Food Matters Live 2020, 13-14 October, virtual event

Executive Director, Primary Care and Community Neurology Society

Dr Neil Bindemann

Neil Bindemann has a keen interest in neuro-immunology with a science background in both immunology (BSc) and neurobiology (PhD).  In 2001 he set up Innervate Ltd to support the medical education of health professionals. He has worked in various medical and healthcare fields and stimulated a number of healthcare initiatives. For the last 10 years, his work has taken him into the field of neurosciences and rehabilitation. Neil was instrumental in establishing the Primary Care Neurology Society (P-CNS) in 2004 and continues to drive the organisation forward, as it renames to the Primary care and Community Neurology Society.

Then in 2015, after a period of disturbing neurological symptoms, Neil’s interest in neuroimmunology became more personal, when he was diagnosed with a very rare benign (but still growing) brain tumour – pineocytoma.  Using his personal experience, and long-time interest in healthy eating, Neil turned his attention to the developing science of the gut-brain connection and over the last 8 months has been following the ketogenic diet – in an attempt to stop the growth of the tumour.