Making the Best of Stress

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PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS EXCLUSIVELY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS.

Making the Best of Stress

Clinical nutrition and lifestyle approaches to manage stress, promote resilience and support neuroplasticity.

Saturday 7th October 2017 | 10am - 5pm

A healthy lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the day.



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Most people seeking the advice of a health professional who with a whole-person approach are likely to be suffering from some sort of stress in their lives, whether this relates to professional or personal matters (or both). Also, with a wealth of information available, it is not uncommon for individuals to be confused about what is best for them. Concerns about their health issues and what to do about them is an additional stress – itself a known contributory factor in the development of cognitive decline and brain ageing.

In this workshop, Dr John Briffa and Miguel Toribio-Mateas will explore evidence-based clinical nutrition and lifestyle approaches to manage stress, promote resilience and support neuroplasticity. This exciting education day has been specifically designed for health practitioners who follow a functional or whole-person approach.

What will I learn?

The speakers will cover the following subjects in a practical, clinically applicable manner. The focus is for the day to provide you as a practitioner with takeaways that you can implement in your clinical practice from that same day:

- The stress response, and the role of the adrenal glands and the hypothalamus, pituitary, adrenal axis (HPAA)
- The positive aspects of the stress response and ‘hormesis’
- Problems with excessive stress including heightened levels of cortisol and, ultimately, ‘adrenal fatigue’
- The role of the autonomic nervous system in stress, and the relevance of ‘heart rate variability’

The workshop will provide clinical strategies for supporting the body’s stress response including through the use of lifestyle factors such as diet, physical activity, sleep, and breathing. The workshop will also encompass psychological approaches that help that afford relative protection from the negative effects of stress and boost resilience and resourcefulness.

The day will also cover dietary and supplementary approaches and for supporting and modulating adrenal, thyroid and nervous system function, including cognitive function. The workshop will reveal the best evidence available on how to support neuroplasticity (the ‘rewiring of the brain’) with nutrition and lifestyle interventions




About the speakers

Dr John Briffa BSc (Hons) MB BS (Lond)

Dr John Briffa BSc MB BS (Lond) is a practising doctor, internationally-published author, speaker and facilitator. After graduating with honours from University College London School of Medicine in 1990, he specialised in functional and lifestyle medicine. Dr Briffa practices at Highgate Hospital and the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth in London, UK. He is also active in the education of other doctors, and is a visiting lecturer at Imperial College, London.

Dr Briffa is an expert in the use of lifestyle strategies for optimising wellbeing, performance and resilience. For 20 years he was worked with a wide range of organisations to improve individual and organisational performance and sustainability.

He is a former health columnist for the Daily Mail and the Observer and has written for more than 50 newspapers and magazines. Dr Briffa is a regular guest on radio and TV and has been a featured expert on Channel 4 News, ITV News, BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio 4.

Miguel Toribio-Mateas MSc, BSc (Hons), PgDip, FBANT, NTCC, rCNHC

Miguel is one of Britain’s leading nutrition practitioners with a specialism in ageing science. Following successful completion of a masters in clinical neuroscience at Roehampton University; Miguel was awarded a Santander Bank doctoral research scholarship for work-based learning, an award given to one candidate per year to develop a practice-based research project over a 3-4 year period, aiming to produce research outcomes that benefit the researcher’s practitioner community.

Miguel’s academic and professional background is trans-disciplinary and features post-graduate education in nutritional and metabolic medicine, as well as in systems complexity and international business. He also has 20 years of experience in stakeholder engagement and education, including senior consultant roles for some of the world’s top scientific research publishing organisations, and more recently in biotechnology.

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