Epigenetics of Diet
Janine Gee (B.Ed)
Janine Gee was born, raised and educated in Adelaide, South Australia. Throughout her diverse career she has worked all around Australia in the Information Technology and Education industries.
For 30 years, Janine was frustratingly plump. In 2001, a lengthy juggle of dieting and many minor ailments culminated in a battle with a persistent migraine (that lasted for weeks). Finding a solution to this migraine sparked a journey of unimaginable discovery which became the foundation of the book The Epigenetics Of Diet (the first draft was titled The Noughties® Lifestyle).
Obesity now rates in Australia as an epidemic. Some experts believe Australia is the fattest nation. Preventative medicine is Janine’s passion. The illnesses she repeatedly experienced are commonly treated individually by doctors. It is Janine’s aim to equip doctors with a simple interpretation of research on the effects of diet on people from the pre-agriculture age right through to the present. She knows that redefining “healthful foods” is a monumental challenge and is dedicated to this important cause as it will save lives. No drugs, no operations, no expensive programs ... just good old-fashioned truly nutritious foods.
Janine has settled in Brisbane, Australia, and is devoted mother to two cherished boys.
Dr Ken O’Brien (B.Arts, B.Soc.Sci (Hons), PhD]
Ken is the very proud son of a Vietnam veteran and was formerly in the Australian Medical Corps. He has dedicated his life to helping military families “on edge”.
Ken has completed twenty four years of study in the field of Psychology, culminating in his PhD titled The Heritability of PTSD in the children and grandchildren of Vietnam veterans. Ken is the CEO of the Families After Trauma Foundation, the Director of the Children and Grandchildren of Vietnam Veterans Network and advises several prominent veteran organisations.
Ken’s work informs Federal Ministers while representing the interests of the military and veteran community. These volunteer roles include:
* Children and Grandchildren of Vietnam Veterans’ Network (CGCVVN): Principal, see www.intergenerationalptsd.wetpaint.com
* Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Federal Minister for Veterans’ Affairs: Advisor on the Consultative Forum guiding the $13.8m National Vietnam Veteran’s Family Health Study, see http://www.dva.gov.au/health_and_wellbeing/research/vietnam_vets_familiy_study/Pages/index.aspx
* Vietnam Veterans Association Australia (VVAA): State Health Advisor to the Queensland branch of the Vietnam Veterans’ Association Australia, see www.vvaaqueensland.asn.au
* Returned and Services League Pine Rivers District Sub-branch: Committee member and Research Principal, see http://prdrslsbcommlink.wetpaint.com
* Published many articles (Intergenerational PTSD and Epigenetics), presents seminars to Councils and Boards and Committees, locally, nationally and internationally, see http://www.allostaticoverload.com/links.html and http://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/?p=1070
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