Kathryn AlexanderD.Th.D.; Adv. Dip. Naturopathy; Gerson Therapist
Kathryn, an internationally acknowledged expert in the field of detoxification and dietary healing, holds 20 years experience since qualifying as a Dietary Therapist in 1987, having studied under Dr. Lawrence Plaskett at the College of Dietary Therapy, London. Through her work with patients choosing the Gerson Therapy she has witnessed at first hand the fundamental role of specific dietary protocols in the healing of chronic disease.
Over the last fifteen years Kathryn has lectured widely in the UK, USA and Australia, developed training packages for both professionals and members of the public, and is the author of Dietary Healing, the complete detox program. In 1999 Kathryn joined the Board of Directors of the Gerson Institute with responsibilities for research and development and practitioner training. She developed the training curriculum for the Gerson Therapy and produced Nutritional Healing: a Patient Management Handbook, described by Charlotte Gerson as “the ‘bible’ of the nutritional healer of the future.”
Kathryn is also a recognized thought leader in the growing trend of the expert patient, where governments around the world are setting the trend toward the patient self-managing their chronic condition. As a consequence, a consumer-centric model of healthcare is now evolving where patients are seeking to form partner-relationships with their primary health-care workers to assist them in implementing a strategy that more closely reflects their own criteria for a best clinical outcome.
As a patient advocate, Kathryn helps patients develop strategies that involve the combining of complementary and medical treatments. Her Smart Patient program enables patients to become not only smarter in their decision-making but also ensure that they are choosing treatments which are core to their success.
Kathryn is based in the Sunshine Coast, Australia, where her self-management courses have been well received by both professional and public sectors, with positive feedback from participants who are now equipped to either self-manage their own healing program and make informed decisions in treatment, or to case-manage those of their patients.