Our Team

Carolyn Ledowsky

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

Kate Troup

Naturopath

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

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

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 Shaw

Naturopath

Availability: Not taking any new patients until 2022

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

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.

Melanie Sheen

Melanie Sheen

Naturopath and Nutritionist

Melanie is a qualified and experienced Naturopath and Nutritionist with over 18 years experience. She works as part of the MTHFR Australia team, focusing on mental health, anxiety and depression. She is a trained  MTHFR Mastermind practitioner and focuses on addressing genetic susceptibility and environmental pressures contributing to poor health and disease. 

Her extensive experience extends to the interpretation of pathology and many functional health testing including ALCAT, DUTCH, OAT, Mycotoxins, Complete gut microbiome, Neurotransmitter profiles, QEEG brain mapping and genetic testing to further understand the causative factors of disease.

Carrie Bailey

Carrie Bailey

Functional Nutritionist

Carrie has more than 10 years experience helping people with complex health cases.  Her love of problem solving helps her excel in the role of functional medicine nutrition.

Carrie’s assessment includes collecting a detailed health story, clinical lab testing (e.g., organic acids, stool, functional blood chemistry) and applying a deep knowledge of neurotransmitter pathways to establish the root cause(s) of her patients’ health concerns.

She combines an understanding of genetic susceptibility, environmental factors, and nutrient deficiencies that impact the health of her patients.  She works in therapeutic partnership to educate, inspire, and coach patients to optimal health.

Alicia Salazar

Alicia Salazar

Functional Nutrition Consultant and National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach

Alicia is our US Practitioner. She is a Functional Nutrition Consultant as well as a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach. She has completed training through the MTHFR Practitioner Mastermind, Functional Nutrition Alliance, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and Holistic Cannabis Academy. As with all MTHFR practitioners, Alicia will focus on understanding your genetic susceptibility, environmental factors affecting health and nutrient deficiencies. Alicia works as a collaborative member of the team. Alicia has expertise utilizing nutrition and cannabis therapy to meet your wellness goals and improve quality of life.

She specializes in nutrition, digestive health, the endocannabinoid system, stress management, and anti-inflammatory living.