The Mother and Child Foundation is a charity supporting research and community action to improve the health of women and children worldwide. By demonstrating the fundamental importance of nutrition, its aim is to boost maternal health and prevent brain damage during fetal and infant development, with particular emphasis on the vital role of seafood-dervived fatty acids in brain development.
The Dyslexia Research Trust (DRT) is an Oxford University-based charity investigating new and effective approaches to reading problems. Its focus is on visual and auditory difficulties and how diet and nutrition affects behaviour. The Trust supports clinics for research and treatment and provides unbiased information about dyslexia.
The Institute for Food, Brain and Behaviour exists to conduct research and, on the basis of that research, make positive recommendations to bring about change. As there is no longer any doubt that brain function is affected by the food we eat, and as behaviour is directed by the brain, it should come as no surprise that a clear link exists between food and behaviour.
Food and Behaviour Research (FAB Research) is a charitable organisation dedicated both to advancing scientific research into the links between nutrition and human behaviour, and to making the findings from such research available to the widest possible audience.
Friends of Quinn. Quinn Bradlee is the author of “A Different Life: Growing Up Learning Disabled and Other Adventurers” and is the founder of Friends Of Quinn, an online social network for young adults with learning differences, and for their friends and families.
The McCarrison Society exists to assemble scientific knowledge on nutrition and health that is free from economic and political pressures, with the object of securing the physical and mental health of future generations.
The Health Bank‘s Martina Watts is a qualified Nutritional Therapist practising in Brighton, East Sussex, UK. She studied at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London, and completed the MSc Nutritional Medicine programme at Surrey University with Distinction in 2011. Martina works with children, teenagers and adults to provide them with expert nutritionist advice and recommendations to support their optimal digestive, immune, hormonal and mental health.
Key Changes is a charity providing music engagement and recovery services for young people and adults experiencing a range of mental illnesses. Its innovative approach draws on clinical therapeutic techniques and uses culturally relevant music activities and genres. It aims to have a positive impact on health and wellbeing through reducing symptoms and relapse rates and creating new life opportunities for people using specialist mental health services.
Brain Health Education Research Institute is a small not-for-profit organisation run by retired army Colonel Michael Lewis MD. He is an expert on the use of omega-3 fatty acids for the prevention, management, and rehabilitation of concussions and traumatic brain injury (TBI). His pioneering work has helped thousands of people around the world and he is featured regularly in the media. Michael’s private practice is in the Washington DC area.
An Unprocessed Life is the website of health coach Jocelyn Weiss PhD MPH. “It is the merging of three passions that have guided me throughout my life: public health, nutrition and photography.”
Other useful links:
Do Something Different
The Alliance for Natural Health USA
The Alliance for Natural Health Europe
The Amy Winehouse Foundation
The Feingold Association
The All Parliamentary Food and Health Forum (FHF)
Sane – UK health charity
The Soil Association
Hi Rachel I came along to the conference yesterday with my 21yr old who has ADHD. Interestingly I was supplementing Omega into her diet over 15 years ago but not much was know about it then. You’re talk was interesting and very informative. You mentioned a finger prick test, any info on where you sourced this from..?