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Gut Health - The Second Brain

We now know that the gut and brain are closely inter-related through bi-directional signaling pathways between the central nervous system and enteric nervous system. Both of these systems operate together in concert to control and manage a diversity of functions, and is known as the gut-brain axis or second brain.  The gut-brain axis is known to impact our immunity, metabolism, appetite, mood, behaviour and emotions.  

The influence of the gut on health and disease is not only due to the gut-brain axis alone. Our gut microbiota (part of an ecological community of microorganisms that inhabit our body, perform tasks vital to life, that we humans are not capable of performing ourselves) also influences our neuro and physiological functions. 

In this exciting workshop, we will present the latest research on the gut-brain axis; demonstrate how to establish a healthy gut; and correct imbalances through dietary and therapeutic recommendations.

This workshop will offer simple, well documented methods to help you, your family, and / or clients achieve optimal health and well-being. Easy to follow recipes will also be provided, along with a mini demonstration.

About the facilitator 'Rowne Jayne'

Rowena's journey to health began when she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in the midst of her ten-year struggle with an eating disorder, in which she fluctuated between emotional eating and starving. Healing herself naturally, Rowena embarked on her true calling in life and delved into the world of health and wellness. 

Rowena is the author of the international best-selling book -The Joy of Real Food.  She has a Bachelor Degree in Health Science (Naturopathy), Advanced Diplomas in Nutrition, Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine, Practitioner Certifications in Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET) and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and has studied Ayurvedic Medicine. Rowena is an internationally respected Yoga Instructor of 13 years and an Advanced Plant-based Chef, trained by award winning culinary chef, Matthew Kenney. She is a Nature Care graduate (Dip RM, Cert EFT) and has completed various courses at the college since 2000.

Rowena works from two Sydney clinics and specialises in Gut health, Emotional Eating & Mental Health. She is a key note speaker for various national events including the Real Food Revolution and The Vegan Festival. She lectures for various colleges, is the ambassador of a number of health companies, and has been featured in a multitude of media platforms, including Hay House Radio.

Rowena delivers her presentations with engaging passion, excitement and an open-hearted approach, whilst offering day to day solutions to enhance your life using natural therapies and mind body medicine techniques. 


Start Date: 11/05/2018

Time: 9.30am to 1.30pm

Duration: 4 hours

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Course Fees: $125.00


"I loved my experience at Nature Care. I made some life long friends, know how to better care for my family and now have a job that I love."

Lisa Snowdon

Nutrition Graduate

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