1-day food demo |  Back by popular demand  |  ION CPD 5 hours

This lively food education and tasting day gives lots of practical ideas to support clients, family, friends support their thyroid and adrenal health.

It is now estimated that 75%–90% of visits to GPs and Health care practitioners are now related to the effects of stress. Not only that but research has linked ongoing stress to numerous health conditions and is associated with accelerated aging. Optimal thyroid function is dependent on healthy adrenal function and plays a crucial role in overall health, vitality, mental and physical performance.

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What will I learn?

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • An overview of the adrenal and thyroid glands and their function
  • An overview of the signs and Symptoms of suboptimal adrenal and thyroid health
  • Information on Laboratory testing
  • A deeper understanding of foods and nutrients to support the production of adrenal and thyroid hormones and how to incorporate them in your diet
  • An increased knowledge of the state of current related research and referenced material for those wanting more technical information.
  • Opportunity to taste-test a variety of the foods discussed and to explore different methods of food preparation through practical demonstrations.
  • A selection of recipes and creative solutions for incorporating dietary suggestions.
  • A greater ability to produce individualised client programmes to help improve clinical outcomes.
  • The chance to significantly interact with a highly experienced speaker and gain answers and further ideas pertinent to your specific work or personal experience
  • The chance to network with other individuals and practitioners interested in thyroid and adrenal health and make useful contacts.
Full day programme




Who is this course for?

  • All health care and other practitioners interested in deepening their knowledge around the function of the thyroid and adrenal glands and nutrients to support them
  • Nutritional therapists, nutritionists, dieticians and students
  • Those with thyroid and adrenal conditions
  • Members of the public interested in supporting family and friends



What's included?

  • Presentation materials
  • Pre-course reading materials
  • Drinks and light refreshments
  • The chance to interact with highly experienced speakers and gain answers and ideas pertinent to your work
  • An opportunity to network with other nutrition and complementary medicine practitioners



Who will teach this course?

Christine Bailey is a well- known nutritionist, chef and author of over 13 recipe and health books including Go Lean Vegan. 



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.

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


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Ticket Quantity Price

Thyroid 7 Nov '18 - Practitioner/Public

Decrease Increase £140.00

Thyroid 7 Nov '18 - Student

Decrease Increase £120.00

Thyroid 7 Nov '18 - ION Alumni

Decrease Increase £120.00