Brad Leech is an internationally recognised Clinical Nutritionist and Ayurvedic Herbalist. After entering the integrative medicine profession in 2008, Brad has taught and developed subjects at leading academic institutions in Integrative Gastroenterology, Naturopathic Medicine, Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine and Public Health Research. As Clinical Science Lead (Integrated and Functional Medicine) at Microba, his expertise in integrative gastrointestinal healthcare enables him to translate the latest science on the gut microbiome into practical clinical application. Brad is undertaking his PhD at the Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Technology Sydney. His research involves developing the IP Guideline, an evidence-based clinical practice guideline for the management of increased intestinal permeability. His previous research has focused on autoimmune disease management, health outcomes associated with food-based probiotics and healthcare management.
Brad is an international presenter, published peer-reviewed author and has been ranked in the top 20 leading experts on naturopathy in Australia and in the top 50 worldwide, according to Expertscape. Brad is also the founder of SIP Research, Australia’s only society of intestinal permeability research. In addition to his research, teaching and working with patients, Brad offers practitioner support through his mentoring program Brad’s Brainiacs. He presents at health conferences, wellness events, on Youtube, Podcasts and has also been featured in the health documentary – No Reason For Disease. His major clinical focus is finding and treating the underlying cause of any autoimmune disease using a functional and holistic approach. With a passion for food as medicine, Brad utilises diet, nutrition and herbal medicine to manage chronic disease.
Brad has assisted local and international clients presenting with a diverse range of autoimmune diseases to improve their health and well-being. His philosophy includes correcting the four major contributing factors to autoimmune disease development and progression: inflammation, increased intestinal permeability (leaky gut), dysbiosis and immune dysregulation.
Academic History: PhD candidate at the Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine) (First Class Honours) Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional Medicine) with Distinction Advanced Diploma of Ayurvedic Medicine Youngest graduate of Ayurveda (Cert IV) in Australia
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