Crohns Colitis Auckland
About our Support Group
Crohns Colitis Auckland is run by volunteers to provide information and advice to people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), their family and friends.
We hold 4 public meetings annually and publish 4 newsletters each year for members. We also have a library of books on IBD that are available to members.
Our volunteer team is available by email or by leaving a message on our answer phone. If you would like to talk to someone who has been through similar treatment or surgery to yourself; we can put you in touch with someone who is willing to provide Information, advice or support.
We have social functions and are open to new ideas from members for different activities.
We can access information from doctors and nurses who help us answer your questions.
Our meetings are usually attended by IBD experts - gastroenterologists, IBD nurses and other health professionals who speak on the different aspects of IBD management, treatments, nutrition, etc.
We are a registered incorporated society.
Chronic Inflammation & Its Role In Gut Health
Dr Corin Storkey - director of Seleno Health - is one of New Zealand’s leading experts on chronic inflammatory disorders, with over 8 years of clinical research experience at the University of Melbourne and Heart Research Institute (Sydney). He himself has battled with and overcome chronic fatigue and promotes an integrated and holistic approach to management, combining evidence based research with natural health solutions and healthy living. He has a holistic, systematic 8 point approach to managing and beating chronic inflammatory conditions based on his own life experiences, traditional medicine and scientific research.
Some topics discussed:
-A journey through Western health and diagnosis
-The microbiome and its role in inflammation
-The latest research into mechanisms of inflammatory gut disorders
-Auto-immunity and the inflammatory cascade
-The glutathione system
-Endocannabinoids and their role in stress
-Natural health solutions to chronic stress
-Integrating the best of Eastern and Western medicine
-Creating your own self-health management map
Date: Wednesday 10th October 2018
Time: Doors open 7pm for a 7.30pm start
Venue: St Luke's Community Centre
Address: 130 Remuera Rd, Remuera, Auckland
Drinks and snacks provided. Public entry by donation or free for members.