Passionate about strengthening the Naturopathic tribe and uniting our voice, Nirala brings inspiration, commitment and creativity to the team. Holding a vision for the event (and Gala Ball!) that we want to uphold for all Naturopaths.
A strong advocate for the naturopathic tribe, Nirala is inspired and excited by the potential of the ANS to unite, support and strengthen the Australian Naturopathic community. Nirala brings vision, creativity and a dedication to core naturopathic principles and philosophy to the ANS. Dr. Nirala Jacobi, BHSc, ND (USA) graduated from Bastyr University in 1998 with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine. She practiced as a primary care physician in Montana for 7 years before arriving in Australia in 2005. Sharing her love of naturopathic medicine, Nirala has mentored numerous naturopathic students and practitioners throughout her years in clinical practice. Currently, Nirala is the medical director for SIBOtest, an online testing and educational service for practitioners, and lectures nationally and internationally about the assessment and treatment of SIBO. She is also the medical director and senior naturopathic physician at The Biome Clinic, centre for functional digestive disorders. Nirala is passionate about raising the standards of naturopathic medicine in Australia and works tirelessly to contribute her knowledge, skill and offer learning opportunities toward this cause.