Nutrition for your neurons: brain food

Course Dates: 11/07/20
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Do you want to feel more energised and motivated? Find out how diet and nutrition can support clear thought, concentration and memory. Discover how you can reduce apathy and protect your brain cells.


What is the course about?

This course focuses on how you can use diet and nutrition to make the most of your mind, memory and mood, and how diet can influence the development of degenerative conditions such as memory loss.

What will we cover?

- Improving memory and concentration through diet
- How diet can influence the development of degenerative conditions such as dementia, Alzheimer’s and memory loss
- Causes of low mood and how to address them
- Nutrients needed for a healthy brain chemistry
- Key vitamins and minerals for brain function and how to include them in your diet
- Brain friendly fats
- How inflammation effects brain health
- Devising a diet to optimise brain function.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- List which foods and nutrients are important for healthy brain function
- List which foods are damaging to brain function
- Discuss the causes of mental degeneration
- Devise a diet which optimises brain function.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

No previous experience is necessary: anyone interested in this subject is welcome on the course.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Teaching will be via class discussion, PowerPoint presentations, worksheets, pair work, and lecture. This is a one day course so no homework will be given.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Please bring pens and note paper. Hand-outs will be provided.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You may wish to attend one of the other courses taught by Ellie Holly at City Lit, including 'Vegan and Vegetarian vitality: a nutritional guide'; 'Manage the menopause with a healthy diet', or other courses in the Health & Movement studies programme.


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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

It’s essential and helpful for everyone to have a better understanding of nutrition.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 02/07/2019)
I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to make some changes to their life, whether it personal or educational. There are a lot of things on this course that have motivated and boosted me up to live a better and healthier life to look after the brain
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 01/07/2019)
This course is very interesting in terms of specific information about Alzheimer's disease and other diseases of the brain which symptomise in memory impairment. The course gives information about the importance of the right choice of which variety of food for a healthy brain and gives help in the understanding of those ingredients that are counterproductive.
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Review by Christine / (Posted on 19/06/2016)
Tutor Biographies
Ellie Holly

Ellie Holly has been practising herbal medicine and nutritional therapy for almost twenty years. She is highly qualified and experienced at treating patients with a wide range of health issues. She has been devising, writing and delivering nutrition courses to adults for over ten years. Ellie is passionate about using her knowledge to educate and enlighten people with energy and enthusiasm so that they are empowered to make positive changes in their diets and lifestyles. To find out more about Ellie, the courses she teaches and her work seeing patients in private practise, please visit her website:

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: FNR14

Sat, day, 11 Jul - 11 Jul '20

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £89.00
Senior fee: £89.00
Concession: £89.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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