Metagenics, MetaBiome Masters, WA,VIC,NSW.QLD
Bio-Practica, Summit on Ageing, Kidney & Cognitive Health, WA,NSW,QLD,VIC,SA,NZ
fxMed, A deep Dive into Endometriosis and PCOS,NZ (Chch, Taur, Auck)
BioCeuticals, Holistic Children's Health, VIC,SA,WA,QLD,NSW
MediHerb, Stress and its Impact on Brain Architecture, SA,WA,ACT,NSW,VIC,TAS
Eagle Webinar, A Silent Loss: Osteoporosis

MediHerb, Stress and its Impact on Brain Architecture, QLD, NT
BioClinic Naturals, Gastrointestinal health, QLD,VIC,NSW,SA
Metagenics, MetaBiome Masters, SA
BioMedica, Neuro-Immunology in Depression and Anxiety,WA,NZ,QLD,NSW,ACT,VIC,SA
Designs for Health Free Webinar, Inflammation in Anxiety, ADHD & Autism
Metagenics, New Frontiers in Fighting Fatigue, VIC
ATMS, Functional GI Symposium, NSW
fxMED, Balancing the Human Microbiome NZ, Christchurch

Designs for health, Metabolic Syndrome Masterclass, NZ,QLD,VIC,WA,NSW
BioConcepts, Developmental Biology in the GIT, QLD,VIC,TAS,NSW

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Microbiome screening and interpretation for clinical success

This seminar will provide the latest science on the gut microbiota, in a clinically focussed manner, allowing Practitioners to immediately begin screening patients and add a powerful new tool to their practice. Learn how to:

  • Confidently apply microbiome testing and interpretation to clinical practice.
  • Improve compliance by showing a comprehensive, objective picture of gut health, and watch this improve with treatment intervention.
  • Go beyond outdated culture and genetic sequencing tests, to the most comprehensive, up-to-date microbiome test available.
  • Understand not just the composition of the microbiome, but its functions, the factor that truly impacts patients nutrition, inflammatory status, gut health, brain function and more.
  • Interpret your own microbiome function via the MetaBiome™ Naturopathic Report for hands-on interpretation training, translating findings into clinical context for precision medicine.
  • Hear how the MetaBiome™ Microbiome Sampling Kit has provided valuable insight in real-life cases.

Presenters:  Dr Alena Pribyl PhD, Senior Scientist Microba and Marla Cunningham BHSc (CompMed), DipHSc (HerbMed), Head of Clinical Innovation, Metagenics.


Dates & Locations:
Perth Saturday, 3 August, Hyatt Regency, 99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth
Melbourne Saturday, 10 August, Pullman & Mercure Melbourne Albert Park, 65 Queens Road, Melbourne
Sydney Sunday, 11 August, Pullman Sydney Hyde Park, 36 College Street, Sydney
Brisbane Saturday, 31 August, Marriott Brisbane, 515 Queen Street, Brisbane
Adelaide Saturday, 7 September, Pullman Adelaide, 16 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide

Your Investment (per person):  A$395 incl GST, NZ$434 GST exempt

Registration is essential:  Call 1800 777 648 (Aus) or 0508 227 744 (NZ) to reserve your place today or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BioMedica Neuro Seminar

In our latest seminar Neuro-Immunology in Depression and Anxiety, practitioners will be brought up to date on the latest understanding of depression and anxiety within the field of psycho-neuro-immunology. Practical clinical examples will reinforce the theoretical backdrop, providing treatment strategies which can be immediately integrated into your clinical practice.

Key learning outcomes:

  • An understanding of anxiety and depression within a holistic framework of assessment and management
  • Understand the physical, mental and emotional consequences of living with a mood disorder
  • Appreciate the role of the HPA axis as a neurobiological mediator of immune and neuro-inflammatory drivers
  • Understand the role of blood-brain-barrier permeability in depression and anxiety
  • The clinical implications of gut-brain-immune interactions
  • The safe prescription of natural medicine ingredients alongside common pharmacotherapies
  • Identify depression and anxiety phenotypes, and the treatments best suited to each
  • Overcoming “treatment-resistant” depression

Dates: 13th August to 19th September. Time: 6.30pm–8.30pm* Duration: 2 hours
Cost: $35 (ex. GST).  Your investment includes: 2 hour seminar with light refreshments on arrival, seminar notes booklet, clinically relevant handouts, exclusive seminar product specials, certificate of attendance, and seminar recording emailed post-event.

Click here for more information and to book or T 1300884702

Designs for health free webinar

Join us for a one hour interactive webinar on an Integrative Medicine approach to calming the nerves. Dr Oscar Coetzee and our very own Technical Manager Lea McIntyre will discuss inflammation triggers and how to manage them. In this webinar learn to manage key contributing factors:

  • Reducing toxin overloads and detox strategies
  • Elimiate priority nutritional deficiencies
  • Improve gut health and the gut-brain factors
  • Improve sleep, rest and poor lifestyle choices

Understand a major challenge for neurological conditions.  Anxiety, ADHD and Autism so often involve inflammation which...

  • can burn up and consume essential nutrients
  • can be triggered by infections and stress
  • leads to biochemical processes that go awry
  • creates pain and cellular damage

We look forward to sharing our knowledge and resources with you - The DHF Australia Team

Dr Oscar Coetzee DCN. 
A sought-after speaker specialising in nutrigenomics from Maryland University with 20+ years clinical experience, Dr Coetzee, DCN, is an expert in the field of Neurological conditions such as Autism and ADHD.

Lea McIntyre ND Lea is the Customer Relations and Technical Manager at Designs for Health Australia. With a Bachelors Degree in Health Science and a Masters Degree in human nutrition; Lea has 19 years experience as a qualified naturopath, herbalist and nutritionist.

Learn about Inflammation Challenges for Neurological Conditions: Inflammation is a key underlying cause of most neurological conditions and chronic disorders in children and adults. These conditions include Anxiety, Autism and ADHD as well as autoimmune dysfunction, depression, asthma, allergies and many more. In this exclusive live Webinar, Dr Coetzee will:

  • Show how inflammatory processes develop to trigger neurological conditions
  • Discuss diagnostic principles and tests to help understand core causes
  • Share his experience of an integrative medicine approach to clinical nutrition
  • Present case histories and protocols to manage symptoms and restore health

Webinar moderated by Naturopath Lea McIntyre: Lea brings a wealth of experience based on her clinical practice As technical manager for Designs for Health she will be asking the most pertinent questions  She brings her passion for paediatric health and gut-health to the webinar

Moderated questions from the audience are presented for discussion between Lea and Oscar.  CPE points available.  Click here to find out more and register

Metagenics New frontiers

Targeting Stealth Drivers for Optimal Outcomes

A4M and Metagenics have partnered to host a not to be missed event, exploring the drivers of fatigue. Featuring world-renowned Functional Medicine expert, Dr Andrew Heyman, along with one of Australia’s leading Naturopaths, Amina Eastham-Hillier, this two-day event will showcase the latest cutting-edge research and interventions in patients with chronic fatigue. Gain clinical insight from industry leaders, on the latest evidence that fatigue may not be a simple energy deficiency, but driven by underlying pathology, such as, thyroid and HPA axis dysfunction, mast cell activation, stealth infection and biotoxin illness. Leave the event armed with knowledge and tools to create life-changing results, for your patients presenting with fatigue.

Explore Underlying Drivers of Fatigue: 

• New knowledge on thyroid function and HPA axis impacts
• Understand the central role of mitochondria and discover the contribution of cell danger response
• Updates in the role of immune activation, especially mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS)
• The latest, clinically-validated assessment and management techniques for patients with biotoxin illnesses
• A practical approach to treating stealth infections, such as Lyme-like illness
• Clinical assessment and organisation of data from case studies to determine causes and best-practice treatment strategies

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Date: 21st-22nd September 2019
Venue: Pullman on the Park, 192 Wellington Street
Cost:   $595 incl. GST 

To book call and reserve your place! 1800 777 648 (AUS), 0508 227 744 (NZ) or +61 7 3117 3300 (International). Register your interest at Register soon to avoid disappointment - as places are limited! 

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Presented by Lara Briden, BSC, ND. Lara qualified as a naturopathic doctor from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1997 and has been in full-time practice ever since. She’s a passionate communicator about women’s health and alternatives to hormonal birth control and lectures widely throughout Australia, New Zealand, and the US. Lara is also the author of the bestselling book Period Repair Manual, which is a manifesto of natural treatment for better hormones and better periods and provides practical solutions using nutrition, supplements, and natural hormones (book available from FxMed).

Dates:  21st August Christchurch, 10th September Tauranga, 11th September Auckland.
5:30pm: Arrival & Registration. 6:00 – 7:15pm: Seminar. 7:15 – 8:00pm: Dinner. 8:00 – 9:15pm: Seminar. 9:15 – 9:30pm: Q & A

Part 1: Endometriosis
In the first presentation, Lara will depart from the popular ‘estrogen dominance’ theory of endometriosis and will instead examine recent findings about the deep immune dysfunction that lies at the heart of the disease. In particular, she will explore the role of bacterial contamination and lipopolysaccharides (LPS) in the pathogenesis of endometriosis and will survey the effectiveness of natural immune-modulating treatments.

What you’ll learn:

  • The link between endometriosis and SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth).
  • Evidence based anti-inflammatory and immune-modulating treatments.

Part 2: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
In the second presentation, Lara will explore why reliance on the Rotterdam criteria to diagnose PCOS has led to overdiagnosis, overtreatment, and unnecessary distress for patients. She will invite you to look beyond the sometimes misleading diagnosis of PCOS and instead to look at your patient and the individual factors driving her anovulation and androgen excess.

What you’ll learn:

  • Why PCOS cannot be diagnosed by ultrasound.
  • How to distinguish between PCOS and hypothalamic amenorrhea.
  • Five functional ‘types’ of PCOS according to underlying driving factors with treatment strategies for each type.

Click here to register or find venues

MediHerb Stress Seminar

Not all stress is bad, however, never before has chronic unresolved stress had such a damaging effect on our lives and our health, particularly the health and function of the brain. 1 in 3 Australian adults report feeling significantly stressed in their daily lives. This seminar offers a comprehensive examination into advances in the health impacts of stress, with a focus on disturbances to the brain itself. Expert clinical approaches will be shared, to provide you with a guide to effectively manage patients where stress is taking a toll.

Session 1: The Stressed Brain Presented by Angela Hywood
Session 2: Relieving Anxiety and Boosting Healthy Sleep: A Focus on Herbs Presented by Kerry Bone or Adrian Hubner
Session 3: Application of Herbs for Mood Disorders in Clinical Naturopathic Practice Presented by David Casteleijn, or Rose Cornelissen or Teneille Newton

Investment (includes GST): Practitioners: A$80.00, Students: A$64.00.  Note: All registrations and payments are handled directly by Integria Healthcare in Australian Dollars. Registrations close approximately 3 days prior to the event date or unless sold out prior.

By attending you will receive:

  • Comprehensive manual containing all the presentations slides, notes and handouts
  • Practical and useful strategies from leading practitioners
  • Healthy meals*
  • The opportunity to taste and try a range of products*
  • Access to exclusive product specials*
  • Access to the recording, attendance certificate to apply for CPE points and other resources
    *Not included when registering for 'Purchase Recording' option

Click here to register and find venues

Eagle Silent loss

In this webinar Daniel Roytas explores current evidence for the prevention and management of osteoporosis including:

  • Diagnostics and influences on peak bone mass
  • Fracture risk assessment and testing
  • Commonly prescribed drug therapies and their effects
  • Current nutritional interventions
  • Effective dietary and lifestyle management

Osteoporosis is defined by a reduced bone mass, reduced bone mineral density and increased risk of bone fracture. Although it is a preventable and treatable condition, it is referred to as a 'silent disease' because the majority of people don't know they have low bone mineral density until they experience a fracture. 

Investment (incl GST):  Pracitioners: A$30.00. Students: A$24.00.  Duration 75 minutes.  Available from 8.30am 28th Augusut to 5.30pm 11th September.
Click here to register.   Note: All registrations and payments are handled directly by Integria Healthcare in Australian Dollars.

 National summit Biopractica logo

Live and in-person, International world-renowned speakers and experts in their field: 
Professor Lynda Frassetto, MD:  Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the University of California, San Francisco (USCF). Professor Jürgen Vormann:  Professor at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University Hospital Centre in Berlin. Plus highly experienced expert naturopathic clinicians in practice Vanessa Hitch/Paul Kern.

Gain expert clinical support and preventative strategies for wide-ranging issues:

  • Kidney disease and its treatment 
  • Cognitive dysfunction Loss of muscle mass 
  • Pain syndromes 
  • Abnormal cell growth
  • Mental health 
  • Connective tissue disease 
  • Osteoporosis

Topic 1: The trade-off hypothesis as a driver of acid-induced organ system damage and ageing. International speaker & world expert on nephrology  Professor Lynda Frassetto M.D.

Every part of the body relies on pH balance to maintain homeostasis, tolerating only very small shifts before organ system damage occurs. Interestingly, ageing, renal dysfunction and metabolic acidosis all share similar physiological attributes, with the kidneys often being overlooked as a target for alkaline therapy, which shows promise for reversing kidney disease.


  • Ground-breaking new research on factors affecting ageing such as klotho and renal function
  • The hidden link between telomeres, metabolic acidosis and life-span
  • Dietary components needed to achieve and maintain the optimal acid-base status for humans.

Topic 2: Mineral leaching, pain syndromes, connective tissue disease, and chronic disease development. International speaker & world expert on magnesium & pH Professor Jürgen Vormann.

The risk of mineral imbalance throughout the life-span is profound. As we age and consume an acidogenic Western diet, our mineral storesdiminish, leaving us metabolically challenged, acidic and depleted in energy. Exciting new research links mineral disturbances in magnesium and pH, to wide-ranging issues, such as pain syndromes, connective tissue diseases and abnormal cell growth.


  • Why mineral leaching, in particular magnesium, is an underestimated risk for people of all ages, not just the elderly
  • About extracellular acid-sensing channels as a therapeutic target for the successful management of pain syndromes
  • How to quickly address hidden factors in chronic disease progression from connective tissue degeneration to abnormal cell growth.

Topic 3: metabolic ph challenges and prescribing for a cognitive ‘health-span’ clinically experienced natural medicine presenters Vanessa Hitch/Paul Kern

Surprisingly, cognitive decline begins much sooner that what might be expected. Subtle metabolic dysregulation signs can also be seen earlier, before cognitive symptoms manifest, suggesting these are not merely ‘age’ issues. True preventative medicine begins with a multi-system approach to balance physiology and function and build metabolic resilience to future proof brain function, ensure mental health and improve life quality.


  • The link between brain pH, and how to prescribe for present and future cognitive and mental wellness
  • Successful clinical strategies for reducing key markers, such as advanced glycation end products (AGEs) amyloid proteins and oxidative stress
  • Prescribing tools for optimising your clients mitochondrial energy production and improving their total health-span.

Date:  12th August to 21st August.  Early bird price $80 until 29th May.  Click here to register

 Bioceuticals Holistic3

BioCeuticals Seminar Series with Dr Elisa Song

Dr Elisa Song, founded Whole Family Wellness in 2005 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. In this seminar, Dr Song draws on her areas of expertise to provide effective integrative treatment strategies for children with complex medical issues, including autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autoimmune illness, failure to thrive, food allergies/sensitivities, neurological disorders and environmental illness.

Learning Objectives:

  • Safe detox in kids
  • Supporting the developing brain − brain health, ADHD, Anxiety, autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Adopting functional and integrative approaches to address root causes
  • Triggers to the development of autoimmunity in children
  • Addressing gut microbiome, infection, environmental toxins and stress
  • Personalising treatment to each child’s functional needs

Cost, Date and City:  Full registration $80, Student/Lecturer $50.  21 August: Melbourne, 22 August: Adelaide, 26 August: Perth, 28 August: Brisbane, 30 August: Sydney.

The seminar will be filmed at ABC studios in Sydney. All registered attendees will get access to this session recording post event. For more information and to register for this event, click here.

ATMS Symposium GI

The Australian Traditional-Medicine Society (ATMS) is bringing practitioners a Special Event, the Functional GI Symposium, to Sydney on Sunday 15 September. Presented by five leading experts, Dr Jason Hawrelak, Dr Nirala Jacobi, Dr Daniel Weber, Dr Johan van den Bogaerde and Robert Beson, don’t miss out on learning from industry leaders about the relevant, up-to-date medical information needed for the treatment of various Functional GI issues.

Learning Outcomes:

This event is designed to enhance your technical expertise in digestive health and provide a powerful educational focus with specialised, integrative, naturopathic trainings on the diagnosis and treatment of varied GI presentations.

Key areas being covered include:

  • Microcirculation, pH, temperature and blood profile
  • Functional GI physical exam techniques
  • IBD and Faecal Microbiota Transplantation
  • Neurotrophic factors
  • Parasitic infections
  • The latest in Microbiome research
  • Nutrition and lifestyle factors

Speaker & Program Highlights:

  • Dr Jason Hawrelak: Blastocystis and Deintamoeba – Gastrointestinal pathogens or commensal Symbionts?
  • Dr Nirala Jacobi: Top Physical GI Exam Techniques
  • Dr Daniel Weber: Neurotrophic Factors in Gut Health
  • Dr Johan van den Bogaerde: Microbiome Research, FMT and Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Robert Beson: Gut health: Environmental & Internal Profile Considerations

Event Details: Sunday 15 September, 9am-5pm at Aerial UTS Function Centre, Level 7, Building 10, 235 Jones Street, Ultimo 2007, NSW
Earn 6 CPE points
Cost: ATMS Accredited Member - $260, Non ATMS Practitioner - $305, ATMS Student Member - $200, Non ATMS Student - $220
For more information and to book, click here.  T. 1800 456 855 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

fxMed Balancing the Human

Common dysfunctions of the gut in chronic Illness and how to support them by balancing the microbiome.

All chronic illnesses start or are perpetuated by a dysfunctional gut. Effectively treating these conditions requires a clear understanding of the gut associated pathology driving the disease.

Kiran Krishnan is a Research Microbiologist and has been involved in the dietary supplement and nutrition market for the past 18 years. He comes from a strict research background having spent several years with hands-on R&D in the fields of molecular medicine and microbiology at the University of Iowa. Kiran is a co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer at Microbiome Labs and is a frequent lecturer on the Human Microbiome at Medical and Nutrition Conferences. Kiran offers his extensive knowledge and practical application of the latest science on the human microbiome as it relates to health and wellness.

Dr Tom Bayne is a Chiropractic Physician and public speaker dedicated to understanding and improving the gut microbiome. As the President of Microbiome Labs, Dr Bayne travels around the world educating healthcare practitioners on the science of the gut microbiome, its relation to chronic diseases, and innovative solutions to improve the health of patients.

Part One – The Research by Kiran Krishnan
A decades worth of microbiome research has elucidated these pathologies and a careful review of the literature reveals potentially effective treatments. In this talk you will learn about the most common dysfunctions of the gut that drives most chronic illnesses we face. You will also learn about the most effective solutions to address these dysfunctions. You will learn how seemingly unrelated disorders can have the same etiology.

Part Two – Clinical Findings by Dr Tom Bayne
There are many gut-healing programs available to practitioners, but often times those therapies are incomplete and ineffective. Healing the gut is a multifactorial process that requires several layers of therapy in order to achieve total gut restoration. Find out how you can use Microbiome Labs products to individualize treatment based upon patient history and symptoms.

After this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe how the gut microbiome is involved in various chronic diseases
  • Explain the connection between mucosal inflammation and chronic disease
  • Identify dietary and lifestyle factors that negatively impact the gut microbiome
  • Discuss actionable changes that any person can make to increase diversity of the gut microbiome
  • List nutrients that can significantly repair intestinal barrier function
  • Describe the purpose of each layer of the Total Gut Restoration system
  • Explain the standard dosing protocol for the main Total Gut Restoration products
  • Identify conditions or symptoms that may benefit from a customized protocol
  • Discuss various ways of individualizing the Total Gut Restoration system

Cost: Practitioner Price: $75. Earlybird: $65 (ends 6th Sept). Student price: $55 (all excl gst)

Click here to register

Bioclinic nat seminar

Gastrointestinal health: Clinical insights into the development of dysbiosis & integrative treatment strategies.  The human gastrointestinal tract colonises a large number of microbial microflora; known as the microbiome, this colony of living organisms participates in various metabolic processes in the human body and plays a major role in the host immune response. Dysbiosis of this well-balanced ecosystem is closely associated with many diseases and therefore understanding the relationship between them is important in not only their pathogenesis, but also in their prevention and treatment. In this presentation, we’ll take a deep dive into the microbiome to better understand the significant and extensive impact dysbiosis and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) can have on overall health. SIBO is a trending discussion in the medical world, yet it has been in the background of many health conditions for a number of years. In this lecture, Dr. Morello’s experience with complex, chronic diseases will be translated into a comprehensive learning experience that gives insight into his clinical knowledge as well as demonstrating the extensive methodologies involved in treating this complex condition.

Learning objectives:

  • To understand what SIBO and dysbiosis are and their health implications.
  • To grasp the complexities of SIBO development and treatments.
  • To understand the associations with the development of complex chronic diseases and autoimmune conditions.
  • To gain insight into the supportive diets for SIBO/dysbiosis including elemental and low-FODMAP diets.
  • To gain extensive knowledge of research-based supplements and lifestyle changes for the treatment of SIBO/dysbiosis.

Presenter:   Gaetano A. Morello, B.Sc., N.D. Regarded as a leading authority on natural medicine, Dr. Morello is a graduate of the prestigious Bastyr University and a board-certified naturopathic physician. He is the author of The Cleanse, Ultimate Inside Out Approach, Whole Body Cleansing, Stress and Anxiety, and Grape Seed Extract, A Powerful Antioxidant. He is also a contributing author to A Textbook of Natural Medicine, the most definitive text on natural medicine in the world. He is a clinician at the Complex Chronic Disease Program at British Columbia’s Women’s Hospital in Vancouver. Within this department he treats conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, myalgic encephalomyelitis and Lyme disease. Dr. Morello is the first naturopathic physician to hold such a prestigious position at a major North American hospital. Dr. Morello’s knowledge and clinical experience in applying the scientific foundations of natural medicine have placed him in high demand as a speaker. He therefore lectures extensively and is also an increasingly coveted contributor to health and medical panels, directorships, forums and conventions throughout the world.

Dates, Venues & Cost:

Brisbane, 17 September at Brisbane Marriott, 515 Queen St, Brisbane.
Melbourne, 18 September at Melbourne Marriott, Corner Exhibition & Lonsdale Sts, Melbourne.
Sydney, 24 September at Establishment Hotel, 252 George St, Sydney.
Adelaide, 25 September at Stamford Grand, 2 Jetty Rd, Glenelg.

Cost*:  Practitioners $30, Students $25.  *Seminar cost redeemable on products purchased on the night.  Registration - 6pm. Dinner & presentation 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Click here to register.


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The 3-hour Masterclass will include:

  • Discussion of the latest research and emerging theories related to Metabolic Syndrome diagnostics, treatment, and test interpretation
  • Nutritional strategies for the treatment of MetS as well as related conditions including PCOS, heart disease, sleep apnoea and more
  • A collaborative learning environment for invaluable practitioner networking
  • Complimentary selection of healthy refreshments
  • Talk to the Designs for Health team about your clinical practice, protocols and special event offer.

Presenter, Dr Coetzee received his Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition with a specialisation in nutrigenomics from Maryland University. With over 20 years of clinical experience, specialising in nutritional and herbal interventions for chronic conditions. " Metabolic Syndrome is completely reversible". Dr Oscar Coetzee.

MetS MasterClasses Venues and Dates:
AUCKLAND NZ - 12th October, BRISBANE 14th October, MELBOURNE 15th October, PERTH 16th October, SYDNEY 18th October.

Click here to find out more and secure your place.  This free event is available to Practitioners registered with Designs for Health Australia.


BioConcepts Developmental Biology

Developmental biology studies the genetic and epigenetic control of cellular growth, differentiation and “morphogenesis” which gives rise to bodily tissues and organs. In addition, it looks at the role of adult stem cells in the regeneration and maintenance of tissues and organs across our entire lives. Understanding the developmental biology of the GIT and its influencers can help change the way we, as natural medicine practitioners, treat common gastrointestinal conditions.

Learn how genetics and epigenetics influence the development of the gastrointestinal lining and the microbiome; and in turn how that cross-talk between the microbiome and gastrointestinal lining leads us down a path to health or disease.

The stem cells which give rise to all mature cells of the intestine including epithelial cells, are highly influenced by the signalling environment, in what is called the stem cell niche. The signals from the stem cell niche which include hormones, chemokines, cytokines, cellular contact, macro and micronutrients from our diet and microbiome metabolites control the growth and directs the differentiation of the stem cells. To make lasting changes to the epithelium and the microbiome, this environment must be conducive to healthy stem cell function.

Presenter: Dr Michael Osiecki, PhD, BBE (Chemical), BBiotech (Hons). Dr Michael is the Managing Director of Bio Concepts and the second generation of Osiecki biochemists. With scientific prowess and a passion for the industry, Dr Michael is at the forefront of education in nutritional medicine. Dr Michael draws insights from the latest relevant research in complementary medicine, applying these to the clinic and beyond.

Cost:  Early bird  $57 Discount ends 31st August. Standard price $75 1st September onwards.
Dates:  30th October to 2nd December
Click here to register and find further information 

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