Our Experts

Our experts are going to show you the secrets to a happier, healthier life –
The Paleo Way.

Through their combined expert knowledge, experience, and research, The Paleo Way takes the practice of our Paleolithic ancestors and explores the foundations for a healthy diet and lifestyle adapted for the world we live in today.

Pete Evans

Chef & Founder

Pete is the only person who cares and talks this much about food. Which sees him right at home in his career as both an internationally renowned and household name chef.

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Food is fuel for life. By choosing wisely, you know you are giving your body and mind the best chance of staying strong.

Pete is the only person who cares and talks this much about food. Which sees him right at home in his career as both an internationally renowned and household name chef.

A love of food saw Pete begin his career as chef and restaurateur at the age of 19, opening numerous award winning restaurants nationally as well as cooking in some of the finest restaurants globally.

Pete has not only cooked for the general public, but he’s also cooked a royal banquet for the Prince and Princess of Denmark, a private dinner for Martha Stewart, and even represented his hometown at the gala GʼDay USA dinner for 600 in NYC.

Pete’s career has moved from the kitchen into the lounge room with many TV appearances including Lifestyle Channel’s Home show, Postcards from Home, FISH, My Kitchen Rules, Moveable Feast, and his latest The Paleo Way… stay tuned for Food is Medicine which is in pre production now!

It’s safe to say he knows his stuff, with over 10 bestselling cookbooks inspiring individuals and families in their kitchens around the world.

Pete’s also a simple guy. He loves his family, the ocean, surfing, and maintaining his own healthy lifestyle. When he changed his life to The Paleo Way of living, an abundance of mental, physical, and emotional changes followed. This paved the way for Pete’s belief that food can be medicine, and that it should be our first port of call for a healthier life.

They say the proof is in the pudding, and if hearing Pete speak about The Paleo Way isn’t enough to get you excited, almost nothing will.

As a certified health coach with qualifications from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Pete wants to change the lives of everyone around him, including you.

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Luke Hines

Personal Trainer

Getting people eating clean and moving in the right way is where you’ll see Luke’s true passion and energy come out. And there is a lot of it to go around!

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To me, wellness is when we have synergy between eating good food, moving your body every day and looking at the positive sides to life.

Luke wants to show the world that training your body is as easy as moving it. He believes in a long-term, holistic approach to health, with training laying the foundations for development. Lifting, walking and stretching are all examples of moving your body in natural ways – the most effective approach for overall health and wellbeing.

10 years as a fitness trainer was the beginning of Luke’s clean living career, followed by a successful season on My Kitchen Rules. Luke has trained with people from all walks of life, including Angelina Jolie on the set of her film Unbroken.

Luke has also been Australia’s Next Top Model trainer, fitness expert on Today Tonight, Sunrise and The Today Show. His writing credits include Gluten Free Magazine, Clean Eating Magazine Australia and Men’s Health columnist. Having released 6 books in his Clean Living cook book series aimed towards better health, there is no sign of him stopping soon.

Spend five minutes with Luke and you’ll realise he has a lot to be happy about: surfing, lifesaving, competitive ocean swimming and fitness. Most importantly, sharing his passions with the rest of the world. Luke wants you to train smart, eat clean, and feel good.

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Nora Gedgaudas

Expert Nutritionist

The Paleo Way is backed in history and science, and that’s where Nora Gedgaudas comes in, bringing 25 years of research and a life of experience: trials, tribulations, and celebrations.

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My passion for the science of nutrition has been with me for more than 30 years of my life and has facilitated a consistent willingness to think ‘outside the box’ for better health.

The Paleo Way is backed in history and science, and that’s where Nora Gedgaudas comes in, bringing 25 years of research and a life of experience: trials, tribulations, and celebrations.

Nora has played a large role in the development of this program, in meeting both technical and historical expectations. She has taken the principles and knowledge we’ve learned from our Paleothic ancestors and applied it to our modern day way of living. She is internationally renowned for her depth of knowledge and presenting, writing, and speaking about The Paleo Way of life.

Nora shares her findings in her international best-selling book, Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and A Longer Life. Backed by 20 years of her own research, questioning the mainstream and seeking out unbiased information on every topic she could, Nora presents a view without political, educational, or economic agenda.

Nora knows what she’s talking about because she’s lived what she’s talking about. A background in a medical family meant a certain life was expected of Nora, as well as experiencing a traditional western diet resulting in countless health setbacks.

She knew something wasn’t quite right with this way of living, and so her interest in nutrition grew. The research began, followed by lifestyle changes and before long, results: physical, mental, and emotional.

Obsessed with research, Nora spent the next 20 years looking into our Palaeolithic ancestors, through medical libraries, journal articles, and health stories. She explored a range of diets and studied further at the Nutritional Therapy Association. From here she turned theory into practice, adopting the way of eating that we now know as The Paleo Way.

Nora is constantly sharing her findings, educating people on The Paleo Way of life. Forever answering questions, and constantly asking them, she is an author, experienced nutritional consultant, speaker and educator. Her private practice can be found in Portland, Oregon where she is both a Board-Certified nutritional consultant and a Board-Certified clinical Neurofeedback Specialist.

Click here to hear Nora speak about the science of Paleo

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Trevor Hendy

Soul Coach

Trevor Hendy (AM) was regarded as one of Australia’s greatest ever athletes and amongst the fittest men on the planet. He has devoted his life to living from the heart and helping others do the same.

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It is time to eat natural, get your energy back, get your magic back and find your own truth, pave your own way and bring your own unique flavour to the world.

Trevor Hendy (AM) was regarded as one of Australia’s greatest ever athletes and amongst the fittest men on the planet. His chosen sport of Ironman racing saw him win an unprecedented 6 Australian Ironman Championships and 4 World Championships. Tying this together with 30 other Australian and World Championships over many challenging courses, you could say he became the complete athlete.

Given this, it was a huge statement when he walked away from sport at the age of 29, stating simply “I have grown to love helping others win their gold medal far more than chasing my own”.

He has since coached, mentored and counselled some of the world’s best athletes and business elite to fulfill their dreams and potential.

He is highly regarded as a public speaker with his transparency, clarity, soul minded approach and inspirational outlook becoming a life changer for many who have witnessed him speak.

He works with anyone aspiring to live their best life and he recently launched trevorhendy.com with his proudest career achievement being Trevor Hendy’s Boot-camp for the Soul.

Together with his great friend and conflict resolution specialist, Errol Amerasekera, and through their partnership Third Eye Learning, Trevor works corporately on high level purpose identification, cultural change and conflict resolution.

Trevor Hendy has devoted his life to living from the heart and helping others do the same. His celebration of the moment will leave you knowing that you have a life of opportunity in front of you and the ability to embrace it.

You can glean a wonderful understanding of Trevor and his work, simply by pondering his two life mottos, “The conditions are always perfect” and “Bring it into now and never underestimate the power of who you are”.

Trevor’s achievements include;
– Member of the Order of Australia
– Competed for the Surfers Paradise SLSC
– 4 x World Ironman Champion 1988, 90, 92, 94
– Total of 10 World Championship gold medals
– 6 x Australian Open Ironman Champion 1987, 88, 90, 91, 92, 94
– Total of 25 Australian Surf life saving gold medals
– Member of the 1998 Australian Kayaking team to the World Championships
– Life Member of the Surfers Paradise SLSC
– Inducted into the World and Australian Surf life saving Halls of Fame
– Inducted into the Australian and Queensland Sporting Hall of Fame

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Helen Padarin

Naturopath

Naturopath, nutritionist and medical herbalist Helen Padarin is passionate about conscious living, real food, vital health and empowering people to find the joy in being well.

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My passion is about living well – not just eating well – we need to nourish our minds and hearts.

Naturopath, nutritionist and medical herbalist Helen Padarin has been in clinical practice since 2001. She works from two clinics in Sydney Australia, co-authored the cookbook BubbaYumYum and recently took to the road to tour around Australia and New Zealand for the How to Cook the Paleo Way tour.

Helen has been called on to write articles for popular health magazines, and wrote a chapter for a clinical textbook published by Elsevier in 2011. Since 2011 Helen has been a regular presenter and an ambassador for the Mindd Foundation, and has presented for Health Masters Live and ACNEM, providing post-graduate education for GP’s, naturopaths, nutritionists and other health care professionals. While living in NZ for over 4 years, Helen also lectured anatomy and physiology for the NZ College of Massage at the NZ Institute of Sport, and developed and ran corporate health programs.

Helen holds a bachelor degree in Health Sciences (Naturopathy), advanced diplomas in nutrition, herbal medicine and massage and has completed extensive post-graduate training in treatment for metabolic, neurologic, digestive and immune disorders.

Helen is passionate about conscious living, real food, vital health and empowering individuals, families and organisations to find the joy in being well. She gains constant inspiration from seeing clients make conscious changes to their physical health to find that it also benefits their emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing as well. She loves working with other health professionals, community groups, thought leaders and game changers providing a truly holistic approach to health and in doing so creating a supportive community.

Helen finds nothing more satisfying than seeing patients and clients inadvertently spread inspiration to friends and family around them. Vitality, it turns out, is contagious!

In spare time Helen enjoys outdoor adventure, walking in nature, spending time by and in the ocean, playing (i.e. working on her fitness), progressing her own journey of wellness, sharing enriching and joyful experiences with friends and family, and continuing on the journey of “know thyself”.

Companies Helen has developed and run corporate health programs for:
Being Innovation (NZ)
Transact Ltd (NZ)
Camelot Finance Group (NZ)

Helen’s Qualifications:
Bachelor of Health Sciences (Naturopathy) – University of New England
Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy (Nature Care College, Sydney)
Diploma of Nutrition (Nature Care College, Sydney)
Diploma of Botanical Medicine (Nature Care College, Sydney)
Diploma of Remedial Massage (Nature Care College, Sydney)
MAPS (Medical Academy of Paediatric Special Needs ) Post Graduate Practitioner Training

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