Introducing ANH-Intl’s Practitioner’s Toolkit Series — Developing YOU to future-proof your practice
with special guest and expert facilitator, Ben Brown leading the workshop session!
The right knowledge and the right tools are essential components of any successful practitioner business. Given the rapid pace of development of nutritional science, functional testing, changing needs among clients and a turbulent regulatory climate, many practitioners are looking for additional tools for their toolkits.
The Alliance for Natural Health International (ANH) is proudly launching a bespoke series of CPD events and client-facing materials. Like everything we do at ANH, these events will be unique, out of the box and not what you have come to expect from practitioner conferences in the UK!
We're very excited to feature a top line up of experts joining us on this first event, where we'll demonstrate practically why genomic and functional testing is the bedrock of personalised, individualised and targeted protocols. And you're coming with us on the journey! This event is all about you being able to actively engage with the learning and interact with eachother, our experts and facilitators, in a workshop format so that you leave confident to implement the learning in your practice on Monday. We'll also share some simple criteria to help you find your way through the maze of supplements so that you can feel sure you have the best support for your protocols. Each delegate will receive a comprehensive workbook to use for the day, which will double as a reference resource afterwards.
Our thanks go to our headline speakers, Umahro Cadogan, Jonathan Cohen and Robyn Puglia — and our event partners, Nordic Laboratories, Functional DX and Regenerus Laboratories.
This day of practical and immediately applicable information will be delivered in the beautiful, natural setting of Sheepdrove’s Eco Centre. Accompany this with deliciously healthy organic food and we think this day of inspired learning may just be exactly what you’ve been waiting for!
Among the day's learning will be:
- Increased confidence in assessing the status of the 6 underlying determinants of chronic disease (oxidative stress, inflammation, mitochondrial function, immune system function, biotransformation and neurotransmitter balance)
- Evidence-based interventions for individualising and optimising the above
- Making the most of functional testing — the bedrock of individualised practice — from selection to interpretation to protocol
- Relate and apply theory to practice in a practical setting using 'live' case studies with experts who have decades of clinical experience between them
- Supplements: simple criteria to make better choices
Ample interaction and Q&A throughout the day with experts and facilitators.
Plus! The journey continues. FREE post-conference webinars to follow our clients progress and continue learning.
Whether you're an experienced practitioner or a student, this event will offer you new tools — and you'll also be able to share your knowlege and insights with the rest of the group, just like being in an effective integrative practice.
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MEET THE SPEAKERS
Best-selling Author, World Class Lecturer and Functional Medicine Expert
Umahro has worked in the field of Functional Medicine for close to 2 decades, and is renowned for his lecturing skills and ability to solve complex clinical cases and help patients that have been unable to regain health.
He has seen thousands of patients in his clinic in Copenhagen and lectures extensively on health, nutrition, Functional Medicine and nutriogenomics to both the public, healthcare practitioners and researchers.
He was on the technical and clinical review team on The Textbook of Functional Medicine, has run workshops at IFM Symposia and is a former Adjunct Professor of Nutrition and Functional Medicine at The University of Western States, where he helped set up the Masters Degree in Nutrition and Functional Medicine.
Given his knowledge within genetics and Functional Medicine, Umahro has been a part of choosing and evaluating the DNALife profiles. During the past few years, he has used them extensively in clinical practice on: patients; professional athletes; and people with demanding jobs and careers, who are asking what it takes to perform and function optimally, and prevent disease manifesting itself in the first place. He has a fantastic ability to convey complex nutrigenomics and biochemistry.
What other delegates have said about Umahro:
“Umahro’s presentation skills are the best I’ve experienced in the nutrition world to date - no slides, just hand-drawn diagrams as he goes along, peppered with memorable (and entertaining) analogies to get the complicated science over.“
"The greatest thing about Umahro is not having the deepest knowledge in human physiology and biochemistry I have ever encountered in a single mind, or pushing himself out of diseases that would probably put any other person on a bed for life.
The most astonishing feature is his ability to explain the most intricate and complex systems in our body with such ease, passion and simplicity that creates both excitement and fun out of the most tedious and tricky subjects. Meeting Umahro was a life and career changing experience.”
Jonathan Cohen MSc, mBANT, CNHC, reg NGC, Dip FMU
Registered Nutritional Therapist, Nutrigenetic Counsellor
Jonathan is a very experienced therapist with an extensive multi-disciplinary experience spanning over 25 years. He is a MSc registered Nutritional Therapist, a member of BANT and registered with the CNHC.
He is a founding director of Functional Diagnostix Ltd and a leading specialist in functional blood chemistry testing and interpretation.
As a clinician, he has specialised knowledge and interest in complex and chronic cases and specialises in the investigation and treatment of modern afflictions including environmental issues. He is Lyme literate with many years of experience in not only Lyme and the associated co-infections, but with patients challenged with M.E, CFS and other puzzling cases.
He is a former Director and Treasurer of BANT, is a registered Nutrigenetic Counsellor, working with nutrigenomic tests and interpretations creating personalised nutritional and lifestyle programmes. He is also the nutritional advisor to MCS Aware the charity for multiple chemical sensitivities, and acts as a mentor and teacher across the profession.
Robyn Puglia FdSc DipION IFMCP mIFM
Robyn is a Clinical Nutritionist and IFM Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner. Robyn is very involved with the field of Coeliac Disease, Gluten-Reactive Disorders and Autoimmune Disease, stemming from her own experiences with Coeliac disease and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Her passion for biochemistry and deep conviction regarding the healing power of food and lifestyle change, has led her to work with complex cases, involving multiple diagnoses, chronic infections and complex health issues such as ME, chronic Lyme and fibromyalgia.
Robyn runs a busy private practice in London and additionally sees clients in Tokyo and New York. She also has a virtual practice via Skype that allows her to work with people who are unable to visit her in person due to ill health or distance.
As well as a busy clinical practice, she provides technical support and education for Regenerus Labs, including Doctor’s Data, DUTCH Labs, BCA Lyme and Viral Labs and Cyrex. Robyn is a well regarded speaker and lecturer in the UK, presenting on Autoimmune Disease, Gut Health, complex biochemistry and clinical case studies. She also mentors other nutritionists and physicians on all aspects of nutrition and Functional Medicine.
Robert Verkerk BSc MSc PhD FACN
Robert Verkerk PhD is an internationally acclaimed scientist with over 30 years experience in sustainability, specifically in the fields of agriculture, food production and healthcare. He has Masters and Doctorate degrees from Imperial College London, where he continued his research for a further 7 years as a postdoctoral research fellow. In 2002, he founded the Alliance for Natural Health International (ANH-Intl), an independent non-profit organisation established in 2002 that promotes natural, sustainable and bio-compatible approaches to healthcare—using ‘good science’ and ‘good law’. Its four core activities are education and awareness-raising, research, legal and advocacy. ANH-Intl’s mission of ‘love nature, live naturally’ covers a wide range of issues related to natural health.
Dr Verkerk is also the scientific director of the Alliance for Natural Health USA and co-founder and scientific director of ANH Consultancy Ltd. He was invited to become a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition in 2014 in recognition of his extensive contributions to natural healthcare.
And our special guest and expert facilitator...
Benjamin I. Brown ND
Ben is a science writer and speaker specialising in nutrition and functional medicine. He is on the advisory board and a lecturer at BCNH College of Nutrition and Health 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 several leading global companies and served on advisory boards for integrative medical clinics and wellness services. He is Director of Clinical Education for Pure Encapsulations.
An established science writer, Ben frequently contributes to peer reviewed scientific journals, is the Editor of the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, Contributing Editor of Integrative Healthcare and Applied Nutrition, the UK’s primary publication for integrative health professionals and is author of The Digestive Health Solution.
Ben’s tertiary qualifications are in clinical nutrition and 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.