After trialling the programme with my husband (to amazing effect) I ran my first small 6 person Digestive Wellness course from my apartment office in April 2016. This continued to grow and I now run 4 Digestive programmes a year - all of which to date (touch wood) have sold out. This year I added a new online option to my repertoire and ran 5 programmes in 2020. Nutri Advanced's Gut Transformation Programme has changed the shape of my business and with the help of a business coach last year - I have moved away from individual work and placed a larger focus on group coaching - my preferred method of delivery. This has provided the added bonus of finally giving me more time - my personal measure of success. I have my own spin on the programme using my own food plans and am happy to share some of my top tips with you if you are interested in group programme work including managing expectations, some of the challenges of group programme work, and using social media to sell your programme.
This is a very practical session aimed at helping you as a healthcare professional to support yourself using mindfulness techniques. More than ever in these challenging times clients may be needing psychological as well as nutritional healthcare as they navigate challenging health journeys in challenging times. It is tempting to approach seminars such as this looking for further tools to help them but it is perhaps more important that as practitioners we find ways to support ourselves as we all navigate the stress and isolation of the current situation. Mindfulness helps us to slow down and really pay attention to what’s going on in our bodies and minds in order to befriend and learn from our feelings instead of distracting ourselves with the many (possibly less than healthy) possibilities that modern life has to offer - from day to day busyness, food, to Netflix or social media. For this hour we invite you to put your practitioner head to one side for an hour while you experience some mindfulness meditation, hear from us about some of the benefits we’ve taken from practicing mindfulness and think about what you might need going forward to nurture yourself in your work. Just as putting on your oxygen mask first in an emergency situation not only keeps you alive but allows you to be a help rather than a hindrance to others, when we pay attention to looking after ourselves well, are so much better placed to help others.
Every cell depends on thyroid hormones for regulation of metabolism so it is no wonder that the range of possible symptoms when the thyroid isn’t working properly are almost endless. Getting an accurate diagnosis can also be a challenge. In addition to a lengthy list of potential symptoms, conventional thyroid testing often fails to evaluate subtle alterations or a wide enough range of markers that can indicate a struggling thyroid. Many cases of suboptimal thyroid function, or ‘subclinical hypothyroidism’ are therefore missed. There are many underlying factors to consider when the thyroid isn’t working as it should. In this lecture Jo Gamble, functional Medicine Practitioner will discuss: - HPT dysfunction and its causes - Factors affecting T4 to T3 conversion - The importance of reverse T3 conversion - Hashimotos: the number 1 auto immune disease - Infectious causes of thyroid disease - Genomic factors to consider
More and more clients are presenting with a chronic fight or flight response and the health effects this can cause in the long term are complex and wide reaching. Vagal nerve support is often used to counteract the fight or flight response as it helps to achieve the opposite response of “rest and digest”. But is this enough to achieve balance and good health? In this lecture Jo Gamble, Functional Medicine Practitioner, discusses the tools available to nutritional therapists for supporting their clients with adrenal dysfunction and helping them to regain circadian balance. Jo will discuss: - Adrenal dysregulation - Stress management and building resilience - Brain training strategies - Lifestyle changes for adrenal balance - Using nutritional supplementation: what, when and why?
Immune health is at the forefront of peoples minds as we head toward the winter months and this year there is the double whammy of normal colds and flu as well as the threat of COVID-19. In this one-hour webinar Jo Gamble will explore the tools that you have in your kit-bag as a practitioner to support your clients immune health. Jo will talk through the ways in which you can support clients by: - Optimising the gut microbiome, immune regulations and stress resilience - Protecting innate and adaptive immunity - Providing acute protocols to support clients Jo will also discuss the use of vitamins A, C and D, and zinc in immune defence. How beta glucans can support your immune clients and how to make the most of probiotics as part of an immune support protocol.
With so many clients looking to support their immune system through the winter months it can be tricky to work out which product to recommend for them and for how long. In house Nutritionist Elouise will talk through the comprehensive Nutri Advanced Immune Support Protocols as well as support literature that you can use with your clients to back up your recommendations. These recommendations are great for strengthening the immune system in general but will also be good for fighting off infections. Products that will be covered will include those containing: vitamin D3, vitamin C, beta glucans, quercetin, zinc, monolauric acid, NAC & glutathione, curcumin and probiotics.
Immune health has never mattered more. During these uncertain times there are many added stressors that the population are facing which further impact their immune system. In this webinar, Laura will take a deep dive into beta glucans and the research that has been done to support backing their use in immune system support. Wellmune® are a producer of are premium beta 1-3/1-6 glucans from a proprietary yeast which have been highly purified to ensure that they don’t aggravate Candida albicans. There have also published been numerous published studies showing the effects that supplementation with Wellmune® beta glucans can have on populations with lower immune health levels such as athletes and the elderly.
Often when you are supporting a client there is a concurrent need to support their adrenal health. Symptoms of chronic overwhelm are often a major cause or contributing factor to a client's symptoms. Each client is unique when it comes to their adrenal health picture and it is important to find the right approach to minimize their responses to perceived stressors or to strengthen those who are suffering with the effects of chronic long term stress. Individual factors such as nutrient status can make a big difference to how a person responds. Sarah will talk through the Nutri Advanced protocol for HPA support and answer questions on how to tailor that support to your individual client. Sarah will include details on how to include HPA support alongside a thyroid or female hormone programme too.
With COVID-19 still hitting the headlines, Jo Gamble will take a deep dive into what the science tells us and take you through the facts that will help you to support your clients. She’ll look at what the main drivers of infection are and what can worsen the infection response. There are many “bigger picture” factors that can affect a person’s response and therefore recovery so Jo will dig into how sleep, nutrient status, gut function, inflammatory and immune responses will shape your individual response to COVID-19 infection. Jo will also look at the research around recovery from COVID-19 infection to help explain why for some the symptoms can really linger. You will learn about: • The drivers of infection • Melatonin, vitamin D deficiency, microbiome balance, NK cell support, T helper cell support and inflammatory mediators. • Post viral fatigue: Just how significant post viral fatigue has been for clients recovering from COVID-19 and why. • Which nutrients have significant research behind them to make a difference to client outcomes.
September is a great time for new beginnings and many of us still have those ‘back to school’ feelings even though our school days are long gone. Summer’s over, lockdown (we hope) is over and whatever the last 6 months has meant for you it’s now time to get to get back to doing what we do best – supporting clients on their journey to better health and wellness. The pandemic has changed the way we do business and while face-to-face consultations are now permitted again, there has been a significant increase in the number of practitioners who are taking their businesses online to offer a new range of services to support their clients. If you're a healthcare professional, and are ready to make some positive changes – but don’t know where to start, what to prioritise, or how to take the next step – then join Sam Cornell, a practising nutritional therapist and account manager at Nutri Advanced, for a ‘back to practice’ session to kick start your new year.
It has been known for decades that GI micro-organisms are involved in the bio-transformation of xeno-biotics, with this in mind we can consider it an organ of detoxification, but with an emerging knowledge of toxic exposure altering the microbiome, are we challenging the ability of this “organ” to effectively handle the growing burden of environmental insult? Jo will be digging into clinical tools to maximise commensal microflora and to optimise all phases of detoxification, with a significant interest in the impact of this relationship on chronic disease. One and a half CPD hours have been awarded for this webinar.
Nutri Advanced are delighted to announce a free of charge training on the exciting new ingredient 2'-FL. This human milk oligosaccharide is leading a revolution in gut health and here you can find out more. Mieke Van Den Driessche is appointed Science Director at Metagenics Europe. She is responsible for all scientific aspects of the company management concerning communication, applications and trainings, quality control, R&D and Regulatory Affairs.
The avalanche of information linking proton pump inhibitors with GI infections and cancers, respiratory infections, fractures, celiac and allergic conditions continues to mount. This webinar takes a critical look at these associations with a focus on the wide range of alternative treatments and approaches to root causes. This will dovetail and build on the earlier webinar on hypochlorhydria and hyperchlorhydria. It will also discuss treatment and prevention of Barrett’s esophagus. One and a half CPD hours have been awarded for this webinar.
The epithelial surfaces are interrelated ecosystems. The gut microbes produce bile acid metabolites distinct from the original hepatic secretions. These can be thought of as an endocrine organ with far-reaching effects on host physiology. This webinar will review the biliary system and the fascinating physiology of the sterolbiome. This is the ultimate connection between microbiome and endocrinology. One and a half CPD hours have been awarded for this webinar.
Gastric acidity matters! It activates enzymes, aids in digestion of minerals, vitamin B12 and folic acid, kills some ingested bacteria, yeast and parasites, helps control the balance of intestinal flora and has major impact on immunity. This webinar will review the mechanisms that control gastric pH and go on to discuss detection of altered gastric acid levels. Functional testing as well as definitive diagnostic methods and the various options for treatment and management will be fully explained. One and a half CPD hours have been awarded for this webinar.
On 15th June 2019, Nutri Advanced were delighted to welcome Dr. Jeffrey Bland to London where he headlined the biggest single day Functional Medicine event of 2019, ‘The Science of Health’. Dr. Bland was also joined by Dr. Steven Sandberg-Lewis, Jo Gamble and Amanda Hamilton who gave individual digestive health presentations. Full recording available for purchase now.
Nutri Advanced’s own Sarah Sharpe will be addressing the 20-50% of adults that are estimated to suffer from a thyroid disorder. She will particularly focus on hypothyroidism, it’s symptoms, biochemistry and how to support and improve thyroid function. Encompassing the main factors affecting the thyroid, this webinar will address the underlying causes of thyroid illness via the involvement of both central and peripheral regulation of thyroid hormones. This webinar will also address natural considerations for primary and secondary hypothyroidism as well as those for immune disruption of the thyroid.
An Instant Expert Guide to Nutri’s Thyroid Products
Presented by Sarah Sharpe
Nutri Advanced are continuing with their thyroid education focus by hosting a 30 minute webinar solely on our bestselling thyroid support formulas - Thyro Complex, Nutri Thyroid and T-Convert. Whether you are new to these formulas or have used them for years this webinar will help you to become an instant expert in the ingredients and differences between the formulas. So, if you have ever wondered what makes these formulas so effective then this is the webinar for you.