Dr Michelle Woolhouse



Dr Michelle has an in-depth understanding of the underlying cause of diseases and in the healing principles of the body from an energetic, biochemical and structural level as well as a psychological, spiritual and emotional level.  She obtained her medical degree from Monash University in 1996, and is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioner’s (RACGP). Dr Michelle is also a fellow of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (acnem) and the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM) and holds post graduate qualifications in hypnotherapy, acupuncture and a post grad dip. mind-body medicine (Swinburne university)

Dr Michelle is the author of The Wonder Within: a heart-led playbook for the anxious, stressed and burnt-out, which is available via her website www.theholisticgp.com.au .This easy to read book will take the reader on a journey through the body to understand the interconnections of health and healing. It maps out the internal and external systems that support us in learning from negative experiences, growing from our challenges and enhancing our understanding of what it means to be well, whole and healthy.

Dr Michelle is passionate about education and has recently joined the Fx-Medicine team as one of their new hosts of the Fx-medicine podcast. She is also the founding medical director of an innovative lifestyle and holistic health app called VIVELY www.vively.com.au.This app allows the user to discover real time personalised insights into their metabolic health and understand the interplay between exercise, diet, sleep and stress.

Dr Michelle is a frequent lecturer and mentor for GP registrars and doctors and a founding board member of the working party between the RACGP and Australasian Integrative Medicine Association.

She served on the acnem board for 6 years from 2011 until 2017. Michelle has authors 4 articles for the AFP, reviewed 4 editions of Cohen and Braun’s the Herbs and Natural supplements and Kotsirilos, Sali, and Vitetta, Textbook of Integrative medicine. She has represented acnem on channel Ten ‘ The circle”.

Dr Michelle was founder and co-host of the award-winning health podcast, The Good Doctors and in 2019, was given the lifetime achievement award for services to integrative medicine by National Institute of Integrative Medicine.

In 2019 she teamed up with her colleague Caroline Hales (@carolinehales) to run incredible wellness retreats for women in collaboration with the Yarra valley Living Centre. “Teaching meditation, mindful movement, deep transformational process and self compassion is one of the most fulfilling things I have ever done” says Dr Michelle.

Her number one piece of advice to patients is: ‘everything in moderation even moderation itself’.

She loves surfing, watching her girls grow up, being the best person she can be and spending time in nature.

Instagram @drmichellewoolhouse @theholisticgp


Retreats @carolinehales or DM via instagram, www.enliven-retreats.com.au


Dr. Michelle Woolhouse & Prof. Cassandra Szoeke

Secrets of Women's Healthy Ageing- Let's Talk HRT

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Dr. Michelle Woolhouse & Dr. Veronique Chachay

Intermittent Fasting: Fad OR Metabolically Beneficial?

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Dr. Michelle Woolhouse & Nicole Bijlsma

Case Taking Environmental Toxin Exposure

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Dr. Michelle Woolhouse & Carla Wrenn

Integrative Oncology: Supporting the patient holistically

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Foundations of NEM


  • Macronutrients & an anti-inflammatory diet; Comparing dietary approaches
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Helping Your Patients Reduce Stress


  • Stress and the effects on the body ; Bringing It All Together
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Thyroid and Adrenal Conditions


  • Overview of Adrenal Health; Mind-Body-Spirit Medicine
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Womens Health


  • Case based learning – Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Case based learning – painful periods & disordered bleeding
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Areas of Speciality

  • Nutritional and Environmental Medicine
  • Lifestyle Medicine
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Mind-Body Medicine

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