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Inflamed Mood, Depleted Mind. A scientific and integrated approach to mental health, Sydney CBD



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Date: Tue 28 Oct 14 - Tue 28 Oct 14
Location: 1 New Beach Road, Darling Point, NSW, 2027 DARLING POINT NSW Australia 2027


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Inflamed Mood, Depleted Mind

A scientific and integrated approach to mental health.

Mood disorders significantly reduce an individual’s quality of life, and may result in potentially devastating consequences. These conditions are incredibly common, yet effective medical treatment still eludes us. Over the last decade research has revealed these ailments as true physiological and biochemical illnesses. Thus, correction of these internal imbalances through better lifestyle, diet and supplementation are emerging as equally important as counselling.

We now understand that growth factors (e.g. brain derived neurotrophic factor) exist in areas of the brain such as the hippocampus, and these promote neuronal cell survival and neurogenesis. Studies demonstrate a significant reduction of BDNF and hippocampal size in patients with major depressive disorder. Increasing these growth factors can lead to improved symptoms.

Join us to gain a thorough understanding of the stressors that contribute to anxiety and depressive disorders. You will learn how to accurately identify the presence of specific aetiologies in order to design the most effective treatment protocols for your patients.

Subjects covered
    •    The role of inflammation in mood disorders
    •    Brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and its involvement in mental health
    •    Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and their contribution to anxiety and depression
    •    The gut-microbiome-brain axis, and how “psychoactive bacteria” influence neurotransmitter synthesis and function
    •    Nutritional deficiencies linked to declinations in mental health
    •    The role of intestinal hyper-permeability and fructose malabsorption in mood disorders
    •    How environmental toxins contribute to depressive symptoms
    •    The unique role of sleep
    •    Safe and effective strategies for improving patient response to pharmaceutical anti-depressant therapy
    •    A guide to understanding pathology tests that assist in identifying specific treatment targets
    •    Clinical guidelines for managing anxiety and depression

 

RSVP: Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Seminar: Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Time: 6:30pm for a 7pm start

Buffet dinner to be served at 6:30pm

Subjects covered
    •    The role of inflammation in mood disorders
    •    Brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and its involvement in mental health
    •    Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and their contribution to anxiety and depression
    •    The gut-microbiome-brain axis, and how “psychoactive bacteria” influence neurotransmitter synthesis and function
    •    Nutritional deficiencies linked to declinations in mental health
    •    The role of intestinal hyper-permeability and fructose malabsorption in mood disorders
    •    How environmental toxins contribute to depressive symptoms
    •    The unique role of sleep
    •    Safe and effective strategies for improving patient response to pharmaceutical anti-depressant therapy
    •    A guide to understanding pathology tests that assist in identifying specific treatment targets
    •    Clinical guidelines for managing anxiety and depression

Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Freya Room


Venue Information




Our Speakers


Mrs Belinda Reynolds BScNut&Diet(Hon)

Belinda graduated with an Honours Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics in 2003. She has been involved in the complementary medicine industry for over 18 years, 14 of these working for BioCeuticals. She is currently the Education Manager, and regularly presents to audiences throughout Australia, New Zealand and the US. She has worked as a Practitioner Sales Consultant, Team Leader, Educator and Writer, with an involvement in Marketing and Product Development. Outside of this Belinda has lectured at the Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT) and Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM), contributed nutrition-related articles to a variety of publications, and has been a guest speaker at a number of industry events.

Belinda''s greatest passion is assisting practitioners in developing their knowledge by educating on new research in the area of integrative medicine. Her key interests are mood health, immune modulation, the human microbiome and the impact they have on overall health.





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