The Science of Health with Dr. Jeffrey Bland

Nutri Advanced were delighted to welcome Dr. Jeffrey Bland to County Hall, London, where he headlined the biggest single-day functional medicine event of 2019, ‘The Science of Health’.

On 15th June, Dr. Bland was joined by thought leaders in relation to the gut and provided a full and exciting day of clinical wisdom. This event included individual speaker presentations from Dr. Bland, Dr. Steven Sandberg-Lewis, Amanda Hamilton and Jo Gamble followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session.

The Science of Health has been awarded 6.5 CPD hours by BANT and the Naturopathic Nutrition Association.

Recordings of the seminar will be available soon.



The Speakers


  • Dr. Jeffrey Bland

    Dr. Jeffrey Bland

    Jeffrey Bland, PhD, FACN, FACB, CNS is among the highest regarded and most respected medical speakers worldwide and Nutri Advanced are delighted to introduce him as Keynote Speaker for The Science of Health.

    Dr. Jeffrey Bland has been an internationally recognised leader in the nutritional medicine field for over 30 years. He is founder and president of the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute, as well as founder and Chairman Emeritus of The Institute for Functional Medicine, the global leader in Functional Medicine education. Dr. Bland is an iconic figure in the natural products industry and held several key positions at Metagenics prior to his retirement from corporate life in 2012.

    A nutritional biochemist and registered clinical laboratory director, Dr. Bland was formerly Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Puget Sound and Director of Nutritional Research at the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine. Dr. Bland is a respected author of books for both healthcare professionals and consumer audiences. He is also the principal author of over 120 peer-reviewed research publications on nutritional biochemistry.

  • Steven Sandberg-Lewis

    Dr. Steven Sandberg-Lewis

    Steven Sandberg-Lewis, ND, DHANP is a practitioner of Naturopathic gastroenterology. He has been in practice for 40 years and in 1996 he joined the full-time faculty of the National University of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, Oregon. Now adjunct faculty, he continues to engage in patient care 3 days per week and is a key professor in the Gastroenterology Block Course and teaches several electives including Gastroenterology Laboratory, Advanced Gastroenterology and The Liver in Health and Disease. Dr. Sandberg-Lewis supervises the Gastroenterology Mentor Shift, giving student doctors the chance to work with complex digestive disorders in an off-campus small practice setting.

    Areas of special clinical and research focus include irritable bowel syndrome, SIBO, GERD, hiatal hernia, inflammatory bowel disease (including microscopic colitis), biliary dyskinesia, the sterolbiome, gastroparesis and chronic nausea/vomiting.

    Dr. Steven Sandberg-Lewis is a renowned presenter at educational seminars around the U.S. and beyond. He has authored or co-authored multiple articles, webinars and is frequently interviewed on digestive health topics. He has a regular column entitled ‘Functional Gastroenterology Bolus’ in the Townsend Letter.

  • Amanda Hamilton

    Amanda Hamilton

    Amanda Hamilton has been one of the UK's most established nutritionists for over a decade with a career that has included more than eight internationally syndicated TV series and four books, the latest of which ‘The G-Plan Diet’ became a number one Amazon best-seller. Amanda writes several columns for national titles, and is a regular on BBC TV and radio.

    Day to day, Amanda remains at the helm of her retreat business and licensed spa programmes, these include her signature wellness menus and programmes in Sardinia, and regular hosted events in Spain, Scotland and England. She runs a clinic from her base in London. She is also a Pilates teacher.

    Her approach to food is first and foremost realistic; farm to table, lots of plants, minimal processing, sustainable produce, adding in gut-friendly foods and regular fasts for wider health benefits. However, there's room for strong espresso, artisan gin and tonic and home-made gingerbread (but not necessarily in that order).

    Amanda will draw on her own experiences to speak on how to engage and support client compliance with nutritional advice and therapeutic diets. She will also be creating a delicious gut-friendly lunch menu for attendees of The Science of Health.

  • Jo Gamble

    Jo Gamble

    Jo Gamble BA (HONS) DIP CNM AFMCP FELLOW ICT will chair The Science of Health, both presenting a lecture herself and hosting the panel discussion.

    As a nutritional and behavioural therapist, Jo became one of the first UK Functional Medicine Practitioners by graduating from the prestigious Institute for Functional Medicine in 2013. She furthered her career with a fellowship in Integrative Cancer from the American Board of Anti-Aging Practitioners.

    Jo runs a busy private clinic in Coventry where she specializes in complex cases, digging deep into her client’s symptoms to both identify and treat the underlying root causes of chronic disease.

    Alongside clinical work, Jo inspires students to embark on a fulfilling career by lecturing in Nutrition at the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM). She works closely with Nutri Advanced by regularly presenting webinars and hosting intensive protocols such as the Gut Transformation Programme.



Dr. Bland Previews The Science of Health


Dr. Bland discusses his enthusiasm for 'The Science of Health' with Nutri Advanced Founder, Ken Eddie, at the 2018 Thought Leaders Consortium in Arizona.



Speaker & Partner Articles


    • The Future of Personalized Lifestyle Medicine

      The Future of Personalized Lifestyle Medicine

      Where have we been and where are we going? Dr. Jeffrey Bland takes an in-depth look at the personalization of nutritional care & transitioning into a global system of personalized lifestyle medicine.

      Chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and obesity are, in varying degrees, associated with unhealthy lifestyle and behaviour, including tobacco use, nutritional...

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    • Common Misconceptions About SIBO

      Common Misconceptions About SIBO

      Dr. Steven Sandberg-Lewis of the National University of Natural Medicine in Oregon, explores one of his specialist subjects, SIBO.

      1. “SIBO can be diagnosed with a stool test.” Stool culture is a very useful test for fungal or bacterial overgrowth in the large intestine, in other words large intestine fungal overgrowth (LIFO)...

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    • Feeding Potential

      Feeding Potential

      Established nutritionist Amanda Hamilton explains how by making the right choices, mothers can make a significant different to their children’s long-term health.

      Research shows that children inherit our microbiome, so I recommend that mothers to be, or those being proactive for preconception health, not only address any underlying health issues, but work on...

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    • Love Your Gut

      Love Your Gut

      Author of ‘The G-Plan Diet’, Amanda Hamilton, explores how variety in the diet, exercise, and stress management can help support gut health.

      So we need to be nice to our friendly bacteria, this much we all know. But how do we help our clients get engaged in the topic? I always start by telling clients that the microbiome can change and adapt...

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