I have been in clinical practice for over 40 years focused on holistic healthcare, and I am still in clinical practice.
In 1998 I gained a Fellowship in Nutritional & Environmental Medicine and have served on the Board of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) for many years and am the Immediate Past President of that College and was recently made a Life Member.
Some 20 years ago, I was also introduced to holistic land management and the world of regenerative agriculture…an issue I am passionate about and believe is an issue we all need to engage with, not just for our health but the health of the planet.
In 2007 I co-founded a not-for-profit organization called Nourishing Australia, dedicated to educating and inspiring the public on the importance of healthy soil, plants, animals, foods, people, and the planet….they are all connected...and relevant to us all.
In 2011 I founded The Holistic Health Institute (HHI) which is focused on all of the above. In 2012/13, we received an Australian Government Research and Development Grant to develop a 'health assessment tool' based on the five pillars of health model.
In 2018 I released 'A Life Less Stressed: the five pillars of health and wellness (Scribe Publications Aust/USA/UK) and was awarded a Fellowship in Lifestyle Medicine as a result of that book. The book explores my professional and personal interests in healthcare over my career in 3 broad themes:
• the politics of health care and the influence of the chemical, food and pharmaceutical industries in all levels of healthcare;
• redefining stress as a combination of emotional, environmental, nutritional, postural, and dental/oral health stress;
• building resilience by focusing on the five pillars of health (sleep, breath, nourishing move and thinking).
My weekly podcast 'Unstress Health with Dr Ron Ehrlich' explores those themes and more. With over 300 freely available podcasts. Within the Unstress Health platform, we have curated those podcasts with specific series and additional commentary.
In 2020 we began developing Unstress Health an online global corporate wellness program based on all of the above, built on many years of clinical experience, backed by science in collaboration with a growing Advisory Panel of clinicians with many years of practical experience in healthcare.
My goal and passion are to empower individuals to take control of their health, build the physical and mental resilience to deal with the stress of modern life....and be the best they can be.