Join six Australian health and mindset experts as they each present an in-depth 2 hour discussion on their chosen topic

Develop a further understanding about the latest cutting edge scientific research on gut health, preventative medicine and mindset

Network with other like-minded people during the weekend.

Whether you are a student, a graduate or someone with an interest in health, well-being, nutrition and being the ‘best you can be’, this weekend is for you. It will help you to expand your knowledge and inspire you to help make a change in either your own life, your family’s life or your community.

  • DATE:  Saturday and Sunday 28-29 July 2018
  • TIME:  9:00am–5:00pm both days
  • VENUE:  Qld University of Technology, Kelvin Grove Campus, Brisbane
  • COST:  $247

“Thank you for such a wonderful inspiring, informative, challenging and confronting weekend. You should be so proud of the work that you do and all that you are. So so excited to be learning all that you are teaching and sharing. We are so lucky”. Suzy McCleary, previous Nutrition Summit attendee


DR RODNEY FORD MD. MB. BS. FRACP. Associate. Professor

SUBJECT:  The Energy Effect – the value of excellent nutritional health, on food allergy, eczema and “the gluten syndrome”.

Dr Rodney Ford has over 30 years clinical experience as a Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Nutrition Consultant and Allergist, managing children and adults with food allergies and food intolerances. Some people call him the medical food doctor. He runs the ‘Children’s Clinic and Allergy Centre‘ in Christchurch, New Zealand. He is an accomplished author and public speaker, and a passionate advocate of food allergy and intolerance sufferers, everywhere.

“Every day in my Clinic I see children and adults who unknowingly are suffering from symptoms caused by the food they eat. My goal is to help my patients and the general public to understand the food they eat can seriously effect their health. I would like to help you with a diagnosis of gluten allergy, food intolerance and other food reactions.”

His vision is to help parents identify children who are suffering from food-related problems.

As a child’s doctor, he sees and helps with a wide range of child health problems and illness. He investigates and helps children who have chronic health problems. Sometimes their symptoms turn out to be food intolerance, food allergies and nutritional related conditions. He fully investigates and diagnoses these sorts of problem. He is the Director of The Children’s Clinic | Allergy Centre

Dr Ford is an author of many books on gluten sensitivity and food allergy. He is also an accomplished international professional speaker and provides nutritional consulting services to organisations.  He gives seminars and workshops (the Energy Effect) on the value of excellent nutritional health, on food allergy, eczema and “the gluten syndrome”.







SUBJECT: Balance Your Hormones 

Most people know Dr Messenger as a Chiropractor thanks to her flourishing private practice but she also has over 35 year experience as a public speaker and course facilitator. Through her best-selling books (Be in One Peace; How to Balance Your Hormones) Dr Messenger has touched the lives of many.

Dr Messenger’s academic qualifications are impressive. She has a Bachelor Degree in Applied Science (1982); a Diploma from the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (USA); an Excellence Award in Radiology; a Diploma of Sacro-Occipital Technique; Practitioner and Teacher Certificates in Chiron Healing; Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training; is a certified Yoga (RYTA200) teacher; is certified in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) as applied to education; as well as studying Aromatherapy; and Australian Bush Flower Essences.








Dr. Margie Smith is a Molecular Geneticist with over 20 years experience in Neuro-genetics and Cancer genetics. She has worked in major teaching hospitals in New Zealand and Australia. Specifically Margie in her role as Head of Department worked with families affected by early-onset Alzheimer’s disease and more recently in the diagnostic screening for heritable breast, breast/ovarian cancer and rare cancers. In addition, she developed screening methods for Molecular Microbiology and Haematology within Pathology services. In addition, Margie was responsible for the establishment of tests, training of medical staff, staff management, purchasing of equipment, liaising with medical staff, and maintaining NATA accreditation.

Her commitment to breast cancer screening was recognised by an American based company Transgenomics.  Margie established high throughout genetic analysis using WAVE Technology for Transgenomics. This enabled cost effective breast cancer screening to be used in diagnostic laboratories in Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

Specifically the screen was used by The Canadian Breast Cancer Consortium across seven sites.

Margie is recognised locally for her contribution to genetics with her appointments to the Human Variome Project, Scientific Associate of the Genomic Disorders Research Centre, and Associate Investigator for the NH&MRC grant application for funding to provide a database for collection of sequence variation, Member of Victorian Cooperative Oncology Group since 2000. (Cancer Genetics Advisory Committee)

Margie has published in the areas of both cancer and neurogenetics and she has recently contributed to the publication Dementia. Margie is also a published Author releasing Gene Genius in 2015.

In 2009 Margie became the co-founder of a Nutritional Genomics company in Australia called smartDNA.  This company has established affordable, Predictive and Preventative Nutrition based genetic and microbiome testing for practitioners and their clients. smartDNA’s Nutritional profiling is personalised and covers a broad range of health areas to enable practitioners to employ targeted approaches to health. smartDNA is successfully challenging the one size fits approach to nutrition and health.









SUBJECT: Using natural plant enzymes to help with digestion

Professor Hawkins studied for his Honours Degree in Chemistry from the University of New South Wales’ college at Newcastle and for his PhD in Medical Chemistry from the John Curtin School of Medical Research at the Australian National University in Canberra in 1963.

He was awarded a Doctor of Science by ANU in 1980. He has the distinction of being awarded the Mendeleev Medal by the Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences for outstanding work in Chemistry, and the Inorganic Chemistry Medal of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.

He has held academic and research appointments at the HC Oersted Institute of the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of California Berkeley, the University of California Davis, University of Virginia Charlottesville, and the University of Queensland, where he was Professor of Chemistry, Dean of Science and Pro-Vice Chancellor (Biological Sciences) prior to taking the appointment as Principal of the University of New England – Armidale, Australia’s leading rural university.

His work with the cattle industry led to the headquarters of the Beef Cattle Research Centre being named the “CJ Hawkins Homestead”.  He has held the Presidency of the Australian Registered Cattle Breeders Association Inc and the Australian Coral Reef Society Inc.

He left academe in 1994 to work in the medical industry firstly as the CEO of ICT Diagnostics and Austcard International that developed and sold rapid diagnostic tests for a range of important diseases,  and to research why members of his own family had life-threatening health conditions and how he could overcome these serious conditions.

His research in this area led to invention of the Biohawk technology and the production of Biohawk’s ginger and pineapple products.







SUBJECT: The Benefits of Using Herbs

Melonie’s passion for health and wellness began over 10 years ago, in particular- Herbal medicine, which naturally led her down the path of naturopathy.

In addition to her BHSc Naturopathy, Melonie completed her cert IV in yoga teaching and has been teaching yoga for over 6 years on many retreats, rehabilitation centres and studios.

By combining up to date professional knowledge and a passion for natural medicine, Mell has developed a range of therapies and strategies including nutrition, herbal medicine, flower essences, integrated screening techniques, iridology, mindfulness and wellness advice, that can transform your health on all levels and bring lasting changes.

Mell enjoys working collaboratively with local doctors to offer the best primary health care for her clients. Mell has been working for an integrative rehabilitation program specialising in mental health and addiction, throughout this experience she has been able to witness how important Gut health is and the role it plays in many dis-eased states, which led her to Kultured Wellness.

Mell is a full member of the ANTA (Australian Natural Therapist Association)






SUBJECT: The Mindset of Change

Well known as one of Australia’s most exciting and dynamic motivational speakers, Carren captivates her audience with humour, energy and genuine engagement! Having spoken for groups from 20 to 2000, Carren leaves her audience feeling inspired to take action and make positive changes in their life, their business and in their relationships.

Through working with numerous well-known companies and thousands of individuals, Carren has developed phenomenal tools for delivering success through, leadership, negotiation, responsibility and productivity enhancement techniques.

Described as “leading the way and hard driving toward inventive solutions for development”, Carren is untiring and inspiring in her approach toward business and people and the methods required to create powerful outcomes for her audiences.

As a survivor of the 2002 Bali Bombing, along with many other challenges which include the suicide of her de facto partner and the personal impact of the 2004 Tsunami on her family, Carren’s comprehension value, time, creativity and the meaning of life charges her presentations with passion, credibility and a deep and genuine commitment to extraordinary achievements for people.

Click here for Carren’s Ebook ‘Inspired from the Inside Out’ 



Important: Please note tickets are non-refundable

JOIN US ON FRIDAY 27th JULY – ‘What’s With Wheat?’ Documentary Screening 

Following the screening, join Cyndi O’Meara, documentary creator, and Dr Rodney Ford MB. BS. MD. FRACP, who featured in the documentary and is speaking at the Nutrition Summit, in a live Q&A session.

Tickets $20 each. (6.30pm – 9.00pm – Southbank, Brisbane)

For more information and to buy tickets click here 


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