What are the links between gut health and hormone health?
The importance of the gut and its place as central to health has been known for hundreds of years, and today there is increasing evidence linking the health of the gut to a wide range of conditions. Poor gut health increases systemic inflammation which is one of the features of many chronic diseases including Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disease and autoimmune diseases.
As you know, few people today have perfect digestion and gut health. In fact, digestive disorders are one of the most common complaints in people visiting their GP.
Hormones control most major bodily functions, from hunger to reproduction; they determine our energy levels and impact our mood. There are many links between gut health and hormone health. For example:
The gut, along with other tissues, converts thyroid hormone T4 to active T3.
Symptoms due to oestrogen dominance can be reduced by supporting the liver to biotransform oestrogen and the gut to eliminate it
Insulin signalling and insulin resistance are affected by the composition of the gut microbiota.
This seminar will explore the links between gut/liver function and hormone health and outline the 5-R programme for restoring optimal gastrointestinal function and hormonal health.
About Clare Daley
After graduating with a degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Exeter, Clare worked in environmental management for 10 years. Clare returned to study at the University of Worcester, and completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Nutritional Therapy (with Distinction) in 2010.
Since qualifying, Clare has worked in clinic as a Nutritional Therapist, with clients suffering from a wide range of conditions including digestive issues, fibromyalgia, hormone imbalances and weight management. Clare joined Cytoplan in 2015 where she supports practitioner education and runs Cytoplan’s Brain Health Programme.
Mon 11th March
6.30 - 8.30pm
Stranmillis Rd Belfast BT9 5DY
ANP Members: £5
Non ANP Members: £15
Tues 12th March
6.30 - 8.30pm
Connacht Hotel Old Dublin Rd Galway, H91 K5DD Ireland
The immune system is a highly interactive a complex function of the human body. Intelligent in its workings, the immune system is constantly making decisions taking actions that protect its human home. When the immune system is irregular, we can see autoimmune conditions, allergies, and perhaps an inability to recover from virus or infection or a hyperactive reaction to inane, previously safe substances.
In this lecture, Sue Watkins will be explaining the nutrients like Beta-glucans that modulate this immune response, the reasons that immune defences can be lowered and how to reduce the severity of allergic reactions and allergies.
How to use oxygen to support mitochondrial function
Birmingham, Bristol, Mancester
by Dr Robert Lyons M.D (Hungary)
Mitochondria are responsible for energy production. To function properly, Mitochondria need oxygen and healthy cellular respiration. Without adequate respiration, the mitochondria are unable to communicate with other cells, cannot take in nutrients, expel toxins or produce energy. Over a period of time, an individual with poor cellular respiration may develop a host of degenerative diseases such as Chronic Fatigue, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Autism and more.
Oxygen therapy is a rapidly developing therapeutic area, and one that has demonstrated an ability to re-establish mitochondrial function. In this lecture, Dr Robert Lyons MD will explain the process of cellular respiration and how different oxygen therapies work to re-establish healthy function to offset and reverse mitochondrial dysfunction.
About Dr Robert Lyons M.D (Hungary)
Dr Robert Lyons M.D is Head Physician of Kaqun Hungary, a treatment faciltity that specialises in the use of oxygen for different disease states. He published his work in a book called Staying Alive, and has worked with the National Institute of Oncology to research the relationship between oxygen and disease.
His oxygen treatments are now a Government approved treatment for stage Stage IV melanoma cancer patients. In 2010, he was presented with an award for helping mankind by President Barack Obama.
Understanding biochemical individuality through genetic analysis has become increasingly popular in the health industry, enabling more personalised, naturopathic and effective approaches to physical and mental health.
Emma will discuss the importance of looking at genetics in context - considering gene-to-gene and gene-environment interactions. She will present examples of genetic variances that can affect neurotransmitter balance and demonstrate the need to understand the diverse root causes of anxiety and depression and benefits of a personalised nutritional approach over one size fits all medication regime.
Emma is a nutritional therapist and member of ANP, the IFM (Institute of Functional Medicine) and the ISSN (International Society of Nutrigenetics/Nutrigenomics). She is the founder and director of Lifecode Gx which provides DNA testing, analysis and consulting for professional use.
Emma believes in a functional medicine approach - looking at the whole person including genetics, health history, symptoms, nutrition and lifestyle to empower individuals to optimise their physical and mental health.
It is very common to see a presentation of anxiety following a treatment that is hard on gut bacteria. From this, a practitioner can see that some emotions are tightly linked to the condition of the microbiome. In this 90 minute lecture I will explain how I interpret emotional signs in clinical practice, and how the mind and the microbiome interrelate to each other.
Lowell has been in practice for over 25 years with practices in London, Germany and Slovenia. He has also had 10 years clinical experience treating psychological and emotional disturbances, chronic and deep seated disturbances including mental/emotional states, fertility, allergies, cancer, autism, childhood illnesses, learning disabilities.
In September 2015 Lowell moved to London permanently to establish the London Energetics Clinic in co-operation with other dedicated doctors and practitioners.
Angela and Emma will describe how to use DNA testing to identify the root cause of health issues and empower practitioners to support their clients through personalised nutrition and lifestyle advice. You will learn about the key genes and variants impacting methylation and steroid hormone pathways and how DNA and functional testing can help inform nutritional therapy protocols to achieve and support hormone balance, fertility and pregnancy. 2 CPD.
About Angela Heap
Angela Heap is an experienced nutritionist focusing on hormones, fertility & pregnancy, and is skilled in the use of genetic & functional testing to enable personalised nutrition and lifestyle approaches to support fertility and pregnancy. www.fertileground-nutrition.com
About Emma Beswick
Emma Beswick is a graduate of CNM, registered nutritional therapist and founder of Lifecode Gx. Lifecode Gx empowers health professionals to use genetic testing and analysis in practice.
How cancer genes respond to nutrition and lifestyle interventions
Sun. 17th March 10am till 6.00pm
By Peter H. Kay
What makes a cancer treatments or intervention work successful for one person and not another? When we are supporting a client with cancer, how do we know what will help them or make them worse? The answer lies in the complex interaction of genetics and environment, and how those genetics and environment can be influenced by nutrition, herb, homeopathic and lifestyle intervention. In this talk, I will teach participants what causes cancer, and the genetic and enzymatic differences that make a person susceptible or favourable for metastasis. With this information, practitioners will be able to confidently provide nutrition and lifestyle recommendations that will radically impact the cancer outcomes for their clients, and also the way practitioners make their recommendations.
About Peter H. Kay
Dr. Peter H Kay PhD is a world renowned scientist, molecular pathologist, immunologist and geneticist.
Dr Peter Kay was born in the UK in 1945. In the early part of his scientific career, he specialized in blood group serology and haematology. In 1974, he moved to Australia and became involved in tissue transplantation serology and autoimmunity. He later became a member of the Dept of Pathology at the University of Western Australia, specialising in Immunopathology. In the late 1980s he was awarded his PhD, subject matter, Immunogenetics.
In 1989, he founded the first Molecular Pathology laboratory in Western Australia in the Faculty of Dentistry and Medicine at the University of Western Australia, and remained as Head until he retired from Academia in 2001. During that time, he conducted world class research and launched the careers of many post-graduate students. He has published over 80 peer reviewed articles in prestigious international scientific journals.
Mitochondria account for 10% of our body weight and, when healthy, provide us with 90% of our body's energy. However, when mitochondria are unhealthy, the consequences on the rest of the body can be serious, contributing to many chronic and degenerative conditions including cancer and Alzheimer's Disease.
This insightful seminar will look specifically at how to help practitioners identify the mitochondrial dysfunction underlying fatigue, and guidance on optimising mitochondrial function through diet and nutritional supplementation.
About Ray Griffiths
Ray Griffiths obtained his Masters in Personalised Nutrition from Middlesex University where his work focused on the role that mitochondria play in Parkinson’s disease. Ray is author of the reference text; Mitochondria in Health and Disease: Personalized Nutrition for Healthcare Practitioners. As a Registered Nutritionist and Lecturer, Ray has been researching and practicing nutrition for over 20 years and lecturing for over 10 years. Further reading: Griffiths, R. Mitochondria in Health and Disease: Personalized Nutrition for Healthcare Practitioners (Personalized Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine for Healthcare Practitioners). Singing Dragon. 2018.
Ph and the modern detox crisis - effective cellular detoxification and pH balance
London & Brighton
Never before in human history, have we seen such a burden being placed on the body. Adding to this, the body’s cellular detoxification, drainage and excretory systems are also becoming overwhelmed. These modern world shifts are creating entirely new challenges for practitioners. Toxins build up in the body’s cells and tissues and if not properly cleared, will inevitably lead to chronic conditions. Effective clearance of toxins can only occur when the body’s detoxification processes are in balance and the pH of the terrain is optimal for effective elimination. This requires an intricate understanding of pH regulation and how toxins can be effectively and safely transformed, packaged and transported from the cells, through the extracellular matrix and excretory systems and ultimately out of the body.
Presented by Paul Kern, Adv. Dip. Nat
Paul is ex-president of the Complementary Medicine Association of Australia. He has been running a Naturopathic practice for over 25 years, using nutritional, herbal and Homoeopathic medicine to address many complex health issues.
Paul regularly delivers informative seminars to doctors, nutritionists, Naturopaths and chiropractors around Australia and New Zealand.
His clinical experience offers a greater insight into the use of nutritional and Naturopathic prescribing to create true and lasting health outcomes, even in challenging cases.
Presented by Stefanie Kerwin, BHSc WHM, Adv. Dip. Hom.
With over 10 years’ experience running her Naturopathic clinic both in Australia and the UK, Stefanie Kerwin has attracted a large following of clients and Naturopaths around the world.
Stefanie has a particular interest in ‘getting back to basics’, strongly advocating that food as medicine, safe and effective detoxification and obtaining and maintaining a healthy acid-base balance is fundamental to health.
Stefanie strongly believes in supporting clinicians to build their practice with simple, effect clinic tools and providing easy to follow cleanse packages.
Thurs 28th March
6.30 - 8.30pm
Friends Meeting House Ship Street Brighton BN1 1AF
Hair mineral analysis will also show what levels of unwanted toxic metals such as Mercury are in the system, hindering absorption of other vital minerals. The ratio of minerals is also indicative of health. The balance of minerals such as potassium, calcium, sodium and magnesium will indicate the efficiency of your client’s adrenal, thyroid, and metabolism. Such tests are an efficient way of identifying underlying imbalances that will respond well to nutritional intervention before the imbalance begins to warrant medical intervention.
About Professor E. Blaurock-Busch PhD
E.Blaurock-Busch PhD is research director of Micro Trace Minerals Analytical Laboratory Germany and Trace Mineral International Laboratory of Boulder, Colorado and was Assistant Laboratory Director at King James Medical Laboratory, Cleveland, OH. Her speciality is metal toxicology and human nutrition.
Many practitioners feel intimidated when approached with a cancer client. Cancer is a health experience during which a well-trained practitioner can make a tremendous difference to the overall outcome for their client. Patricia Peat, founder of Cancer Options, has been working with cancer patients for over 20 years. In this 90 minute lecture, Patricia will outline the therapies and nutraceuticals that she has used successfully to bring relief for her clients. With this information, practitioners will gain the confidence they need to confidently approach experiences such as nausea, fatigue, weight loss and anxiety for clients experiencing cancer.
About Patricia Peat
In her 20 years as an oncology nurse, Cancer Options founder Patricia Peat saw thousands of cancer patients struggle with difficult emotions: shock, fear, anxiety, grief, trepidation, uncertainty.
But for many people, the worst feeling was of not being in control – of their treatment, their future, their health outcomes.
Also of not being listened to when they wanted to find ways to help themselves, “the sense of disempowerment was palpable”.
Patricia recognised that what people needed was access to quality, up-to-date information and research about all the latest and best approaches to the treatment and management of their illness so they could take charge of their cancer decisions – and reclaim their health choices for themselves.
Tues 16th April
6.30 - 8.30pm
Pendulum Conference Centre Sackville St Manchester M1 3BB
Clients that are suffering from Cancer, Lyme and Chronic Fatigue will often have a compromised immune system and very suppressed CD3, CD56 and CD57 levels. To improve the amount of natural killer cells in a client that needs to mount a stronger immune response, a blend of several approaches is often the most effective and it is this multifactorial approach that I will be explaining in my lecture. These protocols include the use of supplements, BioBran, fish peptides, Pro Knox, Far Infared, infusions, colonics, hyperbaric oxygen therapies and customised anti-oxidant blends. 2 CPD.
About Juliet Hayward
Juliet Hayward studied under Barbara Wren at the College of Natural Nutrition. She originally worked at the Nutri Centre as a nutritional therapist, where she set up a helpline for practitioners and customers, back in 2000. She now works in private practice, supporting patients suffering from Cancer, Lyme disease, Autism, ME, MS and other chronic diseases. She currently does consultancy work and lecturing for the specialist supplement company, The Really Healthy Company.
Thurs 11th April
6.30 - 8.30pm
Friends Meeting House Ship Street Brighton BN1 1AF
BIOME Restoration and helminths in chronic inflammatory and allergic disorders
By Judith Chinitz
The rates of autoimmune illnesses, allergies, autism and "mental illnesses" continue to escalate throughout the industrialised world. There is growing evidence that many of these conditions are caused by the loss of exposure to many of our commensal organisms. For example, improved hygiene, water purification, shoes, processed food, and our ubiquitous use of toilets have contributed to the depletion of our intestinal organisms, including helminths (intestinal worms). These macrobiotic animals live in all mammals on the planet, except for humans in industrialised countries, where the rates of these immune-mediated illnesses have sky-rocketed in the last few decades. Research shows that restoring our internal ecosystem with benign helminths may lead to a more regulated, less inflammatory immune response.
About the speaker
Judith Chinitz is founder and CEO of BIOME restoration, the premier provider of non-pathogen helminths, intestinal worms that have empirically shown that they are capable of training weak immune systems and help to restore normal function. She is also author of We Band of Mothers: Autism My Son & the Specific Carbohydrate Diet.
Saturday 14th September 2019 - A day with Dr. Joe Pizzorno
Dr Pizzorno is one of the world’s leading authorities on integrative medicine and life-long advocate of natural medicine and naturopathic principles. He founded the now famous Bastyr University which, under his leadership, became the first fully accredited, multidisciplinary university of natural medicine and the first NIH-funded centre for alternative medicine research. From 1996 to 2002, he served on the Seattle/King County Board of Health and in 1996 was a founding board member of the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia. He served as chairman of the American Public Health Association SPIG on CAM from 1999 to 2001.
In 2001, he joined the Scientific Review Board of the Cancer Treatment Research Foundation and the Institute for Functional Medicine Board of Directors (for which he now serves as chairman). In 2002, he became the founding editor of Integrative Medicine: A Clinician's Journal, the most widely distributed peer-reviewed journal in the field. He has been a licensed naturopathic physician in Washington State since 1975. He was appointed by President Clinton in December 2000 to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy and by President Bush Jnr to the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee.
Sunday 15th September 2019 - a day with Matthew Wood
Matthew Wood has been a practicing herbalist since 1982. In a period when many authors and lecturers are merely "arm chair herbalists" who offer theories and opinions based on book learning, and others have turned to the exotic traditions of India or China, he has been an active practitioner of traditional Western herbalism.
He has helped tens of thousands of clients over the years, with many difficult health problems. While Matthew believes in the virtue of many other healing modalities, he has always been inspired to learn, preserve, and practice the tradition of herbal medicine descending to us from our European, Anglo-American, and Native American heritage. He is a member of the American Herbalists Guild (registered herbalist).
Matthew has lectured in all parts of the United States, from Georgia to Maine, New York to California, and Santa Fe to Sperryville, Virginia. He has also taught in Canada, Scotland, England, France, and Australia. He is known throughout the world as an excellent teacher of herbal medicine. He is also the author of six acclaimed books on herbal medicine, published by North Atlantic Books, in Berkeley, CA.
Start: 14 Sep 2019, 10:00
End: 15 Sep 2019, 18:00
CNM, 25 Percy Circus London WC1x 9EU
ANP Members Early Bird Full Weekend – £150.00
ANP Members Early Bird Saturday 14th Joe Pizzorno – £75.00
ANP Members Early Bird Sunday 15th Matthew Wood – £75.00
Non ANP Members Early Bird Full Weekend – £295.00
Non ANP Members Early Bird Saturday 14th Joe Pizzorno – £150.00
This lecture will cover three key aspects of functional testing – Gastrointestinal testing, Nutrient Status testing and Adrenal function / HPA axis assessment.
The GI Effects Comprehensive Stool Profile is an innovative stool test, providing valuable insight into digestive performance, gut inflammation and the gut microbiome— areas affecting not only GI health, but overall health as well. This tests includes a very comprehensive assessment of the microbiome including PCR analysis for 24 commensal bacteria and six parasites.
THE ONE test (Optimal Nutritional Evaluation) includes both organic acids and amino acids to give an in depth assessment of the patient’s functional need for B vitamins, protein, antioxidants and some minerals. This test gives an insight into the patients energy production in the mitochondria as well as overview of bacterial and yeast dysbiosis and other markers around digestive function and oxidative stress.
There will be a brief overview of the Adrenal Stress Profile which is used to detect imbalances in the daily circadian secretions of the stress hormones cortisol and DHEA.
Imbalances in these hormones can indicate an inappropriate response that can negatively impact energy levels, emotions, and many other health complaints. These include anxiety, chronic inflammatory conditions, allergies, chronic fatigue syndrome, insomnia, depression, migraines, headaches, recurrent infections, menstrual difficulties and infertility.
Martina Cowen BSc DipCNM Martina graduated from College of Naturopathic Medicine with a Diploma in Nutritional Therapy. Martina has been running her own nutritional practice since 2016. Martina joined the Clinician Education Team at Genova Diagnostics in January 2018 where she provides support to practitioners and continues to further her knowledge.