Welcome to the practitioner page

Leah is passionate about education. Her own, as well as contributing to the further education of others. Along with completing her PhD, she presents at seminars and conferences, provides supervision and training for other professionals and contributes to academic journals.

Seminars & Presentations

In 2019, Leah is due to speak at a number of conferences and seminars in Australia and overseas. Information and booking details will be displayed here as they become available.

Previous events

MINDD International Forum

May 11, 2018 - May 14, 2018

The Mindd Forum offers education, empowerment and hope.

NZAMH Conference 2018

May 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - May 21, 2018 @ 3:00 am

Learn more about medical herbalism at our 2018 NZAMH Conference

Australian Traditional Medicine Society PCOS Symposium

September 16, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - September 17, 2018 @ 3:15 am

The PCOS Symposium is a special event designed to combine the powerful education series from ATMS with specialised integrative, naturopathic trainings in the diagnosis [...]

“The role of the Naturopath is to educate and to empower individuals to reclaim their true state of health. At a time when modern technology, environmental pollution, poor diet, and stress play a significant role in the degradation of health, a Naturopath’s ability to apply natural methods of healing is of considerable importance.”

Supervision & Training

Leah Hechtman provides supervision for other Practitioners throughout the country and overseas to support their success in their practice.

The process covers all relevant areas including:

  •  Business development

  • Patient care

  • Clinical training

  • Skills development

  •  Practitioner development

Her supervision sessions are eligible to be claimed for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) points for practitioner’s relevant Association requirements. Please contact her for specific details.


Leah contributes to a number of texts, journals and other professional literature on a regular basis. She enjoys researching and staying abreast of the latest information and above all, contributing to academic material. Please find below a number of her more recent contributions.

Clinical Naturopathic Medicine, 2nd Edition

Clinical Naturopathic Medicine, 2nd Edition

Written by Leah Hechtman, Clinical Naturopathic Medicine is a foundation clinical text integrating the holistic traditional principles of naturopathic philosophy with the scientific rigour of evidence-based medicine (EBM) to support contemporary practices and principles. Read more…

Textbook of Natural Medicine (4th Edition)

Textbook of Natural Medicine (4th Edition)

Leah was privileged to be selected to author the female fertility chapter and co-author the male infertility chapter with Dr Michael Murray of this Internationally renowned text.

Herbs and Natural Supplements (4th Edition) - An evidenced based guide

Herbs and Natural Supplements (4th Edition) – An evidenced based guide

Leah was fortunate to update the Pregnancy chapter she had previously authored with Emily Bradley. Additionally, she contributed and updated a number of monographs.

Advancing Medicine with Food and Nutrients (2nd Edition)

Leah co-authored the male fertility chapter with Dr Roger Bilica of this popular text.

Nutrition, Fertility, and Human Reproductive Function

Together with the leading reproductive and fertility specialists from around the world, Leah co-authored the chapter ‘Naturopathic Treatments for Infertility and Reproductive Disorders’ with Dr Joseph Pizzorno in this recently released text.