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.
Importance of digestive health for repair and recovery
Digestive function plays a major role in our ability to repair and recovery from illness or injury. Poor gut health can also contribute to autoimmune conditions such as fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. This talk will identify ways in which the gut can affect health and how supporting normal digestive function can ameliorate symptoms of disease, reduce inflammation and support immune function to aid healthy repair from illness and injury.