Carolyn Ledowsky – Founder of MTHFR Support Australia and Naturopath

Carol-team-imageCarolyn Ledowsky is the founder of MTHFR Support Australia. She is a naturopath, herbalist and nutritionist who has a Bachelor of Herbal Medicine, Bachelor of Naturopathy, Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy and Diploma of Nutrition, also having studied courses in genetics at Duke University and The University of Maryland in the US. You can learn more about Carolyn and her journey to specialising in MTHFR by clicking here. 

Carolyn is a results-oriented health expert who has the ability to provide straightforward and practical advice to address your specific health issues, working with you through the entire course of your healing. Carolyn’s key focus is looking at how your genes impact your health and make you more susceptible to disease. This insight and a thorough health history is invaluable in setting a correct path for your future health.

Carolyn is a regular speaker at MTHFR events and provides both patient and practitioner training through her many webinars/presentations and on-line learning environments. She regularly contributes to Dr Jess Armine’s radio programme on Blog Talk Radio in the US, has worked with supplement company Nutrition Care on a national MTHFR speaking tour and is an expert contributor at Conceive Baby.

Kate Troup – Naturopath

Kate Troup cropped 2Kate Troup combines her 20 years of naturopathic experience with a passion for all things health-related.

Her background of running a busy clinic in London, training Doctors in Mumbai and developing nutritional supplements in the USA allows her to combine knowledge gathered from around the world and make getting healthy easy to understand and even easier to implement.

Kate combines leading-edge scientific knowledge with traditional know-how, and a wealth of experience from many years of clinical practice. Thousands of people have already benefited from Kate’s consultations, workshops, articles and weight loss programs.

A consultation with Kate is an unique experience that teaches you how your body works and how to return it to an optimal state of health. Kate shares generously with you the information, recipes, nutrition and lifestyle tips you will need, so you’ll be empowered to reach your health and wellbeing goals.

Kate is Australian trained and qualified, and registered with the relevant professional associations.

Rosaria Nithart – Naturopath


Rosaria joined MTHFR Support Australia over a year ago and in that time has been focussed on providing pre-natal and fertility support for those patients with MTHFR and methylation issues. The insight that we gain by looking at a patients genetic profile, analysing’s family health history and taking a detailed case history can be profound when fertility is concerned.

It is in fact paramount to understand the relevance of many of the genes involved in methylation and how they affect fertility, not just “one MTHFR gene”. This is what makes Carolyn Ledowsky, Rosaria and the team at MTHFR Support Australia unique. They understand and can explain to you the relevance of your genes, how this can be affected by your environment and give you a dedicated plan.

Rosaria herself battled the hard and long road to IVF. Living in Europe with no other support apart from conventional medicine, she turned to naturopathy.

Today, Rosaria is passionate about supporting future mothers with the best preconception, IVF and pregnancy support modern naturopathic and genetic/nutrigenomic care can offer.

Rosaria holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Comp Med) from Charles Sturt University as well as an Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy (ACNT). She is also a lecturer and a Clinic Supervisor at the Australasian College of Natural Therapies and a member of the National Herbalist Association of Australia (NHAA).

Rosaria has also studied with Carolyn Ledowsky and Ben Lynch (Methylation and Clinical Nutrigenomics, Maternal and Paediatric Implications due to MTHFR and Methylation Dysfunction).

Kristen Soper – MTHFR and Methylation clinical nutritionist


Kristen is a functional-medicine Clinical Nutritionist specialising in MTHFR and methylation. She has a special interest in chronic health conditions, mood disorders and digestive health. She also has a special interest in kids’ health, specifically in addressing mood and behaviours.

She has helped hundreds of patients regain health with her cutting-edge knowledge of the biochemical pathways and MTHFR… “When you give the body what it needs to heal by rectifying deficiencies, optimising methylation co-factors, cleaning up the diet and addressing the underlying pathophysiology such as inflammation; the journey back to health can begin”.

Kristen is passionate about the integration between the latest science, holistic nutrition and epigenetics and firmly believes the future of healthcare relies on all working together. Based on your presenting symptoms, pathology tests, your MTHFR mutation and other genetic SNPs such as COMT or CBS, an appointment with Kristen will include a personalised nutritional medicine prescription, including supplements, dietary advice and lifestyle recommendations.

Kristen holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional Medicine), a Bachelor of Communications and has full association membership with ANTA. She received the 2015 ANTA Academic Excellence Award.

Joanne Kennedy – Naturopath

Joanne Kennedy is a degree-qualified naturopath specialising in women’s hormonal health. Joanne is experienced in treating a range of hormonal issues including endometriosis, fibroids, PCOS, menstrual irregularities, painful periods, heavy periods and premenstrual syndrome.

Joanne’s other area of interest is genetics, which brought her to practice at MTHFR Support Australia in 2015.

Joanne will explain to you why you are experiencing imbalances with your hormones and how this is contributing to your health issues or infertility. “There are so many different factors, both genetic and environmental that are playing havoc with the female menstrual cycle. It is my job as a naturopath to identify these causes in each of my patients and to provide safe and effective evidenced based treatments for each individual” . When we combine this with the genetics, we get to understand the root cause of the hormonal issues and can adjust accordingly.

A consultation with Joanne will include a thorough discussion of your health history with an emphasis on your specific health concern. Specific dietary and lifestyle advice will be prescribed along with supplements and herbal medicine if required.

Joanne holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) and has full association membership with ANTA.