Mental Health - The Nutrition Connection

Event: Mental Health - The Nutrition Connection

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Declining mental health from autism to depression to dementia is a significant global health problem. Learn about the evidence-based personalised nutrition strategies that can transform the mental health of your clients (and yourself) from the UK’s leading experts; specialising in this area for more than 10 years, Brain Bio Centre, the outpatient clinic of the charitable Food for the Brain Foundation, is unrivalled in its expertise in reducing risk, preventing or reversing mental health related problems.

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10-10.15am Introduction: putting the pieces together
Dr Rona Tutt OBE - Chair of Food for the Brain

10.15-10.45am 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. Q&A included.

10.45-11.30am 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. Q&A included.

11.30am-12.00pm Break

12.00-12.45pm 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. Q&A included.

12.45-2.00pm Lunch

2.00-2.45pm 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. Q&A included.

2.45-3.30pm 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. Q&A included.

3.30-3.50pm Break

3.50-4.30pm Drug-nutrient interactions and using nutritional approaches in the NHS
Siobhain Quinn – Consultant Psychiatrist
With medication being a central tenet in conventional mental health treatment, and nutrient support often 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. Q&A included.

4.30pm Wrap up