About Me

Todd Mansfield, resident herbalist at Byron Herbalist, has been working with plants for years. He has a strong passion for all things plants, herbal medicine and the gut. He focuses much of his time and studies on gut health, digestive complaints, bacterial overgrowth and parasite treatments.

Todd holds a Bachelor of Health Science Degree from the Australian College of Natural Therapies and is an active member of the Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia

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Continual Professional Education

As a lifelong student and a lover of learning he spends much of his free time exploring the scientific evidence connecting the gut microbiota with health and disease.

He has completed postgraduate courses in

  • Gastrointestinal Masterclasses
  • Men’s Health Masterclass
  • Allergy Masterclass
  • Functional Diagnostic Masterclasses
  • Infectious Disease Masterclass
  • Female Reproductive Issues short courses
  • Essential Fatty Acid Use short course
  • MTHFR short course
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About Byron Herbalist

During my life I have explored many different passions and projects. Through it all there was, and always will be a focus on life. Herbal medicine ties together so many things that excite me. Growing and harvesting plants and then using them to help people regain their health and vitality is a dream come true. It almost doesn’t seem real.

Here at Byron Herbalist I focus my time on researching the scientific evidence and the historical use of herbal medicine from the wisdom traditions of the world. It is a fine line to walk. Currently I think we are leaning too far towards the reductionist science and forgetting that the plant medicine that we use has depth that science can’t determine.

I take what science has to offer but always keep in the back of my mind the principles of true grass-roots herbalism. Focusing on building a person’s vitality and health, supporting their physical, emotional and mental health is all possible using herbal medicine.

Here you will find easy to read information on helping you regain your health with herbal medicine. Every now and again I will publish an article or two exploring the most recent scientific evidence. As gut health and the gut microbiome (all the bugs that make up our gut microbiota) is a major interest of mine I will definitely be sharing some thoughts there too!

Don’t forget that this website is here for you. If something grabs your attention or you have any questions or comments then leave them in the comments below the articles. I respond to each and every one.

Todd Mansfield

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