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Mental Health - The Nutrition Connection


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The USB of our Education Day 'Mental Health - The Nutrition Connection' is now available. 


Included is:

Systems-based approach to brain function Patrick Holford - Author & Founder of Food for the Brain

The brain is the most complex organ of the body and is exquisitely dependent on the right exposure to nutrients and protection from anti-nutrients. Understanding its structure and function, and testing for dysfunction, is the key to unravelling biochemical imbalances that cause mental health problems. 

Depression and anxiety Deborah Colson - Nutritional Therapist DipION MBANT CNHC

Learn what specific nutritional therapy intervention may correct the imbalances associated with depression and anxiety; a review of the latest evidence for nutritional approaches to mood disorders will be backed up with case studies and practical clinical considerations. 

Preventing Alzheimer’s and dementia Patrick Holford - Author & Founder of Food for the Brain

Far from being a mysterious disease dementia, and especially Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia, are preventable diseases. The key is screening for those at risk and intervention with diet, lifestyle changes and nutritional supplementation. 

Schizophrenia: the clinical challenges of this mental health disorder Lorraine Perretta - Nutritional Therapist DipION mBANT CNHC

Learn how to identify key contributors to schizophrenia symptoms and manage effective nutritional changes with challenging patients. Case studies will illustrate how the consultation approach may differ from the usual nutritional evaluation. 

Children: Autism, ADHD, learning and behaviour Deborah Colson - Nutritional Therapist DipION MBANT CNHC

Learn how to identify, overcome and prevent the biochemical imbalances associated with learning, behavioural and developmental disorders in children of any age. A review of the latest evidence will be combined with case studies addressing the critical practical aspects of nutritional treatment of children. 

Update on drug-nutrient interactions Siobhain Quinn – Consultant Psychiatrist

With medication being a central tenet in conventional mental health treatment, and nutrient support often being critical in restoring biochemical balance, keeping abreast of drug-nutrient interaction is imperative. Hear also about the role of the consultant psychiatrist in a team of nutritional therapists and the challenges of using nutritional approaches in the NHS.