Dr Nigel Abraham
Cambridge Nutritional Sciences
A specialist in the development of innovative diagnostic assays and their applications. Specialising in the fields of Immunology, allergy and food intolerance. He has been providing laboratory services in the field of functional medicine for over 20 years.
Trained originally in pathology at St. Georges Medical School and went on to study Immunology at the University of Surrey. A specialist in allergy and hormones and he has been involved in extensive research in the field of chemical mediators of allergic disease and salivary hormone diagnostics and has published several scientific papers.
A Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science and a chartered scientist. He is a passionate advocate for the role of functional medicine participating in both student and practitioner education, lecturing at many of the major education centre''s as well as regularly holding seminars and presentations as part of the continuing professional development for practitioners.
Stress, Food Intolerance & Sport Performance: Overtraining Syndrome
Interactions between the digestive system, brain functions and IgG mediated immunity against food antigens is of growing interest. Fatigue, mood disturbances, under performance and gastrointestinal distress are common among athletes. Intense exercise can initiate a stress response activating the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axes, resulting in increased intestinal permeability followed by specific IgG response against food antigens, leading to food hypersensitivity and the activation of inflammatory responses, negatively impacting on athletic performance.