Presenter: Dr Elisabeth Philipps PhD BSc(Hons) BSc Nut. Med.
We often talk about stress – being stressed or in a stressful situation. We know that stress can contribute to a wide range of acute and chronic health conditions including neurological disease states such as Alzheimer’s disease and depression.
But how does stress and the resulting endocrine and neurobiochemical response affect our nervous systems? And how can we maintain a healthy nervous system for resilience when managing stress?
Join Dr Elisabeth Philipps for a comprehensive guide covering all aspects of the central and peripheral nervous systems. She will also discuss a focussed approach on how stress affects nervous system function and dysfunction and how we can manage this through diet, selected food supplements and lifestyle management. Elisabeth will cover:
- An overview of the function, anatomy and neurobiology of the central and peripheral nervous systems, including the somatic and autonomic nervous system
- The autonomic nervous system response to stressors – balancing sympathetic and parasympathetic function
- The Vagus nerve – what is it and why we need to support it’s function to manage health
- Role of the gut-brain axis and endocannabinoid system in nervous system health
- An Integrative medicine approach to managing emotional and physical stress through maintaining nervous system resilience