Dr Jason Hawrelak, Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator at the University of Tasmania in Australia is known as one of the leading experts in the treatment of gastrointestinal conditions with natural medicines, and an expert on all things gut microbiome and probiotics.
With nearly 20 years of clinical experience as a naturopath, herbalist, and nutritionist Dr Hawrelak has a passion for gastrointestinal health.
His research focuses on using natural medicines to treat conditions often considered challenging to treat, such as IBS and fibromyalgia.
Dr Hawrelak is a research fellow of the International Naturopathy Research Leadership Program run by UTS:ARCCIM and supported by Blackmores Institute and the Jacka Foundation.
Blackmores Institute caught up with Dr Hawrelak recently to hear more about his research and learn how it will impact the complementary medicine community.