Practitioner Course

Reflux and Barrett's Oesophagus

Learn the latest natural strategies to help your patients with Reflux, GERD and Barrett's Oesophagus.

Online Course
2 lessons


12 Months OR Subscriber Pass


2 hours total


Steven Sandberg-Lewis

About this course

Oesophagitis is one of the most common conditions that your patients experience. When a questionnaire was mailed to a random sample of 2500 people aged 20 years, 9% of them said they had experienced heartburn on the day they completed the questionnaire, 15% that week and 21% that month. A staggering 45% said they had experienced some regurgitation symptoms in the last year. 

Medications for oespophagitis may be the most prescribed drug class in the world and we have tremendous ability to identify the cause and give quick, reliable results. Dr Sandberg-Lewis is widely recognised as the expert in natural gastroenterology publishing his textbook "Functional Gastroenterology: Assessing and Addressing the Causes of Functional Digestive Disorders". Steven has practiced as a naturopathic physician since 1978 and has been a clinical and didactic professor at the National University of Natural Medicine since 1996. This presentation is a thorough, up-to-date discussion of the principle causes and solutions to this extremely common and frustrating condition. 
What you receive:
  • Clear protocol explanations from some of the world's top practitioners
  • Clinical pearls for improved practice results
  • Access to your audio and video recordings via the App Store
  • A downloadable PDF of the presenter’s slides
  • Links to all referenced research papers and useful clinical handouts
  • Access to the community hub where you can get answers to your questions
  • A 30-day money back guarantee

From this course you will

  • Understand the natural protective mechanisms the body has against oesophagitis
  • Learn the 3 oesophageal response to reflux
  • Know the classification system of reflux
  • Learn the options for reflux imaging
  • Understand the mechanisms of reflux
  • Recognise and know the reasons behind the reflux-asthma association
  • Know why some people are very sensitive to gastric reflux
  • Have a list of medications that may be causing oesophagitis in your patients
  • Know how to do a vagus nerve test to determine vagal tone as a contributor
  • Learn how to naturally reduce risk and increase oesophageal defence

What's in this course

Your Presenter


Dr Steven Sandberg-Lewis, ND, DHANP is a practitioner of Naturopathic Gastroenterology who has been in practice for over 40 years. In1996 he joined the full-time faculty of the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, Oregon. Now adjunct faculty, he continues to engage in patient care. A key professor in the Gastroenterology Block Course, Dr. Sandberg-Lewis teaches several electives including Gastroenterology Laboratory, Advanced Gastroenterology and The Liver in Health and Disease.

Areas of special clinical and research focus include irritable bowel syndrome, SIBO, GERD, hiatal hernia, inflammatory bowel disease (including microscopic colitis), biliary dyskinesia, the sterolbiome, gastroparesis and chronic nausea/vomiting. Steven is a well-received presenter at educational seminars around the world. He has authored or co-authored multiple articles and webinars and is frequently interviewed on digestive health topics.

In 2017 he wrote the second edition of his textbook Functional Gastroenterology. In 2023 he published Let's Be Real About Reflux: Getting to the Heart of Heartburn, intended for the general public as well as practitioners. It is his hope the many misconceptions regarding reflux can be rectified.