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​          Alan T Raby            alanraby1946@gmail.com

About Understanding Your Health

 Two GPs who are members of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) are keen for patients to be more informed about their illnesses and actively involved in their treatment. After becoming GPs they undertook extra study in nutrition, diet and lifestyle changes that can improve recovery from illnesses.

​In conversation with Alan Raby, they share patient case studies and talk about some of the specifics of a healthy diet, nutrition, and supplements. Each episode deals with a different condition that they deal with most frequently in their practice.   Alan consulted both these GPs when he was dealing with prostate cancer and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL). ​

Dr Sally Chapman MBBS, FRACGP graduated from the Tasmanian University in 1989 and her medical career began in Western Australia. By 1995 Sally was well established in general practice in Hobart (working in Kingston, Bellerive and Rosny). During this time she began searching for the answers to some of the more complex medical conditions and realised that orthodox medicine provided some of the answers but not all.  Functional medical training, integrative medicine training and ongoing study have enabled the creation of this new practice, Health Change which will provide all of these modalities in the one environment. Being able to look further into the causes of conditions, solve problems at a deeper level and provide advice and solutions are all possible in the practice of Integrative Medicine.

Health Change offers natural hormone replacement therapies, thyroid health, endocrine conditions, autoimmune conditions, energy imbalances, fatigue, post viral illnesses, metabolic diseases, weight management, hormone imbalances, allergies, gastrointestinal disorders and childhood illnesses such as allergies and intolerances. Health Change provides functional medical testing, intravenous medicine therapy, detoxification treatments and weight loss management including HCG weight loss programs. In accordance with the Hippocratic Oath and the Philosophy of Hippocrates, Health Change aims to educate individuals with extensive knowledge and provide new ways to succeed in the journey of improving health outcomes.

​Health Change Integrative Medicine
272 Clarence Street
TAS 7018
Tel (03)6135 5805
Email: wellbeing@healthchange.com.au
Website: http://www.healthchange.com.au/


Dr Greg Schwarz has a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (UTAS); Master of Science (Environmental Management) UTAS, and is a Fellow of the Australaian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (FACNEM).
He focuses on integrative health care, targeted, individualised, holistic therapies for complex, chronic medical problems including cancer, autoimmune conditions, inflammatory conditions, fatigue including ME/CFS/fibromyalgia, neurological conditions including autism and dementia support, gastro-intestinal conditions, allergies and food intolerances, recurrent and chronic infections and general preventative health.

​Gore Street Medical
2 Gore Street
South Hobart
TAS 7004
Tel (03) 6224 6717
Email:  info@gorestreetmedical.com.au
Website: http://gorestreetmedical.com.au/

The ACNEM members’ aims and objectives are to:

  • Provide leadership and excellence in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine. 
  • Establish and develop Nutritional and Environmental Medicine as a core competency and pathway in medical education and training. 
  • Promote and advocate for Nutritional and Environmental Medicine to the profession, policy makers and the public. 
  • Foster, support, and develop our members in their practice of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine. 
  • In pursuing the above, improve the health and well-being of individuals, communities and society.
They believe in treating the whole person and underlying causes of illness and disease.  They draw inspiration from the latest biomedical and general science balanced with the needs of each individual.  They aspire to practice with the utmost integrity for the health of their patients and the benefit of the community at large.

Australasian College of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine Inc
Suite 10, 23-25 Melrose Street,
Sandringham, VIC 3191
Tel: (03) 9597 0363
Email: mail@acnem.org
Website: https://acnem.org/              
Click here to find an ACNEM  qualified practitioner in your State


​Nick Lee BexSc,  BexPhys(Prof Hons), ESSAM   AEP is an Exercise Physiologist, Sport Scientist and Group Fitness Co-Ordinator. He works at Your Path to Health, a health and wellness studio now with two first class facilities at Rosny and Derwent Park, in Hobart, Tasmania. It provides individualised allied health and fitness services with passionate University trained staff providing treatment based on the latest research adapted to each situation. They are committed to providing evidenced based practice through a friendly, supportive and empathetic environment. They help individuals with chronic health conditions, the elderly, children and those on a weight loss journey but also have a keen interest in Athlete Development.



​Shoddy science, sketchy politics, and shady special interests have shaped American dietary recommendations--and destroyed our nation's health--over recent decades.
The phrase "death by food pyramid" isn't shock-value sensationalism, but the tragic consequence of following federal advice and corporate manipulation in pursuit of health.
Denise Minger exposes the forces that overrode common sense and solid science to launch a pyramid phenomenon that bled far beyond US borders to taint the eating habits of the entire developed world.
Minger explores how generations of flawed pyramids and plates endure as part of the national consciousness, and how the "one-size-fits-all" diet mentality these icons convey pushes us deeper into the throes of obesity and disease. Regardless of whether you're an omnivore or vegan, research junkie or science-phobe, health novice or seasoned dieter, Death by Food Pyramid will reframe your understanding of nutritional science--and inspire you to take your health, and your future, into your own hands.

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In 1972, when British scientist John Yudkin first proved that sugar was bad for our health, he was ignored by the majority of the medical profession and rubbished by the food industry.
We should have heeded his warning. Today, 1 in 4 adults in the UK are overweight. There is an epidemic of obese six month olds around the globe. Sugar consumption has tripled since World War II.
Using everyday language and a range of scientific evidence, Professor Yudkin explores the ins and out of sugar, from the different types - is brown sugar really better than white? - to how it is hidden inside our everyday foods, and how it is damaging our health.
Brought up-to-date by childhood obesity expert Dr Robert Lustig M.D., his classic exposé on the hidden dangers of sugar is essential reading for anyone interested in their health, the health of their children and the health of modern society.
'[A] valiant . . . attempt to warn us against our lust for sucrose' Geoff Watts, British Medical Journal
' A medical classic' Jack Winkler, Nutrition Policy Unit, London Metropolitan University
'Arguably the leading nutritionist of his time' Guardian
'Yudkin was far ahead of his time with his idea of nutrition as a subject of great breadth: not just the study of the composition of foods, but the importance of enjoying a variety of fresh foods, and the recognition of the psychological and social factors that cause us to choose certain foods and avoid others' Independent
'Worldwide, around 180million tonnes of refined sugar is produced each year and the UK market alone is worth nearly 1billion. Little wonder that no one listened to eminent nutritionist Professor John Yudkin when he called sugar 'pure, white and deadly' back in 1972 and quite rightly warned of the links between excessive consumption and heart disease' Catherine Collins, Principal Dietician, St George's Hospital
John Yudkin (8 August 1910 - 12 July 1995) was a British physiologist and nutritionist, whose books include This Slimming Business, Eat Well, Slim Well and This Nutrition Business. He became internationally famous with his book Pure, White and Deadly, first published in 1972, and was one of the first scientists to claim that sugar was a major cause of obesity and heart disease.


The music used in these programmes is part of a tune called “Hemp” from a CD by Adelaide 6 piece global fusion band  Yellow Blue Bus.
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