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Dr Robert Naviaux, MD, PhD

Mitochondrial & Metabolic Disease Expert

Dr. Robert Naviaux, MD, PhD is the founder and co-director of the Mitochondrial and Metabolic Disease Center (MMDC), and Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, Pathology, and Genetics at UCSD, where he directs a core laboratory for metabolomics.
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Dr Robert Naviaux, MD, PhD

Mitochondria, Autism, and the Cell Danger Response

Complex disorders like autism can be improved, but cannot be recovered by measuring and treating each of the molecular problems and correcting them one-by-one. Complex disorders heal by triggering an ancient program of molecular changes that reboots and restores normal cell and systems communication. This program is called the healing cycle. Metabokines are chemicals produced by injured and healing cells. Metabokines bind to cellular receptors, change gene expression, and facilitate progression through the 3 steps of healing cycle. One important metabokine is the energy molecule, extracellular ATP (eATP).

Dr Elizabeth Mumper

Integrative Doctor

Dr Elizabeth Mumper is President and CEO of The RIMLAND Center. Her general pediatrics practice is Advocates for Children. Advocates for Families is her practice devoted to the care of children with autism and other neurodevelopmental problems.
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Dr Elizabeth Mumper MD, FAAP, IFMCP

Complex Chronic Illness – The New Normal

Many childhood chronic diseases have increased dramatically over the past three decades.  We will emphasize some potential environmental factors that may be acting as antecedents, triggers or mediators that parents can help their children avoid.  We will discuss prenatal & postnatal strategies that can aid in the prevention of serious health conditions in children.  We will look at the evidence about how non-medication strategies can impact the quality of life for child and family.

Dr Nancy O’Hara

Integrative Doctor

Dr. Nancy O’Hara is a board certified Pediatrician. Prior to her medical career, Dr. O’Hara taught children with autism. She graduated with highest honors from Bryn Mawr College and as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
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Dr Nancy O’Hara, MD, MPH, FAAP

POTS & PANS: Childhood Disorders on the Rise

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) is a form of orthostatic intolerance that is characterized by lightheadedness, fainting, and a rapid increase in heart rate with standing.  It was named in the early 1990’s, and cases have been increasing in the decades since.  We will discuss the latest research on treatment strategies and laboratory evaluations with an emphasis on how these disorders depend on clinical diagnosis and integrating the history of each individual patient.  Case histories will show the progress and challenges of real patients being treated for these conditions.

PANS or Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome is a syndrome that includes symptoms of anxiety, mood swings, irritability and obsessive compulsive disorder.  It may also include sleep problems and bedwetting. Researchers are finding that symptoms can be triggered by infections (such as the flu, chickenpox, mycoplasma, and Lyme disease) or may be caused by something else.  PANDAS, when strep infection drives mood disorders, is considered a type of PANS.

Dr Leila Masson

Integrative Doctor

Dr Leila Masson is a consultant paediatrician who specialises in nutritional and environmental medicine for children’s health issues, including allergies, asthma, behaviour problems, autism spectrum disorders and ADHD. She has a busy clinic in Sydney where she sees children and mentors doctors in integrative paediatrics.
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Dr Leila Masson

Protecting the Next Generation’s Microbiome: A Timeline

Our children’s physical and mental health depends on the quality of their microbiome. Dr Masson will review the latest research on lifestyle, nutritional, environmental, and medical interventions that may interfere with the establishment of a healthy microbiome, and those that promote it.

Helen Padarin

Naturopath & Nutritionist

Helen Padarin is a clinical naturopath, nutritionist and herbalist in Sydney with post-graduate training in integrative treatment for metabolic, neurologic, digestive and immune disorders.
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Helen Padarin, ND

Nutrition & Lifestyle that Supports Mitochondria

Dr Frank Golik

Integrative Doctor

Dr Frank Golik graduated from University of Queensland with 2nd class Hons in 1975; 2 years junior RMO at Royal Brisbane Hospital; 1 year as senior RMO at Atherton Hospital, Nth Qld. He commenced in solo Private Family Practice in Clayfield, Brisbane in 1979.
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Dr Frank Golik, MBBS (Hons QLD) FRACGP, FACNEM

Behavioural and Mitochondrial Problems in Kids

This talk will cover an overview of the myriad of genetic, biochemical, microbiome/microbial/infective, food, and environmental links affecting these children: creating disturbed and problematic behaviour and/or poor cellular, muscular and cognitive function. These problems appear to be accelerating in frequency and severity.

Dr Christabelle Yeoh

Integrative Doctor

Dr Christabelle Yeoh graduated from medicine at the University of London in 1999 and has obtained her membership with the Royal College of Physicians (UK). She has a Masters degree in Nutrition from King’s College London.
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Dr Christabelle Yeoh

Bioenergetics and Genetics: Ancient Mitochondrial DNA and their Connection to the Brain and Chronic Fatigue

The common health adage of ‘structure and function’ couldn’t be more precise when it comes to health and healing. From bridges to bicycles to bones, the concept of structure and function holds also true in our mitochondria. The brain and nervous system are particularly harmed by alterations of both mitochondrial shape and function. They are also highly influenced by maternally inherited mitochondrial DNA.

“Complex” diseases such as autism and chronic fatigue syndrome are overlooked due to the subtle bioenergetic changes which can lead to major health consequences. Learn about the connections between mums and their kids. Boosting ATP is only the beginning!

Soulla Chamberlain

Star Anise Organic Wholefoods

Soulla Chamberlain is the creator & director of wholefoods brand “Star Anise Organic Wholefoods” established in 2010 and Sydney’s first dedicated Broth Bar & Larder” which opened in December 2015 in Bronte.
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Soulla Chamberlain

Making Organ Meats Sexy

Organ meats can be a big hurdle for some people. They are the “last frontier” on the Wholefoods Wild West. Eschewing refined starches and industrial seed oils, and embracing bone broth and fermented foods and drinks can seem like child’s play until the word “organ meats” is mentioned and suddenly the “bar is raised” and squeamish looks abound. Hold onto your activated nuts, as wholefoods rockstar and traditional foods cooking instructor Soulla Chamberlain will discuss why organ meats are the No. 1 superfoods on the planet, why they are so sexy, how they turn on your mitochondria, and how to incorporate them into family friendly meals. From chicken liver pate, sneaky shepherds pie, ox tongue, black pudding, sneaky lambs brain omelette, baked bone marrow chocolate pudding, bacon liver date roll ups, sneaky san chow bow…. whether in sneaky or loud & proud form, the vast array of dishes affords plenty of opportunity to follow in the steps of our forebearers from all around the globe to build reserves of strength and vitality and take your health to the next level with these nutritional powerhouses.

Kirsty Wirth

Kultured Wellness

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.
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Kirsty Wirth

Using Probiotic Smoothies and Juices to Increase Nutrient Intake that Supports Mitochondrial Health.

Healing diets to address imbalances within the body often require eliminating certain foods for a period of time. You may even need to eliminate foods that are from mother nature and that are nutrient dense such as fruit and high sugar and starch vegetables. This change in diet is vital to restore optimal health but it may compromise key nutrients and minerals that we need for our mitochondrial health.

Probiotic smoothies are a fantastic way to ensure that you are obtaining all the key nutrients and minerals for your mitochondria whilst on a healing diet. Fermenting nutrient dense drinks like smoothies ensure all the nutrition you need without the natural sugars such as glucose and the extra carbohydrates.

The best part is that they are delicious, easy to make and kids young and old love them.

Gillian Kozicki

Cultured Artisans

Gillian Kozicki is the passion behind Cultured Artisans, where she empowers people to engage in their wellness journey by combining her love of home prepared whole foods that support good health and wellbeing.
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Gillian Kozicki

Fermenting the Rainbow for Health & Vitality

Leverage your microbiome through fermented foods to improve your metabolic and mitochondrial health. Bidirectional communication between your gut microbiota and cellular mitochondria show a link to your health and energy levels. Feeding your gut healthy, probiotic foods increases the good bacteria of your microbiome which assists your mitochondrial health. The full colour spectrum of foods can be fermented to provide guerilla nourishment and explore new and exciting ways to promote your family’s cellular health.

Alexx Stuart

Low Tox Life

Alexx Stuart is on a mission to share the importance and joy of a low tox life, helping people transition in a positive and empowering way. Having had a full career spanning the cosmetics and hospitality industries, Alexx’s passion for uncovering the truths behind what goes ‘on’ and ‘in’ us, quickly became her main professional focus, after healing herself from chronic illness an holistic way.
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Alexx Stuart

Foods that Support Detoxification: Brilliant Brassicas!

Clever ways to bring delicious inspiration to this vital family of veggies and inspire detoxification and disease fighting, every single day – from breakfast to snacks to family meals and even dessert! You’ll also learn how best to communicate the WHY of these foods to your children and how to shop and prepare food to increase chance of them being receptive and eventually loving them.

Watch & Listen to Experts From Your Home!

Learn via Live-Stream video from leading experts in integrative healthcare, and be inspired by world-class cooks and foodies without leaving the comfort of your home.

If you can’t attend in-person in Sydney, the Mindd International Forum 2019 is available via live-stream from wherever you are in the world.

Public Education (2 Days)
Public Education (Saturday or Sunday)

Live Stream member portal access to Live-Streaming presentations

2 Day Pass to CPE Approved Practitioner Training

Mindd Practitioner Directory Listing *Participants who pass test administered at end of training will be listed at

Ask speakers questions to answer during presentations – see and up-vote other participant questions

Access on-demand presentation videos within a few hours of live streaming

Download speaker presentation slides for review

Access the Mindd Health e-book Diet Guides and other speaker and exhibitor hand outs

Forum Practitioner Program has been approved for CPD points (ATMS – Australia)

Live-Stream Frequently Asked Questions

Before the Live-Stream starts (local time), Live-Stream forum participants will receive an email with the link to join the Mindd Live Stream Membership Hub. Participants are notified several days in advance that they will receive this email with the link before the start of the forum.

If you have not received the email with the Live Stream Membership link, please check your junk folder. If you still do not see it, please contact us at

Switching from the in-person event to the live-streaming option will incur a AUD$100 processing fee until 10 days prior to the start of the forum. Requests to switch from the in-person event to the live-streaming option made after 10 days prior to the start of the course and before the online registration deadline will incur a AUD$200 processing fee. No cancellations of Live Streaming or switches to the live-stream option will be processed after the online registration deadline.

No, only the Mindd International Forum Practitioner Program has been approved for CPD points. If you would like to earn CPD points, please register for the Practitioner Program.

While you cannot pause the program, you will be able to take the same breaks as in-person attendees that are listed in the program schedule. You can also watch the presentations on-demand or download the recordings a few hours after each live presentation session is complete. See Question below.

Presentations are broadcast in the time zone in which they occur (Sydney, Australia) and are not adjusted based on a participant’s time zone. To find out when the conference will be broadcast in your time zone, we recommend using this World Time Converter. View the schedule for the Practitioner program to find out what time each session begins.

Yes, the Mindd technical team will be uploading recorded presentations within a few hours of the sessions being completed. You will have full access to these recordings within the Mindd Live Stream Membership Hub. You will have access to watch via streaming or by downloading the recordings after the Forum finishes. If you download the recordings, they will be yours to keep. Watching via streaming or downloading presentations is available for 60 days after the forum.

Watching the Mindd Forum Live Stream is similar to the experience of watching a YouTube video. We recommend having a good Internet connection to have an uninterrupted viewing experience.

Use the system checker in your location and on the device you intend to use to access the live-stream program.

Visit the Public Forum Home Page and scroll down to see the program schedule. The up-to-date schedule can also be downloaded to refer to offline. Note the schedule times and content does get updated as changes occur. Please check back close to the start of the Forum.

You can participate via a desktop / laptop computer, or via tablet or smart phone. Your log-in credentials for the Mindd Live Stream Membership Hub will work on any device. Only one person can log in with the same log-in credentials.

Yes, we will post a PDF download of the presentations for you to access inside the Membership Hub as soon as possible after the presenter delivers these to us. Sometimes these will be available before the presentation (depending on Speaker delivery), though we cannot promise this in all cases.

Yes, Live Stream participants as well as in-person participants can interact directly to ask questions and participate in live polls. You can ask your questions and interact with other participants via the online Question portal that appears below the Live Stream video feed. This can also be accessed via your smart phone. Details of this Q&A portal will be available once you log in to view the Live Stream.

Please see the chart below this FAQ table to check the timing of the Forum in your region. Remember you will have on-demand access (including ability to download) to all presentations within a few hours of each live-streaming session.