Cherish the Future has been founded on three major principles:
We cherish the joy that all children bring.
We cherish good health and well being.
We cherish the future.
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. Bio Concepts provides these practitioners with any Bio Concepts products, from any range, prescribed in conjunction with these pro bono consultations completely free of charge to both the patient and the practitioner. This is another way that Bio Concepts and our practitioners can give back, and contribute to a brighter future.
Practitioners on the program have been carefully selected to make sure they align with our Cherish the Future vision, while also meeting specific criteria. To apply to be part of the Cherish the Future program there are minimum requirements that must be met including a minimum of 3 years in practice, having a current at-risk child who would benefit from the program and having Orthoplex White approval.
If you meet the above criteria and have a patient ready to commence on the program, and would like to express your interest in becoming a Cherish the Future practitioner, please contact your relevant Territory Manager. They will be able to advise you on whether you are a right fit for the program.
Please note, the program is governed by a set yearly quota and limited availability. Although we would like to help as many people as we can, this might not always be possible.
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.
Naturopathy, Nutrition, Herbal Medicine. BHSci (Naturopathy), Adv Dip HSci (Herbal Med), Dip HSci (Nutrition)
(Nutrition) Kimberley Taylor completed her degree studies in 2002 and has 14 years’ experience in Naturopathic practice and practice management. She has a special interest in ASD, ADHD, Food intolerance and paediatrics. The Cherish the Future program allows Kimberley to provide much needed care for children in need which is something she is very passionate about.
Kimberley currently practises on the Mornington Peninsula where she lives with her husband and three children. For more information please visit: www.facebook.com/kimberley.n.taylor.naturopath.
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.
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.
If you would like to express your interest in becoming a Cherish the Future practitioner,
please contact your relevant Territory Manager.