Natalie Kringoudis is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncturist, Natural Fertility Educator and Author. She’s also the owner of The Pagoda Tree, a hub for natural fertility & women’s health in Australia.
She recgonised the large gap between conventional medicine and supporting wellness and has developed a unique style to natural fertility – integrating the western medical approach with alternative therapies, Chinese medicine and natural fertility methods.
Natalie has accepted the task of inspiring wellness, not only to those embarking on becoming parents, but equally important to her, educating young women of how their choices shape their reproductive health. She believes this is the key to addressing the infertility epidemic. For Natalie, fertility isn’t just about babies, it’s about outstanding health. Her knowledge in fertility and natural medicine has been featured in many publications, including Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan as well as TV appearances as a wellness expert.
Natalie provides her specialist insight on her website, www.melbournenaturalfertility.com.au, and recently released her e-book Fertilise Yourself, to allow her to share her knowledge with women world-wide.
Colorful, adventurous and with a healthy dose of Aussie eccentricity, Lola Berry is definitely not your average nutritionist. She blogs, tweets, writes and talks about good health and whole food. There’s nothing Lola won’t to do to get her message across: eating and living well is easy and fun! Lola’s enthusiasm is contagious and her knack for translating the most technical information into easy-to-follow advice has made her one of Australia’s most popular nutritionists. Lola is based in Melbourne, where she runs her own nutrition clinic.
Her September 2012 release, The 20/20 Diet, guides readers through a 20-week process that Lola promises will help them reap major health benefits. The 20/20 Diet became the number one diet book in Australia within weeks of its release.
In 2007, Lola began posting videos full of health tips, nutritional advice and easy, accessible recipes. People responded to her quirky approach and her ‘Fruits and Roots’ webisodes soon led to regular spots as a guest nutritionist on Channel Ten’s ‘The Circle’ show and her first book deal for, Lola Berry’s Inspiring Ingredients. Lola kept up with her engaging blog and informative e-newsletters and her online following continued to grow. Today, Lola is a regular guest on TV shows such as ‘The Project’, MIX 106.5’s nationally broadcast ‘Body and Soul’ radio show and a contributor to numerous magazines and newspapers. In 2012, Lola hosted the Woolworths Macro Theatre at Australia’s world-class Good Food and Wine Show..
Adele Vegie Head
Adele launched her food and recipe website Vegie Head back in 2010. To her surprise, what started off as a hobby soon received worldwide recognition, so much so that Vegie Head was recently crowned the 2012 Vegan Blog/Website of the Year. With over 200, 000 unique monthly visits to her website (and growing), it comes as no surprise that Adele has made a significant impact to the online world of food blogs.
However Vegie Head is a vegan recipe website – with a difference. There is no ‘preaching’ just delicious, healthy, colourful and fresh food. Even non-vegans are using the recipes to add inspiration the their regular meals as the recipes are so easily adapted. Since launching, Adele has made appearances on websites, blogs, social media pages, in published magazines and recipe books.
In response to the growing demand for unique and healthy plant-based recipes Adele wrote an e-book ‘Vegie Head Vegan Essentials – A Plant Based Culinary Journey’, which you can get online.
Adele works with Celebrities, Athletes, Chefs, Café owners and anyone interested in a plant based diet. She writes for national magazines and newspapers.
Jess Ainscough is a writer, health coach, cancer kickin’ Wellness Warrior — and very proud pug owner.
When Jess was 22, she was diagnosed with incurable cancer and was told that her only chance of prolonging her life would be to amputate her left arm. In the midst of all the angst and pain, Jess heard something within her telling her that there was a better way. She instinctively knew that this wasn’t going to be her fate. After researching anything and everything to do with healing cancer, Jess discovered that our bodies have the amazing ability to self heal – as long as we provide the right environment to do so.
As the creator of The Wellness Warrior, Jess writes daily articles on courage, kindness, self-respect — as well as practical how-to’s for shopping, cooking, juicing and nourishing your body. Explore Jess’ revolutionary guide to mind-body reinvention, The Wellness Warrior Lifestyle Transformation Guide.
Melissa Ambrosini is on a heartstring mission to empower women. She is committed to helping women break down the barriers, and karate chop their limiting beliefs and inspires them to live the biggest, most radiant life possible.
The owner of Path to Wellness, a holistic health and life coaching practice, Melissa’s life-changing six-month Path to Wellness coaching program helps women end their tortuous relationship with their bodies. It helps them lose weight, gain more energy, develop clearer skin, sparkling eyes, and most importantly, fall head over heels back in love themselves, all without calorie counting, deprivation, or limitations!
Also a blogger and writer, Melissa contributes regularly to Cosmopolitan magazine, Stylerunner, Relauncher, Mind Body Green, Happiness & Health magazine and several other online publications, blogs, and e-zines.
Melissa has become “one of Australia’s favorite health and wellness bloggers” and besides sharing her knowledge on health and wellness, describes her own struggle with body image and depression and shares how she overcame these challenges. She inspires women to love themselves and the skin they are in.
Through her blogs, articles, coaching sessions as well as her workshops, speaking engagements, and hosting Healthtalks TV, Melissa demonstrates that living an abundant happy life is what we came here to do.
Samantha Gowing is the Dr Seuss of health and nutrition. She has dedication and enthusiasm, knowledge and belief, which is second to none. Renowned for her sharp wit, word play, and sense humor, Sam has a wonderful take on life and the way she explains things.
A product of the Seventies, born in the Sixties, Sam has been working with food since the Eighties. In the Nineties she became the licensee of the historic Grace Darling Hotel steering it to multi awarding-winning victory – including a coveted Chef’s Hat – for eight years.
A passionate entrepreneur, she founded her globally recognized business Gowings Food Health Wealth in 2000, which provides culinary and marketing solutions to the wellness industry. Sam transplanted herself from the gritty inner Melbourne suburb of Collingwood to lush Byron Bay in 2008 to further her holistic study, research, and to surf the pristine waters of the north coast.
Sam holds a Diploma of Health Science Nutrition, is a member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society, and is one of the inaugural cohort to partake in the Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism degree launched in 2012. When she’s not in the kitchen or the ocean, she mentors likeminded whippersnappers who have a yearning for all things well and healthy in business.
Aimee is the Founder of Tom Organic feminine hygiene products. In 2005, Aimee decided to launch a new form of tampon packaging designed to prevent tampons falling out of the pack and jumping around in handbags. During this research, she discovered what she had often overlooked when choosing sanitary products – the list of ingredients commonly written on the back of the pack. She realized the necessity for organic, chemical-free feminine hygiene products, that genuinely care about our health and created TOM, a whole new approach to feminine hygiene.
You can find out more about the TOM range on their website.
As a qualified nutritionist, Dorota focuses on the relationship between food and wellbeing. At Trupp Cooking School, she has made a specialty of courses centred on healthy cooking and eating.
A particular focus of Dorota’s research is the way in which environmental factors affect the food that we eat, an interest that has its roots in her upbringing on her family’s farm in Poland. Her enthusiasm for this topic led her to complete a Diploma in Environmental Protection in her home country.
You can find out more about Dorota and Trupps Cooking School on the website.
Walter Trupp’s has worked in and managed some of the most prestigious restaurants in Europe and Australia.
Having grown up and honing his craft in Europe the opportunity to move to Melbourne arose when Walter was appointed Head Chef at Langton’s Restaurant and Wine Bar in Flinders Lane, where he spent three years establishing his credentials in the competitive Australian restaurant scene.
Walter then decided to pursue other ambitions, such as teaching, writing books about food, and generally satisfying his deep interest in biodynamics and organics, something which dates back to his childhood when he visited and worked on his uncle’s biodynamic farm.
You can find out more about Walter and Trupps Cooking School on the website.