Dr Dale Bredesen back in the UK!

Saturday 3 September 2022, 155 Bishopgate, London

The IHCAN Conferences return for 2022 with a stellar line-up of internationally-recognised and respected speakers tackling the hottest topics in complementary and integrated health and nutrition.

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Watch the highlights from our last event:

Dr Dale Bredesen back in the UK!

Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline are complex issues that need multiple-choice answers, not magic bullets. Neurology professor Dr Dale Bredesen, MD, author of The End of Alzheimer’s, updates us on his nutrition and functional medicine-based approach that has been clinically proven to reverse cognitive decline and can easily be applied in an integrative health practice.

On the same theme, Pete Williams, MMed Sci, CSCS, IFM, presents “Bad mouth – bad brain”, exploring emerging concepts on oral bacteria, oral genomics, bacterial translocation and compromised barrier function at the mouth, gut and brain that can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s.

New to UK conferences, Dr Jess Armine also specialises in translating technical concepts into easy-to-understand clinical applications for complex, chronic diseases. Known as “The Neurotransmitter Whisperer”, he will present on “Mood Disorders, Epigenetics, and Dynamic Neurotransmitter Assessment”.

He will explain the proper use of epigenetics as predictors of mood disorders, how dynamic consideration of neurotransmitter levels will sharpen your treatment plans and improve your patient outcomes, and what protocols are best given the patient’s history and other functional medicine tests.

9.00 – 9.30: Registration and free ‘energiser’ breakfast

9.30 – 9.50: Patrick Holford, BSc, DipION, FBANT, NTCRP – ‘Alzheimer’s Is Preventable – Food for the Brain Campaign’

9.50 – 11.00: Pete Williams – M. Med. Sci, CSCS – ‘Bad mouth – bad brain. The oral systemic link and the risk of Alzheimer’s’

11.00 – 11.30: Refreshments

11.30 – 13.00: Dr Jess Armine – ‘Mood Disorders, Epigenetics, and Dynamic Neurotransmitter Assessment’

13.00 – 14.00: Lunch

14.00 – 15.00: Dr Dale Bredesen – ‘Making Alzheimer’s optional’ part one

15.00 – 15.30: Refreshments

15.30 – 16.30: Dr Dale Bredesen – ‘Making Alzheimer’s optional’ part two

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‘Making Alzheimer’s optional’

As of February, dementia and Alzheimer’s are now the leading cause of death in the UK after COVID. Yet, with a successful proof-of-concept trial, published prevention studies, and data from PET scans and spinal fluid analysis indicating 20 years of pathophysiology prior to a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, Dr Dale Bredesen’s ever-evolving protocol gives practitioners an opportunity to make Alzheimer’s disease optional.

This will require large-scale public health programs, early detection, and active prevention or earliest reversals, making late-stage conditions such as Alzheimer’s and “mild cognitive impairment” uncommon.

Dr Bredesen will review studies to date showing that personalised, precision medicine protocols are the most effective at alleviating symptoms of cognitive decline, as well as addressing the pathophysiology of Alzheimer’s disease and thus preventing progression of pre-Alzheimer’s conditions to Alzheimer’s disease.

About Dr Dale Bredesen

Dr. Bredesen graduated from Caltech and received his MD from Duke.  He served as Resident and Chief Resident in Neurology at UCSF, then was postdoctoral fellow with Nobel laureate Prof. Stanley Prusiner.  He was the Founding President of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging.

The Bredesen Laboratory studied basic mechanisms underlying the neurodegenerative process, and the translation into effective therapeutics for Alzheimer’s disease, leading to the publication of over 220 research papers. He established the Alzheimer’s Drug Development Network with Dr. Varghese John, leading to the identification of new classes of therapeutics for Alzheimer’s disease.  His work led to the discovery of subtypes of Alzheimer’s disease, followed by the first description of reversal of symptoms in patients with MCI and Alzheimer’s disease, with a precision medicine protocol, and a recent successful proof-of-concept trial.  Dr. Bredesen is the author of two New York Times best sellers. He is currently a professor at UCLA.

‘Bad mouth – bad brain. The oral systemic link and the risk of Alzheimer’s’

Gum disease exists in 40% of the adult population. The link between poor oral health and many chronic diseases, including Alzheimer’s is becoming more established.

This lecture explores emerging concepts on oral bacteria, oral genomics, bacterial translocation and compromised barrier function at the mouth, gut and brain that can increase Alzheimer’s risk.

Using a systems thinking approach based on the Bredesen protocol, It highlights how oral bacteria, oral gene variants and lifestyle combine to amplify risk. Filled with practical case study examples of these concepts and their application to patients.

About Pete Williams – M. Med. Sci, CSCS, IFM Certified Practitioner, Bredesen trained practitioner
Pete is the founder of Functional Medicine Associates  London, with 20 years of experience applying Functional Medicine in clinical practice. Pete is increasingly interested in brain health, cognitive decline and neuroinflammation, with an interest in border control, genetics, microbiome and the “exposome”. He recently developed a genetics panel and training for practitioners DNA Smile for periodontal disease risk and to better understand genes, bacteria and bacterial translocation on local and systemic health.

‘Mood Disorders, Epigenetics, and Dynamic Neurotransmitter Assessment’

Do you have patients with anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders? Are your clients experiencing variable outcomes?

Perhaps we need to rethink how we assess the information,  which is often multifactorial.

Join Dr Jess Armine, DC (AKA “The Neurotransmitter Whisperer”) for this 90-minute masterclass where you will learn: 

  • Proper use of epigenetics as predictors of mood disorders.
  • How neurotransmitters are created and utilized.
  • What parts of the brain are “governed” by which neurotransmitters and how this affects mood? (Introduction to The Brain Wall.)
  • The major reasons for neurotransmitter imbalances and subsequent symptoms.
  • The differences between various neurotransmitter tests and their efficacy.
  • How a single (static) neurotransmitter test can lead you down the wrong path.
  • How dynamic consideration of neurotransmitter levels will sharpen your treatment plans and improve your patient outcomes.
  • What protocols are best given the patient’s history, other functional medicine tests, and a dynamic consideration of the neurotransmitter levels.

An experienced presenter who specialises in “information you can use on Monday”, Dr Armine is a Doctor of Chiropractic and has a BSc in nursing. He worked as an EMT/Paramedic in Brooklyn, New York, for several years before gaining qualifications as a registered nurse and working for ten years in Emergency Care and Cardiac Intensive Care. He developed the Bio-Individualised Medicine concept along with his colleague Shawn Bean. This advanced methodology correlates your genetics with neurology, endocrinology, immunology, acquired mitochodrial dysfunction, and cell membrane integrity to identify hidden imbalances creating a complex, chronic condition.

About Dr Jess Armine

Known worldwide as “Dr. Jess,” his passion is putting together the Health Care Puzzle. He specialises in diagnosing and treating complex, multifactorial illnesses particularly those conditions that have not found help elsewhere. Dr. Armine is one of the few health care practitioners worldwide specialising in correlating the Genetic data with Neuro-Endo-Immunology, Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Cell Wall Integrity to find hidden imbalances. He looks at the entire person and develops INDIVIDUALISED treatment plans specific to the history and physiology of the individual patient. He lectures practitioners in the USA, UK, and Australia and he treats patients worldwide. He constantly researches about the latest findings in genetics and functional medicine. Dr Jess offers a complimentary 30 minute “get acquainted” session to figure out if he can help you. Go to www.drjessarmine.com for more information.

Patrick Holford – ‘Alzheimer’s Is Preventable – Food for the Brain Campaign’

“After 18 years of over 100 million man hours at a cost of £8 billion pounds, we are now getting images from deep space from the James Webb Satellite, orbiting a million miles from Earth. What a bold vision that is. Yet, we have all the science, and know right now how to prevent at least one third of Alzheimer’s for a fraction of the price. Which is more important? This conference with Dr Dale Bredesen is vital knowledge for anyone in the frontline of nutritional medicine. This is the one disease we both know how to prevent and, sadly cannot reverse. Only 1% is in the genes.”

Patrick Holford will be giving a sneak preview of Food for the Brain’s bold Alzheimer’s is Preventable campaign, launching on November 1st, at this conference.

About Patrick Holford, BSc, DipION, FBANT, NTCRP

Patrick Holford, BSc, DipION, FBANT, NTCRP, is a leading spokesman on nutrition and mental health and founder of both the Food for the Brain Foundation and the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, an educational charity that offers degree accredited training in nutritional therapy. He was a student of the twice Nobel Prize winner Dr Linus Pauling, who put vitamin C on the map in the 70’s. Pauling was the patron of ION. Originally trained in psychology. Patrick was involved in groundbreaking research showing that multivitamins can increase children’s IQ scores – the subject of a Horizon television documentary in the 1980s. He was one of the first promoters of the importance of zinc, essential fats, low-GL diets and homocysteine-lowering B vitamins and their importance in mental health and Alzheimer’s prevention, working closely with David Smith, Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Oxford.

Exhibitors include:

  • Bio-Kult
  • Biogena
  • The Complementary Medical Association
  • EnteroMed
  • FunctionalDX
  • Green People
  • KBMO Diagnostics
  • Lamberts Healthcare
  • MYoroface AB
  • Omega Diagnostics
  • Pharma Nord
  • The Nutrition Network
  • The Really Healthy Company
  • Vitae Health Innovation
  • IHCAN magazine

All food served is gluten and dairy-free. 

We’re confirming the exact menu for this year’s event, but here’s an example of last year’s to give you a taste…

The Energiser Breakfast

Assortment of gluten-free breads, pickles, sea salt butter
Wood platter of charcuterie and breakfast cheeses
Gluten-free, vegan muesli and granola
Fruit greek yogurts, toasted seeds and chia seeds
Sliced seasonal fruit
Selection of freshly blended juices
Lavazza coffee, Taylor’s English and herbal teas

The mid-morning break will have chef’s choice savoury snacks and smoothies.


Glazed orange and thyme chicken with roasted root vegetables
Roasted fillet of sea bass, niçoise salad, lemon oil
Vegan Thai red curry with cauliflower and potato served with sticky rice
Vegan caramelized apple and berry crumble with toasted seeds

The afternoon break will have the chefs choice of sweet bites and fruit smoothies.

COVID-19 information

Whilst we are all looking forward to returning to live events, we will still be taking precautions to ensure everyone at the event is safe. There will be extra cleaning in place, and hand sanitiser stations around the venue.

The venue will not have any restrictions in place; however, we will be keeping as much space between stands and seating areas as possible. Face masks are not a requirement put in place by the venue, but this is a personal choice for each individual.



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