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Kate has always had an interest in health and started her working journey as a registered nurse.  This was 30 years ago and her reason for choosing this as a career was not because she wanted to particularly work in the health system, but to make it easier to travel the world while being gainfully employed in something with a bit of ‘meaning’.  This early exposure to health however, stimulated an interest (and frustration) in wanting to better support patient empowerment so that consumers could get more from the health system and enjoy a relationship based on equality with...

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​Professor Thomas is Professor Medicine at Melbourne’s prestigious Monash University, based in the newly created Department of Diabetes. He is both a physician and a scientist. He specializes in endocrinology and kidney medicine. He works extensively with patients with diabetes and their doctors. However, he also runs a basic science laboratory, exploring the mechanisms of disease and the development of new treatments. His research primarily focuses on diabetes and its complications, and finding practical means for their control. But he has a broader interests in all aspects of preventive medicine and ageing. He has published over 270 articles in...

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Helen Barry

I believe that it is through learning from our own struggles and lessons that we are best able to support others.” Turning 50 was a milestone for Helen who spent the previous years raking through those parts of her lifestory that were repeatedly showing up as life lessons. At 50, life was going to take on a new and joyous light unencumbered. No surprise that the lessons have continued along with a renewed desire to live as her best self. Helen is committed to coaching and supporting women particularly in those periods of transition when life turns and a...

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Ann-Mary Amber has twenty years experience in wholistic therapies and now works with husband Karel running a medical centre in Mullumbimby specialising in nutritional and environmental medicine. Ann-Mary has a special interest in female sexual health from menarche through to menopause. She also runs a busy intravenous therapy clinic utilising chelation therapy and other nutrients, especially vitamin C. She is an experienced group facilitator and lecturer and an integral part of the ACNEM education team. Blog entries by Ann-Mary Amber Best antioxidants for skincareAntioxidants: your skin’s best defense The best antioxidants for skincare come in both oral and topical...

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A leading Exercise Physiologist and Nutritionist with over 20 years experience, Ian provides a wide range of exercise and nutrition services for individuals with chronic disease. Ian has a unique expertise in the exercise and nutritional management of athletes with fatigue and overtraining-related health problems. Formerly the Sports Nutritionist/Sports Scientist for the Melbourne Football Club, and currently Sports Nutritionist for Tennis Australia, Ian treats a number of athletes from an extensive range of different competitive sports. Over the past decade Ian has lectured at RMIT and Swinburne Universities, and the Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine. Blog entries...

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Dr Joe Kosterich M.B.B.S.

Author, speaker, doctor and health industry consultant, Dr Joe Kosterich wants you to be healthy and get the most out of life. He has a column in Medical Republic, is assistant clinical editor of Medical Forum as well as being on the advisory panel of Prevention Magazine.  Dr Joe is a regular on Channel 9 and radio. He contributes to numerous medical and mainstream publications and is regularly sought for comment by the media. Dr Joe gives motivational and practical health talks for the general public and corporations on how to look and feel better. Previously Dr Joe held...

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In 2000 Carolinda started teaching the original version of The Five Tibetan Rites as described by Peter Kelder in his 1939 book “The Eye of Revelation” in workshops throughout Australia. I also adopted some of the modifications described by other publishers who updated Kelder’s book in the late 1980’s. Although she wanted to keep the original Five Tibetan Rites as authentic as possible, it was becoming impossible to ignore a pattern she had observed in her workshops. Despite very detailed instruction and loads of personal attention, there would be at least one to three students in every workshop who...

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Ben Greenfield is an ex-bodybuilder, Ironman triathlete, obstacle course racer, human performance consultant, speaker and author of 13 books, including the New York Times Bestseller “Beyond Training”. Ben has been voted by the NSCA as America’s top Personal Trainer and by Greatist as one of the top 100 Most Influential People In Health And Fitness. He works with individuals from all over the globe for both body and brain performance, and specializes in anti-aging, biohacking, and achieving an ideal combination of performance, health and longevity. A frequent contributor to health and wellness publications and a highly sought after speaker,...

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