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ElectroMagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS)

Michael Bevington is the chair of Trustees of the charity ElectroSensitivity UK (aka ES-UK). The charity ES-UK aims to help the growing number of people made ill by this environmental toxin and to inform the general public about its dangers.

In 2006 WiFi was installed in his workplace and he immediately became ill with the typical symptoms caused by this electro-magnetic radiation, such as headaches, pains in limbs, heart palpitations and nausea. His employers removed the WiFi from his workplace but since then he has become allergic to other devices with similar radiation, such as mobile phones, cordless phones, mobile phone masts and even compact fluorescent lights.

Dr Cyril Smith was born in England in 1930. On leaving school he worked on radar for 6-years then, read physics at Exeter University, did his PhD on medical X-ray images at Imperial College, London. From 1964 he was at Salford University until premature retirement in 1989 having supervised 18 MSc and 19 PhD students and over 100 publications.

His research activities covered: instrument technology, biomedical electronics, dielectric liquids, electromagnetic effects in: bio-materials, biological systems and water. From 1973, co-operation with the late Professor Fröhlich added coherence effects.

In 1982, he was asked to help with electromagnetically hypersensitive patients. His work continues in retirement.

Lyn McLean is an author, educator and business woman who has been helping people with electromagnetic radiation-related (EMR) problems for 19 years.

She ran the EMR Association of Australia for nine years, is author of three books on EMR, has published a quarterly report on EMR since 1996 and has spent more than 15 years representing the community on various national committees.

Lyn is currently Director of EMR Australia PL in which role she continues to provide information, advice and support to people suffering from environmental sensitivities.

Dave Stetzer has been an electrician by training, education and experience for over 30 years. He joined the United States Air Force in December 1970 and began his career in electricity when he was given top-secret military clearance since much of the electronic equipment he worked on was, and still remains, highly classified.

Since the inception of Stetzer Electric, Inc. in 1975, Dave has specialized in power control in industry, municipalities, and motor control centres. For more than the past decade, Dave has focused more attention on power quality analysis and troubleshooting, which led to the founding of Stetzer Consulting, LLC and the development of the STETZERiZER (Graham-Stetzer) Filter and Microsurge Meter.

Chemical Sensitivities (aka MCS)

Dr Sharyn Martin worked as a research scientist for over 20 years before developing Multiple Chemical Sensitivity in 1993 in the workplace.

From 1994 to 2012 Sharyn worked with the Queensland MCS group, ASEHA (Allergy, Sensitivity and Environmental Health Association) writing articles, assisting in preparation of submissions, guidelines and website information. Sharyn has been integral in the creation and maintenance of the information website on MCS and allergies. After nearly 30 years, the ASHEA group closed down in 2012. Sharyn now maintains the website and has an interest in continuing to produce information that will help people understand their condition.

Sharyn has also studied Traditional Chinese Medicine after finding that it helped with the condition.

Dr Braham Rabinov has been practicing Holistic Medicine for over 30 years, with a particular focus on integrating evidence-based nutrition with standard medical practice, and where possible, addressing their underlying causes.

His particular interests include children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, adults with depression, anxiety, chronic tiredness and energy depletion, allergies and intolerances, gastrointestinal disorders, and the underlying role of nutrition.

Leah Hechtman is an experienced and respected clinician. Her primary passion is her clinical practice where she is inspired and humbled by her patients. She loves supporting people to reach their individual health goals and improve their quality of life.

She has completed extensive advanced training and is a university lecturer, keynote speaker, author and educator to her peers.

Leah leads by example, remembering to live life to the fullest and believes that ill-health is merely a stepping stone to help you reclaim your true state of being. She subscribes passionately to the importance of ‘practitioner heal thyself’ so that she can be the best inspiration for change in others.

Lyme Disease, MSIDS and Biotoxin Related Diseases

Dr Tania Ash is renowned for frequently providing the final port of call for her clients by addressing the root causes of her clients’ chronic illnesses and creating a comprehensive management plan, that includes boosting energy production on a cellular level, as well as correcting nutritional and hormonal deficiencies and optimising detoxification and reducing toxic load.

She has special interests in chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, tick-borne illness and chronic mould exposure. Above all, Dr Tania is passionate and committed to empowering her clients to have vitality breakthroughs and to extend longevity with quality of life.

John Coleman is a naturopath with extensive experience in treating those with chronic disorders.

Over the years, he has gained specialist knowledge in treating Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, chronic Lyme disease and co-infections, and other challenging similar conditions. John began his specialist focus after recovering from advanced Parkinson’s in 1998.

John strives to live the life he advises for his patients.

Environmental Sensitivities – New Perspectives

Martin L. Pall received his B.A. degree in physics and his PhD in Biochemistry and Genetics. He was on the faculty of Washington State University for many years where he “retired” as Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences over 6 years ago.

Although he spent most of his career as an experimental scientist, he has been working for about 16 years on reading and integrating information in the medical scientific literature, often drawing important novel conclusions from already published evidence.

Pall does what almost no one else does: make important connections between research areas that are often viewed as being quite distinct from each other.

Dr Christabelle Yeoh has worked in the United Kingdom as a general physician in nutritional and environmental medicine since 2006. Before that, she worked since 1999 as a hospital physician and completed a Masters degree in nutrition.

She has wide clinical experience in dealing with people suffering from allergies and sensitivities, inflammation and autoimmunity. She now lives in Australia and works as a general practitioner incorporating nutrition and integrative health care for improving the quality of life in people with chronic health problems.

Lucinda Curran integrates Chinese medicine and Building Biology to provide truly holistic healthcare.

Driven by passion and motivated by personal experience, she endeavours to help people make informed choices, provide viable solutions and make the world safer for all who dwell here.

Her goals are to prevent people from developing Environmental Sensitivities; and to assist those who are affected in reclaiming their health.

She offers heart-centred, solutions-focused services including treatments, audits, courses and coaching – customised to meet your individual needs.

Learning Disorders

Nicole Bijlsma is an accomplished naturopath and building biologist, the author of the best-selling book Healthy Home Healthy Family and the founder of the Australian College of Environmental Studies.

The college runs government accredited training in Building Biology.

She is a popular and reputable speaker about the built environment and the way in which it influences our health.

Food Intolerances and Nutrition

Dr Deanna Minich is an internationally-recognised lifestyle medicine expert, creative visionary, and author of five books.

Her twenty years of experience in the nutrition and functional medicine fields led her to develop an integrated, “whole self” approach to nutrition called Food & Spirit, which is the practice of understanding one’s eating and living through the seven core symbolic themes.

In 2014, she launched the Certified Food & Spirit Practitioner Program  to provide health professionals with a practical way to apply the Food & Spirit principles into clinical medicine.

Dr. Ellen W. Cutler has more than 25 years of clinical experience as a chiropractor and is a pioneer in contemporary natural healing methods. She has done extensive studies in many areas including nutrition, enzyme therapy, homeopathy, traditional Chinese medicine and conventional medical practice. She is the creator and developer of ECM, the Ellen Cutler Method.

Dr. Cutler has authored numerous books, including The Food Allergy CureMicroMiracles – Discover the Healing Power of Enzymes, and her newest book, Clearing the Way to Health and Wellness.

She maintains her busy practice at the Cutler Clinic in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Strategies and Action Steps

Strategies & Action Steps

Lucinda Curran integrates Chinese medicine and Building Biology to provide truly holistic healthcare.

Driven by passion and motivated by personal experience, she endeavours to help people make informed choices, provide viable solutions and make the world safer for all who dwell here.

Her goals are to prevent people from developing Environmental Sensitivities; and to assist those who are affected in reclaiming their health.

She offers heart-centred, solutions-focused services including treatments, audits, courses and coaching – customised to meet your individual needs.

Dr Carlo Rinaudo is a Chiropractor with extensive studies in Chiropractic Neuro-Rehabilitation (Functional Neurology). His training in Australia and in the US has led him to develop a neuro-rehabilitation practice in Sydney.

He uses a brain-based approach, harnessing the benefits of neuroplasticity, to help people with various neurological and spinal based conditions, including those suffering from concussions, balance disorders, chronic spinal pain syndromes and whiplash.

Ashok Gupta himself suffered from ME/CFS and is now fully cured.

Ashok has created the Gupta Programme to help people with MCS, ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia.

He runs a clinic in central London, as well as a home study course and webinars so people can have help recovering wherever they are in the world.

Prof Olle Johansson, associate professor, head of the Experimental Dermatology Unit, Department of Neuroscience, at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, is a world-leading authority in the field of EMF radiation and health effects.

He has published more than 500 original articles, reviews, book chapters and conference reports within the field of basic and applied neuroscience. He has worked with a number of international colleagues that, later on, became Nobel Laureates, including professors Andrew V. Schally and Roger Guillemin among several.

Thanks to his endless efforts, electrohypersensitivity (EHS) is in Sweden an officially fully recognised functional impairment.

Uma Girish is a Grief Guide, Dream Coach and Award-Winning Author.

Her latest book is a transformational memoir, Losing Amma, Finding Home: A Memoir About Love, Loss and Life’s Detours, and was recently published by Hay House.

Uma hosts a radio show called “The Grammar of Grief” for the Creating Calm Network and is also a bereavement and hospice volunteer.

Dr Leesa Payne is a Chiropractor & Kinesiologist with a special interest in working with clients who are overwhelmed by stress in their life and need help to reduce its impact on their health.

Leesa graduated from Murdoch University in 2010 and has undertaken further studies in Applied Kinesiology and Neuro Emotional Technique.

Karen Palmer is a non-profit business leader, success and mindful coach, online talk show host, and kundalini yoga instructor.

She teaches exercises that balance the mind, body, and soul. Her mission is to help others learn how to live their dream life. She shares her own experiences and challenges openly to help give a road map for her client’s success.

She is dedicated to helping people discover the magic within and inspires them to share it.

Environmental Toxins

Bruce Lourie is one of Canada’s leading environmental thinkers and co-author of the books, Toxin, Toxout: Getting Harmful Chemicals Out of Our Bodies and Our World, and the best-seller Slow Death by Rubber Duck. He has degrees in Geology, Environmental Studies and a near-complete doctorate.

Bruce is well known for his work in convening large collaborative efforts among businesses, non-government organisations and government that achieve significant change. Some examples include the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement, the world’s largest conservation effort, and his pioneering role in connecting environmental issues to human health, most notably the shutdown of coal-fired power plants in Ontario, the single largest climate action in Canada.

Jo Immig has been a passionate campaigner for over twenty-five years working to raise awareness and knowledge of the impacts of pollution on our environment and our health. She hopes to inspire and achieve systemic change in the way governments regulate chemicals and change the way we live as a society to achieve a toxic free future for future generations.

The range of issues Jo has worked on is extensive, including pesticides, genetically engineered food, indoor air pollution, children’s health and chemical exposures and household and industrial chemical pollution.

Jo has worked with environment groups and as a researcher in the NSW Parliament. She is currently the coordinator of the National Toxics Network and also writes about environmental pollution issues for the popular press.