1-day food demo |  New Course  |  ION CPD 5 hours

Poor gut health is at the root of many chronic health conditions.  Many people struggle with ongoing digestive symptoms, including bloating, pain and heartburn.

This lively food education and tasting day will provide you with a 5 step plan for restoring digestive health

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What will I learn?

This day aims to give lots of practical ideas and advice.  By the end of the course participants will have:

  • An understanding of the root causes of poor digestive health
  • Explored SIBO, gut infections, gut permeability, food allergies and other issues
  • Information on laboratory testing and interpretation
  • Creative solutions for incorporating dietary suggestions in client programmes and for personal use
  • Taste-tested a variety of foods
  • Dietary strategies, including low FODMAP and paleo
  • How to use fermented foods to support health and healing
  • Appreciated specific supplements and approaches that can aid gut healing and health.
Full day programme




Who is this course for?

  • Nutritional therapists, nutritionists, dieticians and students who want to understand approaches to gut healing
  • All health care and other practitioners interested in deepening their knowledge about gut healing and immune health
  • Members of the public interested in supporting family and friends



What's included?

  • Presentation materials
  • Drinks and light refreshments
  • The chance to interact with highly experienced speaker and gain answers and ideas pertinent to your work
  • A selection of recipes to take away
  • An opportunity to network with other nutrition and complementary medicine practitioners



Who will teach this course?

Christine Bailey is an award-winning nutritionist, chef and author of over 14 recipe and health books, including “The Gut Health Diet”, which focuses on gut healing including the use of fermented foods.



How will I be taught?

Christine will explain key principles at the same time as preparing dishes for participants to sample. Participants will be able to taste many of the foods and products discussed; be able to explore the benefit of using different foods and nutrients and be able to ask questions to the speaker to better understand principles and practice.

Technical language may be used at times. Participants will not be involved in food preparation and cooking  but will sample some delicious drinks and dishes and a few novel ingredients and products.

Space is limited to 26 participants. You will be provided with an educational resource that outlines key principles and relevant foods; recipes for dishes/products made on the day and other favourites.

Materials will be provided electronically approximately two weeks before the course. In order to reduce our global footprint, hard copies of materials will not be provided on the day. Delegates are welcome to bring the materials on electronic devices; print and bring the materials or take notes and refer to the electronic versions at a later date. Please note if you book less than 14 working days before the course you may have to wait a few days to receive the link to materials. If you book less than 5 working days before the course or on the day, we cannot guarantee that you will receive the link until after the course.

PLEASE NOTE: Education research demonstrates that participants learn most when they focus on the speaker and write their own short personalised notes rather than writing on the materials provided. We therefore encourage participants to use any longer materials provided eg powerpoints as reference materials when home and there is no need to print them all for the day. We encourage participants to think in advance about the key questions you would like answered by the day and for you to tailor your learning, questioning and note taking to address these.



Good to know

  • Registration starts at 9:30AM
  • Please check you have read ION’s FAQs including our cancellation and refund policy before booking
  • If registering as a student, ID proof will be required on the day. Failure to bring proof will result in the full price of the event being invoiced
  • Price includes drink and light refreshments throughout the day. Lunch is not provided but there is a fantastic selection of cafes and restaurants within a 5 minute walk as well as a range of independent and high street shops and attractive outdoor spaces, including a section along the River Thames.
  • Use of public transport is advised. There is no free parking in the immediate area. For full parking details visit the Richmond Council website
  • An electronic link to course materials/handouts (if any) will be provided approximately two weeks in advance
  • If you have an issue making a booking please email us [email protected]


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Ticket Quantity Price

Gut Health 6 March '19 - Practitioner/Member of public

Decrease Increase £140.00

Gut Health 6 March '19 - Student

Decrease Increase £120.00

Gut Health 6 March '19 - ION Alumni

Decrease Increase £120.00