Supporting Female Health and Hormone Balance
A FREE BANT-funded event offering a unique opportunity to learn from speakers who are leaders in their field of expertise. The event focuses on nutritional approaches to supporting female health and hormone balance via targeted functional and epigenetic testing and optimisation of detoxification pathways.
Learning Outcomes include:
- Exploring how to utilise urinary cortisol, DHEA and steroid hormone testing (DUTCH) to make targeted nutritional changes to optimise hormone balance
- Learning how to manipulate genetic expression via dietary, supplement and lifestyle changes to optimise hormone balance
- Understanding genetic and nutritional influences on breast cancer
- How to optimise detoxification pathways for optimal hormone balance
- Case studies demonstrating application of testing, and dietary & lifestyle changes
Emma Beswick - The COMT Connection
The methylation activity of COMT is integral to the metabolism of, and interactions between, steroid hormones and neurotransmitters. Emma will present an overview of COMT interactions and use a case study to demonstrate the importance of context, including cofactors, inhibitors and functional test results.
Dr. Carrie Jones - Diving Deeper into Estrogen: PCOS versus the Adrenals, Estrogen Metabolism, and Infertility
Dr Carrie Jones will be reviewing the role of hormones in the body, the importance of functional testing (including urinary and genetic SNPs) and discussing the challenges of supporting hormone balance using specific case studies.
Dawn Waldron - Genes for Breast Cancer: Beyond BRCA
90% of people diagnosed with breast cancer don’t have a problem with the BRCA gene. Dawn Waldron, registered nutritional therapist and twenty year survivor, reviews some SNPs that may contribute to breast cancer development, emphasising the need for personalised protocols.
Dr. Lars von Olleschik-Elbheim - Hormone imbalance and detoxification pathways
Dr Von-Olleschik will look at how toxicity build up can contribute to hormonal imbalance, and new methods to reduce the effects.