Peter Robertson (3 times ICU World Champion Triathete, dual Olympian & Ironman)
Peter Robertson is Australia’s most successful male short course triathlete. Well known for his meticulous training and event preparation with keen interest in natural healthy nutrition & hydration for peak performance. With three world Championships in 2001, 2003 and 2005, also representing Australia at two Olympics and Commonwealth Games taking home a Bronze medal in 2006.
Australian Institute of Sport Athlete of the Year in 2005.
Peter retired from professional competition in 2010 more from a lack of passion than competitiveness.
After a period of working with the AIS & Triathlon Victoria training tomorrow’s superstar triathletes, Peter reignited the passion he once had for the sport.
After two years of retirement, a re-found passion and dipping his toe into distance events like the Melbourne Marathon (Finishing equal 10th first time out), Peter returned to professional competition in 2013 with a focus on the Ultra distance Ironman events and a new goal of winning the coveted Hawaiian Ironman.
So far in 2014 Peter has successfully competed in his first two full distance Ironman events.
Ironman Melbourne debut with a 10th place
Ironman Cairns 3rd place
Ironman 70.3 European championship in Germany 2nd place.
Qualified for 2014 Ironman World Championships in Kona Hawaii
We continue to follow Peter’s progress towards his new goal and wish him future success, you can too. Follow Peter @ https://twitter.com/PeteRobboAus
Sandra Dubs (Oz Food Trainer, Wholefood nutritionist, Natural food educator and Cooking teacher for 25 years, NIIM Academic staff)
Sandra has been a Wholefood Nutritionist, Natural Food Educator and Cooking Teacher for 25 years. In demand as a writer for multiple magazines, newspapers, public speaking and demonstrations.
Over the years Sandra has also been involved in importing, wholesaling and retailing natural foods.
Aside from owning and operating health food stores and health cafes, consulting and studying, Sandra also established the original Melbourne Japanese Cooking School in 1986 as well as health supportive Vegetarian and Macrobiotic-style cooking classes. In 1999 Sandra created and produced Australia’s leading nutritional vegetarian cooking on video/dvd “Sandra’s Whole Cuisine “
Sandra teaches at various venues including Box Hill Institute, Holmesglen Institute, Centre for Adult Education (CAE) Melbourne, overseas and at her private kitchen in Melbourne.
She has taught “Food As Medicine” at Monash University Medical School, Swinburne Department of Integrative Medicine and now runs her own adult education Nutrition and Wholefoods Course at Holmesglen Institute, CAE and in North Caulfield.
Being involved in the wellness movement, Sandra travels extensively, to study and experience with many masters of the health food movement, new developments in health, food as medicine, macrobiotics and natural food cookery
Sandra continues her journey with health supportive organic wholefoods by running cooking classes, presenting workshops and seminars on food as medicine and nutrition for wellbeing, as well as consulting and creating health supportive wellbeing programs for corporate and private clients.
For more information on Sandra go to www.ozfoodtrainer.com
Dr Peter Dingle (Speaker, author, researcher, motivator, sustainable health advocate)
Dr Dingle has spent the past twenty five years as a researcher, educator and communicator. He has a Bachelor of Education in Science, a Bachelor of Environmental Science with first class honours and a PhD (1994). He has more than 100 scientifically reviewed papers, 10 books including “A supplement A day Keeps the doctor away, the great Cholesterol Deception and Take control and realise your potential”. He conducts ongoing research into diet and nutrition, lifestyle and environmental impacts on health, well being and productivity. Dr D is one of the rare speakers who conducts and presents his own professional research. He is internationally recognised and often quoted by other speakers.
Dr Dingle was an Associate Professor and leading researcher in Health and the Environment at Murdoch University. In recognition of his excellence in teaching, he won the University’s “Teaching In Excellence Award” in 2001 and 2003, he won the coveted Vice Chancellor’s Award for outstanding community service. In 2003, Dr Dingle was a co founder in the award winning Living Smart Program which won the WA adult education award in 2003 and the Eureka Award with $10,000 prize money in 2004. In 2004 he was recognised with special commendation in the WA Environmental Awards and Greenhouses won the best education program and in the same year won the Conscious Living, Nova communicators award. He recently retired after 6 years as a director of the National Registration Authority in Canberra and the Amanda Young Foundation, and is currently a Director of Dingle and Bird Environmental.
Dr Dingle commits to over one hundred public and professional presentations each year. Demand is so high he may present up to 6 times a week. He is popular nationally and internationally for his lively presentations and has presented in 11 countries on 4 continents.
Dr Dingle has appeared on the Media for the last 20 years as expert in environmental and health issues and recently presented in the award winning 7 week TV series shown on SBS and now around the world “Is your home killing you”. He is currently in the planning stages for another TV series. He is a regular on current affairs programs such as Today Tonight and ABC programs like “Can we help” and featured on 4 corners and the 7.30 report. He has appeared on occasions on Sunise, George Negus and other programs. He is a regular on Australian and New Zealand (TV3) TV and radio news and presents a weekly radio program on 6PR and 96 FM. He does a fortnightly program with ABC regional radio and has had extended segments on various ABC radio programs over the years from Launceston to the Sunshine Coast and Geraldton. He is reported weekly in the national media and writes a column for the west Australian and a few public magazines.
Helen Padarin N.D
Naturopath, nutritionist, medical herbalist and author Helen Padarin has been in clinical practice since 2001. She works from 2 clinics in Sydney Australia, and recently took part in Chef Pete Evans production called The Paleo Way, filming recipes for the new TV show and has been on tour around Australia and New Zealand for the How to Cook the Paleo Way Tour.
Helen has been called on to write articles for popular health magazines, and wrote a chapter for a clinical textbook published by Elsevier in 2011. Since 2011 Helen has been a regular presenter and an ambassador for the Mindd Foundation, and has presented for Health Masters Live and ACNEM, providing post-graduate education for GP’s, naturopaths, nutritionists and other health care professionals. While living in NZ for over 4 years, Helen also lectured on anatomy and physiology for the NZ College of Massage at the NZ Institute of Sport, developed and ran corporate health programmes.
Helen holds a bachelor degree in Health Sciences (Naturopathy), advanced diplomas in nutrition, herbal medicine and massage and has completed extensive post-graduate training in treatment for metabolic, neurologic, digestive and immune disorders.
Helen is passionate about conscious living, real food, vital health and empowering individuals, families and organisations to find the joy in being well. She gains constant inspiration from seeing clients make conscious changes to their physical health to find that it also benefits their emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing as well. She loves working with other health professionals, community groups, thought leaders and game changers providing a truly holistic approach to health and in doing so creating a supportive community.
Helen finds nothing more satisfying than seeing patients and clients inadvertently spread inspiration to friends and family around them. Vitality, it turns out, is contagious!
In spare time Helen enjoys outdoor adventure, walking in nature, spending time by and in the ocean, playing (i.e. working on her fitness), progressing her own journey of wellness, sharing enriching and joyful experiences with friends and family, and continuing on the journey of “know thyself”
Bachelor of Health Sciences (Naturopathy) – University of New England
Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy (Nature Care College, Sydney)
Diploma of Nutrition (Nature Care College, Sydney)
Diploma of Botanical Medicine (Nature Care College, Sydney)
Diploma of Remedial Massage (Nature Care College, Sydney)
MAPS (Medical Academy of Paediatric Special Needs ) Practitioner Training
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Julie Rennie (Best selling author, athlete, public speaker)
Julie is an acclaimed author and lifestyle coach.
Using her best selling book ‘The Metabolic Clock’ and her inspiring workshops she has positively influenced thousands of people to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
In her workshops she teaches how to break through mental blocks and easily create the motivation to charge after your goals. She has a background as an elite athlete, motivation coach to Olympic athletes and Corporate trainer.
Julie passionately lives her life according to her personal philosophy. ‘What you are thinking will be either the fuel or the extinguisher of your motivation. The good news is that it’s easier than you think.’
For more information on Julie Rennie go to: www.metabolicclock.com
Dr Marilyn Golden
Dr Marilyn Golden is an Integrative Medical Doctor and has thrived on a raw vegan diet for many years. Marilyn specialises in nutrition for wellness, anti-aging and reversing illness. As a motivational speaker & author Marilyn has few peers, her book Golden Energy, Recipes for Rejuvenation is a practical, delicious guide to restoring optimum health and energy through incorporating raw, fresh, whole, plant-based foods in easy and inspiring ways.
Marilyn’s Qualifications include:
MB.ChB ( Cape Town) 7 years in hospital employment in Cape Town-departments of Surgery, Paediatric surgery, Surgical intensive care unit, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Renal Unit, General Medicine Intensive Care unit, Infectious diseases, Geriatric Outpatients, Emergency Night duty.?
Cert.Plant based Nutrition (Cornell)
Dip. Aromatherapy (SA and ITEK UK)
Dip.Clinical Nutrition (Australia)?Dip. Homoeopathy (Australia)
Cert.Chinese Herbal Medicine (Australia)?
AMAC Medical Acupuncture Fellowship P 1(Australia)
Cert.Menopausal Medicine (Australia)?
Low level laser Therapy – Acupuncture, pain management,skin therapy,laser needle acupuncture therapy ( new to Australia).?
Bioptron light therapy
Frequency specific microcurrent therapist
At present studying for the Diploma in Integral Yoga
For more information on Marilyn Golden go to: www.marilyngolden.com.au
Kym Johnson (Australian middle weight Muay Tai Kickboxing Champion)
Kym Johnson is a Professional Muay Thai Fighter who has been training and competing for over 10 years. He regularly competes around Australia and internationally.
Kym has been running Muay Thai Classes and Personal Training sessions out of Rikers Gym for over 5 years. Training people for weight loss, fitness, increasing self-confidence all while passing on his knowledge of Muay Thai.
Kym also has a keen interest in health and wellbeing and is a CHEK Level 1 HLC Practioner.
WMC Professional Junior Middleweight Australian Title(69.8kgs)
WKN Australian Middleweight Title(72.5kgs)
Knees of Fury Middleweight Title(70kgs)
WMC Amatuer South Australian Lightweight Title(63.5kgs)
WMC Amatuer South Pacific Welterweight Title(66.5kgs)
Shakti Grace (The Holistic Chef)
Shakti Grace has worked as an executive international private chef for over ten years. Dedicated, passionate and inspired, she is committed to sharing her extensive skills and knowledge to help others make simple yet effective nutritional choices.
The modalities of healing and yoga are a key source of inspiration for Shakti and inform her appreciation of the food as medicine philosophy. The ancient approach to food and nutrition as a way of healing is time-honored in eastern and indigenous cultures. Shakti combines optimum food choices with healing practices to create a complete service for her clients, saying: “Food is medicine and we are what we eat, so let’s eat the most nutritionally dense and whole food possible, and live our lives with mindfulness and awareness.”
Don Chisolm (Best-selling health author and international speaker)
Don has spent a lifetime trying to discover what stops people from getting healthy.
Why one treatment works on one person and not another, and why some people lose weight and others can’t, despite the best diet and exercise. Essentially, what the real meaning of health and wellness is all about. Don is the author of a best selling book, Have you got the Guts to be really healthy? Don also has busy schedule as a professional speaker & health advocate and runs annual health retreats.
Creator of Nuferm probiotics. For more information on Don & Nuferm go to: www.nuferm.com
Yoshiko (Celebrity Chef, Author, Public Speaker, Instructor at Healthy soy cooking)
Celebrity chef Yoshiko has a passion for food and health and helping people enjoy both. She loves beautiful food and doesn’t believe you have to compromise either health or taste.
After being a chef for many years, she knows that even great restaurants care mostly about taste. Yoshiko started her cooking master classes to be a way to share her knowledge of beautiful recipes that are nutritionally balanced, not using refined oil, sugar and salt and taste great. As result she won cooking school of the year 2013.
Yoshiko has been featured on multiple tv shows, newspapers & magazines & public speaking engagements including:
The Biggest Loser
Sydney Morning Herald
The Sunday Telegraph
Mind Body Spirit Festival
Yoshiko is an author of ” Cooking with Soy” from New Holland Publishers.
For more information on Yoshiko go to www.healthysoycooking.com