Brad Parkinson

I am a Naturopathic Medicine Practitioner integrating the latest advancements in modern science with traditional knowledge and Functional Medicine practices. My specialist modalities are Clinical Nutrition, Herbal Medicine and Human Ecology (Environmental medicine). I aim to integrate a wealth of traditional knowledge (including knowledge I attained whilst travelling through India and Asia) with the latest discoveries from clinical trials and the scientific literature.

I have a Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy graduating from the Southern School of Natural Therapies. My association membership is with the NHAA - Naturopaths & Herbalists Association of Australia (Formerly the National Herbalist Association of Australia).

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As a child I was a long time allergy sufferer and inherited autoimmunity in the form of Psoriasis. My Parents struggled with health conditions and both of them were on pharmaceutical medications from a young age. Needless to say, we were an unhealthy family. I was a frustrated child and found relief in sports and eastern philosophy. I had grasped concepts such as Taoism and Bushido before I was ten years of age and got the best health outcomes using Alternative therapies.

Throughout my twenties my frustrations with conventional medicine increased while I continued to watch family members health decrease, being prescribed more and more pharmaceuticals. I was then passionately driven by the writings of the Austrian-born physicist Fritjof Capra, and was compelled to do something about issues concerning health. After a year of travelling the world and experiencing many traditional healing, spiritual and religious practices,  I eventually began my formal education as a Naturopath.

Having immersed myself in the study of natural medicine I now find myself here today excited and enthusiastic about what I believe is the beginning of a health revolution. I believe we are now seeing strong evidence in support of natural therapies, more so than ever before, and the literature and available resources are of such substantial quality that the increasing health benefits of natural medicine can no longer be ignored.