Practitioner Education Webinar Series 10th October to 21st November
SiBO: Understanding the role of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth in Functional Gut Disorders
Presented by: Sharon Erdrich MHSc (Hons), NZRN, DipNat, DipHerbMed, DipAroma, CertMass. MNSN, MNZSN. Sharon has worked in healthcare for almost forty years, gaining comprehensive experience in a broad range of healthcare settings, including an extensive lecturing career (Wellpark College, Unitec & NZ College of Massage). Since completing her Master of Health Science in 2014, Sharon has developed a strong clinical focus on gut health, in particular Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SiBO). She regularly attends international gastroenterology conferences and the annual SiBO Symposium as well as pursuing a PhD in this topic. Her presentations will explore the complex aetiology and presentation of SiBO, then take a close look at the diagnosis and management of this very common, yet under diagnosed condition. Sharon is a registered naturopath, medical herbalist, registered nurse, aromatherapist and nutritionist.
Key Topics Discussed:
Webinar 1 What is SiBO and how did it get there? 10/10/17
Defined as an alteration in the number and/or type of bacteria in the small intestine, SiBO is about as common as IBS. Humans have an innate mechanism to prevent bacterial overgrowth, so understanding the possible contributing factors is key to ultimately being able to manage the condition.
Webinar 2 SiBO signs and symptoms 17/10/17
An overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine can manifest in many different ways, depending on the type and number of bacteria as well as their location. The list of possible extra-gastrointestinal symptoms is vast.
Webinar 3 Diagnosis including underlying pathology 24/10/17
We’ll have a look at some of the options available for diagnosing microbial imbalance in the gut, plus the advantages and disadvantages of each. We’ll look a bit more in detail at current guidelines for breath testing and interpretation of breath test results.
Webinar 4 SiBO treatment 31/10/17
Addressing the bacterial overgrowth is just part of the picture. This session will cover how to select appropriate antimicrobials and gut restoratives as well as the strategies for addressing underlying causes.
Webinar 5 SiBO and the gut brain connection 7/11/17
With new research hitting the headlines on an increasingly frequent basis, this topic is huge. However, we’ll touch on the key factors to look out for in the clinical presentation.
Webinar 6 SiBO and thyroid 14/11/17
The connection between slow gut motility and sub-optimal thyroid function is well known. Hormone replacement might also exacerbate the gut issues. We’ll explore the cause-effect cycle, including a look at the role of inflammation in thyroid function.
Webinar 7 SiBO and pain syndrome, sinus, metabolic acidosis & the skin 21/11/17
Good health begins in the gut is a concept we are all familiar with. This session will take a look in more detail at the diverse manifestations of SiBO and glean an understanding of the underlying mechanisms.
All webinars commence at 7pm and conclude at 8pm and are available via recording if you are unable to attend.
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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
24th November, 2017
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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.
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:
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 www.bwellness.com.au 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.
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.
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