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Inflamed Mood, Depleted Mind - Free online learning

Date: Mon 10 Aug 20 - Wed 12 Aug 20

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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 treatments for a majority of sufferers still elude 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 counseling.

We now understand that growth factors, including brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) exist in areas of the brain such as the hippocampus and 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. Numerous stressors are known to compromise BDNF expression, whilst simultaneously attenuating the normal production and activity of neurotransmitters essential to a healthy mood. Furthermore, an individual’s health status, nutrient consumption, toxin exposure, current and past medication use, and genetic variations (i.e. the presence of single nucleotide polymorphisms or SNPs) will mean that personalised treatment protocols are required to effectively improve both whole body and emotional health.

We have taken one of our most popular presentations and revamped this as it resonates as much today as ever!

Join us over two FREE online sessions 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.

2-day Program

Inflamed Mood, Depleted Mind

Part 1: Monday 10 August 2020
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

  •  Poor Mental Health = Declining CNS Health
  • Neurotransmitters
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Inflammation and Mental Health
  • Q&A

Part 2: Wednesday 12 August 2020
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

  • Quick recap of part 1 session
  • Microbiome – Gut-Brain Axis
  • The Influence of Genetics on Mood
  • Treatment Guidelines
  • Q&A


Subjects covered will include:

  • 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 (e.g. mould and heavy metals) contribute to depressive symptoms
  • the unique role of sleep
  • safe and effective strategies for improving patient response to pharmaceutical antidepressant therapy
  • a guide to understanding pathology tests that will assist in identifying specific treatment targets
  • clinical guidelines for managing anxiety and depression

 Hours of education

For account holders, certificates and access to the recordings will be available on the 'My Enrolments' section of website. You need to be logged into your account to access this information. This webinar qualifies for 2 formal hours of education. 

Our Speakers

Ms Amie Skilton ND DBM BHSc.

Amie graduated in 2001 with a Diploma in Botanical Medicine, an Advanced Diploma in Naturopathy and a Bachelor of Health Science in Complementary Medicine. Clinician, author, formulator and leading industry educator, Amie has been in clinical practice for more than 17 years and has worked concurrently for BioCeuticals for over 14 years as a presenter and writer.


Amie has a special interest in several areas of integrative health including women’s health and hormones, natural fertility, and chronic skin disorders. However, after developing CIRS in 2017, she is now studying Building Biology and is particularly passionate about raising awareness of environmental influences, like mould, on health.

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