|There are many children in our local communities who do not have the means to access complementary
healthcare assistance, which may be of great value to their condition. While we can’t look after every
child in need, we can certainly reach out and help as many as we can.
It is for this reason, that Bio Concepts has come together with a select few like - minded practitioners,
to identify at-risk children in their communities, and offer them pro-bono consultations. We here at
Bio Concepts support these practitioners by providing all nutritional supplementation required in
conjunction with these consultations at no cost to the child or practitioner. This is another way that
Bio Concepts and our practitioners can give back, and contribute to a brighter future.
Cherish the Future has been founded on three major principles:
Cherish the Future Practitioners
The case studies below provide valuable clinical insights into how practitioners have helped children in their local communities achieve optimum health.
A few of the practitioners involved in the Cherish the Future program and their backgrounds are listed below:
Rocco Di Vincenzo
Consultant Dietitian (APD) Bsc MND PGrad Dip App Sci
Mr Rocco Di Vincenzo is a Consultant Dietitian (Accredited Practising Dietitian – APD) and works privately in Brunswick East, Melbourne. Rocco has worked as a community Senor Dietitian for over a decade and was the Swinburne University Hospital Chief Dietitian.
Rocco has completed a Bachelor of Science (Monash University), a Masters in Human Nutrition and Dietetics (Deakin University) Post Graduate qualifications from the Australian College of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine and Post Graduate Diploma in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (GSIM).
Rocco has had a keen interest in the area of Functional Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (FNEM) for many years and is formally trained in this area.
Naturopath ND, MATMS
Amanda is the director of Darling Street Health and has practiced as a naturopath for over 18 years with a special interest in all aspects of women’s health from puberty to menopause. Amanda is also passionate about children’s health and nutrition.
She treats a wide range of children’s health issues, including food allergies and intolerances, reflux and digestive disorders, atopic conditions, infant nutrition, ADHD and behavioural spectrum disorders, Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, poor immunity and childhood neurological disorders.
Specialising in reproductive health, infertility, miscarriage prevention, recurrent miscarriage and preconception care. Amanda offers alternative model for women and their partners experiencing issues surrounding conception.
Dr Jacques Duff
BA-Psych., Grad. Dip. Sc. (Psych), MAPS, FANSA: MECNS: MISNR
Dr Jacques Duff is a principal Psychologist, Neuroscientist, Nutritionist, and founder of the Behavioural Neuropathy Clinic in Melbourne, where he currently sees a high number of children with behavioural abnormalities including ASD, ADHD and other childhood disorders.
Dr Duff’s clinical work in this field has been featured on television programs including Good Medicine, Catalyst, The Morning Show, Today Tonight and A Current Affair. Dr Duff has been presenting at conferences since 1999 and is highly regarded in the natural medicine industry.
N.D, Dip Ir, Hom, Nut, RM, Clin Hyp
Gary has been in practice for over twenty years. Graduating in 1992 from Health Schools International, he has separate diplomas in Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Iridology, Nutritional Science, Remedial Massage and Clinical Hypnosis.
He has lectured for a number of complementary medicine companies and colleges in the NSW mid north coast and Victoria. He has also organised and conducted practitioner support and teaching programs, which included helping other practitioners to solve their difficult cases.
Gary’s main areas of work have generally been around the mental emotional spheres; however, Gary has a large field of practice ranging from fertility to austism.
B.Sc Nutritional Therapy, AdvDip Nutritional Medicine
Erin Storer is a degree-qualified Nutritionist that has a particular interest in gastrointestinal symptoms and conditions, such as IBS and Crohn’s Disease, as well as eating disorders.
Erin runs her own business which is located in Geelong and has two young children of her own. She understands that difficulties of working with children and babies and changing their diet to assist any digestive or behavioural symptoms.
She is therefore caring and empathetic when implementing dietary strategies. Erin uses a holistic approach when assessing a client as she believes that there are many different outside factors that affect and impact our health. You can visit her website at www.nutritousliving.com.au to learn more about how Erin can assist you.
Judie graduated from Southern School of Naturopathy in 1990 and has been in practice for over 24yrs only briefly stopping to have her three children. Judie works in Wantirna, Victoria running her own clinic. Whilst seeing all types of patients, Judie enjoys treating families. She is very passionate about combining the best of medical science with evidence based natural therapies.
Katherine Maslen is a naturopath and herbalist with over 8 year’s experience in helping patients feel good again. Her passion lies in finding new and innovative ways to educate and inspire people towards better health and wellbeing.
Katherine is the creator and director of Brisbane Natural Health, one of Brisbane’s most innovative and thriving natural health practices, where along with her team she helps patients to achieve good health, so they can live life to their fullest.
Katherine is also the author of Get Well, Stay Well (2014) and has been featured in media outlets such as Wellbeing Magazine, Channel 9, Marie Claire and the City News.
Naturopath, RN, Nutritionist, Wester Herbal Medicine
Alexandra has 25 years’ experience in mainstream medicine as a registered nurse and midwife and 8 years as a naturopath, nutritionist and herbalist. This combination using current medical knowledge alongside alternative natural therapies such as herbal medicine and nutrition gives Alexandra a holistic approach to treating the source of your health concerns.
Alexandra has a special interest in all things family – particularly children and fertility. She also specialises in thyroid dysfunction, believing that there is often a strong correlation between this and infertility. Alexandra is honoured to be chosen for the Cherish the Future Program and is grateful to be paying it forward and giving a little bit back.
Gemma is a naturopath, researcher, hemaview and VLA practitioner and health educator who has been either practicing or involved in research for the past 9 years. She loves to combine her scientific background with traditional naturopathic knowledge to get the best understanding of her patient’s health.
Gemma has also provided health education to a wide variety of people, from naturopaths and other health care practitioners to the general public and even delivered fly-in, fly-out health education to mine-site employees. Gemma strongly believes that the body has an innate healing capacity and wants to be well and works with her patients to achieve this.
Rian is a qualified Naturopath and Live Blood Practitioner. Rian’s 7+ years of clinical experience have been in rural areas, and as such, she frequently encounters people with a history of toxin exposure. Her patients present from diverse backgrounds with diverse health conditions and she supports them using a caring, holistic, functional medicine approach.
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