Mindd Foundation Ambassadors
Mindd Foundation Ambassadors are a distinguished group of authors, chefs, building biologists, entrepreneurs, foodies, bloggers, nutritionists and educators who are passionately sharing their knowledge on healthy living with millions of people eager for advice on how to manage their chronic illness. With their help, Mindd is reaching tens of thousands of families in need of Integrative healthcare solutions.
Alexx Stuart is a mum, an entrepreneur, a blogger, and a chef of real, natural food. Alexx was always passionate about making tasty food, but as a new mother suffering auto-immune issues, fatigue, and migraines, she realised that chemicals and processed foods were impacting her health. She researched studies and counter studies and she drew the links between the things we put in ourselves and the degenerative health situation we and our children find ourselves in. She made a determination to do better, and to bring the whole world with her.View More
Costa Georgiadis is a landscape architect and celebrity gardener who has an all-consuming passion for plants and people – he knows how to bring out the best in both of them, and takes great pleasure in bringing them together. Costa believes in embracing and celebrating mother nature’s cycles and seasons and nurturing her balance, beauty and bounty organically. His holistic approach is all about gardening the soil and the soul.
Danielle Shirley B.Pharm, Dip Bot Med is a registered pharmacist,herbalist and mother to three beautiful daughters.
Professionally, some know her as the ‘Herbal Pharmacist’ with a passion for nutrition, herbs, low tox living and finding solutions to chronic health issues beyond drugs. Danielle’s purpose is to share the awareness and knowledge she has gained, to help others achieve healthier lives, using balance. The best of modern medicine in conjunction with the ancient wisdom of herbal medicine and nutrition. She strongly believes that it’s time to bridge the gap between these modalities and use the power of ‘both worlds’ to achieve better health. She is also the founder of Naturally home, a gorgeous online store providing safe, plant based cleaning alternatives for the home, super foods, sunscreens, repellents, baby care and certified organic skincare. www.naturallyhome.com.au She believes in a holistic approach to wellness and is delighted to be an ambassador for the MINDD foundation.
Based in London, New Zealander Geoff Sewell is a multi-platinum-selling international recording artist, accomplished tenor, impresario, qualified chartered accountant, entrepreneur, motivational speaker and creator, with his wife Simone, of Incognito Artists and the world’s first ‘pop-opera’, classical crossover band, Amici forever.
With his entertainment company Incognito Artists, who created the first singing waiters act in the UK, he has sung for the Queen, Princes Charles, William and Harry and other royalty at The Royal Albert Hall, Windsor Castle, and the Grimaldi Palace to name a few; Nelson Mandela and numerous celebrities such as Sir Elton John, Leonardo Di Caprio, Victoria and David Beckham at exotic locations around the globe.
He’s had two No.1 albums, for Amici’s ‘The Opera Band’ and ‘Defined’, a No.1 DVD for ‘Geoff Sewell live in concert in NZ’, and has released five albums, including his own solo albums Believe and Live, Love, Sing! which in total he’s reached over 3.5 million album sales worldwide. Amici made the Billboard chart top #5 in the US and No.2 twice on the main ARIA charts in Australia. Geoff has enjoyed chart and tour success in the United Kingdom, America, Japan, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.
With Amici he was nominated for a Classical Brit Award in the UK for best album and he’s won numerous accolades for his performance, business acumen and philanthropic activities during his 15 year career.
Geoff is passionate about sport and is honoured to have performed the national anthems at the FA Cup Final, the Champions League Final, the Rugby World Cup, the Rugby League World Cup Final, The Six Nations, various rugby fixtures at Twickenham, and on centre court at Wimbledon.
Geoff loves to perform solo, with Incognito Artists and his concert Act ‘Bravo Amici’, around the world and feels his mission is ‘to touch, move and inspire people so they’re present to the magic of being alive’.
Through personal experience, Geoff is passionate about raising awareness for epilepsy and treating autism, and set up The Sewell Foundation to treat autism, with Simone, in 2008.
Naturopath, nutritionist and medical herbalist Helen Padarin has been in clinical practice since 2001. She works from 2 clinics in Sydney, Australia, and was recently asked to take part in Chef Pete Evans upcoming production called The Paleo Chef, filming recipes for the new TV show. Helen has been called on to write articles for popular health magazines, and to write a chapter for a clinical textbook published by Elsevier in 2011. Since 2011 Helen has been a regular presenter and ambassador for the Mindd Foundation, and has presented for Health Masters Live and ACNEM, providing post-graduate education for GP’s, naturopaths, nutritionists and other health care professionals. While living in NZ for over 4 years, Helen also lectured anatomy and physiology for the NZ College of Massage at the NZ Institute of Sport.
Jess is a qualified international nutritionist, health blogger, and the author of The Clean Life. As a teenager and young adult food was her enemy: she fad-dietted, she was anxious about her appearance, scared of scales, and filled with self-doubt. But when she decided to study nutrition, she realised she was coming at her body the wrong way. Her extreme, restrictive diet meant she wasn’t listening to her body’s demands. Instead of hating on herself and feeling guilty, she decided to see food as a source of nourishment. Once she made a commitment to put more good things into her life and to take the bad things she felt an immediate improvement. Her body healed itself.
Jo Whitton lives in country Far North Queensland, Australia, with her family, where she runs her business from home and home schools her four children. She has always loved to cook, and grew up in a family where wholefood cooking was the norm. Because of food intolerances, Jo began experimenting with allergy friendly cooking when her children were very young. She began her blog, Quirky Cooking, in December 2008, as a place to share her recipes and tips for healthy cooking, especially for those with diet challenges.View More
Kris Barrett is a nutrition professional and mother who implemented dietary and biomedical interventions that successfully transformed her once severely autistic son Tim into a thriving, happy and healthy teenager. Over the past 10 years Kris has become a powerful ally for many families as she has mentored hundreds of parents to also make practical and life-transforming changes that are sustainable in the real world. Kris is a Certified Nutrition coach, Certified GAPS Practitioner, Certified Bioindividual Nutrition Practitioner and Mindd practittioner. Her mission is to transform the lives of families living with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Dr Libby is a rock star of the health and nutrition world. Her speaking tours regularly attract sell-out audiences of thousands of people coming for advice on better health and well-being, and they rarely walk away unsatisfied.
Kirsty Wirth is a Teacher, Integrative Health Coach and mother of two children, one of whom is on the Autism Spectrum. Kirsty has studied a PHD at Monash University, held lecturer and teaching positions at University of South Australia and Monash University and is a passionate outdoor enthusiast.
Her area of interest is in gut health of children on the Autism Spectrum and more specifically, how the correct lifestyle, diet and supplements can positively impact their gut health, immune system, behavior and neurological function.
Drawing on seven years of research in biomedical intervention techniques and applying what she’s learnt in the treatment of her own son, Kirsty now educates others on how to investigate the root cause behind their underlying health conditions and how vital diet, environmental and lifestyle changes can be.
Kirsty is also the founder of Kultured Wellness a company dedicated to providing education, knowledge and products for optimum health and specifically gut health. She is truly passionate about ensuring our next generation reaches their full potential.
Marcus Blackmore was born in Queensland in 1945, received his high school education at Church of England Grammar School in Brisbane, and later gained a Naturopathic Diploma from the NSW College of Naturopathic Sciences. He served from 1969-1971 in the Australian Army with service in Vietnam. Marcus is also a member of Harvard Business School Alumni. His recreational interests are yacht racing and flying and he holds a private helicopter licence.
Marcus is currently the Chairman of Blackmores Ltd, a public company employing over 900 people in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. The company markets the premium brand of vitamin and herbal products under the ‘Blackmores’ and ‘BioCeuticals’ labels and is widely recognised for its ethical practices and its treatment of staff.View More
Maria is a health practitioner, educator, and media spokesperson who shares her passion for health through television, print, and online media. Working alongside a trained doctor in her Sydney and Armidale practices, she uses Body Ecology principles, the Pfeiffer protocol and DAN techniques to help individuals with autism. She regularly presents her expertise at the Australian Gluten Free Expo, the International Pfeiffer Conference, the Sydney Biomedical Group and the International MINDD Conference; and as an ongoing guest lecturer in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and rural NSW.View More
Michele Chevalley Hedge is a nutritionist and educator with a passion for helping people discover how nutrition can create a strong mind, a healthy body, and emotional resilience. She is founder of A Healthy View www.ahealthyview.com, author of Beating Sugar Addiction for Dummies and appears on radio and TV. Michele was nominated by the Australian Traditional Medicine Society as Practitioner of the Year 2016.
Nicole Bijlsma practices her love of environmental medicine in a rather unusual way: she is a building biologist, and has been in clinical practice since 1989. Nicole is an incredibly accomplished naturopath and environmental medicine practitioner. She has been featured on every major television network to comment on the health hazards associated with people’s homes, she has released a bestselling book, Healthy Home, Healthy Family, and in 1999 she founded the Australian College of Environmental Studies to educate people about the health hazards of the built environment.View More
Nora is a widely-recognised expert on what is commonly known as the “Paleo diet” and the author of Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and A Longer Life. She is also a highly successful and experienced nutritional consultant, speaker, educator, and international television and radio personality.
Pete Evans has been a health food chef since the age of 18, as well as a restaurateur, a health coach, a paleo diet ambassador, an author, father, and most notably, a television star. He recently toured the country for a series of speeches entitled ‘The Paleo Way’, in which he explained the health food benefits of the diet of our ancestors. Pete is unapologetically enthusiastic about paleo – a diet that cuts out carbohydrate-rich grains, wheat, gluten, and artificial processes, and focuses on the nutritious foods we’ve eaten for millions of years, like fruit, nuts, vegetables, and meat.
Sally Fallon Morell, MA, is a journalist, chef, nutrition researcher, homemaker, and community activist. She is the author of Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats. This traditional foods guide teaches that animal fats and cholesterol are not villains but vital factors in the diet, necessary for normal growth, proper function of the brain and nervous system, protection from disease and optimum energy levels.
Simon is a physiotherapist, a university lecturer, and one of Australia’s foremost Yoga teachers. His studio, Yoga Synergy, is based on a deep understanding of yoga anatomy, yoga physiology and traditional Hatha Yoga – combined with the latest in Western knowledge of anatomy and science. Simon has been teaching since 1982 as a registered physiotherapist, a research scientist and a university lecturer. He is regularly invited to teach at special workshops and conferences interstate and overseas.
Simone Lanham Sewell is a former TV journalist, PR account director, communications specialist who has over 14 years of experience in artist management. In 2000 she created, and co-owns, entertainment company Incognito Artists in the UK, USA and down under with her husband, professional tenor and entrepreneur, Geoff Sewell. Incognito Artists employs stars from the West End, Broadway and the world of opera to perform at a wide range of events doing bespoke Acts. Simone and Geoff also created the world’s first opera band Amici Forever, in 2002. Simone was co-manager and Geoff was a tenor in the group which sold over 3.5 million albums worldwide, had two No.1 albums in NZ, made No.2 twice on the main ARIA charts in Australia and #5 on the Billboard chart in America. Simone and Geoff collaborate on Geoff’s solo albums, working together on the creative process to source, write and produce tracks and do the marketing, management and release of material through their record label in NZ, Sewell Music, and with Sony in Australia.
Due to their own experience, Simone and Geoff set up The Sewell Foundation in NZ to offer information and assistance regarding biomedical, ABA and early intervention to families and practitioners treating autism. Simone wrote ‘Sienna’s Song’ on Geoff’s debut solo album, Believe, in 2008 and co-wrote ‘Heal Me’ on Geoff’s 2014 album, Live Love Sing! to raise awareness of treating autism, with all publishing going to The Sewell Foundation. Simone is now a passionate ‘wellness’ coach, trained through IIN, specialising in helping busy women be well and find a balance, and families to treat autism and autoimmune conditions. She’s a New Zealander, living in London since 1997, and is mum to two beautiful girls.
Teresa Cutter is CEO of The Healthy Chef, a company that creates delicious wholefoods and quality recipes to optimise your health and wellbeing. Terese has been a qualified chef for 25 years, has worked with some of the top chefs and restaurants in Australia, and has supplemented this knowledge with a degree in nutrition from Deakin university.
Mother of internationally famous supermodel Miranda Kerr, Terese is an expert on natural beauty, natural food, and good, healthy living. She was General Manager of Miranda Kerr’s natural skin care brand KORA Organics until 2013, when she moved into Public Speaking and Event Management. Therese believes in eating healthy food, using organic skin care, and living a natural life to the absolute fullest.
Trudy Scott is a Food Mood expert and nutritionist, focused on educating successful women about a healthy and balanced lifestyle, and dietary choices based on a whole-foods approach. From her mid-30s onwards, Trudy dealt with daily anxiety concerns. Dealing with stress and overwork, her ‘healthy’ diet wasn’t doing her any good – her tendencies for blood sugar issues and food intolerances, as well as shortages of Vitamin B6 and Zinc, meant she had to deal with daily heart palpitations, feelings of doom for no reason, and excessive unfounded worry and concern.