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More than 40% of the global population have functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs)1 and in Australia, 1 in 4 adults and 20.6% of children are diagnosed with Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)/Metabolic associated fatty liver disease (MAFLD),2,10,12 with an exponential increase in burden of disease predicted. MAFLD is likely to become the leading global indication for liver transplantation within the next decade11 with an anticipated increase of 85% by 2030.

These alarming statistics highlight a significant shortfall in integrative gastrointestinal (GI) care specialists.

Did you know, environmental changes are leading causes of GI health conditions?

  • PM (2.5) after extreme weather events – Metabolic associated fatty liver disease (MAFLD) and Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)3,4
  • Endocrine-disrupting chemical exposure and NAFLD3,4
  • Trauma-related disorders – gut microbiome5
  • Post viral COVID-19 infection (IBS, Dyspepsia and microbiota)6,7
  • Long-term environmental exposure to micro and nanoplastics – microbiota and digestive enzymes8

Join leading NEM experts in this on-demand learning module (released 31 March 2022) to learn how to adopt a preventive approach to reducing the long-term impact of gastrointestinal treatments on the environment9 and human health. A live Q&A session with the speakers will be held on 7th April.

It’s time to implement sustainable health practices that reduce the incidence of gastrointestinal illness.

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Event Date

31st, March 2022

Dr Caitlin O'Mahony
Dr Nirala Jacobi, Dr Jason Hawrelak, Dr Pran Yoganathan, Rachel Arthur, Dr Michael Ruscio, Dr Arun Dhir, Dawn Whitten plus more to be announced soon!
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Dr Nirala Jacobi


Dr Nirala Jacobi is a naturopathic doctor (ND) and internationally recognized expert on small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). She is the creator of the SIBO Biphasic Diet, a resource that has helped tens of thousands of SIBO sufferers around the world. Dr Jacobi is the host of The SIBO Doctor ...

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Dr Jason Hawrelak


Join Dr Hawrelak in discussion on the latest research finding surrounding the microbiome and aging. Discover how to restore microbiome diversity as we age and discuss the changing needs through life progression. If you are wanting to increase your clinical knowledge on pre and probiotics and herbal medicine’s capacity to modify the GIT microbiota, then this presentation is a must.

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Dr Pran Yoganathan

MBChB. (Otago), FRACP 

Dr Pran Yoganathan is a Gastroenterologist and Gastrointestinal endoscopist based in Sydney. He aims to empower his patients to embark on a journey of self-healing using the philosophy of “let food be thy medicine”. Dr Yoganathan graduated in medicine from the University of Otago in New Zealand. His training in ...

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Rachel Arthur

BHSc, BNat (Hons 1st) 

Rachel Arthur is a respected and widely published naturopath and registered nutritionist specialising in integrative nutrition and with a special interest in diagnostics. With over 20 years’ experience in both the clinic and the classroom, Rachel is considered a leading nutritional educator, delivering post-graduate training and mentoring to naturopaths, doctors ...

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Dr Michael Ruscio


Dr Michael Ruscio is a doctor, clinical researcher, and author working fervently to reform and improve the fields of functional and integrative medicine. With his clinical and research teams, he scours existing studies to inform his ongoing clinical research, patient care, and guidance for health seekers and fellow clinicians around ...

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Dr Arun Dhir

MS FRCS (Edinburgh UK) FRACS 

Dr Arun Dhir is Senior Lecturer and a Specialist Upper Gastro Intestinal and Bariatric Surgeon working in the public sector, and also has a busy private practice in North Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. He is also a Yoga and meditation teacher and along this journey, has nurtured a very keen ...

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Dawn Whitten

BNat (Hons 1st), IBCLC, FNHAA 

Dawn Whitten is a Naturopath and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She is passionate about protecting and nurturing the microbiome of the next generation and has a broad-base of clinical experience with a focus on women’s health through pregnancy and beyond, as well as infant and toddler health. She has ...

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Dr Caitlin O’Mahony (MC)


ACNEM Board Member Dr Caitlin O’Mahony graduated from medicine at The University of Melbourne in 2008. Since then she has worked in hospitals and GP clinics in Melbourne, Queensland and the Northern Territory. She is currently working at a GP Clinic in Beaumaris, Melbourne. Dr O’Mahony has been passionate about ...

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ACNEM Gastrointestinal Health Training 2022
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