Contact Nikki: 07972 257004 or nikki@heartfeltnutrition.co.uk

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Heartfelt Nutrition

Nutritional Therapy, Advice, Education & Support

THE BRAIN HEALTH PROGRAMME

 The Brain Health Programme is a nutritonal and lifestyle coaching programme being delivered by qualified Nutritional Therapists.

 

It has been designed by Cytoplan, a quality supplement company founded in 1990. Cytoplan is wholly owned by the AIM Foundation, a charitable foundation concerned with nutrition and health projects and helping those less able to help themseves in various communities in the UK.

 

The programme looks to optimise brain health and cognitive function using a multi-modal nutrition and lifestyle approach via a series of 6 interactive workshops covering topics shown in reserach as being important for brain health:

 

Nutrition - Poor diet is a signficant factor in conditions affecting the brain.

 

Optimise gut health - Poor gut health increases inflammation and this is one of the features of many chronic health conditions, including cognitive decline.


Stress reduction - Persistently elevated levels of the stress hormone cortisol can kill brain cells and negatively affect brain function.


How to get a good night’s sleep - During sleep our body cells detoxify and cleanse, and our brain cells are no exception.


Exercise - Aerobic exercise protects the brain from damage and helps to produce brand new cells within the brain. Exercise can lift mood and help with stress management.


Brain training - Exercising the brain is important as well! Challening the brain allows new connetions to be created and maintaied.

 

The workshops are designed to help you engage with each aspect of the programme and understand what you need to do to optimise brain health. The Programme will start you on the journey towards understanding and changing your relationship with food with the goal of helping you make long-term, sustainable behaviour changes.

 

Mental Health Issues

 

Mental health problems affect 1 in 4 adults in any given year, with a high propotion of doctors' visits being for stress related illnesses. 

 

Our mood, memory and general wellbeing are dependent on the functioning of our brain cells and the production of brain chemicals, with an imbalance potentially leading to symptoms of anxiety, brain fog, depression, stress and eventually dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. 

 

Keeping the brain's structure in good physical  condition is key to improving mood, memory, cognition, foucs and concentration.

 

Our modern day diet and 21st century living play a signficant role in encouraging the increase in brain decline. Even if it is unintentional, we can all be guilty of doing things which may damage our brain. For example, we consume too much sugar, neglect the consumption of essential fats, get inadequate sleep, experience chronic stress and do not get sufficient amount of daily physical activity. It is mportant to remember that our brain is an organ which is in some way connected to everything else that is happening in the body.


[The above information has been taken from a promotional article produced by Cytoplan.   website: www.cytoplan.co.uk]

The Brain Health Programme Introductory Talk

 

DATES

None at present - please register your interest

COST

Between £5 and £10 depending on venue

 

The Brain Health talk lasts about one and a half hours, with time for questions.

 

As well as giving talks to the public, Nikki also gives talks to established groups - please contact her to discuss.


 

 

The Brain Health Programme
6 Week Nutrition & Lifesylte Coaching Programme

 

DATES

None at present - please register your interest

 

COST

To be determined depending on venue

 

The Programme includes presentations, activities and homework, and also encourages interaction and discussion.