Our Team

Carolyn Ledowsky

Founder of MTHFR Support Australia and Naturopath

Carolyn Ledowsky is the founder of MTHFR Support Australia. She is a naturopath, herbalist and nutritionist who has a Bachelor of Herbal Medicine, Bachelor of Naturopathy, Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy and Diploma of Nutrition, also having studied courses in genetics at Duke University and The University of Maryland in the US. Carolyn is a results-oriented health expert who has the ability to provide straightforward and practical advice to address your specific health issues, working with you through the entire course of your healing.

Kate Troup


With 25 years’ experience as a Naturopath including a wealth of practice in all elements of methylation at MTHFR Support, Kate’s knowledge, experience and wisdom helps to guide people back to their best state of health. Her in-depth understanding and experience in dealing with MTHFR and methylation, as well as other genetic areas such as COMT, MAO and CBS, gives Kate a unique insight to the possible causes of many common health concerns. Kate combines leading-edge scientific expertise with traditional know-how, and a wealth of experience from many years of clinical practice. 

Kristen Soper

MTHFR and Methylation Clinical Nutritionist

Kristen is a functional-medicine Clinical Nutritionist specialising in MTHFR and methylation. She has a special interest in chronic health conditions, mood disorders and digestive health. She also has a special interest in kids’ health, specifically in addressing mood and behaviours. She has helped hundreds of patients regain health with her cutting-edge knowledge of the biochemical pathways and MTHFR

Sonia Savage

MTHFR and Methylation Clinical Nutritionist

Sonia has specialised knowledge in the area of genetics and epigenetics, having studied with Carolyn Ledowsky (founder of MTHFR support) for many years.  Sonia has a keen interest in auto-immunity, gut health, children’s wellness and fertility. With a practical, down to earth approach Sonia works with her patients to develop a personalised program to optimise health and wellbeing. 

Alex Shaw


Alex is an Australian-trained Naturopath whose areas of expertise include clinical nutrition, botanical medicine and homeopathy, using a wide range of evidence-based natural therapies such as - nutrition, botanicals, homeopathy and counselling techniques. Alex works with her clients in a compassionate way to find the root underlying cause of their condition. She is able to offer individualised treatment plans patients of all ages, covering a broad range of health issues including food sensitivities, immune deficiencies, stress and mood imbalances.  

Jessica Birch

Fertility Consultant and Clinical Nutritionist

Jessica Birch is a university-trained natural health practitioner covering all specialities, and a keen interest in preconception and fertility. Over the past 17 years, she has helped hundreds of women achieve extraordinary outcomes through her health + fertility programs. Her comprehensive approach focuses on all aspects of health + fertility including genetics, nutrition, biochemistry, lifestyle, environment as well as the mind and emotions.  Jessica helps couples with preconception,  fertility, pregnancy, and perhaps most importantly... the life-long health of their children.

Lisa Witherow

Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist

Lisa Witherow is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition practitioner who focuses on genomics to help clients regain control over their health. After developing a wellness center in the US in 2009 and working to support clients with their brain health, she expanded to include genetic analysis to help identify the specific needs of individuals that will promote optimal health. Lisa is passionate about the use of DNA to help people recognize the specific nutrition, lifestyle and environmental factors that can promote or derail their health. 

Kate O'Flynn

Naturopathic Clinician and Lifestyle Medicine Expert

A leading expert in women’s wellbeing and empowerment, Kate has been in clinical practice specialising in women’s health, hormones and stress management for over two decades. Practising as a Naturopathic Clinician, Lifestyle Medicine Expert and more recently a Vedic Meditation Teacher, Kate believes, the key to happiness and health lies in the interconnected nature of our true and whole selves, and invites her clients to live a more authentic and energised life.