Helen Drake BSc (Hons), Dip Nutritional Therapy, mBANT, rCNHC

Cytoplan

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.

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Optimal Diet for Musculoskeletal Maintenance, Repair and Recovery

Do you have patients that respond less well to treatment or who take longer to recover after injury? Do you consider this could be due to sub-optimal nutrition leading to ongoing inflammation or a lack of the specific nutrients needed for repair and recovery? More people than ever may be suffering from ‘hidden hunger’. This is when people are eating sufficient calories (often ‘empty calories’) but not getting sufficient nutrients for optimal health leading to a Nutrition Gap or Hidden Hunger. Food farming and production methods, lifestyles, stress and food choices are contributory factors. This talk will explain the foundations of an optimal diet and the importance of gut health, with a special focus on nutrients that research shows are important for musculoskeletal maintenance, repair and recovery.