Nordic Nutrition Conference 2023

Chronically ill? New knowledge about the body's most important organ - THE INTESTINES

Humans are a wandering ecosystem, with more independent microorganisms than the body's own cells.
Until very recently, we did not fully understand the enormous importance of this interaction for our health. Therefore, gut health is now the focus for most chronic inflammatory diseases, including many neurological disorders. At this year's conference, you will get a thorough update on the area and how new research meets one of medicine's biggest challenges, our growing chronic population diseases.

Dr. Alessio Fasano - Gastroenterologist and professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School

We are at the beginning of a new scientific revolution, says Dr. Fasano, in his critically acclaimed 2021 book "Gut Feelings". Our understanding of how to treat and prevent disease has been transformed by knowledge of the microbiome—the rich ecosystem of microorganisms in and on every human being. Every adult carries close to two kilograms of microbes with them, in the form of billions of tiny life forms, - such as bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites, the main weight of which is in the gut. We are as dependent on the microbes as they are on us – a vital interaction that may hold the keys to human health, says Dr. Fasano. We need to change the view of microorganisms as our enemies to a broader understanding of the microbiome as a parallel civilization that we need to understand, respect and engage with for the benefit of our own health.

As a world-leading researcher in this area, Dr. Fasano will present the role of the microbiome in diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, obesity, neurological conditions, autoimmune diseases and cancer, and discuss new research in prebiotics, probiotics, synbiotics and psychobiotics. The interaction between the microbiome and immune function is also of particular importance, says Fasano.

Dr. Thomas N. Seyfried - Professor of genetics and biochemistry, Boston College, USA

Challenging fundamental dogmas in science is difficult, and especially in the field of cancer. This has been experienced by Dr. Seyfried, who claims he is sitting on irrefutable evidence that cancer is NOT a genetic disease as the prevailing opinion says, and is thus due to "bad luck" due to random mutations. In contrast, cancer has clear underlying causes, he says, and is the result of dysfunctional respiration in the cell's tiny power stations – the mitochondria. And this is again due to a persistent toxic cell environment, which is again the result of what we have eaten, how we have lived and what we have been exposed to from external environmental pollutants. Cancer develops slowly, often over years, as a consequence of this. As professor of genetics at the university Boston College in the USA, he has studied this phenomenon for more than 30 years, and in 2012 launched the book "Cancer as a Metabolic Disease". Today, he is a leader in this ground-breaking research, and is gaining more and more followers, also within the established medical environment. Dr. Seyfried presents the latest news about this new understanding of the disease, which is today our biggest cause of death.

Dr. Thomas Rau - Doctor and founder of biological medicine in Switzerland

The vast majority of cancer patients are intestinal wrecks, says Dr. Rau categorically. As the founder of the BioMed Center Sonnenberg, and previously of the Paracelsus Clinic outside Zurich, he is considered a pioneer in complementary medicine, and has developed biological medicine to be recognized worldwide. Today's training of biopaths in Norway is strongly inspired by Dr. Rau. The intestine is the body's most important organ, says Rau, and the first thing we have to do is repair intestinal leaks and clean up the intestinal flora when patients have developed chronic inflammatory diseases - which far too many in our western world are affected by today. The gut and the body's immune system are two sides of the same coin, and must therefore be seen in context. The microbiome must be given a completely different priority in the treatment of diseases. Dr. Rau will also present his recommended cures and methods for cleansing the body of toxins and unwanted microbes. The results of our treatments speak for themselves, says Rau, who has a large influx of patients from all over the world.

Anna Kathrine Ljøgodt
Doctor, master's in nutritional medicine

She has worked with diet, nutrition and gut health in private practice since the early 90s, and works with the treatment and prevention of stress and burnout through her business as a yoga teacher.
In her presentation, Anna Kathrine Ljøgodt will discuss the reasons why allergies and hypersensitivity are on the rise in the western world and present an updated, knowledge-based and comprehensive approach to allergies/hypersensitivity, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and IBD (inflammatory bowel disease). . What is a gut-friendly diet and is it important to eat organic food? The connection between the gut and the brain and the effects of chronic stress will also be highlighted in her lecture.

Tove Marcussen Traheim
Biopath, nutritional therapist and economist

So to speak, everyone who comes to the clinic turns out to have a bowel problem, this is often where it starts! Microbiota is one of the most important things we work with. Imagine that these invisible microbes that exist everywhere both on and inside our bodies are so crucial to how we feel?

Everything from how things are on the psychological level to what problems we struggle with physically. Both small irritations such as a little itching in the skin to the more serious diseases such as cardiovascular diseases and cancer.

I think we have the benefit of treating a patient without the gut and microbiota being one of the first things we tackle.

The lecture's title: "Simple measures for a better microbiota"?

Day Tveiten
Bioengineer, Head of Laboratory Lab1

Dag Tveiten has led Lab1 since 2006. He started Lab1 together with his wife and began a year-long collaboration with senior physician Karl Ludvig Reichelt with the development of various laboratory analyses. Lab1 is today a private medical specialist laboratory for the analysis and investigation of food sensitivities and stomach and intestinal diseases, but also offers analysis within all medical disciplines. Our ambition is to give the individual the help and follow-up they need. We always have the patient in focus and have a broad network of doctors, clinics and nutritional advisors linked to our specialist areas. In this way, we can guide patients on further treatment after an analysis has been taken at Lab1. Dag Tveiten has worked for many years with research and development of laboratory analyzes and also has extensive experience with patients, lecturing, teaching and guidance.

His lecture is entitled:
Can opioid peptides from gluten and milk explain the Gut-Brain connection?

Time: 21. January 2023 - 09.30 - 17.00
Place: Sandvika, Thon hotel Oslofjord

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The head office and production facility of Pharma Nord are located in Denmark. At the factory located in Vojens in Denmark, all Pharma Nord's products are produced according to guidelines for pharmaceutical production. It has a number of advantages for you as a customer. Customers benefit from the control mechanisms that belong to pharmaceutical production in terms of quality, safety and efficacy. When you buy dietary supplements from Pharma Nord, you as a customer can be sure that you are getting products with the same uniform quality and content in every single tablet or capsule. Several of Pharma Nord's products are available in a number of countries both as dietary supplements and as medicines, but not always under the same name. Until now, over 400 studies have been published in which Pharma Nord's products have been used.

In 1981, Pharma Nord was founded and it started with the import of a British selenium product to Denmark. The product was shortly afterwards further developed under the name Bio-Selenium®+Zinc, and is still a cornerstone of the company's product range.

The underlying idea behind the establishment of Pharma Nord was to compensate for deficiencies in the modern diet with dietary supplements with high bioavailability and documented effectiveness. Bio-Selenium®+Zinc embraced this vision.

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