The immune system is a highly interactive and complex function of the human body. Intelligent in its workings, the immune system is constantly making decisions and 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 previously safe substances.
In this lecture, Lauren Craven-Niemczyk will be explaining how nutrients like beta-glucans modulate the immune response, the reasons that immune defences can be lowered and how to reduce the severity of allergic reactions and allergies.
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.
Diet is an important modifiable risk factor in mood, cognition and behavioural disorders.
At this talk, author, lecturer and Nutritional Therapist, Ray Griffiths will discuss the role of the hippocampus (otherwise referred to as the seahorse in our brain) in depression and mood disorders, covering the underlying mechanisms, including neurogenesis, inflammation and neurotrophins.
· How to protect our inner seahorse, the hippocampus, from shrinking during stress
· How we can help our hippocampus regrow through neurogenesis to not only protect us from depression, but also Alzheimer's disease in later life
· Why mitochondria are important in brain function and the stress response
· The role of social and environmental enrichment in mood and mental illness.
Sat. 13th Nov 9.30am - 12.30pm
CNM, 25 Percy Circus
ANP Members: £15
Non ANP Members: £25 (includes book)