Helen Drake BSc (Hons), Dip Nutritional Therapy, mBANT, rCNHC
Helen joined Cytoplan in June 2016 as Nutritional Therapist based in the South East, she offers tailored expert advice to all Cytoplan customers and support to practitioners and students.
Helen has a BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences from Lancaster University and a Diploma in Nutritional Therapy from the College of Naturopathic Medicine where she graduated in 2009.
As a BANT and CNHC Registered Nutritional Therapist, Helen has worked in private practice in both South East London and Kent, working with clients suffering from a wide range of conditions including fertility and hormonal imbalances, digestive issues, skin conditions, arthritis and weight management. In September 2012, Helen also became a lecturer at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in both London and Brighton.
Helen has an interest in all aspects of nutrition but particularly in fertility and hormonal imbalances and realises the importance of encompassing all aspects of health such as stress management, digestive health and detoxification when supporting clients with these issues.
Nutritional Interventions to Support Cognitive and Neuronal Health
Currently 850,000 people in the UK suffer from dementia and this figure is set to rise to 2m by 2050. Many people experience brain fog, lack of concentration and poor memory which are all signs of sub-optimal cognitive function. There are many factors that can affect cognitive health including; inflammation, oxidative stress, poor gut function, nutritional deficiencies and excess toxicity (this list is not exhaustive). This talk will outline the importance of supporting the underlying factors including reducing neuro-inflammation and supporting synaptic plasticity and Brain Derived Neurotropic Factor (BDNF) production. There will be particular focus on nutrients that research shows are important for cognitive and neuronal health.
EVEN MORE SEMINARS
Dr Jean-Pierre Lin Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, King's Health Partner
Advances in Deep Brain Stimulation Neuromodulation for Movement Disorders in Children
WMW Gedroyc Imperial College healthcare NHS trust, St Mary’s hospital
Transcranial Brain Focused Ultrasound
Heather Campbell Guys & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation trust
Navigating pathways for “invisible patients” in South East London
Dr Tacson Fernandez Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
Spinal cord stimulation in complex pain patient groups
Professor Jeremy Hobart Plymouth University