Dr Heather Way (PhD)

Hi, I’m Dr Heather Way (PhD) and I am passionate about the transformative power of personalised health and nutrition. I have a B. App. Sc and  PhD in Molecular Pathology,  Nutrition Diploma, Certified Nutrigenomist, MINDD practitioner and member of the IICT. Prior to clinical practice, I worked as a Scientist with CSIRO for 25 years. Please let me clarify that I am not a medical Doctor, rather a PhD researcher with a passion for Autism research.

I have 2 beautiful boys who have now both recovered from Autism using our TACGA strategies. The boys have both had complicated, yet different health issues.  I have had extensive first hand experience dealing with extreme food intolerances,  ASD issues from non-verbal autism to Asperger’s, ADHD, anxiety, depression, eczema, fussy eaters, sensory issues, gut issues such as IBS, reflux, diarrhoea, constipation and leaky gut etc. Our family have personally lived through all of these issues and I am well aware of the complexeties surrounding them. These experiences give me a unique, hands on perspective. I am thus able to help you with realistic family friendly strategies that are proven to work with ASD.

The missing piece to the puzzle for my children came through addressing gene expression via Nutrigenomics and Microbiome sequencing. This offers the perfect marriage between my three great passions; Molecular genetics, Nutrition and Autism. Together they emerge as the exciting new field of “Nutrigenomics” (Nutrition and Genomics).  This service allows me to do individual genetic profiling for autism and gut conditions to enable truly personalised treatment plans.

I regularly speak at conferences such as Bio-balance, A5M, Autism One in the USA and the Australian Asperger’s Association. I am on the scientific advisory board for Julie Matthews (Nourishing Hope) USA, Victus Health, Fitgenes, smartDNA and IntellxxDNA (USA).  I am the lead researcher for a number of world-leading genetics and microbiome companies working on autism.

I invite you to watch these short videos as I share my story.

My story as an Autism Mum and recovering my son

My journey into nutrigenomics and developing the ASD program