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Ben will be presenting at the Herbal Medicine Conference 2020 on 9th October at 1.30pm.

He has called his session "Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder: The Evidence for Integrative and Nutritional Medicine".  Ben has summarised his session below:

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a stress-induced psychiatric disorder that can occur after exposure to traumatic events. With a prevalence of around 12% in clients, PTSD is as common as depression, yet often overlooked. 


With the likelihood of PTSD increasing due both natural and man-made disasters, consideration of integrative and nutritional medicine as a management approach for PTSD is increasingly important. 

Evidence on management options can inform personalized treatment plans; including clinical studies on whole-person integrative treatments and personalised nutritional medicine including vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, n-acetylcysteine and cannabidiol (CBD). This talk explores management options from an evidence-based perspective.

Benjamin I. Brown, ND is a science writer and speaker specializing in nutrition and functional medicine. He is author of The Digestive Health Solution 2nd Ed and contributes regularly to industry magazines and scientific journals. Ben is Contributing Editor of Integrative Healthcare and Applied Nutrition, Director of Clinical Education for Pure Encapsulations UK, and on the Advisory Board and Guest Lecturer at BCNH College of Nutrition and Health. Ben guest lectures at the Institute of Optimum Nutrition (ION) and the Centre for Nutrition Education & Lifestyle Management (CNELM). He hosts Positive Health Podcast. Learn more at