Pioneering the Australian Naturopathic Summit with Rachel Arthur and Nirala Jacobi

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It all started with the acknowledgement that there was a gap in the educational conference arena for a purely naturopathic-led event. An event that was clinic-focussed, non-commercial, where naturopaths could learn from naturopathic leaders in the Australian industry. Coming together Rachel Arthur, Nirala Jacobi, Kathryn Simpson and Nina Woods answered that call and little did they know, they would unleash a beast!

Initially crowd-funding the inaugural Australian Naturopathic Summit (ANS) back in 2016, the event took shape and now, they're preparing to do it all over again in 2018. Tasked with the responsibility of making it greater than the one before, today Nirala and Rachel join us on FX Medicine to share a glimpse of what they have lined up for the forthcoming ANS 2018 in Lennox Heads. 


Covered in this episode: 

[00:45] Welcoming Nirala Jacobi and Rachel Arthur
[02:18] The purpose behind the Australian Naturopathic Summit (ANS)
[04:36] Modelling a collegial framework
[07:37] The needs of new graduates
[08:57] Topics for ANS in 2018
[10:22] The seed fund initiative
[13:27] Peer to peer education: The 2018 ANS speakers
[15:39] Overcoming business mindset blocks
[17:36] Find out more about ANS 2018

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Australian Naturopathic Summit
Nirala Jacobi
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Rachel Arthur

With over 20 years of experience in the clinic and the ‘classroom’ as one of the top practitioners and educators in integrative nutrition and health, Rachel Arthur has attracted a large following of clinicians who value her outstanding independent, unbiased education and leadership.

With a particular interest and highly developed skill-set in diagnostics, Rachel is particularly known for developing this in others – from scratch or by rapidly growing their existing knowledge base. Rather than always reaching for expensive, pay out of pocket functional testing, Rachel opens up a new world for many, by maximising the insights and understanding practitioners can obtain from mainstream pathology results for each patient.  

In this way, she endeavours to truly build the bridge we can all walk across that connects mainstream medicine and naturopathy, nutrition and integrative health.