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: THE NEUROCOGNITIVE INTERFACE OF ACIDOSIS AND GUT BACTERIA
AUTHOR AND UNIVERSITY ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Dr Henry Butt MSc, PhD.
The 2016 Rome IV diagnostic criteria for functional GI disorders (FGIDs) characterises FGIDs as disorders of gut-brain interaction, with altered gut microbiota and central nervous system processing as two of the five criteria for FGIDs and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) diagnosis.
This presentation will provide evidence-based research supporting how changes in the gut microbial ecosystem can lead to alterations of acid-base homeostasis, affecting general well-being and cognitive health. It will also identify specific gut micro-organisms that are linked to sleep disturbances and cognitive impairments, if they produce excess specific metabolites.
Additionally, a management protocol and microbial diet will be proposed to rebalance an altered gut ecosystem and assist patients to regain optimal cognitive and overall health.
How alteration of specific gut bacteria is associated with neurocognitive impairment
Understand the gut microbial profile can assist patient management
How alkalising and the use of D-lactate free probiotics can improve neurocognitive function.
TOPIC 4: 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.
Dr Henry Butt has a PhD and Masters in Science, with expertise in faecal microbiology. He was the scientist in charge of the Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at three major teaching hospitals in Newcastle and an associate professor at the University of Melbourne and Victoria University. Dr Butt is also an author of 64 publications, with his current research focused on the alteration of the intestinal microbiota and chronic diseases, and has a strong interest in how acid-base balance in the gut affects cognitive health and overall well-being.
PROF. LYNDA FRASSETTO MD.
Lynda Frassetto, MD, is a Professor Emeritus of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the University of California, San Francisco (USCF). She teaches and supervises both inpatient and outpatient nephrology at the University and the Veteran’s Administration hospitals. Lynda has been researching the pathophysiological effects of dietary acid loads on the body, for many years. She has also been involved in drug interactions in transplantation research, and recently has set up clinical trials for a bioartificial kidney system being developed at UCSF.
PROF. DR. JÜRGEN VORMANN
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 influence of acid-base balance through diet. Professor Vormann also founded and currently heads the Institute for Prevention and Nutrition (IPEV) in Ismaning, Munich.
Vanessa Hitch is a naturopath with over two decades experience as a highly regarded clinician, speaker, educator and supplement formulator. In her clinical practice, Vanessa assists a wide variety of patients and concerns. Her focus is on improving health and wellbeing through effective detoxication, digestive and hormonal support, and the use of genetic and functional testing.
Vanessa’s passion for supporting and empowering practitioners and her dynamic speaking style will make this an interesting and informative presentation.
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 Paul 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.
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