Our Practitioners

It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has. – Hippocrates
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Rike Ehm, Adv Dip Nat

Graduated in 2007 with an Advanced Diploma (Naturopathy) which includes Nutrition and Western Herbal Medicine.  Rike is very passionate about good nutrition and likes to focus on improving gut health to create a solid foundation for the whole body.  She feels honoured to be able to help families overcome health challenges and enjoys watching her clients take charge of their health again.

“Very often I see clients who have been told to avoid certain foods in order to deal with their food intolerances but not what they can eat to help their body heal itself.  This is where nourishing, nutrient-dense foods come into play and the GAPS diet is a great tool to heal the digestive tract to help resolve many food intolerances and allergies.”

Eating a diet rich in nutrients and avoiding toxins is especially important for preconception and during pregnancy and breastfeeding.  Rike has a young daughter and knows how challenging it can be to feed your child well, so she can offer many suggestions on how to get your child interested in eating nutritious foods.

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Gedas Laurinaitis, Adv Dip Nat

Graduated in 1995 as the top Naturopathic student at Australian College of Natural Medicine.  Gedas has now diversified into Bioenergetic Medicine using the latest and most sophisticated electrodermal screening technology, to ‘get under the surface’ and help identify the hidden causal factors behind ill-health or un-wellness.

“I see the modern living environment as one that is full of potential hazards to human health, with an unprecedented exposure to some 80,000 chemical pollutants, of which only a few thousand have ever been proven safe.  Couple that with other stressors such as environmental heavy metal exposure, electro-smog, mycotoxins, nutrient deficiencies, food sensitivities and psychological stress, and the biological terrain inevitably changes to suit invasion by pathogens, or the chemical and hormonal imbalances that result in most chronic disease.”

Gedas’ use of the Asyra technology involves investigation and treatment at all these levels, including addressing specific emotional stressors.

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Rebecca Baldry, BHSc Nut

Graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutritional Medicine from Endeavour College of Natural Health. Rebecca enjoys making healthy eating simple and achievable for her clients.

“There is a lot of confusing information when it comes to diet and healthy eating. What is healthy one day may be cautioned against the next day. Fad diets come and go. ‘Magic Pills’ promise to fix everything but rarely deliver on their promises. My goal is to help you understand your body and what is right for YOU”

Rebecca has had an interest in holistic health since she was a child. She started her degree in Naturopathy, and after a short break to start a family, she felt her passion for food and nutrition grow and finished her degree as a nutritionist. With a naturopathic understanding of health and disease, Rebecca uses this to enhance her nutritional treatments for her clients.

Rebecca believes that foundational nutrition is crucial for health. Correcting nutritional deficiencies and reducing stressors on the body allow healing to begin.

Rebecca has been working in the health industry since 2008 and understands the frustration clients have when they are sick of feeling sick and nothing works. Providing one-on-one nutrition consultations to gain a deep understanding of your health makes it possible to connect the dots and find the root cause. Using food as medicine is the basis of Rebecca’s treatment with the addition of lifestyle recommendations and supplementation if needed.

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Dean Gainsford, Adv Dip Nat


Graduated in 2016 with an Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy and currently completing a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy).

“My life and career focus is all about health and happiness. I believe the two are interconnected and I like to work holistically with clients to optimise treatment outcomes. It can be easy to lose the forest for the trees in the information age but realistically the answer is usually simple and right in front of our noses. I am intrigued by nature and its grasp on biochemistry which fuels my desire to understand the answers which lie behind each condition. I hope to facilitate clients so they may take back control of their wellbeing and happiness.”