Grad Dip Sport Nutrition (IOC)
BHSc Complementary Medicine
Adv. Dip. Naturopathy
Adv. Dip. Nutrition
Dip. Herbal Medicine
Professional Interests

  • Energy and nutrition for sport and exercise
  • Nutritional components of anti-aging medicine
  • Auto-immune

Matt is a highly qualified and educated Naturopath with a personal interest in evidence based approaches to Sports and performance Nutrition.
Matt’s health career began in the fitness industry back in the mid 90s where he worked as a fitness instructor both in Australia and England.  It was while working with clients in England that Matt recognised a considerable variance in performance, achievement and the recovery of individuals. With a desire to help these people achieve, Matt developed a greater interest in nutrition and discovered the value of herbal medicine. In 2000 Matt graduated in Naturopathy from the Australian College of Natural Medicine followed by a Bachelor of Health Science (Complementary Medicine) from Charles Sturt University.
With a passion for food and organic growing methods, new business partner Marilyn Lemaire and Matt opened the dream practice – an organic health food centre that focused on clinical practice.
Both Marilyn and Matt spent almost 2 years planning and designing the current Vive retail store.  In 2021, Vive is now into its 20th year of business and has grown into a successful health food and clinical business. Vive has a well respected name for both service and professional knowledge for customers and clients.
Online Shopping – www.vivehealth.com.au  was established to fully cater for our customers, a need arrived for Vive to move online and offer products for sale through the internet.  As customer and client demand has grown for online trading, so too has the pressure to complete our business model by offering our customers the added value of being able to shop online.
Following the successful launch of the Vive Health online shopping site Matt has now devoted his time and knowledge back into his clinical work.
Look great and feel great…make power and speed!  Matt focuses his clinical work with those that would like help and support to reach their dreams and goals.  By bringing together over 20 years of clinical experience of health, fitness, nutrition and herbal medicine, Matt’s passion now lies with the concept that we CAN control the rate with which we age both physically and mentally. He has an active interest in helping people not only look great but to feel amazing with an evidence based approach to Nutrition and training.  Matt’s clinical concept is about the complete wellness package where he is committed to helping people not only look fantastic and combat the processes of ageing but help individuals feel strong, motivated and full of energy.  With personal exercise planning and the integration of unique nutrition and wellness concepts, Matt believes he can achieve optimal health, speed, power and wellness for his clients throughout a wide variety of sport and exercise.
Matt’s areas of special interest include periodised carbohydrate planing for endurance racing along with consideration to true performance gains, immune and energy systems, fatigue prevention and recovery.  He considers nutrition, diet and exercise prescription important components of sports performance and healthy ageing therefore prescribes within these parameters and values.
Graduate Diploma of Sports Nutrition – International Olympic Committee
Bachelor Health Science Complementary Medicine – Charles Sturt University
Advanced Diploma Naturopathy – Australian College Natural Medicine
Advanced Diploma Nutrition – Australian College Natural Medicine
Diploma Western Herbal Medicine – Australian Collage Natural Medicine
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