'The Gut Instinct' Seminar Weekend - EARLY BIRD OFFER £199!!

Availability: In stock

Regular Price: £299.00

Special Price £199.00

Any questions? Call 01639 861593.

Free standard shipping on orders over £50 (UK mainland only).

Orders despatched same day if ordered before 1pm. Next working day shipping also available (UK mainland if ordered before 1pm).


The Gut Instinct Seminar

10/11th November 2018

In November 10/11th 2018 I (Phil Richards) will be running a 2 day workshop along with my colleagues Nigel Plummer Phd & Jamie Pugh Phd, in Worcester.  We will go into great depth on the importance of having a fully functional digestive system for you to acquire optimum health, body fat composition, gain lean muscle tissue and have full mental clarity.

From my (Phil Richards) perspective after studying nutrition for 30 years I know realise that the key to optimum performance is optimum gut health.  From my analysis of several hundred comprehensive blood chemistry analysis over the years I usually see in people low stomach acid, poor bile production, dysfunctional liver & pancreatic function, leaky gut, Small Intestine Bacterial Over Growth and dysbiosis in the large intestine.  When you have one or a number of the above conditions just mentioned it will have a domino effect on the whole body from chronic inflammation, nutrient deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, mood disorders, obesity and autoimmune diseases.

In this dynamic 2 day workshop you will learn everything you need to know about your gut health to optimise your health and performance from 3 leading experts in their fields Phil Richards, Dr Nigel Plummer PhD & Dr Jamie Pugh

If you truly want to gain an edge you truly need to attend this workshop! More details to follow.


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

Cost PP: £299 

Early Bird Offer £199 (Till the end of September 2018)

Places Are Limited First Come First Served

Itinerary - Full details and itinerary coming soon.......

Saturday 10th November

08.30 – 09.00 Registration

09.00 – 11.00 - Phil Richards -Your fully functional digestive system

Information for you to acquire optimum health, body fat composition, gain lean muscle tissue and have full mental clarity. 

Phil will speak about the importance of having optimum HCL production (stomach acid), bile production, liver function, pancreatic function and the gut microbiome for fat loss, muscle gain & optimum performance. From the many hundreds of comprehensive lab tests that Phil has carried out over the years he usually finds that many of his client’s problems were gut related and progress would always be inhibited until the digestive system was corrected first . Phil will also explain what lab tests you can use to see how well your gastrointestinal system is functioning.

11.00 – 11.15 Break

11.15 – 13.15 Jamie Pugh - Probiotics and their effect on performance - Gut Issues in athletes and during exercise: prevalence, causes and solutions

A look into which sports are most susceptible to gastrointestinal symptoms, from mild to performance limiting. Jamie will also discuss some of the most touted causes and dispel the myths behind some of them before finally exploring potential strategies to minimise gut symptoms during exercise.. 

13.15 – 14.15 Lunch

14.15 – 16.15 Nigel Plummer - The Gut Instinct

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. 

16.15 – 16.30 Break

16.30 – 17.00 Q & A with Phil, Nigel & Jamie

Sunday 11th November

09.00 – 11.00 - Jamie Pugh - Probiotics - A New ergogenic aid in sports performance?

With more and more research looking into the effects of probiotics for general health, is there now enough evidence to suggest that probiotics can impact sports performance? After completing three years of studying for a PhD at Liverpool John Morres university with Aliment/PRP, Jamie will discuss his findings with you. You will be right at the cutting edge of the most recent research into this subject.

11.00 – 11.30 Break

11.30 – 13.30 Nigel Plummer - When The Gut Goes Wrong 

In 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. 

In this last lecture Nigel will also 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. 

13.30 – 14.30 Lunch

14.30 – 16.00 Phil Richards - Optimisation of the gut

In this incredible workshop not only will you learn how to optimise your digestive health. Phil will also speak about leaky gut and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, these 2 conditions are very common in people today and can be related to a plethora of health issues from autoimmune disease, obesity, diabetes through to depression & anxiety. Phil will also explain what lab tests you can use to see to see if you have leaky gut and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.

16.00 – 16.30 Q & A with Phil, Nigel & Jamie