Meet our team of professionals dedicated to your success
DIABETES CLINIC DIRECTOR
Kimba Lawrence - Bachelor of Social Work, PSYCH-K Practitioner
Kimba has a background in social sciences and business, and is deeply committed to helping people improve their lives. She has worked in natural health for over 10 years, jointly owning a very effective weight-loss clinic. Kimba is a certified PSYCH-K (mind-set change) practitioner, helping people to change their limiting subconscious beliefs without re-trauma, and often quickly and easily.
She studies the work of Dr Bruce Lipton and whole brain/split brain neuroscience. Kimba has applied this modality to the area of weight loss, food issues and helping people sustain change long term.
Kimba has helped many people (over 5000) lose weight over the last 8 years. In her prior clinic, she witnessed clients reverse and eventually even cure their diabetes. She has helped many people one-to-one, and has committed to expanding these results.
Kimba has a passion to help people to live healthy, happy lives.
MEDICAL DIRECTOR & ULTIMATE HEALTH PROGRAMME MANAGER
Dr Matt Shelton - MB ChB, Dip Obs, Dip Anaes, FRNZCGP, FACNEM
Matt brings over three decades of medical practice, originally in the United Kingdom and then 25 years in his adopted home, New Zealand. Early years in anaesthetics and critical care medicine created a life-long love of biochemistry and an appreciation for the cast-in-stone design of the human body, however carelessly we may wish to drive it! Later studies in anthropology and a fellowship in clinical nutrition confirmed for him that our ability to thrive requires awareness of a few obligatory and non-negotiable behaviours, in order to be physically and emotionally healthy. He has been heavily involved in training other doctors in the area of nutrition and environmental medicine for over a decade.
Matt has years of valuable experience as a full-time general practitioner, working increasingly with diabetes, obesity and other metabolic diseases. He is fully convinced by the weight of evidence underlying our programme, and its results.
He is available at The Diabetes Clinic via the medical consultation service for advice and support to more complex clients, for second opinions or to take an integrative look at health issues with a view to identifying underlying causes and resolving them – with drug-free solutions wherever possible. The Diabetes Clinic does not offer general practice/family medicine services as we are an online service for clients from around the world, and from widely differing medical jurisdictions. Always seek local medical advice.
Matt offers the Ultimate Health Programme for those that wish to address all aspects of their health, and to be empowered to do so naturally.
NUTRITION & FOOD
Julie Buckley - Programme Manager & Coach
Julie is kiwi-born and lives in Wellington. Her initial career as a qualified chef led her to study and specialise in food for health. Julie has particularly focussed on the subjects of food allergy and eating for gut health issues, including the area of gluten-free cooking.
For the past 8 years, Julie has been coaching people with obesity and other related health issues. She has coached over 1000 people in this area before moving into the diabetes arena. Her specialty area at the Diabetes Clinic is nutrition and helping people adapt to and adopt low carb, healthy fat eating.
PHYSICAL & MENTAL WELLBEING
Lisa Clark - Programme Manager & Coach
Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Lisa retired from a twelve year career as an elite athlete and began her extensive work in the health and wellness industry.
With more than twenty years experience in the world of wellness, Lisa moved to Sydney, Australia in 2013. Having spent more than two decades training as a yoga practitioner and teacher, counselor, reiki master, fitness professional and personal coach, Lisa offers her clients support to balance physical, mental and emotional health.
Running her Sydney based practice, she specialises as a coach in the area of stress management, sports psychology, fitness, yoga, breath training and meditation. Lisa has expanded into the diabetes arena and is available as a coach to support and manage a tailored programme within the diabetes programme.
Susan Proctor - Programme Manager & Coach
Susan applies many natural therapy modalities to her work as a registered dental hygienist. Susan specialises in natural and chemical-free interventions. She has witnessed the wide-ranging consequences of an unhealthy mouth, and poor eating choices. She has developed a passion for helping people reverse various diseases ranging from periodontal (gum) disease, to more recently coaching people to reverse their pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes.
Having experienced the benefits of intermittent fasting for many years now, Susan now brings this important knowledge and experience on how to prepare clients for safe and sensible fasting in the Fasting Support programme.
Susan is also a PSYCH-K practitioner and can help people change stubborn and unhelpful habits with this modality.
Yolande Brophy - Programme Manager & Coach
Yolande has worked for many years coaching people to lose weight and restore their health. She has both passion and expertise in helping achieve their weight loss and health goals.
Yolande will provide information and inspiration to assist our clients to be the weight they want and need to be as well as sustain the changes which is what really matters. Yolande is a PSYCH-K practitioner and can assist people to clear stubborn, unhelpful habits or limiting beliefs.
NUTRITION & PRODUCT SUPPORT
Bianca Robinson - Nutritionist
Bianca is our nutritionist. Bianca has decades of experience in using whole food nutrition to heal the body at a cellular level. She is passionate about helping people be well and living happier and healthier lives.
Bianca is our product manager and advisor. She offers complimentary consultations upon request.