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Michael Ash

Michael Ash DO, ND, BSc, RNT has worked with patients for over 25 years through the improvement of the gut brain axis to augment intersecting approaches to recovery of their mental and physical health. He has published numerous related articles, and taught thousands of clinicians across many countries on how and why our bacterial ‘cousins’ collectively known as the microbiome may be retrained (through the use of foods, food concentrates, biological mediators and medicines) to become our allies in the recovery of health. He has contributed chapters to the books, Nutrition and Mental Health a Handbook (2008), Biochemical Imbalances in Disease, Nutrition and Addiction (2010), Supporting Recovery from Food and Substance Misuse with Nutritional and Lifestyle Interventions (2011). He is the Editor of www.clinicaleducation.org, and MD of www.nutri-linkltd.co.uk


Past and present Confer events
Gut-Brain-Heart-Brain
Saturday 1 July 2017

Psychoneuroimmunology and Psychotherapy: Finding the Interface
Tuesday evenings 17 April - 26 June 2012

The Practitioner's body
Friday 4 & Saturday 5 April 2008






Book of the Month
Sharon Stanley
Relational and Body-Centered Practices for Healing Trauma: Lifting the Burdens of the Past


Relational and Body-Centered Practices for Healing Trauma provides psychotherapists and other helping professionals with a new body-based clinical model for the treatment of trauma. This model synthesizes emerging neurobiological....
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Helen Fisher: The brain in love

Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love — and people who had just been dumped... view...

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The Latest Neuroimaging Findings in Borderline Personality Disorder

Altered function in neurotransmitter systems including the serotonin, glutamate, and GABA systems was observed in patients with BPD... read more...