Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is an increasingly recognised condition that claims such famous names as Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill and, most recently, comedian and entertainer Rory Bremner, who has spoken openly on BBC Radio 4 of how his condition has affected him, what it is like to live with the disorder and how society’s attitudes to it need to change.
Whilst the actual causes of ADHD are still far from clear, both genetic and environmental factors are thought to be involved. Nutrition also appears to be a key player in the development and progression of ADHD, and sufferers are often diagnosed with low levels of a variety of essential micronutrients and long-chain omega-3 fatty acids. Encouragingly, however, extremely positive results have been seen with straightforward changes to the diet. Combined with other natural treatments, such as chiropractic manipulations, individuals can often be treated both successfully and safely without the need for pharmaceutical intervention.
Combining the knowledge of its three key speakers, ‘Focus on ADHD’ is a one-day event taking place on June 23rd this year, that aims to raise awareness, from diagnosis to treatment, to enable practitioners seeking alternative and nutritional approaches to successfully treat patients with ADHD.
In his talk Professor Basant Puri, world renowned ADHD expert and author of ‘A natural way to treat ADHD’, will cover the history and diagnosis of the condition and outline successful treatment approaches using a unique combination of omega-3 EPA and omega-6 GLA. He will present a summary of research which has been published in authoritative medical journals. Following on from this, Dr Nina Bailey, a nutrition scientist with a keen interest in nutritional interventions for ADHD, will discuss nutritional deficiencies common to those who suffer from the condition, explaining how changes in modern food technologies may play a role. Finally, Dr Darren Barnes-Heath, a chiropractor with a special interest in developmental neurology, will describe how he has successfully combined manual therapy, home-based exercise and nutritional advice to treat over 200 children with learning and behavioural difficulties.
The talks will be followed by a 35-minute question and answer session, and will be an opportunity to interact directly with the speakers. It is hoped that this one-day event will ‘arm’ practitioners with the knowledge necessary to help support clients in managing their symptoms and improving their well-being and long-term health.
Speakers: Professor Basant Puri MA (Cantab), PhD, MB, BChir, FRCPsych, BSc (Hons) MathSci, DipStat, PG Cert Maths, MMath
Dr Darren Barnes-Heath DC BSc CCEP MCC
Dr Nina Bailey BSc PhD
The event is fully BANT accredited and worth 5.5 CPD hours:
Spaces are limited so please reserve your place early. Call +44 (0)1223 358600
Email: Carol Lakey: firstname.lastname@example.org
Entry: £50 to include light refreshment and lunch
10% discount for BANT members
30% discount for student BANT members
30% discount for students
Venue address: Igennus Conference, Unit 10 Chesterton Mill, French’s Road, Cambridge, CB4 3NP. Free parking on site.
To arrange an interview with any of the speakers, please contact Carol Lakey at Igennus on 0845 1300 424 or 01223 358600, or via e-mail: email@example.com