Welcome to the Academy of Nutritional Medicine - an international interdisciplinary forum for advancing nutritional medicine. Our principal aims are:
• Working towards the integration of conventional and complementary medicine
• Bringing together academic expertise in nutritional medicine
• Providing high-quality information on new developments and therapeutic approaches in nutritional medicine to both practitioners and the public
• Offering a multidisciplinary clinic to patients so they can benefit from our combined expertise
Our approach is to combine the skills of nutritionists and other natural therapists with those of medical doctors. We want to make widely available what we feel is the best treatment for different conditions. This includes established practice as well as new developments in the field of nutrition and other disciplines.
We strive for interdisciplinary exchange at regular meetings of nutritional therapists/naturopathic doctors (NDs) and medical doctors (MDs), where client cases are presented and discussed, both in person and via video-conference.
Patients can be confident that their practitioners always have the entire AONM network behind them, and that their cases will be discussed (anonymously and confidentially) in the wider group wherever the practitioner knows that this could be of benefit to the patient. This ensures that every patient receives truly integrated treatment.
We hold specialist training sessions with NDs, MDs and lab experts where various tests are interpreted from an integrative perspective, such as haematology and biochemistry blood tests, thyroid function tests, cortisol/DHEA, hormone panels, and ATP/mitochondrial profiles.
For information about the third and latest major conference on chronic diseases Lifting the Veil III - ANSWERS Stepping Outside the Box, held on 15th May 2016 including slides presented by speakers, click here.
See below for more information on Lifting the Veil I and II.
02 OCT 16
DR. ARMIN SCHWARZBACH & GUEST SPEAKERS
14:00 - 14:45 DR. ARMIN SCHWARZBACH
Lyme Disease and viruses: Their Role in Degenerative & Autoimmune Conditions
Dr. Armin Schwarzbach will examine the mechanisms by which Lyme Disease can be a causative factor in autoimmune conditions. Hashimoto's and rheumatoid arthritis are just two of many where Borrelia have been evidenced. Cross-reactive antibodies to spirochetal and self-antigens are known to lead to degenerative musculosceletal diseases such as Sjögren's syndrome and other connective tissue disorders. Dr. Schwarzbach will highlight how important it is to consider bacterial and viral infections in autoimmune and degenerative disease of all kinds, and describe relevant diagnostic tests.
14:45 - 15:45 DR. LOUIS TEULIERES
Chronic Lyme and Neurological Disorders: Is Phage Therapy for Chronic Borreliosis Possible?
Dr. Louis Teulieres will introduce borrelia strains and forms, with a focus on parasite and host relationships, including intracellular, persister, cyst and other forms/colonies.
15:45 - 16:15 BREAK
16:15 - 17:15 DR. HERBERT RIXECKER
Oral and TMJ Therapy as a Key Discipline in Lyme and Co-infections
Dr. Herbert Rixecker almost had to give up his profession as a maxillofacial surgeon – his hands had grown stiff, he was unable to operate. He found that he was suffering from Lyme Borreliosis as well as Bartonella, Mycoplasma and Chlamydia pneumoniae. Antibiotic therapy was unsuccessful. He was about to give up in desperation when a colleague was able to diagnose the problem: Lyme had colonised a specific site in his jaw and triggered a pernicious form of neuroborreliosis that was affecting the nerves to his hands.
Once his wisdom tooth was extracted he felt immediate relief. Since that day he has regained full use of his hands and is pain-free. He realised that dental issues were often the key to recovery from Lyme Disease, and has dedicated his work to this field. He has an integrative technique that uses a number of specialists to assess a patient’s skeletal structure “from top to toe“, as misalignment can lead to weaknesses in the temporomandibular joint. Nests of infection build that can quickly reach the central nervous system and wreak havoc throughout the body. Dr. Rixecker will present details of his findings, as well as his targeted therapeutic approach.
17:15 - 17:30 DISCUSSION AND Q&As
17:30 SEMINAR ENDS
LOCATION: Holiday Inn London Regent's Park
TIME: 14:00 – 17:00
TICKETS: click here
26 NOV 16
Natural Therapies for Chronic Illness with Judy Rocher
Judy Rocher, Education and Training Manager at Rio Trading Company, will deliver an interactive workshop to provide the most up-to-date nutritional and herbal protocols for Lyme Disease and its co-infections.
Designed specifically for nutritionists and health professionals, but accessible to patients and carers, this instructive course will lead you through a holistic approach to treating Lyme and associated infections to ensure you get the best outcome for your clients including:
Attendees will learn about the difficulties with conventional Lyme treatments, and will learn practical information on how best to help their clients. They will develop their ability to distinguish between different types of Lyme disease and recognise which areas of the body are most affected by Lyme, enabling them to adjust the protocols and achieve improved results. Areas covered will include Neuroborelliosis, Lyme arthritis, eye involvement, tingling/numbness and more.
Hosted By the Academy of Nutritional Medicine (AONM)
Sponsored by Rio Trading Company
For more information on Lifting the Veil I – Infectious Pathogens & Their Role in Chronic Disease, March 8th 2015 including slides presented by speakers, click here.
For more information on Lifting the Veil II - Chronic Diseases, What's Really Going On?, November 15th 2015 including slides presented by speakers, click here.
DVDs and Handout from the ACUMEN seminar are now available for purchase
Two excellent quality DVDs are now available with the full contents of the ACUMEN seminar held last September by Dr. Charles Forsyth.
These tests for mitochondrial function and toxicological status are described in detail, with background on their relevance for therapy. An in-depth handout (including three test cases) with 150 pages is also provided.
Cost: £55 (DVDs and handout), or £40 (DVDs only)
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase a copy.
HOW WE WORK”
Let food be
thy medicine and medicine be thy food