Date: 12th October 2019, 9am – 6pm

Address: Hotel NH Prague City, Mozartova 1, Prague 5 – Smichov, Czech Republic

According to World Health Organization statistics, our healthcare system is currently experiencing a shortage of 25 million healthcare providers globally. Although in the first half of the 21st century we live longer, chronic illness and pain bother us more than ever. Conventional medicine acknowledges its limits as non-communicable diseases (NCD) such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and allergies reach epidemic proportions.

Todays Naturopathic Professionals use many evidence based therapies and methods, including herbal medicine and clinical nutrition, and work within the concept of „sustainable health care“. This holistic approach to health, encompassing all aspects of the body’s natural ability to heal itself, targets imbalances in the body, which can later lead to disease.

Czech Naturopathic Society participates in the NCD Initiative in collaboration with the World Naturopathic Federation and the World Health Organization.

Join us at the 1st Czech naturopathic conference in Prague to listen to world-renowned expert clinicians and researchers sharing their knowledge in this very important topic.  


8.15 – 9.00 Registration
9.00 – 9.15 Conference opening presented by Katerina Boesenberg (CZE)
9.15 – 10.00 Olive & Co: Naturopathic Approaches to NCD presented by Tina Hausser (ESP)
10.00 – 10.45 Wider aspects of diet and weight loss presented by Katerina Cajthamlova (CZE)
10.45 – 11.05 morning break
11.05 – 11.50 Preconception care for improving the life-course health: prevention of non-communicable disease in offspring presented by Cherie Caut (AUS)
11.50 – 12.35 HPA axis and regulation of stress response as a way of NCD prevention presented by Katerina Boesenberg (CZE)
12.35 – 13.45 lunch
13.45 – 14.30 Naturopathic management of functional gastrointestinal disorders presented by Amie Steel (AUS)
14.30 – 15.15 Transmissions of Non-communicable diseases presented by Tonella Doro (ITA)
15.15 – 16.00 Naturopathic management of diabetes presented by Katarina Vaculik (CAN)
16.00 – 16.20 afternoon break
16.20 – 17.05 Hypertension presented by Erika Brajnik (SLO)
17.05 – 17.50 Panel discussion moderated by Katerina Boesenberg (CZE)
17.50 – 18.00 Conference closing presented by Katerina Boesenberg (CZE)

Please, note that the programme is subject to change.

Conference is held in English, Italian and Czech language and simultaneously translated to Czech and English language.



90 EUR

The price includes:

  • 8 lectures by top Czech and foreign speakers
  • Simultaneous translations to English
  • Snacks and drinks throughout a day
  • Buffet style lunch 
  • 100page e-book on Naturopathy, its history, philosophy and use in English
  • All slides in PDF
  • Sponsor gifts
  • Good feeling – any profit will be used to promote awareness of naturopathy in the Czech republic

How to get a ticket?

To get a ticket, please fill in this form. We will send you payment instructions via email afterwards. After receiving the payment, you will receive the invoice and a confirmation code, which you will present to the hostesses at the conference.

I don’t live in Prague

We can offer you a special price for the accommodation in NH City Prague **** Hotel. The reservation of your room must be done by September 28th. Please send us an email for more details. 

To get to the place, you can take the yellow line of metro and get off at the station Anděl. If you need any help with orientation in Prague, we are happy to help. 

Please feel free to contact us on konference@naturopati.cz with any questions.


Tina Hausser (naturopath, Heilpraktiker)

Tina Hausser is a German Naturopath (Heilpraktiker), working in her clinic since 1996 in Germany and Spain. She has an integrative approach combining Naturopathic with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), based on naturopathic Philosophies, Principles and Theories addressing the root cause, vitality, holistic situation in the patient-centered treatment. Tina published three book on naturopathic and TCM and is teaching in both disciplines in Europe over 20 years. She is the 1st Vice President of the World Naturopathic Federation and Vice President for International Relations of OCN FENACO Spain.

OLIVE & CO – Naturopathic Approaches to NCD

Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) become more an more a strong presence in our naturopathic clinics when recovering patients health. Naturopathic approaches to NCD will be discussed in the talk, including philosophies and principles such as Treat The Cause, the naturopathic way of identifying and treating NCD focused on patients support with changes on life style, nutrition and naturopathic applications with herbs. Three herbs will be presented as focus: Olive, Garlic and Hawthorn. Latest researches on these herbs related to NCD will be mentioned. 

Katerina Boesenberg, ND (clinical naturopath, nutritionist, lecturer)

Katerina is an Australian trained and fully qualified naturopath and nutritionist practicing since 2005. Currently living in Prague, she presides the Czech Naturopathic Society and the European Support Group of the World Naturopathic Federation. Katerina is an author of over 100 articles and publishes regularly. She is also a co-author of a review study evaluating the efficacy of adaptogenic herbs in aging. Katerina has developed a full curriculum and now runs the School of Naturopathy in Czech republic offering short and long term courses in natural medicine and naturopathy. She is a regular speaker at national and international complementary medicine conferences.
Practicing the Functional Medicine approach Katerina is mainly focused on treatment of immunological deficiencies and autoimmune, gastrointestinal and hormonal disease states. 

HPA axis and regulation of stress response as a way of NCD prevention

Ongoing stress has long been suggested an major factor in development of chronic disease. Although acute stress response plays a key role in maintaining vital functions of the body, prolonged states of adrenal stimulation may lead to altered response having widespread effect on the body. This presentation will explore metabolic pathway of HPA axis and how its alteration through long-term stimulation impacts several different body systems, thus contributing to development of non-communicable disease states.

Cherie Caut, ND, BHSc., ND, MRMed (Clinical naturopath, lecturer)

Cherie Caut is an Endeavour College of Natural Health Lecturer and Clinical Naturopath with a specialist interest in women’s health and fertility from Adelaide, South Australia. Cherie also holds a Master of Reproductive Medicine, enabling a conventional medicine understanding and complementary medicine practice. Cherie is passionate about the education of her patients in regards to their health, and the next generation of Complementary Medicine practitioners. Cherie’s recently completed Honours thesis focussed on preconception health and nutrition and dietary guideline adherence in Australian men and women with infertility. Cherie has presented at national and international conferences on topics including: improving dietary guideline adherence in preconception care and improvement of polycystic ovary syndrome with multimodal naturopathic care.

Preconception care for improving the life-course health: prevention of non-communicable disease in offspring.

Maternal and paternal preconception health and care may prevent non-communicable diseases in offspring including obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, allergic diseases and mental illness. Foetal and multigenerational programming are emerging concepts in research that posits both maternal and paternal lifestyle factors contribute to risk of disease in childhood, adulthood and across the generations. The likely mechanisms are an interplay between environmental, metabolic and epigenetic factors occurring during the preconception, embryonic and foetal stages of human reproduction.

Tonella Doro (naturopath)


  • Professional Naturopath since 1996
  • President of the UNI TC for the constitution of the UNI 11491 standard (for the professional figure of the naturopath)
  • Promoter of the certification of professionalism F.A.C. / ACCREDIA for naturopaths and, with “CNA Professioni”, of the law 4/2013
  • President of UNI TC for the revision of the UNI 11491 standard for the professional figure of the naturopath; Thus creating the conditions to make Naturopathy a true profession in Italy and give Naturopaths the opportunity to prove that they are true professionals
  • Founder and president of the category association of Italian naturopaths „Naturaliter“
  • Founder and president of the European Naturopathy Association „EU.NAT.A.“
  • Founder and Director of EU.NA.M. Institute (European and Naturopathic Medicine Institute)
  • Professor of Institutions of Naturopathy, Naturopathic Semeiotics and Food Style Science at EU.NA.M. Institute and other European institutions
  • Supervisor of the Iridology and Naturopathy training program for EUNAM Institute

How are non-communicable diseases transmitted?

Non-communicable diseases are affecting more and more people. Why, if they are not transmissible? Perhaps they are not transmissible by infection or genetically, but they are in other ways. If this numerical increase is not justified by a direct transmission of the disturbance, it must be by a transmission of another type. We will see together, according to the naturopathic philosophy and science, how and why these disorders can actually be transmitted. Since in naturopathy we don’t deal with diseases but with people who may be sick, I would like to talk about how naturopathy treats these people.  

Dr. Amie Steel PhD. (clinical naturopath, researcher)

Dr Amie Steel is a PhD-qualified naturopath and is a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine. She is currently a co-investigator on an international multi-site study examining naturopathic treatment of IBS and a pilot pragmatic trial examining the clinical effectiveness of Ulmus rubra for gastroesophageal reflux disease. Dr Steel is a member of the Research Committee and is Deputy Chair for the Western Pacific Regional Group Committee for the World Naturopathic Federation. She has authored over 150 journal articles, edited two special journal issues (including the world-first special focus issue on naturopathy published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine), edited three research books and contributed to over 30 book chapters. Her research interests include women’s health, complementary medicine curriculum development and delivery, integration and regulation of complementary medicine, and the interface between evidence-based medicine and complementary medicine practice.

Naturopathic management of functional gastrointestinal disorders

It is estimated that more than one in ten individuals consulting with a naturopath globally seeks assistance with functional gastrointestinal disorders like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and dyspepsia. These conditions are not well-managed within conventional medicine and as such those with these conditions are more likely to seek health care options outside of mainstream healthcare. The holistic management inherent to naturopathic philosophy has the potential to provide real improvement to symptoms and overall quality of life for these individuals. This presentation will overview the current evidence related to functional gastrointestinal disorder physiology and management through the lens of naturopathic principles and with a focus on IBS and dyspepsia.

MUDr. Kateřina Cajthamlová

MUDr. Kateřina Cajthamlová. Graduated from the First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University (1980-1986). Training in systemic therapy (ISZ – Inst. for Systemic Practice?) (2004-2008). Internist, psychotherapist, promoter of medical information on prevention of non-communicable diseases. Eight-year practice at the Na Homolce Hospital until postgraduate certification, training in constitutional homeopathy (London College of Homeopathy) (1995-2002). Private practice since 2001. Hosting TV shows “Your Diet is You” (Jste to, co jíte, TV Prima, 2006-2012) and “Doctor” (DoktorKA, ČT – Czech Television, 2012-2014). Co-authored two books on slimming philosophy, authored the book“Alphabet of a Modern Parent” (Abeceda moderního rodiče).

Wider aspects of diet and weight loss

The presentation deals with the aspects of human evolution and changes in diet over the course of one million years. It outlines influences of genetics, diet, but also various information sources on our present perceiving diet and its effect on the prevention of non-communicable diseases. It points out various myths about slimming, hormonal effects on body shape and diet selection, and differences between the terms “allergy”, “intolerance” and “toxicity” in connection with diet. In brief it mentions a role of intestinal microbiome in mental and physical health, and also Czech “superfoods”.

Katarina Vaculik ND, RN (naturopathic doctor)

Canadian doctor Katarina Vaculik gradually gained a positive attitude to natural medicine through her personal and professional experience. She has lived in Canada where she first studied as a nurse and worked in an intensive care unit (ICU) and later in an Intravenous Infusion Clinic where she specialized in the treatment of autoimmune diseases with biological drugs. Her constant interest in human body, anatomy and physiology has led her to continue her education, this time at the College of Holistic Medicine in Toronto. After further 4 years of intensive study at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, she received not only Naturopathic Doctorate (ND) education but also understanding and respect for the human body, mind and soul and their inseparability.

Naturopathic approach to type II. diabetes

Chronic diseases are often detected at a late stage, increasing the likelihood of disability and premature death, both of which can be largely prevented.
The prevalence of type II. diabetes has more than doubled since 1980 from an estimated 153 million to 347 million in 2008. 7.8% of the world’s adult population is expected to live with diabetes by 2030. WHO anticipates that deaths from diabetes will double between 2005 and 2030.

Erika Brajnik (naturopath)

My name is Erika Brajnik, I am graduate professor of Italian language, a sociologist, a naturopath, an iridologist, a reflexologist, a tuina masseuse, Bach flower therapist, auricolotherapist. I have been working as a naturopath in Slovenia for 10 years. I have written 4 naturopathic books in the Slovenian language. I am writing articles and columns about naturopathy. I regularly appear on television and radio. I also run the Sauro Naturopathic School in Ljubljana for the 5th year.


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