Lived Experiences in Health and Healing

Lived Experiences in Health and Healing

A 2-day health event aimed at helping us to make deep and lasting changes for our health.

During two value packed days you will hear from exceptional health professionals from across Australia as they share their experiences in health and healing — from both their personal and their professional experiences with their patients.

Learn changes that you can make right now, to feel vibrant and to have the energy to thrive. Including several speakers discussing the science and practicalities of low carb nutritional therapy, for a range of health benefits.

The event, by Health and Life Coach Tracey McBeath, is the first of it’s kind in Australia.

 

Event details

 

Dates: Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June 2024.

Venue: Oakleigh Chambers,1A Atherton Road Oakleigh, Vctoria, 3166

Tickets: For more information, or to book last remaining tickets, see the event booking page, here.

 

 

 

 

Meet Your Speakers

Tracey McBeath – Tracey is your host. She is also an experienced health and life coach with years of lived experiences in her health and healing, along with helping thousands of others on their paths. She is also an author, mentor, podcaster, Nutrition Network lecturer, qualified personal trainer, TEDx speaker, and most proudly, mum to her 5 children.

Dr Peter Brukner OAM – Peter founded Defeat Diabetes and not-for-profit SugarByHalf. He is a world-renowned Sports Medicine Clinician and Researcher, formerly the Chief Medical Officer for the Australian Men’s Cricket team. He has held similar roles at Liverpool FC, Melbourne and Collingwood AFL clubs, the Socceroos, and the Australian Olympic Athletics team. Peter is a Professor of Sports Medicine at La Trobe University, Victoria. Peter will be speaking on Sunday. https://www.defeatdiabetes.com.au/

Kathryn Mayne – Kathryn is a Certified Integrative Health and Nutrition Coach and a Nutrition Network LCHF & Ketogenic Advisor. Following a low carbohydrate lifestyle for many years now, she understands firsthand the social, mental, and physical challenges that can arise and guides her clients to build healthy sustainable habits aligning with their personal needs & lifestyles. Kathryn loves sharing her low-carb lifestyle, keeping it simple, fun & informative. She is passionate about the benefits of a low-carb lifestyle for aging well, weight loss, and disease prevention. Kathryn works at Sydney Low Carb Specialists, alongside the clinicians (Dr. Deepa Mahananda and Dr. Alex Petrushevski) as part of a multi-disciplinary team of dieticians and an exercise physiologist improving metabolic health & optimal health outcomes for the clinic’s patients.

Dr Shamistra Barathan – Shami, as she is affectionally known, is an integrative GP and founder of the MINT Clinic in Melbourne. She has over 22 years of experience and has specialised in nutritional and environmental medicine by completing a degree (FACNEM) with the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM). She also holds a fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP). In 2021, she was Vice-President of ACNEM. Dr. Shami is a pianist, who loves singing, meditating, hiking, and travelling. She is also a podcaster and blogger. You can get to know her at her podcast, Six Hats Podcast where she talks about how stress impacts our health and what we can do about it. Shami will be speaking on Sunday.

Natalie West – Natalie is a sought-after facilitator and speaker on self-image and The Power of Poor Nutrition on your mind and body. Natalie uses the knowledge she has gained through years of working globally as well as her education and training as a clinical psychotherapist alongside root cause healing. Natalie has an empathetic nature and direct style and likes to make her clients feel safe and ultimately empowered. Natalie will be speaking on Sunday.

Amanda Cini – Amanda is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Nutrition Network Medical Practitioner based on the Gold Coast. She is extremely passionate about lifestyle medicine and empowering people to adopt a ‘food as medicine’ approach to fuelling wellness, achieving metabolic health, and enhancing quality of life. She also has special interests in nutritional psychiatry, sugar/processed food addiction, the gut microbiome, and ketogenic bodybuilding. Amanda will be speaking on both days.

Dr Barton Jennings – Barton is a specialist in Lung Disease and Sleep disorders and the founder of Lung and Sleep in Bentleigh. He is inspired to help as many people as possible maximize their quality of life by achieving healthy lungs and sound sleep. He lives in Melbourne with his wife, Leah, and has two terrific young boys who keep him busy and highly entertained. He loves sport and is a keen tennis player and golfer. Barton will be speaking on Saturday.

Dr Suresh Khirwadkar – is a UK-trained Doctor who has been practicing for over 12 years and has a very high level of training. He has Specialist Qualifications and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners – FRACGP. He also holds MRCGP (UK) and has MBChB and BSc from the University of Leicester in the UK. He performs all aspects of General Practice, but his special interest areas include Lifestyle Medicine, Skin Cancer, Psychology and Mental Health, Weight loss, and now also offering Concierge Medicine. Suresh will be speaking on both days.

Dr Nelum Dharmaprya – Dr Nelum Dharmapriya graduated from the University of Aberdeen, UK in 1995. She is a dedicated GP with a passion for making a difference in the lives of her patients. With years of experience and a commitment to holistic care, she strives to integrate medical knowledge with a personalised approach to enhance overall well-being. Her health journey has been a driving force in shaping my current approach to patient care. Nelum will be speaking both days.

Helena Kastanis – Helena is a health coach in Melbourne. She knows firsthand how making changes to your daily habits, mindset, and the food choices you make every day, one meal at a time, can lead to big results. She also understands the challenges that are involved, especially when trying to navigate family life! Helena is an avid runner and hiker having run a marathon and completed the Oxfam 100km trek. Helena will be speaking on both days.

Joanne Cameron – Joanne is a true inspiration to all she connects with. Having ‘done the work’ and overcome several health issues personally, she now wants to help others navigate the sometimes rocky path towards health and healing. Joanne is a qualified nurse and currently works in health management. Jo will be involved on both days.

Gillian Harvey – Gillian is a Clinical Nutritionist and Health Coach who is passionate about helping to turn the tide of modern disease; she believes that education is the first step towards empowering individuals and communities to become healthier and happier. Specialising in metabolic health, Gillian is aware of the significant improvements in health outcomes – including overcoming fatigue – which can be achieved through correcting metabolic dysfunction. Gillian has a lived experience of rebuilding her own health – not just once. Most recently, after suffering with Long COVID for over a year. Gillian will be speaking Saturday.

Dr Avi Charlton – Avi is a low-carb doctor, and the founder of the Melbourne Low Carb Clinic. She supports nutrition using a real food approach. She graduated from Medical school at Melbourne University in 2000. She trained at Box Hill Hospital as a junior doctor and has been a General Practitioner since 2003. She was born in Hong Kong and speaks fluent Cantonese. Avi is a mum of 2 boys. Avi will be taking us through a functional breathing session on Sunday.

Dr Sarah Hancock (PhD) – In her PhD, Sarah designed novel strategies to compare the health and nutrition knowledge of children, parents, and health professionals for oral and general health. Sarah is an advocate for dietary lifestyles incorporating a whole-food eating pattern that minimises the intake of highly refined, ultra-processed foods for the prevention of chronic diet-related disease. She is currently training to be a health coach and nutritionist at the Holistic Performance Institute.

Carla Veith-Carter – Carla Veith-Carter is a passionate nutritionist, keto coach, and founder of Keto By Design. In her one-on-one work with clients, as well as presenting to corporate groups, Carla has one main goal: to encourage simple, low-carb, healthy food choices. She takes a very holistic view of health and loves educating people about the low-carb lifestyle and how different foods affect the body, as well as focusing on other elements of lifestyle and the psychological and mindset aspects of dietary change. Having studied nutrition and health psychology, Carla was perplexed as to why she suffered from a variety of health conditions, such as polycystic ovaries, obesity, and fibromyalgia. Once she discovered insulin resistance was the root cause, she revolutionized her health. Carla’s qualifications in psychology and nutrition, combined with her life-altering personal experience and passion, allow her to motivate and inspire others to change what they eat, as well as how they think about ‘diet’. She is determined to be part of the movement that brings awareness to low-carb real food, and the negative effects of sugar and refined foods, to the world. Carla will be speaking on both days.

Jarrod Stevenson – Jarrod is a health professional who is focused on improving health through many lifestyle areas, including breathwork and the nervous system. He is going to talk about overall nervous system regulation, including daily practical tools to assist in maximising the harmony of our inner world – breathwork, cold therapy, sun, grounding, nature, heat etc. Plus he will lead us in a breathwork exercise! Jarrod will be speaking on both days.