Seminar: 21st August, Christchurch – 10th September, Tauranga – 11th September, Auckland

A Deep Dive into Endometriosis and PCOS – Presented by Hormone Expert Lara Briden

5:30pm: Arrival & Registration
6:00 – 7:15pm: Seminar
7:15 – 8:00pm: Dinner
8:00 – 9:15pm: Seminar
9:15 – 9:30pm: Q & A

Join naturopathic doctor and author of Period Repair Manual Lara Briden for an in-depth discussion of the two most common women’s health conditions. Drawing on the latest research and more than two decades of clinical experience, Lara will change the way you view women’s health.

In the first presentation, Lara will depart from the popular ‘estrogen dominance’ theory of endometriosis and will instead examine recent findings about the deep immune dysfunction that lies at the heart of the disease. In particular, she will explore the role of bacterial contamination and lipopolysaccharides (LPS) in the pathogenesis of endometriosis and will survey the effectiveness of natural immune-modulating treatments.

In the second presentation, Lara will explore why reliance on t he
Rotterdam criteria to diagnose PCOS has led to overdiagnosis,
overtreatment, and unnecessary distress for patients. She will
invite you to look beyond the sometimes misleading diagnosis of
PCOS and instead to look at your patient and the individual fac tors
driving her anovulation and androgen excess.

What you’ll learn:

  • Why PCOS cannot be diagnosed by ultrasound.
  • How to distinguish between PCOS and hypothalamic amenorrhea.
  • Five functional ‘types’ of PCOS according to underlying driving factors with treatment strategies for each type.


  • Christchurch: 21st August 2019, Venue TBA
  • Tauranga: 10th September 2019, Venue TBA
  • Auckland: 11th September 2019, Venue TBA


  • Pract Price: $75
  • Earlybird Pract Price: $65 (ends 2nd August)
  • Student price: $55 (all excl GST)