Welcome to FX Medicine
FX Medicine is your online portal for evidence-based complementary medicine.
The team at FX Medicine are committed to bringing you the best available evidence and research in the field of complementary and integrative medicine.
We strongly believe that there is an abundance of research and therapeutic innovation which is often ignored or dismissed.
Our mission is to bring together education, research news and stories to create an online reference for those seeking evidence-based information associated with natural-based therapies.
FX Medicine includes a website and educational resources, including podcasts, infographics and articles aimed at helping enhance your practice of complementary medicine.
A little bit about the FX Medicine Podcast...
The aim of FX Medicine is to enhance clinical skills by showcasing safe, evidence-based approaches to health care using complementary and integrative medicine.
The dialogue of our podcasts is aimed primarily at health professionals who understand medical and natural medicine terminology.
Importantly, FX Medicine is a non-branded podcast. Our brand DNA centres around educating practitioners on the evidence for the therapeutic action of individual therapeutics such as nutrients and herbal medicines. Commercial brand names are not used in our podcast interviews, the only exception being where research discussed may pertain to a patented ingredient, where there is clinical relevance around us ensuring the audience is aware of this fact, in order to make sound clinical decisions.
Meet the Hosts
Dr Michelle Woolhouse
MBBS, FRACGP, ACNEM, FASLM, Grad Dip. Mind-Body Med
Dr Michelle Woolhouse is an integrative specialist GP. Her philosophy is that health addresses the whole spectrum of a person’s life: emotional, physical, mental, spiritual and environmental. Dr Woolhouse has an in-depth understanding of the underlying cause of diseases and in the healing principles of the body from an energetic, biochemical , psycho-spiritual and relational level.
In addition to her medical degree from Monash University in 1996, and her fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioner’s (RACGP), she also has post graduate qualifications from Swinburne University in Nutritional Medicine and Mind-Body Medicine, as well as training in hypnotherapy, acupuncture, and various meditation techniques.
She was the founder and medical director of Whole Medicine, the second largest integrative medicine clinic in Victoria, from 2009 to 2020. Dr Woolhouse is co-founder and co-host of the award-winning health podcast, The Good Doctors, and is currently the medical director of Australia largest wellness platform and soon to launch online wellness support program, called vive.ly.
Her number one piece of advice to patients is: everything in moderation even moderation. She loves surfing, watching her children grow up, yoga and walking in nature.
Dr Adrian Lopresti
Dr Adrian Lopresti is a Clinical Psychologist in private practice, managing director at Clinical Research Australia, and an adjunct senior lecturer at Murdoch University, Western Australia. He has over 20 years of clinical experience working with children and adults experiencing a range of mental health conditions.
Dr Lopresti has experience in using several psychological therapies and has received extensive training in nutritional and lifestyle treatments for mental health disorders. Dr Lopresti regularly publishes in peer reviewed, high-impact journals and has completed several clinical trials investigating the effects of herbal ingredients such as curcumin, saffron, ashwagandha, bacopa monnieri, echinacea, and holy basil on anxiety, depression, insomnia, cognitive decline, osteoarthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, and general wellbeing in children and adults.
Dr Lopresti is also the founder of Personalised Integrative Therapy, a holistic treatment for depression and anxiety, and regularly conducts workshops both nationally and internationally.
Emma Sutherland is a successful mum, author and clinical naturopath. Her mission in life is to inspire women to get their Mojo back and to help families raise vibrantly healthy children.
Emma is a fully qualified Naturopath, having completed four years of training in Herbal Medicine, Nutrition and Homoeopathy as well as a Bachelor of Health Science. She has over 17 years of experience in treating women and children at every life stage. Her busy clinic provides her with many clinical insights as well as keeping her finger on the pulse of patient led trends. Her friendly personality results in a unique ability for people to feel comfortable and listened to.
Emma’s daughter, Sophia, is her greatest teacher and constantly pushes her to do better and be better. Emma is passionate about always learning and discovering new concepts and strategies that she can apply to her clinical practice. And let’s not forget her number one value in life is fun!
Dr Damian Kristof
Nutritionist, Naturopath and Chiropractor, Dr Damian Kristof is a highly sought after presenter and speaker in the Wellness industry. With over 20 years of experience, Damian’s in-depth knowledge of the body, nervous system food functions and responses coupled with his friendly and dynamic presenting style, has him in high demand. Focusing on food as key to unlocking optimal health and wellness, Damian presents in-depth facts and concepts, offering audiences from industry experts to the general public highly valuable content as he engages, educates and inspires audiences across the globe.
Damian continues to enjoy practicing Chiropractic at Vida Lifestyles in Melbourne, and is the co-founder of The Wellness Couch, a podcast network with some of the most successful podcasts on health in Australia.
He is the co-founder and co-presenter of The Wellness Guys and 100 Not Out, has helped dozens of overweight participants on the New Zealand weight loss series Downsize Me, and is a regular guest on Rush Hour with James Brayshaw and Billy Brownless, Melbourne’s #1 drive time radio show.