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It’s easy to list foods in our diet and say whether they’re good for us or not, right? But – is it true? Is good or not true for all of us? And in what context, specifically? And, most importantly – WHY? As a population, we need to ask; how exactly is diet linked to disease? The growing relationship between chronic illness and food means that, increasingly, nurses are required to know how and why a person’s health needs to change. Modern thinking now suggests that striving to improve health is no longer as simple as “input versus output”. Attend this conference to learn how diet and disease are actually linked. Find out how you can realistically enable your patients to improve their health. Discover:
At the core of many people’s struggle with health is an emotional trigger. This does not prevent good health from being achieved, but these emotional causes need to be understood and worked through if health goals are to be achieved. By understanding some of the common factors that affect a person’s mental health, we will gain an appreciation for how your patients can work through the following emotional triggers. It’s time to consider the relationship between mental health and physical health. It includes a look at the following:
There is a clear link between food and mood, and we would testify that our brain is linked to our gut. We are programmed from an early age to connect eating with so many emotions. These may be good, happy, warm, or detrimental emotions. Certain behaviours strengthen this relationship – for the better or for the worse. What does what we know about addiction and the brain mean in relation to what we eat? Can we reprogram our brain to create new pathways? This session looks at:
Every day, research is uncovering more pieces of the puzzle that unlock the complexity of the brain, mind, and body. Many nurses feel frustration despite the efforts of health education. Are we going about health promotion the wrong way? Understanding and mapping out the unique pieces of the puzzle for each person is the key to better outcomes. Topics include:
For many years people have argued whether the best solution to lowering cholesterol is to diet and exercise or to use statins? This session will look at the benefits of both treatments and how they differ in effectiveness. It includes:
Weight gain is often associated with poor diet and lack of exercise. However, there are many factors that can contribute, such as medications. This session will look at the vicious cycle that exists with obesity and how it is a leading cause of chronic disease. It includes:
Ketogenic, low carb, and fasting diets have become more popular in recent times, but should we consider them for our patients? This session looks into current so-called fad diets and includes:
Therapeutic diets are increasingly becoming more common for the management of gastrointestinal disorders. This session will look into whether these changes in diet can negatively impact on nutrition. It includes:
It is well known that folic acid is recommended for women trying to conceive; however, there is a range of benefits from many dietary considerations. This session will explore this.
Nutritional supplements are plastered all over the media every day, suggesting they are needed to maintain good health. Although many are relatively harmless and have some health:
Often, anorexia nervosa is associated with an unhealthy low weight range. This is not always the case. This session will explore atypical anorexia and the consequences that may occur when there is a poor relationship with food. Topics include:
Patients with a diagnosis of type 1 or 2 diabetes may benefit from certain nutritional approaches. However, with so much pseudo-nutrition advice available for consumption, how can we assess which approaches may best manage certain symptoms? This session considers the evidence behind these nutritional approaches and discusses:
Evidence clearly shows that health and nutrition go hand-in-hand. As we age this becomes increasingly more significant when an older adult is sick or has been injured. This session will look at the effects of nutrition on an older adult and how malnutrition can quickly become a reality. It includes:
Bariatric surgical procedures are increasingly used as approaches for weight loss. However, when are they indicated, which type, for who, and why? This session will provide an overview of the surgical approaches to weight loss and include some of the pros and cons of various common procedures. It includes:
The established connections between chronic illness and food mean that increasingly, nurses are required to explain why and engage with patients to meaningfully improve their health. This ability to recognise and act on clinical indicators of impaired health as a result of diet is becoming a key feature of modern nursing. Nurses growingly need to demonstrate nutritional literacy so as to assist a person to improve their health outcomes, and importantly, prevent, and in some cases, treat their disease. As people, often with the same questions and struggles as their patients, there’s a timely need time to empower nurses to help themselves, in order to help others.
The purpose of this conference is to examine the link between diet and disease and integrate this knowledge into nursing practice so as to improve health outcomes for patients.
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