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Well Woman Symposium


$120 AUD incl. GST



WA 11 OCT | VIC 13 OCT | QLD 14 OCT | NZ 16 OCT | SA 18 OCT  | NSW 19 OCT


CPE: 7 points

Accredited & Recognised by ANPA & CMA


Prof Jürgen Vormann,

Rachel Arthur,

Vanessa Hitch &

Dr Thomas Harris


Well Woman is a multi-generational view
of women’s reproductive, emotional &
mental health.

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presented by Rachel Arthur

Key mediators in targeting receptor biology

Plants have played a significant role in maintaining human health and improving quality of life for thousands of years. Physiological function at the receptor level is considered one of the most important controlling factors that determines the causality of disease outcome. Being able to restore receptor function, density and sensitivity is at the cornerstone for therapeutic intervention.

Herbal medicines are now becoming acknowledged as key mediators in targeting receptor biology.


  • Busting myths around female health & ageing
  • Mood management for changing hormones
  • Latest research on vital reproductive herbs
  • Enhancing cell receptor sensitivity for better systems communication
  • Female brain changes in the hormonal milieu
  • Healthy pregnancy essentials
  • Vital minerals for female health
  • The truth about calcium & bone health

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.



  • NEW RESEARCH on the metabolic impact of hidden mineral imbalances
  • The evidence outlining diets that really work for obesity
  • Important recent global research on healthy pregnancy.

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.



  • Look at key body clues that acidosis may be manifesting in our female clients’ health picture
  • Help clients understand the magnitude of the positive impact we can expect from redressing this imbalance
  • Clinically address acid base imbalance as a critical determinant of health with a profound therapeutic ripple effect.

via live webcast in WA & SA


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.



  • Vital new research changing the way we look at the brain and hormones
  • Why mood is so profoundly affected by the glandular production of hormones
  • How to quickly recognise and prescribe for hormonal and neurotransmitter imbalances.

via live webcast in NZ


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.



  • Key pathways including the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal and adrenal axes and their interplay affecting hormonal health
  • Evidence of the impact of stress hormones and inflammation on receptor function
  • NEW TREATMENT STRATEGIES for improving receptor function for progesterone, insulin and other key hormones.



Effectively targeting female issues:

  • Fatigue
  • Pregnancy
  • Depression
  • Weight gain
  • Sleep problems
  • Anxiety & stress
  • Insulin resistance
  • Hormonal conditions
  • Menopause/perimenopause.



  • Clinical gems and insights from expert clinicians in female health, using real case studies
  • Proven treatment plans for difficult cases
  • Advanced strategies for faster results using a multi-system approach
  • Outstanding clinical tools for even greater practice success.

Prof. Jürgen Vormann

Prof. Dr. rer. nat.


Prof. Dr. Jürgen Vormann, who received a doctorate in “Pharmacology and Toxicology of Nutrition” from the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, is currently a Professor at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biochemisty, University Hospital Centre in Berlin — Charité Campus Benjamin Franklin. His main areas of expertise are the pathophysiology and biochemistry of minerals, trace elements and vitamins, as well as the in uence of acid-base balance through diet. Professor Vormann also founded and currently heads the Institute for Prevention and Nutrition (IPEV) in Ismaning, Munich.

Rachel Arthur

BHSc. BNat (Hons) MNHAA


Rachel Arthur is a respected and widely published Australian naturopath specialising in integrative nutrition. With over 20 years’ experience in both the clinic and the classroom, Rachel has become one of Australia’s leading nutritional educators & mentors.

She’s regularly asked to speak at key conferences & contribute work to authoritative texts including all 4 editions of Herbs & Natural Supplements – An Evidence Based Guide (Elsevier), while still maintaining a very busy private practice. Rachel’s ongoing enthusiasm for the eld and education make her presentations both inspiring and empowering experiences for all attendees.

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 womens health and a passion for improving her client’s energy levels, happiness and ful llment, so they can get the most from their lives.

Dr Thomas Harris

BSc (Hons) PhD, Adv. Dip Western Herbal Medicine


Thomas’ experience in both biomedical science and complementary medicine provides a unique prospective on the underlying mechanisms of how herbs work to restore health and well-being.

He completed his undergraduate studies at USC majoring in physiology and pharmacology. He went on to study his Honours degree in analytical biochemistry then, completed his PhD at the University of Queensland in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Thomas is a trained herbalist and has ten years experience in research and education in the complementary medicine eld. He has published articles on reproductive & mental health in both medicine and complementary medicine journals.

Paul Kern

Adv Dip. Nat.


Paul Kern 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 use of Naturopathic techniques and supplements to bring about true, lasting health change in challenging clinical cases.

His experience offers seminar attendees a greater insight into use of Naturopathic techniques and supplements to bring about true, lasting health change in challenging clinical cases.


$120 AUD

Incl. GST


7 Points

Accredited & recognised by ANPA & CMA

This seminar is recognised for continuing education and development points with various associations. Please enquire with your individual association for more details.

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