Rachel Arthur BHSC, BNAT (Hons 1st) is a respected and widely published Australian naturopath specialising in integrative nutrition. With over 20 years’ experience in both the clinic and the classroom, Rachel has become one of Australia’s leading nutritional educators & mentors, delivering post-graduate training & mentoring to naturopaths, allied health care professionals and doctors alike.
Regularly asked to speak at key conferences & contribute work to authoritative texts including all 4 editions of the award-winning: Herbs & Natural Supplements – An Evidence Based Guide (Elsevier), while still maintaining a busy private practice. Rachel’s ongoing enthusiasm for the field and for education make her presentations both inspiring and empowering experiences for all attendees.
Rachel's presentation topics are:
- Saturday 9th Sept, 11.15 - 12.15 Advanced Understanding of Immune Markers & the Clues Within
- Saturday 9th Sept, 1.15 - 2.15 Advanced Understanding of Immune Markers & the Clues Within - Case Studies
- Sunday 10th Sept, 9.00 - 10.30 Harnessing Haematology - What Lies Beneath! + Case Studies
After graduating from Otago University with a double degree in Human Nutrition and Sport Science, Kaytee has continued on with further study within CHEK Institute holistic wellness & coaching disciplines. Under the guidance of experienced mentors in specialist areas Kaytee has been involved in the Health and Wellness industry for 20 years. A member of Nutrition Society of NZ, MINND foundation trained for autism spectrum and currently one of New Zealand’s specialists in nutrition, diagnostics & treatment protocols for cancer patients. Kaytee has worked in many facets of the health industry as a professional athlete, strength conditioner, CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach, Nutrition Specialist and Sports & Biomedical Nutritionist.
Kaytee's presentation topic is:
- Sunday 10th Sept, 11.30 - 12.30 Hormonal Testing in Clinical Practice
Traditionally a corporate director for 20 years, Ani is now a Burnout Coach, Author and Speaker who specialises in the neuroscience behind stress and burnout in high performing business owners and managers. Ani’s speeches and workshops are jam-packed with brain hacks and timely research to help her clients get real results in half the time.
Ani's presentation topic is:
- Saturday 9th Sept, 2.15 - 3.15 Beating the Burnout Curve
Dr Nicky Baillie MBChB, FRNZCGP, Dip. Herb. Med, MNZAMH, Dip. Int. Psych. Dr Nicky Baillie is a registered GP and Medical Herbalist. She has been in practice for over twenty years and has a wealth of experience working with people using herbal, nutritional and mind-body medicine. She is passionate about herbal medicine, and the potential of plants to support our health. She has also explored deeply the influence of our minds and belief systems on many aspects of health, and also in our interactions with health professionals and clients. As well as her medical degree, Nicky has a Diploma in Herbal Medicine from the Waikato Centre for Herbal Studies, and a Diploma in Integrated Psychology (Hakomi, a form of mind-body psychotherapy). Nicky practises Integrative Medicine at Tonic Room, and at Integrated Health Options in Auckland.
Nicky's presentation topic is:
- Saturday 9th Sept, 3.45 - 4.45 The Art of Caring. When to Act, When to Sit Still
Dr Morella Lascurain graduated Magna cum laude in medicine in 1993 and went on to train in orthopaedic surgery. Disgruntled with the crushing stress in her own life, she abandoned conventional medicine to seek more holistic ways of healing and living. Having taught at Wellpark College of Natural Therapies for over 10 years, she co-founded Mother-Well Holistic Health, an integral health centre in Auckland in 2004, where she has practiced Mind Body healthcare for over a decade.
Morella's presentation topic is:
- Sunday 9th Sept, 1.30 - 2.30 Narrative Alchemy
Sharon is a New Zealand Registered Nurse, Registered Naturopath, Medical Herbalist, Aromatherapist and Holistic Nutritional Consultant with a busy practice in Auckland. Sharon has a Master of Health Science (Hons) from the University of Auckland, specialising in nutrition. Her thesis was a dietary study, investigating the role of nutrition in men with prostate cancer, from which two papers have been published in peer-reviewed journals. Sharon is also Vice President of NZSN.
Sharon's presentation topic is:
- Sunday 9th Sept, 11.00 - 11.30 Reporting on International Congress of Naturopathic Medicine and SIBO Symposium
Dr Shira Michaeli is a family wellness chiropractor based in Auckland, NZ. She specialises in pediatric developemental neurology and has a strong interest in helping families live life to the fullest; from pregnancy and infancy to the very elderly. Dr Michaeli graduated from the New Zealand College of Chiropractic in Auckland, regarded worldwide as a top chiropractic institution. Dr Michaeli has completed a post-graduate diploma in health science, with a focus on physical activity and nutrition, with plans to continue studying towards a master’s degree in health science.
Shira's presentation topic is:
- Sunday 9th Sept, 2.30 - 3.30 Connecting the switches between the brain and body for optimal health expression