License/ Certification

Licensed Naturopathic Doctor (CA # ND-27)

Certified DAN! Doctor (Autism Research Institute)

Certificate in International Business Practices (Oxford University, UK)


Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine – ND
Bastyr University, Seattle

Bachelor of Health Sciences (Naturopathy) – BHSc
University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia

Bachelor of Arts – BA
University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Medical Practice

RestorMedicine, San Diego, CA
Specializing in Lyme Disease and Autistic-Spectrum Disorders

The Center for Health and Wellbeing, San Diego, CA
General Practice within an Integrative Medical Facility

Stillpoint Center, Temecula, CA
Specializing in Autism, Eating Disorders and Women’s Health

BioHealth Centers, San Diego, CA
Specializing in Autism, Eating Disorders and Women’s Health

La Jolla Integrative Health, La Jolla, CA
Private Practice Residency in Integrative Medicine

Consulting Positions

Hyperbaric O2 Centers, Inc. San Diego, CA
Scientific Advisory Board

New Beginnings Nutritionals, Lenexa KS
Naturopathic Consultant

Great Plains Laboratory, Lenexa KS
National Autism Clinic Outreach Physician
Research Positions

Bastyr University Research Institute, Seattle, WA
Research Assistant

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Sergievsky Center for Neurology and Public Health, New York
Research Assistant
Memberships, Affiliations and Awards

International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS)

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)

California Naturopathic Doctors Association (CNDA)

Certified DAN! Doctor

Mountbatten Scholar

Red Cross Senior First Aid Certificate

Royal Life Saving Society of Australia – Bronze Medallion

Toastmasters Club of La Jolla – Vice President, Public
Relations, CTM Award



The Lyme Diet: Healing Strategies for Lyme Disease. Legacy Line Publishing, 2010.

Chapter in Insights into Lyme Disease Treatment: 13 Lyme-Literate Health Care Practitioners Share Their Healing Strategies by Connie Strasheim. BioMed Publishing Group, 2009.

The Beginner’s Guide to Lyme Disease.  BioMed Publishing Group, 2013.

Lyme Disease in Australia.  BioMed Publishing Group, 2013.


Lectures, Seminars and Conferences

Autism – GI Dysfunction, Neuroimmunology, Food Allergies, Preconception Health Care and Lyme Disease, Hope for Autism Conference, Atlanta, GA, April 2010

The Truth About Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue and Lyme Disease, Whole Foods, San Diego, July 2009

Biomedical Approaches to Autism, sponsored by The Great Plains Laboratory, San Diego, June 2009

The Gluten-Autism Connection, Whole Foods, San Diego, Jan 2009

Detoxification: The Key to Good Health, Jimbos, Escondido CA, Jan 2008

Lyme-Induced Autism Association Annual Conference, Palm Springs, June 2008 – invitational speaker – Pre-Conception Health Care for the Prevention of Lyme Disease and Autistic-Spectrum Disorders

Autism One, Chicago IL – invitational speaker – The Lyme-Autism Connection; Pre-Conception Health Care

Autism One Internet Radio (06-06) – presenter of monthly radio show – Pre-Conception Health Care

Natural Healing Institute, Encinitas CA – physiology lecturer; guest lecturer in nutrition program

University of California San Diego Women’s Center – guest speaker, Natural Health Series

San Diego State University Naturopathic Students Club – guest speaker

HerbFest August 2005 – invitational speaker – Eating Disorders, Autism and Female Hormone Balance

AANP Conference August 2005 – Naturopathic Medicine and Eating Disorders

BioHealth Seminar September 2005 – Essentials of Diagnosing and Treating Chronic Illness

BioHealth Seminar November 2005 – Female Hormone Balancing
Papers and Publications

Nutrition and Lyme Disease: the Power of Diet, Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, February 2010

Naturopathic Approaches to Lyme Disease Treatment, Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, July 2009

Naturopathic Perspective on the Assessment and Treatment of Lyme-Associated Autism, Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, April 2007

Three Pillars of Health and Disease, Healthy Times Newspaper, Aug/ Sept 2006

Lyme Disease, Healthy Times Newsletter, Jun/ Jul 2006

Male Hormone Imbalance, Healthy Times Newsletter, Feb/ Mar 2006

Natural Solutions for Eating and Dieting Disorders, Healthy Times Newspaper, Aug/ Sept 2005

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement, Featured Article, BioHealth Centers Newsletter, December 2004

Naturopathic Medicine for Eating and Dieting Disorders, Bastyr University Ask the Experts Series, www.bastyr.edu, 2004

Interview in When Food Attacks, Bastyr Magazine, Fall 2004

Doctor’s Notes Series on usage of the Plant Larrea tridentata, www.larreamed.org, website of the International Larrea Medical Society; also in print production.

Spirituality and Religion in Eating Disorders, Bastyr University Independent Study, 2002

Naturopathic Primary Care Approach to Eating Disorders, Bastyr University Independent Study, 2002

Nutritional Aspects of Eating Disorders, Bastyr University Independent Study, 2002

Eating Disorders – Reader’s Story, International Wellbeing Magazine, 2000

Feminist Perspectives on Eating Disorders, Academic writing: University of New England, Australia, 1997

Figure Fitness, Network Magazine for Fitness Professionals, 1995

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