Gut Health

14 April 2018, Cavendish Conference Centre, London

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Expert speakers

Course gluten-free lunch

Exhibitors

CPD hours/points

9.30 – 10.00
Registration

Enjoy teas, herbal teas, coffee, and seasonal cut fruit during registration.

10.00- 11.30
Ben Brown

Gut on fire: personalized nutritional therapy for inflammatory bowel disease

This vital presentation explores a newly developed clinical model for inducing and maintaining remission of inflammatory bowel disease.

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has a complex multifactorial etiology involving interactions between environmental factors (including diet), the microbiome, genetics, and the immune system leading to dysfunctional immune responses and chronic inflammation.

Dietary factors and gut dysbiosis have emerged as important treatment targets in the management of IBD as they are involved in the initiation and perpetuation of inflammation and subsequently disease development and progression.

Specific dietary approaches and nutritional interventions have clinical evidence to suggest they can modify gene expression, have anti-inflammatory effects, induce mucosal healing, normalize intestinal microbiota, reduce disease activity and/ or help maintain remission.

This talk presents a new clinical model for the personalization of nutritional therapy in patients with active or latent IBD, incorporating disease modifying dietary recommendations, nutrient deficiencies that contribute to the disease severity, and the clinical utility of prebiotics, probiotics and dietary supplements.

 

  • Discover how nutrition can be highly personalized to different stages and clinical presentations of IBD.
  • Learn how the latest science can inform effective practical approaches to controlling chronic gastrointestinal inflammation.
  • Explore evidence-based recommendations for diagnostics, therapeutic diets, prebiotics, probiotics and dietary supplements.
  • Receive important practical clinical takeaways, handouts and tools.
About Ben Brown

Ben is a naturopath, science writer and speaker. He is on the advisory board and a lecturer at the UK College of Nutrition and Health (BCNH) and guest lectures at various educational institutions and in university settings. Ben regularly speaks at major conferences and delivers courses on integrative medicine for health care professionals.

Throughout his career Ben has had extensive clinical experience, maintaining a private practice in Australia and in London, England. He has also worked in nutraceutical research and development for a number of leading global companies and served on advisory boards for integrative medical clinics and wellness services.

An established science writer, Ben frequently contributes to peer reviewed scientific journals, is Associate Editor for IHCAN Magazine the UK’s primary journal for integrative health professionals and author of The Digestive Health Solution.

Ben’s tertiary qualifications are in in naturopathic medicine, a distinct profession of primary health care that integrates conventional clinical medicine and diagnostics with functional pathology and a broad range of natural therapies including therapeutic lifestyle change, mind-body therapies, nutritional and herbal medicines.

11.30 – 12.30
Refreshments

Enjoy teas, herbal teas, coffee, and seasonal cut fruit during this time.

12.30 – 13.30
Nigel Plummer

      Gut Feeling – The Role of the Intestine and its Microbiome in Whole Body Health and Disease

In this series of lectures, Dr Nigel Plummer will explore the interaction of the intestine and the microbiome with our health and the potential for ill health and increased risk of disease if this interplay is disturbed.

In the course of the day, impacts of health and disease, ranging from Alzheimer’s, autism and allergy, autoimmune disease and athletic performance to urinary tract and xenobiotic detoxification will be discussed – all with referenced to published clinical study information – much from Dr Plummer’s own South Wales-based research group.

Gut Feeling 1:  The Intestine and the Microbiome – Best of Friends

The intestine harbours 98% of the human microbiome and the functionality of the gut and its bacteria are intricately and intimately connected. The presence of the microbiome is critical to the maintenance of structure of the gut mucosa as well as to mucosal immune and neural functionality.

In addition, we now know that the gut microbiota has influence on virtually every other part of our physiology, from overall immune health to brain and neural health, and even cardiovascular and metabolic health.

This first lecture will review the establishment of the microbiota from birth to adulthood and the interplay with our developing physiology. In parallel, specific nutritional intervention will be described, which may help to drive this optimal development, including probiotics, prebiotics, fatty acids, amino acids and enzymes.    

About Nigel Plummer

A microbial physiologist, Dr Nigel Plummer, PhD is the researcher behind the highly thought-of LAB4 probiotic strains, and is in huge demand internationally.

Dr Plummer received his doctorate in microbial physiology from the University of Surrey, UK and has since built his career specialising in antibiotic research and development.  His research on the use of normal flora in the prevention and treatment of genito-urinary candidiasis has won numerous awards.

Dr Plummer continues his solid commitment to research specialising in probiotics, natural antimicrobials and fish oils in collaboration with research institutes and universities within the UK, including Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, the University of Swansea Medical School, Cardiff University and the University of Sheffield Medical School.

13.30 – 14.30
Lunch

Enjoy a three course gluten-free buffet lunch, with time to network with peers and exhibitors.

14.30 – 16.30
Nigel Plummer

Gut Feeling 2 and 3:  When the Intestine/Microbiome Friendship is Disturbed – Implications for Disease Risk across our Entire Physiology

If we acknowledge that the microbiome has a profound impact on our physiology, then it is logical that if the microbiome is disturbed, that interaction will change. This part of the lecture will illustrate that a disturbed microbiome (dysbiosis), often caused by antibiotic use, is linked to increased risk of infectious disease, allergic and autoimmune disease, irritable bowel syndrome and metabolic syndromes, such as obesity and diabetes type 2. Moreover, there is now evidence that dysbiosis can predispose to mild depressive disorders, anxiety, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Often this association is mediated by induction of chronic inflammation and the lecture will explain the symptoms to look for to recognise this as well as the mechanisms of dysbiosis causing the inflammation. Again, nutritional interventions will be provided as part of the presentation, with both anecdotal and published evidence of beneficial effects.

At the end of the series of lectures, the attendees will have a) a comprehensive insight into the characteristics of the microbiome and how it is essential to health and even our survival, b) the disease risk and consequences when the microbiome is disturbed, and c) evidence-based interventions that can be used to optimise intestinal and metabolic health, prevent dysbiosis occurring or restore homeostasis if it is already present.

Finally, there will be a 30-minute question and answer session at the end of the day to enable attendees to clarify information and to discuss intervention protocols that can be immediately implemented by the practitioner.

About Nigel Plummer

A microbial physiologist, Dr Nigel Plummer, PhD is the researcher behind the highly thought-of LAB4 probiotic strains, and is in huge demand internationally.

Dr Plummer received his doctorate in microbial physiology from the University of Surrey, UK and has since built his career specialising in antibiotic research and development.  His research on the use of normal flora in the prevention and treatment of genito-urinary candidiasis has won numerous awards.

Dr Plummer continues his solid commitment to research specialising in probiotics, natural antimicrobials and fish oils in collaboration with research institutes and universities within the UK, including Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, the University of Swansea Medical School, Cardiff University and the University of Sheffield Medical School.

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