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Understanding  Magnesium

Designs for Health Australia and AMNEC present a Practitioner Briefing Webinar:

Understanding Magnesium  |  Clinical Applications & Practitioner Briefing

Welcome To This Co-Hosted Practitioner Webinar

Designs for Health Australia and AMNEC present an exclusive event for Accredited Practicing Dietitians: An evidence-based practitioner education briefing on Magnesium.

Hosted by Designs for Health Australia Health Educator Leonie Gascoigne and the AMNEC team for Q+A.

This Practitioner Briefing Webinar focuses on the key ingredient, Magnesium. It explores its significance to your clinical practice, highlighting the relevant research and applications. Broaden your understanding and gain clinical insights to implement in your practice.


Lunchtime Presentation + Panel Q & A Discussion
Dr Oscar Coetzee 
and Practitioner Panel

Thursday 21st July 12:00 – 1:15 pm AEST (Sydney time)

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Learn from Dr Coetzee’s wealth of experience

Dr Oscar Coetzee
Clinician, Researcher, Educator

Motivated by his desire to reverse the chronic illness epidemic, Dr Coetzee continues to be a pioneer in the field of nutritional science.

Born and raised in South Africa, where he completed his military schooling and earned bachelor’s degrees in criminology and psychology, Dr Coetzee also earned a masters degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport (USA).
He went on to receive a PhD in holistic nutrition from Clayton College of New Hampshire (USA), and a Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition (DCN). Dr Coetzee finished his second doctorate from Maryland University of Integrative Health, with a specialisation in nutrigenomics.

His key areas of interest are chronic inflammatory diseases, metabolic syndrome, intestinal permeability, type 2 diabetes and sports performance.

An evidence-based practitioner education briefing

Join renowned US clinician, Dr Oscar Coetzee, as he presents the practitioner briefing with a spotlight on the key ingredient.

Chronic pain, inflammatory conditions, and musculoskeletal and immune system challenges are now increasingly common in patients. Practitioners can benefit from the latest clinical experience and research to have more diagnosing and prescribing resources.

Join Dr Oscar Coetzee as he draws on his own clinical expertise and shares detailed insights into diagnostics and treatment options using Magnesium.

Learn the key clinical applications of Magnesium:

  • Understand major functions of magnesium – including in the brain, heart and for calcium uptake
  • Understand how magnesium is a cofactor of more than 300 enzymatic reactions
  • Know the background and history of Magnesium R&D
  • Clinical use and effectiveness of different forms of magnesium and its compounds
  • Relevance of magnesium to chronic pain conditions
  • Research: relief of anxiety and stress-related conditions with magnesium supplementation
  • Mechanisms of action of magnesium
  • Latest Magnesium research and systematic reviews

DFH Host

Leaonie Gascoigne

Leonie Gascoigne ND
Designs for Health Australia

Leonie Gascoigne is Victorian State Business Manager and Health Educator at Designs for Health Australia.

Leonie is an experienced naturopathic practitioner, yoga instructor and technical sales consultant. She has been actively involved in the pharmaceutical, complementary medicine, functional medicine, health wellness and fitness industries.

Leonie provides direct support for practitioners – and frequently provides guidance on GI-Map Test reports.


Antigone Kouris APD, AN, PhD
AMNEC Advisory Team

Antigone Kouris has over 30 years experience as a clinical Dietitian, researcher, author and more recently food product developer.

Her pioneering PhD was the first study to show in the 1990s that adherence to a Mediterranean Diet Pattern (MDP) in old age conferred longevity. Her research team at the time was also the first to develop a validated MDP score, enabling many researchers around the world to study the health benefits of the MDP, contributing to the huge body of evidence surrounding this diet.

Rocco Di Vincenzo APD, AN
AMNEC Advisory Team

Rocco Di Vincenzo is a Consultant Dietitian who has a strong integrative functional nutritional and environmental medicine focus in his private practice and has formal qualifications in this area.

Rocco’s focus is on multidisciplinary, holistic, individually tailored, patient-centred nutrition intervention programs and the justifiable, evidence-based, systematic, strategic, goal-oriented use of pharmaceutical-grade, practitioner only nutraceuticals to work in conjunction with GP/Specialist prescribed pharmaceuticals as a treatment adjunct in helping treat the root cause of disease and alleviation of patient symptomatology.