'From irritation to low grade inflammation; the universal pathway of chronic disease'

Stress is only stress when it irritates long enough to produce a molecular pattern that activates the immune system. In this way it becomes logical that toxic emotions or toxic thoughts can make you ill. The conventional view of health and disease has forgotten that a disease is the consequence of a universal phenomenon called 'Life'. So to unravel the film of every malady, it is necessary to identify the stressors and pathways by which ‘irritation’ causes inflammation. From here, we can learn how to change 'Life', along with our responses and behaviours, to reduce or eliminate inflammation and become robust, as nature intended.

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About the speakers

Dr Leo Pruimboom has been transforming lives for decades having pioneered the clinical application of psychoneuroimmunology (PNI), the science of the supersystem that represents the master controller of physiological, metabolic, immunological, endocrinological, neurological, psychological and behavioural processes. Processes that make us who we are, respond to our environments as we do, and largely influence the health status we experience at any given point in time. As the founder of clinical psychoneuroimmunology — CPNI for short, or KPNI if you're in Europe — Dr Pruimboom has gone on to develop the transformational Intermittent Living concept. 

Dr Pruimboom describes CPNI as an advanced and complete system of medicine that provides an integrative overview of an individual’s health. It examines interconnected body systems and their relationship with psychological, social and ecological aspects of a patient or client’s life. The canvas of CPNI is thus actually broader than the original concept of PNI as proposed by Robert Ader and Nicholas Cohen back in 1975, and can be thought of as the application of 'clinical psycho-neuro-socio-endo-metabolo-immunology' as a means of identifying the multiple risk factors which activate disease mechanisms as well as those that regenerate health. CPNI is, in effect, a hard science with a strong evidence base — one that transgresses the limits of established dogma — delivered with softer skills.

In celebrating CPNI’s 35 years as a translational medical discipline, Dr Pruimboom is offering this rare opportunity to spend a day with him understanding how one moves from exploring how CPNI and the Intermittent Living concept can be implemented by health practitioners and coaches from diverse backgrounds for the purpose of transforming lives and outcomes.

Hosting the event will be Dr Rob Verkerk, the founder, executive and scientific director of the Alliance for Natural Health. Dr Verkerk is a multi-disciplinary scientist who has spent four decades exploring human interactions with our internal and external environments. Dr Pruimboom’s masterclass will be punctuated with two presentations by Dr Verkerk. In the first, he will share new ways of looking at life, human beings, and our relationships with our internal and external worlds, while, in the second, he will share insights on the role of environmental programming of our minds and bodies — as well as ways of undoing negative programs. 

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Friday 17th November 2023


In-Person @ the China Exchange, 32a Gerrard Street, England, W1D 6JA, United Kingdom (nearest underground station: Leicester Square)

What time?

9:00 am Registration opens

9:30 am Start

5:30 pm Finish

Refreshments and gluten- and dairy-free lunch provided.

Unable to attend in person?

No problem, the event will also be recorded and live-streamed so you can still join us. 

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About the venue

Accessibility: The China Exchange has step free access from street level. There is a lift to take guests to the event space and there are disabled access bathrooms on each floor. An access guide to the wider Chinatown area, which can help anyone with additional needs to plan their visit can be found here: