Food, Mood & Mental Wellbeing Seminar

Saturday 1st  March, 2014 | 10 – 4pm| $120
AMREP Education Centre, Alfred Hospital | Commercial Rd, Prahran, 3181


Dr Braham Rabinov , Dr Jennie McKern & Dr Joanna Hickey


Your body responds to the way you think, feel and act. This is often called the “mind/body connection.” When you are stressed, anxious or upset, your body tries to tell you that something isn’t right.  Some people have inherent biomedical vulnerability, which makes it more difficult to rise to life’s challenges.  Looking at underlying biochemical imbalances may assist your ability to manage and cope better.  Through various mechanisms, food may also be a factor that can affect our mood, cognition and behaviour.

Do you ever experience the following:

  • Unexplained tiredness
  • Energy depletion
  • Brain fog
  • Difficulty coping
  • Short term memory
  • Trouble sleeping

Those who may benefit from the Seminar are people experiencing:

  • Difficulty coping with personal and work stress
  • Children with behavioural disorders
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

By attending the seminar you will learn about:

  • The basic functions of the body and mind, and their interconnection
  • How these functions may relate to your symptoms and medical conditions
  • The possible causes of your symptoms and medical conditions
  • A diagnostic approach including testing options
  • Treatment options


Dr Jennie McKern

MBBS, FACRRM Fellow of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine

jennie-mckern-your-gut-feelings After graduating in Medicine from Melbourne University in 1983 and then spending some time in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dr McKern has spent many years in rural general practice. She began her nutritional medicine training with ACNEM in 1996, which she has found most professionally rewarding. Because of her profound commitment to the health future of her community, Dr McKern established her own solo medical practice in Castlemaine Victoria in 2001. She practices holistically, with particular interest in mental health issues,women’s health, digestive disorders,  and assists children with autistic spectrum disorders. She also has a passion for  textile arts and has worked in couturier design.


Dr Joanna Hickey

General Practictioner MBBS FRACGP MACNEM

dr-Joanna-HickeyJoanna has practiced as a GP for over 25 years, with 15 years in Clifton Hill. She provides quality general practice care and access to complementary therapy where appropriate. She believes in the uniqueness of each individual and knows that people may respond differently to the same treatmet.

Joanna is strongly aware of the mind-body connection in the process of healing. She has practiced meditation for many years and encourages her patients to learn a meditation or relaxation technique to assist the healing process. She is studying for a Graduate Diploma in Integrative Medicine at Swinburne University.

“I am inspired by the potential of combining the latest of trends and technology in medical practice with complementary therapies”.


Dr Braham Rabinov

MB.BS, Fellow of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, Diploma of Health Education

braham-rabinov-your-gut-feelingsFor over 30 years Braham has been practicing Holistic Medicine with a particular focus on integrating evidence-based nutrition with standard medical practice, and where possible, addressing their underlying causes. Particular interests include children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, adults with depression, anxiety, chronic tiredness and energy depletion, allergies and intolerances, gastrointestinal disorders, and the underlying role of nutrition.




Information provided in the Seminar and Workshops is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace medical advice. Any questions regarding a medical diagnosis or treatment should be directed to a qualified medical practitioner.