Cognition-The Science of Potential


Richard is an internationally trained neurovascular practitioner with a background in biokinesiology and has been a post-graduate lecturer in the areas of health, pain management and athletic development for almost 20 years. Richard has worked extensively with some of the world’s foremost athletes, teams (including Olympic) and national federations and has become a sought after health and performance advisor within the corporate and public space. Richard has been interviewed on many radio and TV shows, recently serving as an advisor on the panel, which debated the introduction of the Department of Health’s proposed “Sugar Tax”. Richard has also written extensively on trending health issues across various publications and platforms.

Richard on the Topic

Drawing from his extensive understanding of neurobiology, coupled with his appreciation of high-pressure environments, Richard has put together the Cognition Series, targeting business leaders, corporate executives and their teams.

This series of seminars is pioneering in its explanation of the impact of ones environment and lifestyle choices on productivity and realisation of potential.

Cognition Series Part 1 – The Chemical Production Line

Recent research has uncovered the role of the digestive tract in the production of neurochemicals that facilitate problem solving, attention, focus, concentration, memory, as well as behaviour and motivation. Additionally, the digestive tract is the key driver in the stability of our immunity and inflammatory processes.

What the literature has reliably shown over the last two decades is that many neurological health issues including depression, anxiety, learning, attention and concentration disorders are routed in neurochemical imbalance, elevated inflammation or a combination of both.

This puts dietary choices and supportive digestive behaviours at the forefront of cognitive integrity and intellectual pursuits.

What delegates will walk away with

Delegates will gain insight into the incredible complexity of the digestive tract and its role in our overall professional functionality. More importantly, the seminar promotes a platform for skills development within the context of self-management, specifically through improved dietary practices and awareness.