Events & Seminars

Special Events

Detox for Hormone Balance
Dee Brereton-Patel
Wed 17th July
6.30pm – 8.30pm
Weight and Thyroid Management with Seaweed
Dr Craig Rose ‘Dr Seaweed’
Thu 18th July
6.30pm – 8.30pm
Thu 18th July
6.30pm – 8.30pm
Wed 31st July
6.30pm – 8.30pm
Thu 25th July
6.30pm – 8.30pm
Thu 25th July
6.30pm – 8.30pm
Mon 16th September
7.00pm – 9.00pm

CNM Workshops

Sat 31st August 2019
10.00am – 5.00pm
Mon 16th September 2019
10.00am – 3.00pm
Sun 20th October 2019
10.00am – 5.00pm
Sun 24th November 2019
10.00am – 5.00pm

Detox for Hormone Balance

Speaker: Dee Brereton-Patel

Manchester, Wed. 17th July. 6.30pm-8.30pm.

‘Detox’ has become a popular health trend, but what does it mean and do we really need to focus on ‘detoxing’?

Detoxification, from a qualified nutritional perspective, is to support and even enhance normal detoxification processes, whilst reducing exposure to foods, drinks and environmental substances that can cause a burden in the digestion and elimination processes. Increasing foods higher in nutrients that specifically support these processes can help to reduce the ‘toxic load’ and allow body systems to function more efficiently.

Enhancing natural detoxification processes through food and lifestyle factors can be hugely beneficial for hormone health, and in women can help to improve symptoms associated with the menstrual cycle, menopause and chronic conditions such as PCOS, skin complaints and fatigue.

A Qualified Nutritional Therapist will help clients to ‘detox’ by removing those foods negatively affecting the body’s assimilation and excretion processes and replacing them with nutrient-dense and easily digestible alternatives.

By understanding what a real detox is and what to aim for, you, too, can learn how to implement detoxification into your daily diet to balance hormones and energy levels and maintain your overall health.

About the Speaker: Dee Brereton-Patel

Following a 10-year career in research and development, Dee re-trained as a Nutritional Therapist and went on to become the Founder of Optimised Personal Wellness, a health clinic and personal training gym in Manchester city centre.  Dee and her team are passionate about using nutrition and exercise to help people improve their health.


Venue:CNM Manchester, Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount St, Manchester M2 5NS

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Gut Health and Weight Loss

By Rhian Jones, Nutritional Therapist, CNM Nutrition Director

London, Thu. 18th July. 6.30pm-8.30pm.

Gut bacteria have recently become the focus of research due to their powerful ability to significantly affect weight loss and weight gain.

So strong is the link between gut bacteria and weight control that health researchers are now seeking to target gut bacteria in their therapeutic protocols as a route to curbing the rates of obesity.

In this talk, obesity expert and Nutritional Therapist Rhian Jones will offer an insight into how the diversity of gut bacteria significantly affects weight gain, hunger, satiety, hormone production and mood.

Attendees will learn the important role of gut bacteria in weight control and how they can take steps to eat their way to a healthy weight.

About Rhian Jones

Rhian Jones is the Nutrition Director for the College of Naturopathic Medicine. She is also a qualified and practising Nutritional Therapist and Herbalist with a special interest in Obesity and the microbiome.


Venue:CNM London, 25 Percy Circus, London WC1X 9EU.

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Weight and Thyroid Management with Seaweed

Speaker: Dr Craig Rose ‘Dr Seaweed’

Edinburgh, Thu. 18th July. 6.30pm-8.30pm.

A natural source of iodine, seaweed can help with weight management and healthy thyroid function. Marine biologist and wild-seaweed harvester, Dr Seaweed is passionate about bringing all the benefits of seaweed into your everyday life. In this talk he will offer insights on how introducing seaweed into your diet can benefit your health.

Dr Seaweed is an international speaker who has collaborated with the BBC, Channel 4 and numerous newspapers and magazines.

Venue:CNM Edinburgh, Room E14, Napier University Merchiston Campus, 10 Colinton Rd, Edinburgh, EH10 5DT.

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Reduce Stress with Nutrition

Speaker: Andrea Bayles

Birmingham, Wed. 31st July. 6.30pm-8.30pm.

Stress is a common problem we all have to deal with at some point in our lives. There are many factors that stress the body – external pressures (work, family responsibilities) and internal influences – what we eat and how our digestive, immune and nervous systems are functioning. An important part of any stress response includes identifying and reducing the causes.

The good news is that there are plenty of simple lifestyle changes that we can make to help us manage our stress levels and eating a healthy diet is key to helping our bodies manage the impact caused by stress.

In this talk, we will take a deeper look into the effects of stress on the body and how eating certain foods and nutrients can provide support.

Venue:CNM Birmingham, Edgbaston Room, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre, 53 Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham B15 2RS

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Nutrition for Hormone Balance

Speaker: Rosie Letts

Bristol, Thu. 25th July. 6.30pm-8.30pm.

Healthy hormones dictate fertility, metabolism, growth and mood.

Understanding what negatively affects hormonal balance in food and environment and combining this understanding with the knowledge of core nutrients supporting hormonal health is a powerful step towards eliminating hormone-related health concerns such as weight control, fertility, PMS, menopause and more.

In this in-depth talk, Nutritional Therapist Rosie Letts will explain the core dietary and environmental drivers of hormonal imbalance and show you how to live and eat in order to regain hormonal balance for whole, vibrant health.

About the Speaker

Rosie Letts is a leading Nutritional Therapist who operates from a private practice in Bristol. She specialises in weight management, digestive health, fertility and sports nutrition, working with clients to make changes that drive lasting results.

Venue:CNM Bristol, 1B Woodlands Court, Ash Ridge Road, Almondsbury, Bristol, BS32 4LB

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Nutrition for Inflammation

By Sue Potgieter, Nutritional Therapist, DipCNM, mANP

Brighton, Thu. 25th July. 6.30pm-8.30pm.

By the time you become aware of inflammation, it is highly likely there has been chronic, low-grade inflammation in your gut.  This low grade inflammation, one of the key drivers of modern day chronic disease, may show itself as digestion problems years before chronic disease is detected.

Understanding where inflammation begins, and how to eat in order to reduce it, is one of the single most powerful dietary adjustments an individual can make.

In this talk, Sue will explain how your gut is the core from which inflammation arises and the powerful effects of inflammation on health and disease.

You will learn how to reduce inflammation through nutrition and eat yourself away from chronic disease.

About the speaker

Sue Potgieter DipCNM mANP is a Nutritional Therapist who works with clients to help them connect with the food and lifestyle changes she recommends. Her special interest is in detecting the source of a physical problem and working 1:1 with clients to help them regain the vibrant energy they need to feel well.

Venue:CNM Brighton, Friends Meeting House, Ship St, Brighton BN1 1AF

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Ferment your Way to Vibrant Health

Speaker: Sandor Ellix Katz

London, Mon. 16th September. 7.00pm-9.00pm.

Sandor Katz is the original fermentation revivalist, author and speaker on all things ferments with over 20 years of knowledge and experimentation under his belt. In his words:

“My interest in fermentation grew out of my overlapping interests in cooking, nutrition and gardening. It started with sauerkraut. I found an old crock buried in our barn, harvested cabbage from our garden, chopped it up, salted it, and waited. That first kraut tasted so alive and powerfully nutritious, I have made sauerkraut ever since, earning the nickname Sandorkraut, even as my repertoire has expanded. I have explored and experimented widely in the realm of fermentation, and my mission is to encourage home fermentation experimentalists and propel more live-culture foods out into our culture.”

During this event Sandor will be sharing his considerable experience on the healing qualities and nutritional importance of live-culture ferments and how they can help to improve digestion and general health.

You will put in practise what you have learnt thanks to a live demonstration that will show you how simple it is to ferment at home.

Venue:CNM London, 25 Percy Circus, London, WC1X 9EU.

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CNM Workshops

Wild Food Cooking with Foraged Foods

London, Sat 31st August, 10.00am – 5pm

There is wild food all around us all of the time. Food that is not only delicious but packed full of healthy nutrients due to its wild nature. Wild foods contain more nutrients and benefits than farmed foods.

As well as being seasonal, fresh, and (mindfully harvested) eco-friendly, understanding how to utilise the wild foods and herbs around you will add superb flavour, colour and nutrition to your menus.

During this workshop you will learn:

  • How to find, identify and forage for ingredients
  • Create a menu using wild foods and herbs
  • Outdoor work and cooking
  • How to make foods more interesting with wild ingredients
Venue:CNM London, 25 Percy Circus, London, WC1X 9EU.

Eventbrite - Wild Food Cooking with Foraged Foods - CNM London

Fermentation Masterclass with Sandor Katz

London, Mon 16th September, 10.00am – 3pm

This masterclass will teach you all you need so you can start making your own fermented vegetables, fruit and drinks.

We will discuss all the health benefits of including fermented foods in your daily diet and how to get all the nutritional information you need to heal your gut and be healthier all around. The group is small with a maximum of 16 so you will have plenty of opportunity to ask questions.

This workshop is a hands-on workshop and all recipes are included.

You will learn how to make:

  • Various dry-fermented Sauerkrauts
  • Kimchi
  • Cultured Krauts
  • Fermented Pickles
  • Fruit ferments
  • Kefir
Venue:CNM London, 25 Percy Circus, London, WC1X 9EU.

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Fermented Drinks for a Happy Gut

London, Mon 20th October, 10.00am – 5pm

Fermented foods and drinks are enormously beneficial for a healthy gut. Knowing how to ferment drinks is a simple way of adding a healthy dose of good bacteria and yeasts to your daily life.

In this workshop you will learn the health benefits and techniques of creating:

  • Kombucha
  • Kefir
  • Kvass
  • Honey-fermented cordials
Venue:CNM London, 25 Percy Circus, London, WC1X 9EU.

Eventbrite - Fermented Drinks for a Happy Gut - CNM London

Zero-Waste Cookery

London, Sun 24th November, 10.00am – 5pm

Go zero-waste, plastic-free and totally green with your cooking by making more use of your ingredients.

In this practical workshop, attendees will learn how to utilise the parts of foods that commonly end up in the dustbin during food preparation and cooking.

I will show you how to turn common kitchen waste items into delicious food flavourings, decorations and seasonings.

We will cover how to create foods using:

  • Peels
  • Skins
  • Arial plant parts and leaves
  • Stalks and pips
Venue:CNM London, 25 Percy Circus, London, WC1X 9EU.

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