Nutrisearch New Zealand Functional Pathology Testing

Nutrisearch New Zealand Functional Pathology Testing

Nutrisearch New Zealand Functional Pathology Testing

Date: Saturday 5 November 2016
Topic: “Functional Pathology in Gut Health and Methylation”
Organisation: Nutrisearch New Zealand
Session: Seminar Session in one day educational conference
Venue: Sofitel Hotel Auckland, New Zealand
Invitation from: Adam Ryan
Sponsored by: Nutripath
Details Online:

Nutrisearch New Zealand Functional Pathology Testing

Gut Health & Pathology Testing

Sofitel Hotel Auckland, New Zealand
Saturday 5th November 2016
Nutrisearch will be providing a full day of education in two parts:

Gut Microbiome and Evidence Based Interventions for Chronic Diseases

  • Gut Microbiome & Effect on Methylation
  • Obesity-Gut Relationship
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Probiotic Therapy
  • Intestinal Immunity
  • Dehydration as a predictor of Cognitive Function

Learning Objectives:
Engage the learner in an understanding of the overarching role of the intestinal microbiome in maintaining homeostasis of end organ (i.e. liver, skeletal muscle function, adipose tissue, kidneys) physiological functions.

Engage the learner with the fact that commensal and pathobiont bacteria teach the human host the fundamental language of molecular biology that is vital for appropriate immune functions and adaptations.

Discuss the beneficial effects that the administration of nutraceuticals and probiotic/ prebiotic formulations may have on chronic disease processes.

Explain the aging process and briefly summarise the physiological changes that occur during the aging process that can affect cognition.

Discuss the beneficial effect that the administration of probiotic and prebiotic and other compound formulations may have on the aging process.

Detailed Information on Integrative Pathology Testing for the Gut

  • CDSA Stool Analysis
  • Leaky Gut
  • Allergy
  • Detailed Information on Integrative Pathology Testing for Methylation

MTHFR Gene Mutation
Comprehensive Methylation and more…

Learning Objectives:

Practical clinical assessments for an integrative approach in gastrointestinal health and methylation.

Learn how to prioritise functional pathology testing

Interpret results and manage complex chronic conditions through the understanding of correlation between gut and organ systems.

You will learn how to unravel genetic aberrations with identification of metabolic blocks in the physiology.

Which test? Why test? What do you understand from testing? How to manage the patient!

This interactive day of education will also include:

  • Difficult Case Studies – we will provide selected practitioners with the opportunity to present difficult cases including ‘non-responders’
  • Panel discussion and Q & A sessions – a generous amount of time will be allocated to Q & A opportunities throughout the day

Full buffet lunch and refreshments throughout the day

Gut Health Presented by:
Professor Luis Vitetta
B.Sc.(Hons), PhD, GradDip IntegrMed,
GradDip NutrEnvironMed

Luis Vitetta is currently Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney, Sydney Medical School and Director of Medical Research at MedLab in Sydney.

Expertise: Probiotics / Human Microbiome, Nutraceuticals, Nutrition, Clinical trials / Epidemiology, Integrative Medicine and Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Between the years 2007-2013 Luis Vitetta was the Director and A/Professor of the Centre for Integrative Clinical and Molecular Medicine at The University of Queensland, School of Medicine.

Luis Vitetta is an Honours Graduate from Monash University (1981) in the Department of Biochemistry – Faculty of Medicine, and a PhD Graduate from the University of Melbourne and Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Surgery (1985) where he studied the epidemiological and aetiological factors of biliary disease. He has also studied medicine at the National University of La Plata Medical School in his native Argentina.

He is the chief investigator and the recipient of a National Institute of Complementary Medicine grant for the NICM Collaborative Centre for Transitional/Preclinical and Clinical Research in Nutraceuticals and Herbal Medicines.

Between the years of 2000–2005 he was the Deputy Head and Director of Research of the Graduate School of Integrative Medicine at Swinburne University, where he assisted in implementing post graduate courses for medical graduates in the areas of Nutrition and Environmental Medicine and Integrative Medicine.

He has served as a member of the Cancer Council’s Epidemiology group, an alternate Director of the Victorian Public Health Research and Education Council, and member of its research committee. He is a member of the executive board of the Australian Research Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and is on the International Advisory Board of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine in the United States. He is an honorary affiliate with the Department of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University.

Previous appointments have included, Senior Research Associate with the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Medicine – Centre for Palliative Care at Caritas Christi Hospice and St Vincent’s Hospital and a University of Melbourne Research Fellow with the Faculty of Medicine and the Department of Surgery at the Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre.

Associate 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..

Functional Pathology Presented by
Vanita Dahia
B.Pharm, Adv Dip Naturopathy, Adv Dip Nutrition, Adv Dip Western Herbal medicine, Dip Ayurveda, Adv Dip Clinical Nutrition (Mental Health)
Vanita Dahia is an integrative medicine clinical consultant pharmacist, naturopath and clinical nutritionist.

Functional pathology clinical consultant and Health Services manager providing in-depth technical and clinical consultancy and expert technical training incorporating assessment, interpretation and prescriptive guidelines to doctors and allied health practitioners internationally.

Vanita is a medical authority and extraordinary mentor to her peers and patients alike. As a presenter to her peers and community at large, she is engaging, articulate, humorous, and insightful, making learning a dynamic experience for professional and personal growth.

Board certified fellow in Anti-ageing and regenerative medicine providing clinical training programs and educational initiatives to Dr’s and allied health practitioners.

She has more than 30 years expertise in compounding pharmacy, R&D in innovative formulary, herbal medicine and integrative medicine.

Vanita received her training in anti-aging medicine through association and membership with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M and A5M) and Professional compounding Centres of America and Australia (PCCA).

Vanita is an international speaker and the author of Alchemy of the Mind.

This will be a powerful day, not to be missed.

Bookings Contact
Seminar Investment: $179.00 + GST
Early Bird $149.00 + GST*

Stundent Rate $99.00 + GST

(*Early Bird Rate: If Booked by Friday 14th October 2016)

This includes morning and afternoon tea and a light lunch.
Limited places, so please book early.
Email: info at

Freephone: 0800 88 44 33

This will be a powerful day, not to be missed.

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