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Lisa Costa-Bir

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Lisa Costa-Bir
Lisa is a practicing naturopath based in Sydney, Australia. She specialises in women’s health and auto-immunity in her clinical work, as well as working as an academic lecturer and clinical supervisor at Torrens University and Endeavour College of Natural Therapies in Sydney. She is also an Adjunct Fellow of the National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine (SCU). She has a Masters of Women’s Health (UNSW), as well as Graduate Diploma of Applied Science in Naturopathy (UWS), and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Naturopathy (UWS). Lisa has written numerous naturopathic articles and was a contributing author for the widely used naturopathic textbooks “Clinical Naturopathic Medicine” and “Advanced Clinical Naturopathic Medicine”. Her greatest passion is psycho-neuro-immunology and understanding how natural interventions can be used to modulate neuro-endocrine-immune responses for optimal patient heath. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys doing Muay Thai, spending time out in nature and making TikTok videos with her daughter and her cat Milo.
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Jun 05, 2024

Ocimum sanctum (Holy Basil or Tulsi) is an aromatic herb belonging to the family Lamiaceae.1

May 28, 2024

Vitamin C, well known for its immune support action, forms a major part of most Australian diets, leading to presumptions that clients are meeting nutritional requirements. While this essential vitamin has a plethora of other health benefits, more Australians may be deficient than we realise with the re- emergence of scurvy in modern day populations.

Vitamin C (also known ascorbic acid, AA) is a hydrophilic molecule that is vital for optimal functioning. Humans cannot synthesise vitamin C endogenously as they do not make the enzyme L-gulono-1,4 lactone oxidase which is essential for the biosynthesis of vitamin C.1 Instead, dietary vitamin C must be obtained to ensure daily adequate intake.

May 21, 2024

Join fx Medicine ambassador Lisa Costa-Bir and naturopath and herbalist Sandra Villella to explore a holistic approach to identifying and supporting the lean PCOS patient.

Apr 16, 2024

Naturopath Daniel Sipple shares his experience in working with autoimmune conditions with fx Ambassador Lisa Costa-Bir as they discuss Multiple Autoimmune Syndrome (MAS).

Apr 09, 2024

Join fx Medicine Ambassador Lisa Costa-Bir and Dr. Brad Leech as they deep dive into the connection between gut microbiome health and autoimmunity, with a focus on understanding functional and pathology tests, clinical presentations, and appropriate therapeutics to support patients holistically.

Apr 03, 2024

Bioflavonoids, also known as vitamin P due to their effect on vascular permeability,1 are a group of compounds that are found throughout many plants, fruits, vegetables, and leaves. Bioflavonoids belong to the polyphenol group of plant compounds2 which are an extensive group of phytochemicals produced by plants in response to stress as a plant defence mechanism.3 To date over 8,000 different polyphenols have been identified.3 Though polyphenols differ in chemical structure, all share the same structural feature of an aromatic ring and at least one hydroxyl group.3 (See Figure 1)

Mar 26, 2024

Join fx Medicine Ambassador Lisa Costa-Bir and gynaecologist Dr. Peta Wright as they explore the multifactorial causes of chronic pelvic pain in women, and how treating the whole person can provide significant improvement in symptoms and long-term management.

Mar 12, 2024

Dr. Stacy Sims, expert on female physiology & training, outlines the current understanding on how training for women differs from men. Joined by fx Ambassador Lisa Costa-Bir, they explore the impact fluctuating hormones have on various aspects of exercise and maintenance of a lean body mass.