‘Nutrition resolution: breaking the cycle of stress and chronic inflammation’ 5 November 2016, Cavendish Conference Centre, London
Course gluten-free lunch
8.45 – 9.50
9.50 – 9.55
9.55 – 11.10
Dr Jolanta Opacka-Juffry
About Dr Jolanta Opacka-Juffry
11.10 – 11.40
11.40 – 12.50
Sugar, Inflammation, Stress: How to treat your ‘addicted’ clients
The word addiction is controversial around sugar and some confusion still abounds when working with people showing symptoms of dependency around refined carbohydrates and junk food. After a decade as an addiction and eating disorders therapist at the Priory and now as founder of Sweet Enough, Lou looks at sugar in a similar way to other drugs of abuse such as alcohol. Read more...
People seem either ‘mildly, moderately or majorly dependent on sugar and that poses slightly different treatment models she believes. Lou in her informative and inspirational way hopes to help you identify where your clients are on the spectrum, to what level are they addicted or “dependent” and finally to show you how best to treat them according to where that is.
About Lou Lebentz
Lou Lebentz is a sugar and obesity expert, speaker and online trainer who worked as a psychotherapist specialising in addiction at the Priory rehabilitation centre for over 10 years. As well as launching her own sugar reduction programme earlier this year (Sweet Enough), she is also an excellent motivational speaker with a TEDx talk under her belt on addictions and mental health and an excellent understanding of the role of chronic stress in addictive behaviours.
12.50 – 14.00
14.00 – 15.30
Dr William Walsh
Brain Inflammation, Oxidative Overload, and Life Stresses in Anxiety and Depression:
Individualised Nutrient Therapies to Normalise Brain Function
Anxiety disorders and depression typically involve brain inflammation, excess oxidative stress, and vulnerability to troubling life events. These problems are especially severe for patients with elevated pyrroles, abnormal methylation, or a metal-metabolism disorder. For years, treatments for anxiety and depression have focused on psychiatric medications that alter the activity of key neurotransmitters. However, the emerging science of epigenetics and improved understanding of methylation have resulted in effective natural treatments that are relatively free of unpleasant side effects. Read more...
Pyrrole disorders result in reduced activity at GABA and NMDA receptors. Copper and zinc imbalances are associated with abnormal norepinephrine, dopamine, and GABA functioning. Undermethylation can produce excessive serotonin reuptake and serious depression or OCD. Overmethylation is associated with excessive norepinephrine activity. This presentation will describe specific nutrient therapies aimed at normalizing brain function, reducing inflammation, and reducing free-radical levels. This presentation will include a review of recent advances in brain science, including (a) glial cell mechanisms that orchestrate brain plasticity, (b) the discovery of lymph vessels in brain, and (c) the critical importance of DNA repair processes.