BioCeuticals, SIBO and Gastrointestinal Parasites, ACT,NSW,QLD,VIC,TAS,SA,WA
Metagenics Webinar, A New Paradign in IBS
Nutrisearch, Adjuvant Treatments for Enhanced Management of Chronic d. WGTN, AUCK
MediHerb, Women's Health and Hormones, QLD,NSW,ACT,SA,WA,VIC,TAS,
Sun Herbal, Emotional Imbalance with Tony Reid, NSW
BioMedica, Protecting Fertility Across the Lifecycle, QLD
Sun Herbal, TCM Support for Age-related and Lifestyle disease, QLD
MediHerb Webinar, Adaptogenic and Tonic Herbs
Sun Herbal,TCM Support for Age-related and Lifestyle disease, VIC
MediHerb, Persistent Pathogens, NZ: Auck,ChCh,Wgtn
Bio-Practica, Decoding Complicated Cases, NSW,QLD,VIC,TAS & ACT
BioConcepts Webinar, Reframing the Mitochondria in Functional Medicine
BioMedica, Protecting Fertility Across the Lifecycle, NZ
Sun Herbal, The Treatment of Thyroid Disease & Other Autoimmune Disorders, SA
Bio-Practica, Well Woman Symposium, WA,VIC,QLD,NZ,SA,NSW
Integria Health Care Symposium 2017, NSW
Sun Herbal, Better IVF Outcomes with Chinese Medicine NSW
BioConcepts, Resetting the Addicted Brain QLD,SA,WA,ACT,VIC,TAS,NSW,NT
In this clinically focused workshop, gastrointestinal expert Alessandra Edwards will share with you the latest research and therapeutic approach to diagnose and treat small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and parasites such as Blastocystis hominis and Dientamoeba fragilis.
Alessandra will share a new perspective on the treatment of gastrointestinal infections that will focus on the restoration of the biomechanics involved in healthy digestion, rehabilitation of the gut microbiome and ecosystem, as well as addressing a malfunctioning gut/brain axis. This seminar will challenge the traditional therapeutic approach of weed, seed, feed for gastrointestinal infections in line with novel research into the microbiome and its functions. You will learn how toxic microbial metabolites are affecting your treatment outcomes, why carbohydrate restrictive diets are detrimental in the long term and why antibiotic and antimicrobial therapies have a high failure rate for both SIBO and gastrointestinal infections. Alessandra will also share her therapeutic approach for complex, highly sensitive patients who present with multiple
intolerances including salicylate, amine and histamine and who usually cannot tolerate nutritional interventions.
• Explore screening, testing and diagnosis: how to correctly identify patients at risk for SIBO and gastrointestinal parasites
• Discover the relationship between SIBO and common chronic disease states
• Evaluate gut brain axis imbalances and considerations for SIBO
• Understand biomechanics: the role of adhesions, motility and gastrointestinal valves dysfunction in SIBO
• Analyse the role of biofilm and SIBO
• Review the current literature and therapeutic considerations in regards to the presence of parasites
• Learn how to treat super-sensitive patients and those with complex intolerances
• Discover treatment strategies including dietary, herbal antimicrobials, prebiotics, probiotics and ancillary therapeutics for correction and prevention of SIBO and parasites
About Alessandra EdwardsBHSc Herb Med Adv Dip Nat. Alessandra is a clinical naturopath, western herbalist, yoga teacher and nutrigenomic specialist with a specific interest in digestive health, mental health and their interaction with the microbiome. She has worked
in the natural health industry for over 10 years both in the UK and Australia, where she runs Reclaim Your Health, a nutritional and nutrigenomic clinic in Melbourne Bayside. Alessandra utilises an integrative approach to practice, combining specialised blood testing, genetic profiling and gut microbiome sequencing to formulate personalised health plans. She works with a number of highly regarded integrative medical doctors and speaks regularly on nutrigenomics, gastrointestinal and mental health.
Dates & Locations:
Canberra, Thursday 3 August 2017
Sydney, Monday 7 August 2017
Brisbane, Wednesday 9 August 2017
Melbourne, Monday 14 August 2017
Hobart, Wednesday 16 August 2017
Adelaide, Monday 28 August 2017|
Perth, Wednesday 30 August 2017
Seminar presented by Tabitha McIntosh, Naturopath and Clinical Nutritionist
The increasing incidence of reproductive disorders in both genders, and the downwards trend in fertility rates in Australia and around the world are alarming, and beg the question – where are we going wrong?
As clinicians we can no longer ignore the effect of the environment and our inevitable chemical burden on human development, health and reproduction. Join Tabitha for this seminar to understand at what stages of development for both genders, we can have the most significant impact on maximising healthy hormones and outcomes. We as clinicians have much potential to bridge the void in public awareness about chemicals, and an arsenal of powerful tools and strategies to maximise resilience against environmental onslaught, and in doing so, play a vital role in protecting our most precious resource – our next generation.
Dates and Cost (incl GST):
Brisbane 26th August, Auckland 23rd September.
$65 Standard, $50 Early Bird, $50 Student
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects up to 1 in 5 Australians and can make life miserable for sufferers. IBS is considered a diagnosis of exclusion due to no confirmed histological or serological abnormalities to validate its presence. With limited specific treatment targets, there is only modest and mixed efficacy with current conventional strategies for IBS, which appear palliative rather than curative. Patients often persist with restrictive diets, which may not only put them at risk of deficiencies but also create social
stress due to these limitations around food. Natural Medicine has contributed to improved patient outcomes in IBS sufferers primarily through recognising and addressing potential aetiological factors such as stress and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). Recent research exploring the links between SIBO and IBS has identified that stress is an unlikely cause of SIBO, yet plays a significant role in IBS. Also, clinical trials show a large relapse in IBS symptoms after antimicrobial use, questioning whether SIBO is the ultimate cause.
In this webinar, explore the new science behind IBS pathophysiology and functional gastrointestinal (GI) complaints such as bloating, pain, constipation and diarrhoea. Be guided through the often confusing and overwhelming area of functional GI testing and determine when it is best to employ testing and establish its value in your clinical evaluation. Leave with a solid framework on how and when to use antimicrobials, probiotics, prebiotics, restrictive diets and other gut interventions to achieve life- changing results for your IBS patients.
Learn About the Latest Science in Understanding Diagnosis and Treatment of IBS:
Presenter: Nicola Reid, MPH, BAComm, DipNat, DipHom. Nicola Reid has been a Naturopathic Practitioner, 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.
Time: Wednesday, August 23rd at the following times: 11:00 am QLD / NSW / ACT / VIC / TAS. 10:30 am SA. 9:30 am NT. 9:00 am WA. 1:00 pm New Zealand
Duration: 1 hour Registration closes 1 hour prior to the live session.
Cost: $35.00 inc GST (AUS and NZ). Webinar notes and materials will be emailed to your nominated email address prior to the live webinar. The webinar content will be available online for 30 days following the live session. You will need to register prior to the live webinar to gain access to the recording.
We are delighted to have secured an internationally recognised integrative health researcher of this calibre to share such in-depth knowledge with NZ integrative health practitioners. This will be an invaluable seminar and educational event which will include:
Expertise: Probiotics / Human Microbiome, Nutraceuticals, Nutrition, Clinical trials / Epidemiology, Integrative Medicine and Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Professor Vitetta has research interests in nutrition, functional foods and immune function, as well as Mind Body Medicine. He was the first internationally funded Australian researcher investigating Chinese Herbal Medicines in a trial with HIV patients. He is often an invited speaker at numerous local and international conferences. It is rare to have such a high calibre researcher, clinician and educator in New Zealand to empower New Zealand Practitioners. Please book early with our friendly team to ensure you will benefitfrom this exceptional educational event.
Professor Luis Vitetta, will share the latest research and scientific evidence in this area so clinicians can implement clinical applications of this complex area across several disease states in clinic on monday morning.
Dates, Venues and Cost:
Wellington, 25th August 5.30pm - 9.00pm
Auckland, 26th August 9.30am - 12.45pm
Cost Excl GST: Early bird (before 5pm on 15th August: $69.95. After 15th August $79.95. Students $49.95
To Register call Nutrisearch NZ 0800884433 or Aust 1800 177959 (toll free)
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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.
Speakers: Berris Burgone and Angela Hywood
Dates from 21st August to 17th September.
Emotional Imbalance: How to Diagnose and Treat the Effects of Emotion-based Disorders with Tony Reid
11 CPD EVENTS We recommend you register early to avoid disappointment. Seminar notes and gift pack included.
SYDNEY – Thursday, 24th August. 6:00pm – 9:00pm
TCM Support for Age-related and Lifestyle disease: Pain, Musculoskeletal Inflammation, Headache and Metabolic Syndrome (Inc. Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Support)
with Peter Kington
BRISBANE – Sunday, 27th August. 9:00am – 2:00pm
11 CPD EVENTS We recommend you register early to avoid disappointment. Seminar notes and gift pack included.
These days most people complain of fatigue and/or being less able to cope with stress. In a society that seems to run on caffeine fixes, are there credible answers to this dilemma from other members of the plant kingdom?
In this comprehensive 90-minute webinar, Kerry outlines all the key facts about the use of tonic and adaptogenic herbs to meet this and other clinical challenges. After a short exploration of the basic concepts, relevant properties and some current clinical trials for most of the major herbs will be reviewed, including the recent newcomer Gynostemma. Most importantly, core prescribing differentials (which herbs work best in a given clinical situation) and treatment scenarios are fully outlined, based on Kerry’s 45 years of personal and clinical experience.
Date: Wednesday 30 August 2017
Time: 6.30pm QLD/NSW/ACT/VIC/TAS. 6.00pm SA/NT. 4.30pm WA. 8.30pm NZ
Duration: 75 minutes (plus 15 minutes for Q&A)
Price: Practitioners $40.00 incl. GST Students $30.00 incl. GST
TCM Support for Age-related and Lifestyle disease: Pain, Musculoskeletal Inflammation, Headache and Metabolic Syndrome (Inc. Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Support) by Peter Kington
MELBOURNE – Sunday, 10th September, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Persistent pathogens are implicated as the drivers of many chronic diseases and syndromes. These covert invaders can either be bacteria (including their cellwall deficient forms known as stealth pathogens), mycoplasma, viruses (especially herpes viruses), fungi or parasites (either unicellular or complex organisms). There has been considerable focus on this topic in natural medicine circles, but much of the discussion is lacking in robust and credible solutions.
In this seminar, Roberta will explore this challenging clinical area. Roberta will focus on the best evidence-based natural medicine approaches and the role of persistent pathogens in autoimmune disease.
Roberta Barbiellini is a naturopath with more than 20 years’ experience in the natural medicine industry. She has worked in clinical practice, as a researcher, and as an educator, and has a passion for the science of wellbeing. Roberta particularly enjoys being able to communicate this science through teaching and ecturing, and brings her enthusiasm to every seminar she presents. As a Practitioner with 10 years of clinical experience, Roberta also has a sound understanding of the needs of patients and the challenges facing complementary medicine Practitioners today.
Dates and Locations:
Auckland – Sunday, 10th September, 1:00pm – 5:00pm at South Pacific College of Natural Medicine
Christchurch – Tuesday, 12th September, 5:00pm – 9:00pm at Metropolitan Lounge at The Tannery
Wellington – Wednesday, 13th September, 5:00pm – 9:00pm at Wellesley Boutique Hotel
Attendees will receive a delicious and healthy meal, seminar notes, CPE points and exclusive product specials.
Presented by Paul Kern (NSW, QLD, VIC & TAS) and Vanessa Hitch (ACT)
Discover new paradigms in how to holistically analyse your cases & apply effective multi-system treatments for:
Improving detoxification using clinoptilolite
Never in human history have we seen such a toxic burden being placed on our bodies. Yet our drainage and excretory systems are overwhelmed in their efforts to eliminate these environmental and endogenous toxins.
2. Women's Health
Resolving hormonal, HPA & circadian complaints in women
With today’s modern frantic pace, female clients often present as stressed, overwhelmed, and out-of-tune with their body’s hormonal and circadian cycles. This causes symptoms of hormonal imbalance, insomnia and many other chronic health complaints.
3. Immune Resilience
Building immune resilience at the genetic level
It is no secret, we are seeing more and more patients whose immune systems are weakened, dysfunctional and clearly confused. As health practitioners, we all have our favourite ‘immune’ nutrients and herbs, but what do we do when these no longer work?
Cost dates & Venues
Price (incl GST): $75 Expires 9th August. Regular: $90 To Register Click Here
Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm CPE: 6 points accredited & recognised by ASBRM, ANPA & CMA
Mitochondrial dysfunction is the unconsidered underlying factor in many common chronic diseases that face modern society.
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,MBBS (London), MRCP (UK), MSc (Nutrition) 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.
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.
Cost including GST $30
Webinar on Demand 24/7 from 18th September to 13th October. Running time 60 min.
The Treatment of Thyroid disease, other Autoimmune disorders and Male Fertility with Chinese Medicine By Peter Kington
ADELAIDE – Sunday, 24th September, 8:30am – 4:45pm
Well Woman is an All Day Symposium (7 CPE) that will look at the multi-generational view of women’s reproductive, emotional & mental health. Bio-Practica has brought together expert International & Australian speakers including; Professor Jürgen Vormann, Rachel Arthur, Vanessa Hitch & Dr Thomas Harris.
Part 1: The latest evidence of mineral imbalance in disease & effects of female reproductive health
PRESENTER: Professor Jürgen Vormann, international speaker & world expert on magnesium & pH.
The risk of mineral imbalance for a woman throughout her life-span is profound and may a ect a myriad of female hormonal disorders. As we age and consume an acidogenic, minerally-depleted western diet, our mineral stores diminish, leaving us metabolically challenged, acidic and depleted in energy and vitality. Research is now linking mineral disturbances in magnesium and pH, to wide-ranging endocrine and metabolic dysfunction, stress, weight gain, ageing, poor brain function, metabolic syndrome and even cardiovascular disease.
Part 2: Acid-base balance for women in coping with stress & metabolic challenges
PRESENTER: Rachel Arthur, expert naturopath.
Often our female patients, who are mothers and partners, present last in our clinics. They’ve sent in their children & partner long before they’ve found the time and recognised the necessity of addressing their own health – their stress, their weight issues, their autoimmunity & invariably their progression towards poor bone health. The modern woman spins many plates which means, whatever we ask her to do in terms of making healthy changes, must have the right balance of minimal effort with maximal impact. Whether it is back pain, autoimmunity, sleep problems, detoxification issues or just every day stress, correcting acid-base balance is central to producing the ‘Well Woman’ and in turn goes a long way to helping the whole family.
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Part 3: Mood, anxiety & female hormones
PRESENTER: Vanessa Hitch, Hormonal health expert & naturopath
It’s not just our neurotransmitters but also our hormones that determine how we think and feel. They powerfully influence a woman’s mood, how she is motivated, her eating patterns, sleep cycles, ability to concentrate and every aspect of her wellbeing. Australian & New Zealand women are more likely to experience symptoms such as depression, insomnia & anxiety, as well as a wide array of female hormonal conditions.
Part 4: Receptor sensitivity, stress & inflammation in hormonal health
PRESENTER: Dr Thomas Harris, PhD researcher & clinician
Emerging research suggests that hormones and neurotransmitters share not only common pathways but importantly, they also share common receptor sites in vital areas of the brain and key reproductive organs and tissues in the body. The implications of receptor sensitivity and function, adds another level of complexity to our understanding of hormones and mood and needs to be properly recognised, so we can prescribe accordingly for better clinical outcomes.
Dates: 11th to 19th October. Cost (incl GST), A$120 or Book early by 19th July A$75 or by 30th August A$90. Click here for dates, venues and to Register
Leading industry experts and well respected Practitioners will be coming to the 2017 Integria Healthcare Symposium to share their clinical insights with you. They will also discuss their perspectives on how to best combine modern science and traditional knowledge to support gastrointestinal health and provide optimal patient care.
This year’s Integria Healthcare Symposium is designed to help further your practical knowledge and promises to be truly inspiring!
Join us for this special event and help take your knowledge and skills as a Practitioner to the next level!
Click here to register
Date and Location:
Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October at Hilton Sydney, 488 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Better IVF Outcomes with Chinese Medicine By Peter Kington
SYDNEY – Sunday, 22nd October, 9:00am – 1:00pm
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 Dr 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.
Dr Michael Osiecki PhD, BE(Chemical), BBiotech(Hons). Dr Michael Osiecki is a Director of Bio Concepts, who has been diversifying the business through technology for the past year. Prior to this, Dr Michael Osiecki received his doctorate for research in the field of biological engineering, specialising in isolation and expansion of stem cells in bioreactor systems.
Henry Osiecki B.Sc. (Hons), Post Grad Dip. Nutrition & Dietetics, Owner & Founder of Bio Concepts. Henry is passionate about practitioner education in nutritional medicine and the healthcare industry. Henry has published a number of textbooks on nutrition including The Nutrient Bible and Cancer: The Importance of Clinical Nutrition. He also spent time as a research scientist and published a number of scientific papers in peer reviewed journals. Henry has been an integral part of the development and success of this company, helping Bio Concepts to be the first to bring a number of key nutrients into the Australian market such as CoQ10, Lipoic Acid and Acetyl-L- Carnitine...Find out more about Henry here.
Emma Wisbey Adv. Dip.Applied. Sc. (Naturopathy). Emma graduated from the Southern School of Natural Therapies in 1997. She has since enjoyed a career as a naturopath for almost 20 years. She has vast experience in various areas including education, practitioner support, lecturing, writing and private clinical practice.
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BRISBANE 29th October at Riverview Hotel
Early Bird Price $85.00 (sale ends 31st July 2017) 4 CPE Points. Standard Price $110.00 (1st August onwards) 4 CPE Points
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Early Bird Price $45.00 (sale ends 31st July 2017) 3 CPE Points. Standard Price $60.00 (1st August onwards) 3 CPE Points
Supporting Men’s Health and Improving Male Fertility with Chinese Medicine By Peter Kington
MELBOURNE – Sunday, 12th November, 9:00am – 1:00pm
This seminar will provide an overview of cancer as the result of a confluence of multiple factors. The process of carcinogenesis will be assessed as one influenced by both extrinsic systemic conditions as well as by intrinsic cellular aberrations. Armed with this holistic understanding,
practitioners will be equipped to identify individual risk factors and will have the underlying rationale for comprehensive prevention and management strategies.
• Identify the key characteristics of malignancy on genetic, epigenetic, biomolecular and the pathophysiological levels
• Discover the role of stromal inflammation in carcinogenesis
• Analyse the complex role of immunity and angiogenesis in carcinogenesis
• Describe the role of insulin, glucose and metabolism in carcinogenesis
• Analyse the role of oxidative stress in carcinogenesis with an emphasis on the contribution of environmental toxicity
• Evaluate the impact of psychosocial stress and circadian disturbance on carcinogenesis
• Gain familiarity with the presentation of cancer and presenting signs and symptoms that should trigger a diagnostic work-up
About Lise Alschuler ND FABNO
Lise Alschuler is a naturopathic doctor with board certification in naturopathic oncology and has been practicing since 1994. She graduated from Brown University with an undergraduate degree in Medical Anthropology and received a doctoral degree in naturopathic medicine
from Bastyr University. Dr Alschuler is past-President of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and a founding board member and current President of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She is a sought-after speaker for professional audiences on various subjects within integrative healthcare and she is the Executive Director of TAP Integrative, a nonprofit educational resource for integrative practitioners.
Dr Alschuler is the co-founder of Five To Thrive, LLC., which has developed the iTHRIVE Plan SaaS mobile web application that creates customised wellness plans for cancer survivors. She maintains a naturopathic oncology practice out of Naturopathic Specialists, based in Scottsdale AZ.
Dr Alschuler is the co-author of The Definitive Guide to Cancer and The Definitive Guide to Thriving After Cancer
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