Building healthy immunity

Building Healthy Immunity

Cytoplan introduces the Building Healthy Immunity Online Professional Development Series

Based on the success of our debut webinar series earlier in the year, we’re delighted to bring back leading practitioner-researcher, Miguel Toribio-Mateas, and our Technical and Product Training Manager, Helen Drake, with our second Professional Development Series, entitled “Building Healthy Immunity”.3 weekly sessions

Please note that this event is exclusively for health professionals.
Cost: £55     CPD: 4 hours

Are you a practitioner?

£25 creditWe will issue a £25 discount code to ALL Cytoplan practitioner accounts* when you purchase a ticket to our webinar series.

The discount code will be issued at the end of the webinar series in August.

If you’re not already registered with us, please sign up here and you will also be eligible for the discount.

book your place

If you have any questions, please contact Jo Doverman via email: or telephone: 01684 310099

What is the course about?

Immunity refers to the the various biological defence systems that make up the human immune system, a complex network of organs containing cells able to recognise foreign substances in the body, deploying responses that help us adapt to challenges and, ultimately, to destroy them in order to protect us from disease and to keep us healthy and happy.

Over three weeks, the course is aimed at health professionals who wish to learn about simple, yet effective, evidence-based strategies to support their clients’ immunity by means of:

  • Food choices that provide the building blocks needed by different parts of the immune system to work optimally.
  • Behaviours and lifestyle choices known to have an impact on the resilience of the the immune system, with a particular focus on relationship between the mind and the body.
  • Evidence-based use of nutraceuticals, either as standalone products or in “stacks”, i.e. in combinations known to work synergistically with beneficial effects on cognitive domains such as flexibility and memory.
  • Key integrations of the immune system with other body systems, particularly the gut microbiome. The evidence of the connection between the gut and the immune system is substantial and even if this subject has been covered in
    previous courses, the focus will be on the interface between the gut, the microbes living in it, and human immunity.
  • Practical considerations for clinical practice, including how to let your clients / patients know about that you can support their healthy immunity whilst practising safely, without inflated or unrealistic claims, and staying within your scope of practice.

Course structure

The course content will be delivered in weekly sessions on three consecutive Fridays at 12:30pm starting 31st July, in a live 1-hour webinar format with an additional 20 minutes for questions and answers at the end of each session. The sessions will be recorded and will be available for delegates to view at their convenience. So don’t worry if you can’t make a session, you can always catch up at a time to suit you.

Each session will be followed by a Live Instagram session where Miguel Toribio-Mateas will share three key aspects of healthy immunity and why we should care about them, inviting questions from all.

Course dates

Each webinar will begin at 12:30pm and finish at 1:30pm, with extra time at the end for a Q&A.

  • 31st July 2020

    Introduction to human immunity.

    What is it? Can it really be “boosted”? Immune “super” foods and food supplements vs “regular” foods. Reality and evidence checks vs exciting new prospects nutrition and lifestyle clinical approaches.

  • 7th August 2020

    Building healthy immunity via the gut.

    Not your run of the mill “digestive health” or general “gut health” lecture. In this session Miguel will get into why the gastrointestinal system is so crucial to immunity, focusing on the interface between the local immune system to the gut, how it communicates with the rest of the body and the role of the gut microbiome in this all-important space.

  • 14th August 2020

    The role of stress and happiness in immunity.

    Lifestyle medicine and immunity. Evidence-based approaches that complement nutrition to support a healthy immune system.

About the course leaders

Miguel Toribio-Mateas is a clinical neuroscientist and nutrition practitioner, currently working towards a professional doctorate in the area of health neuroscience, using health-related quality of life outcome measures alongside biomarkers from microbiome analysis to assess the complex effects of food on cognitive function and mental health via the gut brain axis.

Helen Drake is a Registered Nutritional Therapist and Product and Technical Training Manager at Cytoplan, who offers tailored expert advice to all Cytoplan customers and support to practitioners and students. Helen has a BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences from Lancaster University and a Diploma in Nutritional Therapy from the College of Naturopathic Medicine where she graduated in 2009. Helen is currently working towards an MSc in Transdisciplinary Practice.

All bookings must be made online via the link below, however if you do have any general queries please get in touch.
Email:     Telephone: 01684 310099

book your place

* T&Cs apply. Your £25 voucher code will be issued within 7 days of the webinar series ending on 14th August 2020.