John Bobbin

IMG_1262I developed a love of nature, science, medicine and sport at a very early age. In sport I loved one on one sports, from a very early age I boxed reaching number 3 in my state of NSW, I played Judo and reached brown belt. After getting married I commenced Karate training, reaching black belt 5th Dan (Shihan). I taught Karate for 33 years and I loved tennis winning my club’s A-Grade singles and doubles titles along with some South Coast Championships.

Academically I had a love of natural medicine which took me to diplomas in swedish and remedial massage, a diploma in nutritional science, a diploma in naturopathy, a diploma in homeoepathy (still in minted condition it has never been used, I was tricked into doing it), a bachelor of naturopathy. I have had a love of nutritional science ever since I can remember and my studies in nutrition and naturopathy fuelled this even further. When Southern Cross University introduced a Masters Degree in Lifestyle Medicine in 2009 I knew I had to do it. A Masters Degree is an Australian Qualification Framework level 9 education   In the masters you have to complete a research project to publishing standard or you fail the masters. My masters degree, and my thesis (graduate research project) was aimed squarely at type 2 diabetes. Using nutrition as an evidence based tool in the fight against lifestyle caused diseases is awe inspiring, as a lifelong student this is the summit.

In my opinion not enough emphasis on science is what is holding Australian Naturopaths back, there is too much ‘Alice In Wonderland’ philosophy, the old Naturopaths depended more on diet, activity, physical therapies and stress control. Today’s Australian Naturopath is educated by the wrong people, science should be at every turn in the educational journey and in Australia, unfortunately its not. Who in their right mind would believe water could cure anything, and really that is all Homoeopathy is. Homoeopathy at best is pseudoscience and at worst fraud ..

Physicist Robert L. Park, former executive director of the American Physical Society, is quoted as saying,

“since the least amount of a substance in a solution is one molecule, a 30C solution would have to have at least one molecule of the original substance dissolved in a minimum of 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 [or 1060] molecules of water. This would require a container more than 30,000,000,000 times the size of the Earth.”[158]

Park is also quoted as saying that, “to expect to get even one molecule of the ‘medicinal’ substance allegedly present in 30X pills, it would be necessary to take some two billion of them, which would total about a thousand tons of lactose plus whatever impurities the lactose contained”.[158]

The laws of chemistry state that there is a limit to the dilution that can be made without losing the original substance altogether.[112] This limit, which is related to Avogadro’s number, is roughly equal to homeopathic dilutions of 12C or 24X (1 part in 1024).[89][158][159]

Scientific tests run by both the BBC‘s Horizon and ABC’s 20/20 programs were unable to differentiate homeopathic dilutions from water, even when using tests suggested by homeopaths themselves.[160][161]

People should not confuse Homoeopathy with Naturopathy or Herbal Medicine because they are totally different. Unfortunately some Naturopaths use Homoeopathy because of tradition and their misunderstanding of science. All Naturopaths should be educated in science I believe. Diet, Activity, Stress (reduction), Physical Therapy and Herbal Medicine can all be scientifically evaluated and a lot of research has been done, these areas of clinical practice can offer huge health rewards.

John Bobbin Massage

John Bobbin DNutSc, DSM,DRM,ND,BNat, MClinSc(LifestyleMed) Member of Workcover (number 3178), Australian Lifestyle Medicine Association (ALMA) renamed Australasian Society Of Lifestyle Medicine  (ASLM) in July 2015 and I am a founding member, Australian Register Of Naturopaths And Herbalists (ARONAH membership number 35), Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA number 5407), Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS number 2605). I am covered by all participation health funds, rebates available.

Serious Massage

IMG_1055This clinic enjoys a huge reputation for being able to fix musculoskeletal problems other practitioners have not been able to fix, and this is a direct result of the many years of study I have completed.

After completing  diplomas in Swedish Massage and Remedial Massage (Health Schools Australia 1983) I furthered my education in this field by studying Sports Massage, Trigger Point Massage (Jim Walsh) and Neuromuscular Therapy (Leon Chaitow – Senior Lecturer – School of Integrated Health, Westminster University ) – Neuromuscular Therapy is taught as part of the Master of Osteopathy and in their Bachelor of Naturopathy Degrees. I also attended a WorkCover seminar where I was given a provider no 3178 to make me the only WorkCover approved massage therapist qualified to treat workers compensation cases around Eden, Unless you are an approved massage therapist you can not get money for treating workers from insurance companies for compensation.

I have patients returning from Melbourne, ACT, Sydney and Queensland on a regular basis, as well as all points of  the Sapphire Coast. Understanding what happens to a muscle cell when it becomes sore and painful is the key to fixing the problem. All muscle cells must be able to complete their Kreb Cycle which produces the energy molecule for expansion/contraction (Adenosine Triphosphate or ATP). The human body has a wonderful system called the immune system that protects the body from harm. The immune system uses inflammation as one of its tools to protect the body from further harm. Inflamed cells are painful to use because they are in a shortened state (dysfunctional). They cannot complete their KREB cycle. Understanding pain referral patterns and what muscles do is the key to being successful in restoring a muscles range of movement using massage technique, if you understand pain referral you can usually go straight to the muscle causing the problem – waterfall music and scent doesn’t fix dysfunctional muscles, removing the inflammation and restoring it’s range of movement is the only way to cure dysfunctional muscle cells.

When you overload or traumatise a muscle the immune system inflames the muscle cells and this stops them completing their Kreb Cycle. Normally the Mitochondria (the cells factory) makes ATP but the inflammatory mediators stops the mitochondria from working.

Relaxation massage is a very useful tool for reducing stress in stressed or anxious people, or for someone that just wants to feel good but insurance companies or work cover will not pay for relaxation massage, they will only pay for properly qualified massage therapists that hold a  Diploma level (AQF 5) qualification and they must be a member of an approved association with an up to date Senior First Aid certificate and a few million dollars of public liability/public indemnity insurance. See my qualifications above.


John Bobbin DNutSc, DSM,DRM,ND,BNat, MClinSc(LifestyleMed) Member of Workcover (number 3178), Australian Lifestyle Medicine Association (ALMA) renamed Australasian Society Of Lifestyle Medicine  (ASLM) in July 2015 and I am a founding member, Australian Register Of Naturopaths And Herbalists (ARONAH membership number 35), Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA number 5407), Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS number 2605). I am covered by all participation health funds, rebates available.

The Doctor Of The Future Will Prescribe NO Medicine – Food Will Be The Medicine

My first qualification 1978 was a basic nutrition course and I instantly fell in love with nutrition. In 1981 I completed a Diploma of Nutritional Science. In 1991 I completed my Diploma of Naturopathy and by now nutrition was really resonating with me, I couldn’t get enough. In 1995 the Bachelor of Naturopathy became part of the academic landscape in Australia, with an ACT college The National Institute of Health Sciences and a NSW University – Southern Cross University  at Lismore NSW being the first to gain government accreditation to teach to this level. In 2002 I completed my Bachelor of Naturopathy. I have been in practice as a  Naturopath since January 1992.

In 2009 the course I consider to be the best course in Australia for health practitioners and perhaps the world, was unveiled at Southern Cross University. This course is the Master of Clinical Science – Lifestyle Medicine and it is currently the fastest growing branch of medicine worldwide. I commenced my Master of Clinical Science (Lifestyle Medicine) in June 2010 completing it 22/9/2013. This course is special, it is heavily steeped in science and is squarely aimed at the diseases of ageing (chronic diseases), and in particular type 2 diabetes. My unpublished research (it was passed by the University at a standard ready for publication), and a lot of other research has shown type 2 diabetes can be reversed without drugs or supplements. The only reason I did not seek publication for my type2 diabetes research was because it was my last semester (final units) and I had finished  and I was not returning to SCU the following year, if I had of returned I would have tried to get it published.

First visit massage $85.00 …… subsequent visits $70.00  (all 1 hour)

Lifestyle Medicine Consultation 1 hour $90.00

If you want to avoid the diseases of lifestyle (and 70 percent of Australians are now attending a GP’s clinic for a disease caused by lifestyle) this is a must for you.. you will be amazed at the gaps in your knowledge. Usually only lifestyle changes are required to reverse or prevent you going down this path, no drugs, no supplements.Recently a very heavily drugged anxiety disorder patient was reversed permanently by John in one consultation.. doctors were amazed. It is not magic all of the answers were discovered in the 1950’s we chose not to use them but instead followed, as we are still doing today, a treatment path. Treatment is not cure, it makes drug companies rich.