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Rising Osteoarthritis Prevalence: A Mismatch Disease?

In Australia over 2 million people suffer from osteoarthritis (OA), with two thirds comprising of women. The increased prevalence and severity of post-industrial OA suggests a more progressive complex condition and causation than previously thought.

If we as practitioners are to offer sufferers of OA optimal support, we need to continually review current knowledge and how natural medicine approaches fit in.

In this webinar Berris will discuss and interpret some interesting current theory and recent research, which will improve your knowledge and ensure more effective clinical outcomes for your patients. 

The presentation will review:

  • Modifiable risk factors which are by no means limited to intrinsic factors such as age, sex, joint loading, BMI and genetics, but also ‘modern’ disease and inadequate adaptation to our current  environment, as described by the Mismatch Theory
  • Inflammation, oxidative stress, endothelial dysfunction, advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and cardiometabolic disease
  • Reappraisal of dietary and lifestyle patterns
  • Herbal and nutritional strategies to:
  • address known drivers  
  • reduce pain  
  • increase mobility
  • improve prevention
  • reduce severity What's included?


Materials available include:

  • Video Recordings
  • Audio Recordings
  • Digital Notes and Resources
  • CPE Certificate of Attendance (1.5 Contact Hours)