety, Seasonal Affective Disorder and ADHD
  • Neurotransmitters, how they become depleted and how to support them
  • Emotional trauma and its impact on health
  • How to choose appropriate tests and interpret the results
  • Targeted protocols

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NUTRITION/FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE CONTENT WRITER

We’re a healthtech start-up with a global team. Our mission is to help people take charge of their gut health.

Along with offering tests, supplements and a pioneering gut programme, we aim to educate our customers via engaging blog posts and other web-based content. We believe that when people understand their bodies, they’re empowered to make changes.

We’re looking for a freelancer to join our enthusiastic team. As well as writing copy for our client resources, marketing material and social channels, a key part of the role will be writing in-depth blog posts on various nutrition and Functional Medicine topics. A qualification in one or both of these subjects is essential.

The right person will be comfortable referencing studies from PubMed, yet have a flair for translating the science into engaging, easy-to-understand copy. Professional writing and editing experience is a must. Experience in ecommerce copywriting and/or digital marketing is a bonus.

We’re looking for a team player who can offer one day a week to begin with. We’re a fast-growing company, and there is an opportunity for the right person to shape and expand their role.

Experience/qualifications

Essential:

  • At least two years’ experience writing for online/print publications
  • Qualifications in nutrition, nutritional therapy and/or Functional Medicine
  • Comfortable with reading, analysing and referencing studies from PubMed

Desirable:

  • Experience in an editing or sub-editing role for online/print publications
  • Experience in ecommerce copywriting
  • Experience in digital marketing

If interested, please write a short covering letter explaining your background, and send along with three samples of relevant work to [email protected]. Deadline to apply 30 September 2019.

We look forward to hearing from you!

NUTRITIONISTS

We are currently looking for experienced nutritionists, with a keen interest in women’s heath and the menopause, to deliver programmes at newly opened Retreats in the UK and Europe. Ideally you’ll be based in either Essex, the Midlands or West Sussex or be willing to travel.  Please send your CV in the first instance to [email protected].

TRAINING CLINIC TUTOR (MULTIPLE VACANCIES)

Institute for Optimum Nutrition

Richmond, London

Competitive day rate

Self-employed contract

The Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION) is one of the UK’s longest established, and most respected higher education institution and thought leader in nutritional therapy and lifestyle sciences.  This is an exciting time at the Institute as we look to grow and develop new programmes and awards and you’ll have the opportunity to join a fun, hard-working, experienced and nurturing team, and get involved with activities and developmental projects across the organisation.

At ION we aim to create a stimulating, challenging and rewarding learning experience, through sharing a unique fusion of education, research and professional practice and inspiring our students and staff to enrich our communities. Our skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, and who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences to build our global learning community.

We are seeking to appoint multiple Training Clinic to facilitate the learning and training of ION students on the Nutritional Therapy Diploma Course through teaching, assessment, feedback and support by leading a student training clinic group.  This exciting and varied role is at the heart of our students’ clinical practice training to becoming a confident, qualified and registered nutritional therapist.

Who we’re looking for:

  • You will be an experienced practitioner and be able to apply subject knowledge to practice
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills will come naturally to you
  • You will enjoy working in a team but also be able to show that when required you can work independently
  • Participate in focus/reflective groups for tutors
  • Maintain professional registration as a registered Nutritional Therapist
  • Engage in ongoing development of professional skills
  • Attend training events held by ION
  • Comply with ION’s institutional and educational policies.

Click this link for more detailed information – https://www.ion.ac.uk/training-clinic-tutor-multiple-vacancies

To apply please submit a CV and covering letter to [email protected]

AUTUMN PROJECT LAUNCHES TO BENEFIT BANT MEMBERS

Summer is finally here and many of us are preparing for well deserved holidays. I talked about improved communications from us to you, our members, in my last Chair Report in July issue of BANT eNews and in the spirit of this wish to let you know that we are still engaged in multitude of political and regulatory topics and discussions to ensure the longevity of our profession, and we will continue to do so while you are enjoying your break. Bear with us on this, we will let you know more about it all as soon as we can.

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HELEN MCCARTHY, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST, PRESENTS HOW TO RETRAIN YOUR APPETITE

This webinar looks at weight loss from a clinical psychologist perspective, following Helen McCarthy’s ‘Appetite retraining’ model.

The topics covered include:

  • Why conventional diets fail
  • The biology of the human appetite system
  • The Appetite Pendulum (TM)  and how to use it
  • The psychology of habit formation and habit change
  • Working Memory and its role in habit change
  • A summary of types of self-sabotage

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

Latest press release issued by BANT – please become a BANT Comms volunteer by sharing this information online: https://www.facebook.com/BANTonline/ and https://www.linkedin.com/company/2289420/admin/

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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IAN CRAIG PRESENTS FUNCTIONAL APPROACHES TO SPORTS NUTRITION

Ian Craig, founder of the Centre of Integrative Sports Nutrition and author of Wholesome Nutrition, presents this month’s webinar on functional approaches to sports nutrition.

The webinar will cover the following:

  • Introduction to Sports Nutrition
  • How to apply functional approaches in the sports arena
  • How to engage in sports nutrition, even if this is not your area of expertise
  • What laboratory tests to use with your sporting clients
  • Sports nutrition case studies

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BANT NOTICE TO MEMBERS ABOUT AFN

Update on BANT position

As you are aware in 2018 BANT defended the profession and you, our members, against action taken by AfN.

Since then, BANT has been working to further protect the profession and its practitioners by undertaking initiatives, including trade-mark applications. In response to this AfN has initiated a further court action against BANT. BANT is confident in its position having had confirmation from the Department of Health that there is no legal or statutory impediment to any new register of nutritionists being established.

While legal matters are on-going, we are unable to comment further. We will give members further updates when our lawyers allow.

BANT Council

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BANT STOP PRESS – IMPORTANT SURVEY ON USING PATIENT-REPORTED OUTCOME MEASURES

This email contains a really important announcement about research into your work as a Nutritional Therapy practitioner that will shape future developments in our profession. Participation in the survey is strongly recommended. Thank you so much for your contribution.

In the January/February edition of the eNews, I discussed the “Integrated Healthcare: Putting the Pieces Together” report, recently published by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Integrated Healthcare. The report highlights the need to use patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs for short) as a source of evidence in those healthcare modalities where funding for randomised controlled trials is not forthcoming. That includes Nutritional Therapy.

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