Because of their primary structural role in certain tissues, specific collagen peptides have been shown to help increase bone mineral density, increase muscle mass, decrease fat mass, improve nail growth, improve the appearance of skin wrinkles, and reduce some of the symptoms associated with osteoarthritis. Practitioners can benefit from the latest clinical experience and research to have more diagnosing and prescribing resources.
Dr Oscar Coetzee draws on his own clinical expertise and shares detailed insights into diagnostics and treatment options using collagen peptides.
Motivated by his desire to reverse the chronic illness epidemic, Dr Coetzee continues to be a pioneer in the field of nutritional science.
Born and raised in South Africa, where he completed his military schooling and earned bachelor’s degrees in criminology and psychology, Dr Coetzee also earned a masters degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport (USA).
He went on to receive a PhD in holistic nutrition from Clayton College of New Hampshire (USA), and a Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition (DCN). Dr Coetzee finished his second doctorate from Maryland University of Integrative Health, with a specialisation in nutrigenomics.
His key areas of interest are chronic inflammatory diseases, metabolic syndrome, intestinal permeability, type 2 diabetes and sports performance.
Leonie Gascoigne is Victorian State Business Manager and Health Educator at Designs for Health Australia.
Leonie is an experienced naturopathic practitioner, yoga instructor and technical sales consultant. She has been actively involved in the pharmaceutical, complementary medicine, functional medicine, health wellness and fitness industries.
Leonie provides direct support for DFH Practitioners – and frequently provides guidance on GI Map Test reports.