Nicole Bijlsma is passionate about environmental medicine. Nicole was a former naturopath and acupuncturist with 15 years of clinical experience who changed her career pathway to become a building biologist after noticing a strong correlation with many of her patients illnesses and health hazards in their home.
Nicole has thirty years experience lecturing at tertiary institutions in nutrition, Chinese Medicine and environmental medicine, and has been published in peer-reviewed journals. Her extensive knowledge in environmental medicine has seen her speak at various conferences both in Australia and abroad (USA, Thailand and New Zealand).
Nicole single handedly established the building biology industry in Australia, was the former President of the Australasian Society of Building Biologists and established the Australian College of Environmental Studies in 1999 to educate people about the health hazards in the built environment. The college is the only institution in Australia to provide nationally accredited training in Building Biology and Feng Shui.
Nicole is currently completing her PhD investigating health hazards in the built environment under the supervision of Professor Marc Cohen.
We hope you enjoy this short but informative episode of Healthier Homes and Living with Nicole Bijlsma.
Join us for a quick chat about:
- What a Building Biologist is
- How important environmental toxins may be in assisting in identifying the root cause of illnesses
- What a healthy home looks like
- How location influences the potential environmental hazards
- Three most common environmental health hazards in homes today
- The connection between electrosensitivity, mould sensitivity and chemical sensitivities
- Nicoles number one worst chemical and why
- Issues with 6-star energy home buildings
- The problems with chemical assessment and imported goods
- Nicole’s current PhD double blind research
- Where to find Nicole, her media interviews and information about her
Here are the links to Nicole’s courses over at Australian College of Environmental Studies:
- Advanced Diploma of Building Biology
- Certificate IV in Feng Shui
- Mould Testing Technician Course
- Electromagnetic Field Testing Technician Course
- Building a Healthy Home
- Taking an Environmental Exposure History (for clinicians)
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- Healthier Homes and Living on Anchor
- Healthier Homes and Living on Apple iTunes
- Healthier Homes and Living on Breaker
- Healthier Homes and Living on Google Podcasts
- Healthier Homes and Living on Overcast
- Healthier Homes and Living on Pocket Casts
- Healthier Homes and Living on Radio Public
- Healthier Homes and Living on Spotify
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