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The Gut Brain Connection Seminar

27/28th January 2018

In this dynamic 2 day workshop you will learn everything you need to know about enhancing your brain and gut health to optimise your health, mood & concentration from 2 leading experts in their fields Phil Richards (Brain Nutrition) & Dr Nigel Plummer PhD (Gut Health). 

Phil Richards and Dr Nigel Plummer


Location: The Pear Tree Inn & Country Hotel, Smite Lane, Worcester. WR3 8SY

Cost PP: £299 

Early Bird Offer £199 (Till the end of December)

Places Are Limited First Come First Served

Itinerary (Times may be subject to change)

Saturday 27th January

08.30 – 09.00 Registration

09.00 – 11.00 Brain Busters - In this presentation Phil will go through the multiple factors which are literally destroying our brains from toxic thoughts, excess stress, nutrient deficiencies, iron overload, mercury toxicity, fluoride overload, alcohol, excess caffeine, mobile phones through to sleep deprivation etc.

11.00 – 11.15 Break

11.15 – 13.15 The Remarkable Gut - The gut is the most multifunctional organ in the body, and contains 80% of our immune system, 70% of our hormonal output, and possesses its own 'nervous system' connected to our brain. In this presentation, Nigel will provide a comprehensive and fascinating overview into the functions of the gut and how together with its microbiome, interacts with virtually all other parts of our physiology.

13.15 – 14.15 Lunch

14.15 – 16.15 Brain Builders  - In this presentation Phil will give you all the information you need to know on how to nourish your brain for optimum health & performance.  Learn which omega 3’s to 6 ratio you need to consume per day to ensure your brain is getting enough essential fatty acids in the right balance.  Also learn what are the best foods & supplements you need to ensure your brain can function to full capacity and also to create the right environment for a great sense of well being, make better decisions and have a better ability to focus and retain information.

16.15 – 16.30 Break

16.30 – 17.00 Q & A with Phil & Nigel

Sunday 28th January

09.00 – 11.00 When The Gut Goes Wrongin this presentation Nigel will outline how and why the functions of the gut, and it’s microbiome can be disrupted , and why intensively training athletes often present with multiple gut symptoms such as pain, bloating, nausea, diarrhoea/constipation. Causative, inputs such as stress, antibiotics, exercise induced inflammation, and endotoxemia and poor diet will be discussed. Additionally, because the gut is connected with all parts of our physiology including the brain – of ten via the microbiome, the repercussive impacts of gut disruption have far reaching effects on everything from mood, and cognitive function to energy production, and immune function. 

11.00 – 11.30 Break

11.30 – 13.30 The Hormone Brain Connection - In this presentation Phil will show you why it is essential to ensure your hormones are in the optimal zone on a blood test.  Why?  Medical research acknowledges the link between hormonal imbalances and depression; however, conventional doctors rarely evaluate and address hormone status when treating depression. The relationship between your hormones and brain is absolutely remarkable for example brain cells have more thyroid hormone receptors than any other tissue, which means that a proper uptake of thyroid hormone is essential for the brain cells to work properly. A drop in oestrogen during menopause is associated with reduced serotonin production and a negative impact on mood and cognition. In addition, testosterone deficiency has been linked with depression in men, which is not surprising since testosterone plays an important role in brain function, including mood regulation.  And, the list of symptoms continue with hormone imbalances you will have full clarity by the end of this presentation the crucial role hormones play in our mood and what tests we can get done to ensure our brain is performing to its maximum.

13.30 – 14.30 Lunch

14.30 – 16.00 Optimising Gut Function – In this last, lecture Nigel will outline the essential nutrients required to optimise gut function. This will include the practical use of probiotics and prebiotics, glutamine, n-acetyl glucosamine, even mechanisms for reducing allergy. Finally Nigel will announce new research for the first time which strongly indicates a groundbreaking positive role for probiotics in enhancing performance in intensively training athletes.

16.00 – 16.30 Q & A with Phil & Nigel