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BioConcepts Webinar, Reframing the Mitochondria in Functional Medicine

MediHerb NZ, Women's Health and Hormones, AUCK, CHCH, WGTN, NEL.
MediHerb Webinar, Psychobiotics in Clinical Practice
Bio-Practica, Endocrine Masterclass, SA,VIC,NSW,WA,QLD
Metagenics, Solving Allergy and Reactivity, QLD,

Bio-Practica, Endocrine Masterclass, NZ
Metagenics, Solving Allergy and Reactivity, QLD,NSW,ACT,VIC,TAS,SA,WA,NT,NZ
Eagle, Advanced CAM & Pharmaceutical Concomitant Prescribing, NSW,QLD,VIC
BioMedica Webinar NZ, Breaking the Cycle of Chronic Allergies
BioConcepts NZ, Resetting the Addicated Brain, AUCK, WGTN, CHCH

BioCeuticals 6th Research Symposium, Melbourne

Australian Naturopathic Summit 2018, 3 Day Festival of Naturopathy

BioConcept Reframing

Evaluating current developments in mitochondrial science, going beyond ATP production.

Mitochondrial dysfunction is the unconsidered underlying factor in many common chronic diseases that face modern society. These include Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, neurodegenerative disorders, cognitive decline, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, chronic infections, neurodevelopmental disorders, autism and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. This webinar will expand your knowledge beyond the viewpoint that mitochondria is solely involved with ATP production. Learn the physiological role that mitochondria play systemically from an evolutionary perspective, to consequently understand their involvement in complex chronic illnesses. Expand your understanding beyond simple nutritional interventions, to new concepts at the forefront of mitochondrial health. Learn to link the complex connections between the microbiome, innate immunity, oxidative shielding and the cell danger response. Join Dr Christabelle Yeoh, an active director of the Australasian College of Nutrition and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM), as she delivers expert knowledge on the most recent developments in mitochondrial health.

Concepts to be explored:

  • Evolution of mitochondria from ancient bacteria.
  • The mitochondria and human microbiome are intimately linked.
  • The role of the cell danger response.
  • ATP as a danger signaling molecule.
  • The pathways of downstream metabolism in relation to cell danger response.
  • Mitochondria as the first steps of innateimmunity.
  • Oxidative shielding.


  • The role mitochondria play beyond ATP production.
  • How to apply antioxidant principles to oxidative shielding concepts.
  • The downstream metabolism from cell danger response in the context of – Methylation – Vitamin D – Mast cell activation – Kryptopyluria – Heavy metal toxicity – Alteration of microbiome and mycobiome
  • To apply detoxification principles with a focus on targeting fat soluble biotoxins.
  • To support with nutrient-dense diets for optimal mitochondrial function.
  • To apply enlarged frameworks for dealing with chronic complex illnesses, based on mitochondrial challenges and solutions.

Presenter Dr Christabelle Yeo MBBS (London), MRCP (UK), MSc (Nutrition)
Dr Yeoh graduated from medicine at the University of London in 1999 and has obtained her membership with the Royal College of Physicians (UK). She has a Masters degree in Nutrition from King’s College London. After practising hospital medicine, she worked as a physician in the field of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine at Breakspear Medical Group in Hertfordshire, UK. She trained with and is a member of the American and British Academies of Environmental Medicine. She moved to Australia in 2012 and is a Director of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) where she is dedicated to developing and teaching postgraduate training in nutritional and environmental medicine. She has a strong clinical interest in neurological, gastrointestinal and metabolic health. She works as a general  chronic disease management. She is passionate about teaching the interconnectedness of human metabolism, biology and behaviour, to bring about sustainable lifestyle change and improved health outcomes.

Running time: 1 hour  CPE Points: 1   Click Here to Register

Online webinar only: $30 inc. GST 
(presentation and notes available to download online for attendees) 


MediHerb Womens Health

Would you like to gain a deeper understanding of holistic treatment strategies that can be used to help restore the delicate balance of hormones in your female patients? Are you seeking new insights to help unravel the complexity of female reproductive disorders

Menstrual irregularities, reproductive disorders and hormonal issues are increasingly common in today's world. As natural medicine Practitioners we are often called upon to help unravel the complex hormonal patterns our female patients present with, and to help restore balance in a body burdened by toxicity, stress and endocrine disturbances. This seminar will review some of the most common female reproductive disorders seen in clinical practice, and provide practical strategies to help you, as a Practitioner, better understand how to support and guide your patients to achieve optimal health. 

Speaker: Samantha McSorley MHealSc, BHSc, Dip Clinical HerbMed
Samantha was born and raised in Inverness, Scotland and moved to New Zealand in 1999. She is a degree qualified Medical Herbalist with 12 years clinical experience. Samantha has worked in various capacities including nationwide consultation with allied health professionals, conference presentations at health seminars as well as lecturing and clinical practice. Samantha brings a wealth of knowledge to ProHerb’s sales and marketing team. Imparting knowledge and learning is a passion of Samantha’s, she is committed to the field of nutritional and herbal therapeutics. Samantha has practised for over 12 years with a special interest in Natural Fertility Management (for both men and women), weight loss and bowel conditions including Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and irritable bowel syndrome.

You will receive:

  • Comprehensive manual containing all thepresentation slides, notes and handouts
  • Practical and useful strategies from leading practitionersthat you can apply immediately in your clinic
  • Healthy light meal
  • The opportunity to taste and try a range of products
  • Access to exclusive product specials
  • Attendance certificate to claim CPE pointswith your association

Book with ProHerb 0800 553 556 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Mediherb Psychobiotics seminar

Psychobiotics in Clinical Practice

Psychobiotics are probiotics which have a proven beneficial effect on psychological well-being and mental health. Emerging evidence indicates that these beneficial bacteria exert their effects via the enteric nervous system, causing emotional, cognitive, systemic, and neural improvements in patients. Psychobiotics also work via strengthening gut barrier integrity, influencing the stress response system, inhibiting mast cell activation, decreasing inflammation, and reducing the systemic lipopolysaccharide burden.

In this webinar, Roberta Barbiellini will explore the latest science on psychobiotics, and look at how they can be used to help improve the function and integrity of the gut barrier and the blood-brain barrier. These exciting new scientific discoveries are of particular importance to practitioners who treat patients with compromised digestive function, mood disorders, migraines, autism spectrum disorders, learning difficulties, and/or cognitive dysfunction. Roberta will review how psychobiotics can be of benefit in these conditions, and share practical strategies that you can use to effect real change in your patients.

Date: Wednesday, 21 February.  Duration: 75 minutes (plus 15 minutes for Q&A)
7.00pm SA
6.30pm QLD
6.00pm NT
4.30pm WA
9.30pm NZ

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BioPractica Endocrine logo

De-Coding the Thyroid: Part One
Thyroid dysfunction is often overlooked or misdiagnosed and may be the underlying cause of fatigue, weight gain, anxiety, depression and cognitive impairment. Learn how to effectively assess and treat thyroid dysfunction through:

• De-coding ‘normal’ thyroid test results and investigating key body thyroid clues
• Discovering evidence-based natural medicines and nutrients that are effective for thyroid imbalances and auto-immune thyroid dysfunction
• Reviewing up-to-date research on the iodine debate.

Addressing the Adrenals: Part Two
Stress affects everyone, with adrenal dysfunction damaging all aspects of health. Explore why adrenal dysfunction occurs and review practical strategies that can be utilised in every case, including:

• How to easily and rapidly improve your client’s energy
• The adrenal / thyroid connection and the role of stress on cellular energy production
• Simple and effective in-clinic tests and body signs to easily assess and monitor your client’s status and progress.

Detoxing endocrine Disruptors: Part Three
Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are largely industrial toxins (often carcinogenic) that are known to wreak havoc on endocrine function. You will discover how to address this insidious threat by understanding:

• What can be done to efficiently detox EDCs and how to maintain effective detoxification
• Trouble-shooting strategies for difficult cases and pathological detoxifiers
• Why phase 3 detoxification may be the missing piece in the puzzle and how to activate this crucial pathway.

Creating Hormonal Harmony: Part Four
With today’s frantic pace, female clients often present as stressed, overwhelmed, and out-of-tune with their body’s hormonal rhythm. Gain insight into effective strategies and solutions for hormonal and mood rebalancing, including:

• Understanding hormonal patterns and knowing what to look for
• How to know what tests to complete and quickly de-code results
• Practical tips and tools for complicated hormonal cases
• Effective, clinic-based protocols to successfully treat many hormonal conditions

Vanessa Hitch B.Sc.(CompMed), N.D. Vanessa is a naturopath with 15 years experience as a clinician, speaker educator and formulator both in Australia and New Zealand. Facilitating wellness seminars and teaching nutrition, Vanessa designs highly educational and motivational training modules, keeping students and practitioners engaged and at the top of their game. Vanessa’s passion for supporting and empowering practitioners and her dynamic speaking style will make this an interesting and informative presentation. Vanessa has a strong focus in her clinic on women’s health and a passion for improving her client’s energy levels, happiness and fulfillment, so they can get the most from their lives.

Paul Kern Adv Dip. Nat. Paul has been a practicing naturopath for the past 23 years. Since 1993 he has been in practice, as a fully qualified naturopath using Homoeopathic, Nutritional and Herbal medicine to address many complex health issues. For over 17 years he has also been delivering highly informative seminars to doctors, chiropractors and naturopaths around Australia and New Zealand. Paul has lectured in several Australian colleges, in physiology, toxicology, nutrition, herbal and homeoepathic practice. His experience offers seminar attendees a greater insight into the use of naturopathic techniques and supplements to bring about true, lasting health change in challenging clinical cases.

Book now or ph +6181308700 (Aust) or +6498451245 (NZ)
CPE Points 7.
Dates:   SA Thursday 22 February, VIC Friday 23rd February, NSW Friday 2nd March, WA Tuesday 6th March, QLD Thursday 8th March, NZ, Auckland Saturday 10th March.
Cost A$130 or A$70 if booked before 3rd November.

Metagenics Solving Allergy

With the rising global burden of eczema, allergic rhinitis and asthma now well documented, are other recently emerged intolerances the “second-wave” of the allergic epidemic?  Negotiating through the minefield that is allergy and reactivity is a struggle for Practitioners, with many not being able to achieve long term results for their patients. Increasing tolerance to environmental and food-borne reactions is key in addressing the myriad of respiratory, skin and digestive symptoms that impact many individuals of all ages.  This seminar will explore a new treatment emerging to address allergy and reactivity. Moving beyond traditional guidelines, this model provides practical solutions to build tolerance, allowing patients to regain control of their lives.

There is a shift in the approach to allergy. New science is revealing that avoidance of allergens may in fact increase reactivity and that exposure to allergens can actually build tolerance.  Much of the difficulty in addressing intolerances and sensitivities lie in correctly targeting the origin of the dysfunction. This seminar will reveal the new science around why some patients are more reactive than others.

Learn about the new Metagenics Allergy and Reactivity Reduction Program, which focuses on:

  • Addressing the key factors perpetuating the allergic response
  • Correcting underlying processes, while also;
  • Supplying symptomatic relief for patients.

Leave this seminar with a systematic and robust framework to assess, test and address the causes of allergies and sensitivities.

Why You Should Attend:
Incorporate the Latest Science into Your Clinical Practice:

  • Learn how tolerance is a modifiable process and how tomove patients from restrictive to expansive diets.
  • Discover the hidden role of food reactivity in common conditions such as headaches, migraines, skin rashes,fatigue, pain, fibromyalgia and how best to manage these conditions.
  • Get an update on the latest science on salicylates, histamine/biogenic amines, oxalates, non-coeliac wheat sensitivity and FODMAPs – have we been looking at these intolerances in the wrong light?
  • Understand the complexity of the pleotropic role of mastcells. Is your patient suffering from allergies or could it be mast cell activation syndrome?
  • Understanding that testing can be an ordeal.
  • Learn which tests are accurate and reliable, how to interpret them correctly, and which have clinical utility.

Over one third of New Zealanders suffer from an allergy-related health issue.

“It has been a really eye opening experience to see how my diet affects my symptoms.”
“At first it was hard; but now I can keep my dog inside without sneezing.”
“Thank you – I feel so much better now – no more gut pain. I now know what to do to stay healthy.”
“I’ve been feeling exhausted and tired for so long and now I feel my energy coming back.”
- Patients from the Metagenics Research Clinic.

Danielle Fairbrother BHSc(Nat). Danielle is the Head of Clinical Education and Services at Metagenics. She possesses significant industry experience in clinicaland technical support roles and has a strong background in writing technical education materials, and writing and delivering Naturopathic training programs. Danielle is a popular presenter at theannual International Congress on Natural Medicine and her enthusiasm and passion for the Natural Health industry shines through her presentations.

Nathan Rose BHSc(Nat). Nathan is the Technical Education Manager at Metagenics and plays a central role in the development of seminars, technical data and educational programs. Nathan has a passion for following the latest scientific research andsynthesising this into clinically meaningful information and tools for Practitioners. The combination of many years of clinical Naturopathic experience and a focus onevidence-based practice makes Nathan’s presentations highly relevant and informative.

Nicola Reid MPH, BAComm, DipNat, DipHom. Nicola has been a Naturopathic Practitioner, seminar presenter, lecturer and clinical supervisor in the Natural Medicine industry for the past 20 years. She completed a Master of Public Health in 2005 and is dedicated to a high standard of research and education for healthcare Practitioners. Nicola works in the Metagenics Technical Education team conducting extensive reviews of the scientific literature to create clinically relevant educational materials for Practitioners.

Laurance Katsaras  BHSc(Nat). Laurence is the Technical Support Manager at Metagenics. He is a Naturopath and has a special interest in herbal medicines and the use of scientific research to validate traditional herbal remedies. With many years of clinical experience in Australia and overseas, Laurence’s presentations are an ideal blend of technical and practical knowledge.

Erica Smith BHSc(Comp Med). Erica works in the Technical Education Team, where she brings over 13 years of experience from Practitioner technical support, research clinic and teaching to her role in seminar development. She is excited by the challenge of translating scientific research into effective clinical strategies. She is also interested by the creative aspects of business development, especially systems for personalised patient-centred care. Erica’s down-to-earth and motivational presentation style makes her an engaging presenter for Metagenics’ seminars.

Andrew thurgood BHSc(Nat), BA(Hons), DipHerbMed, DipIrid, DipMass. Andrew is a Technical Support Officer with Metagenics. He is a Naturopath with many years of clinical, educational and research experience in the Natural Medicines industry, which he brings to bear on assisting clients with their technical enquiries. He is also a popular presenter of Metagenics’ seminars.

CPE points:  This seminar is recognised for Continuing Education and Development Points/Formal Learning hours with various associations. Please enquire with your individual association for more details

Telephone Bookings Aust: 1800 777 648
Australian Cost incl GST: Account holders $55, Non account holders $110, Students $35

Telephone Bookings NZ: (09) 478 2540 or 0508 227 744
New Zealand Cost incl GST: Account holders $59.85, Non account holders $119.70, Students $35

Click here for Dates and Locations  (Feb - March)          Click here to Register


Eagle Advanced CAM

Many patients present using one or more prescription or over-the-counter medications. This poses a myriad of possible health risks to the patient with the potential for nutrient or herb drug interactions as well as nutrient deficiencies associated with commonly used medications. In Australia, the most common prescriptions include:

  • Cholesterol and blood lipids - More than 20 million prescriptions for ‘statin’ medications.
  • Blood glucose and diabetes - Metformin was prescribed more than 5 million times.
  • GORD, reflux and heartburn - Esomeprazole and pantoprazole are proton-pump inhibitors with more than 15 million prescriptions, plus additional OTC use.
  • Pain and inflammation - In excess of 7 million scripts for paracetamol, this does not include OTC sales.
  • Perindopril - An ACE-inhibitor with 6 million scripts and counting, to manage hypertension.
  • Antibiotics - Cephalexin and Amoxicillin with more than 15 million prescriptions annually.

Are you confident in safely and effectively using concomitant prescribing of key CAM supplementation to attenuate induced nutrient deficiencies and minimise possible adverse side effects of medications? Do you know how to concomitantly prescribe CAM for key health conditions including reflux, hypercholesterolaemia, Type 2 diabetes and mood disorders, to align with the most recent evidence-based research?

Our speaker, Dr Elizabeth Steels will share the latest research updates and draw from her clinical experience and present case studies, to advance your knowledge of how to safely and effectively prescribe herbal and nutritional formulas concomitantly with prescription medications, to enhance your patients’ health outcomes.  Click Here to Register


BioMedica Breakking the Cycle

Wednesday 21st of March -10.30pm (NZST)
Replay Link Will Be Available After This Webinar

As the incidence of allergy and related conditions continues to steadily rise, it would seem that the underlying issues are common with many other chronic health issues. Environmental toxins, inadequate diet and drug use compounded by stress are having a deleterious effect on our immune system.

This changes our microbiome and alters cell signalling and function which of course increases inflammation which further destabilises the system.

As natural medicine practitioners, we are at the forefront of being able to assist patients suffering from allergies to improve their health outcomes and quality of life. This webinar will focus on the practical clinical application of the latest research and naturopathic philosophies to address chronic allergies.

Key learning outcomes:

  • Understanding the biochemical inter-relationship of histamine in humans
  • Histamine as the marker of a confused immune system
  • Why are allergies becoming more prevalent?
  • The surprisingly broad clinical presentations associated with histamine
  • Testing for histamine and other potential causes
  • Low histamine diets: reality vs myth
  • Natural medicines that modulate histamine
  • A scientific understanding of the relevance and application of naturopathic principles as a long-term treatment strategy

CPE: 1.5 points

Please note:  A replay of the webinar will be available for all practitioners who have registered prior to the event, you will be provided with a link once this becomes available at which time you can access the recording at a time convenient for you for a limited 1 month period.

Ticket Options (incl GST): Green Ticket $45: notes via email | Standard Ticket $50: notes via post

Click here to book (NZ Pacific Health)


Bioconcepts resetting addicted logo

Presented by Dr Michael Osiecki and Emma Wisbey. 

With 60% of the population experiencing addictive tendencies, behavioural or substance related, it is imperative for health practitioners to understand the underlying biochemical pathways of addiction as a disease state

While different substances can stimulate specific neurotransmitters within the brain, by understanding the fundamental pathway of addiction, practitioners can treat a variety of different presentations. Due to the increase in addictive presentations in clinics - ranging from food cravings, social media and internet addictions to alcohol, cannabis and illicit drug dependencies - further support for practitioners in this area of health is essential. As a society, are we driving our dopamine reward pathway into disarray? 

Join Michael Osiecki and Emma Wisbey as they explore the neurobiology of the brain-reward cascade; the significant impact of genetic, epigenetic and environmental influences; and how this knowledge can help practitioners influence positive clinical outcomes. 

Concepts to be explored:

  • The complex physiology, anatomy and biochemistry behind addictive behaviours.
  • The genetic, epigenetic and environmental risk factors that can enhance certain mental health predispositions in the population, and how to address them.
  • The ramifications of substance abuse on the whole body and how treating neurotoxicity is essential.
  • The potential for the chronic malnutrition associated with addictions to further drive comorbidity disease states and influence clinical results.

Learn how to:

  • Support a wide variety of addictive presentations and address associated nutrient deficiencies.
  • Address addiction as a disease and mental illness through a range of practical measures.
  • Target key nutritional support for neurobiochemical pathways, and which is best for each individual.
  • Identify and overcome barriers to successful treatment

To book just call ProHerb on 0800 553 556

BioCeuticals Symposium

As our scientific understanding grows, and new dimensions of healthcare emerge, the need for continued practitioner development is essential to provide the best in patient care.

BioCeuticals is proud to have confirmed the following Renowned Keynote Speakers:
Dr Amy Myers MD (USA). Dr Myers is a specialist in autoimmune diseases whose career was set in motion by her own experience dealing with autoimmune issues. Dr Myers graduated cum laude from the Honors College at the University of South Carolina and earned her medical degree at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. After completing her residency in emergency medicine at the University of Maryland, she underwent certification training with The Institute for Functional Medicine and founded the nationally renowned functional medicine center, Austin UltraHealth. Here she currently serves as its medical director. Dr Myers is a two times New York Times Bestselling author of The Autoimmune Solution and The Thyroid Connection.

Dr Elisa Song, MD (USA),  Holistic paediatrician specialising in autoimmunity, anxiety and OCD. Dr Song founded Whole Child Wellness in 2005 (which became Whole Family Wellness in 2013, with a mission to create a nurturing environment that integrates allopathic and natural medicine customised to each unique child, in order to help children thrive to their fullest potentials. She has a special interest in providing integrative care for children with complex medical issues, including autism, ADHD, asthma, autoimmune illness, eczema, failure to thrive, food allergies/sensitivities, reflux, inflammatory bowel disease and other gastrointestinal disorders, seizures and other neurological disorders, and environmental illness.

Prof. Yehuda Shoenfeld, MD FRCP(Hon.) (Israel). Researcher, clinician and author of more than 1700 papers specialising in the nutritional and microbial aspects of autoimmune disease. Prof. Shoenfeld is the founder and head of the Zabludowicz Center for Autoimmune Diseases, at the Sheba Medical Center which is affiliated to the Sackler Faculty of Medicine in Tel-Aviv University, in Israel.He is the Incumbent of the Laura Schwarz-Kipp Chair for Research of Autoimmune Diseases at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, and is on the editorial board of 43 journals in the field of rheumatology and autoimmunity.

Dr Terry Wahls, MD (USA), Clinical professor of medicine and author of The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine.As clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa, Dr Wahls is responsible for conducting clinical trials. She is also a patient with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, which confined her to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years. Dr Wahls restored her health using a diet and lifestyle program she designed specifically for her brain and now pedals her bike to work each day.

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ANS Logo 2018

The Australian Naturopathic Summit (ANS) came in response to a need to unite and strengthen the Australian naturopathic community and increase the skill, knowledge, competence and confidence in the practice of naturopathic medicine.

The ANS is a fiercely independent conference representing and celebrating naturopathic medicine. The conference is aimed at Australian naturopathic professionals and those with an interest in naturopathic medicine.

ANS 2018 is a 3-day festival of naturopathy, held in the beautiful seaside town of Lennox Head NSW from 24 August to 26 August 2018. Our purpose is to represent, unite and empower Australian Naturopaths and we do this by delivering unbiased naturopathic education and showcasing the talent, diversity and resilience within the naturopathic community.

On Common Ground|
ANS 2018 brings Naturopaths together on common ground, to learn, grow and connect back to the principles of naturopathic medicine and core Naturopathic philosophy.

ANS 2018 is a festival and is all about celebrating the Naturopathic profession and community for their grit, determination, passion, diversity and professionalism. As a special part of our celebrations we have the Gala Ball, ANS Awards and candle lighting ceremony.

Our aim is for attendees to experience the best of their profession at ANS 2018. Our program is jam packed with the highest standard of naturopathic education, delivered through inspiring speakers, workshops and activities across the themes of vitalism, clinical upskilling and business success.

ANS 2018 is about sharing stories, supporting each other and hanging out with like-minded people, with ample opportunities for networking, mentoring and collaboration. Through sharing stories, we lay the foundations of the naturopathic tribe and reconnect people with their passion and purpose.

At its core, the ANS 2018 focusses on how to create a healthy internal and external environment, for our patients, ourselves, our business and our community, so that we can achieve abundance and balance in our professional and personal life.

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