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What Is The Bircher Bar?

The Bircher Bar has evolved over the years from a simple market stall into a thriving cafe, shifting again into a health food producer and e-commerce store, and finally now as a premium health, wellness and lifestyle directory. 

Through being so dynamic, we've been privy to all kinds of emerging health trends, and filtered through the truth of what's actually beneficial vs. what can only be termed as 'snake oil' and marketing fads.

Our experience across multiple facets of the health, wellness and lifestyle scene allows us unique insight to review natural products and produce articles that truly contribute to living a better life!

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What Does The Bircher Bar Do?:

Operating with a science background and experiential focus, The Bircher Bar's goal is to connect our customers and followers to the products and brands that we believe are ethical, useful and beneficial to your health & lifestyle, as well as our planet and general wellbeing. 

The brands we feature are only ones we use ourselves and we've been lucky enough to secure some amazing unique Bircher Bar deals, discounts and giveaways with them. If you want access - simply join our email and check your inbox!

Who Is The Bircher Bar? 

The Bircher Bar is a small and tight knit team of health enthusiasts and researchers headed up by the business Founder & Owner - Darcy Ogdon-Nolan.

Darcy Ogdon-Nolan - Founder & Owner

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Darcy has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University Of New England and brings a strong focus to the research and scientific evidence behind the health benefits of the products we review and articles we produce.

He has also been an avid pursuer of testing and trying all things that can contribute to improving health and wellbeing for well over a decade now - spending countless hours researching and trying out everything from protein powders and super greens to nootropics and medicinal mushrooms!

Isabella Truong - Pharmacist and Scientific Editor

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Isabella Truong has a Master of Pharmacy degree from The University of Canberra and her experience in health includes practicing in community pharmacy and working in the health and supplements industry for over 15 years. She’s worked with some of Australia’s largest supplement brands in Australia such as Blackmores, Bioceuticals and Thompson’s herbal. 

Her passion for health and natural medicine stems from her personal experience in using natural remedies for her own health conditions. From there, she invested in furthering her education in this area and has spent much of her career educating other pharmacists and consumers about the safe use of natural medicine within the pharmacy sector.

Whilst helping others with their health journey, by providing health solutions and advice for her patients in a holistic way. Isabella also uses natural products daily, and thus practices what she preaches! Thanks to Isabella’s experience working in both the pharmaceutical and natural medicine industries, she truly understands the scientific claims and evidence behind the quality products she recommends and personally uses.

Fun fact: Isabella once graced the screens of Fox’s tv reality show, WIMP 2 WARRIOR. From her days as an amateur fighter to her present endeavors, she's woven the benefits of supplements and natural medicines into her journey — applying an integrative approach— transforming her punches into nutrient-packed powerhouses and her kicks into herbal remedies. Talk about a knockout combination!

Anita Yau - Product tester and Longevity Enthusiast

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Anita Yau is a devoted personal health and well-being enthusiast. With a deep-seated interest in healthy diet and living, she actively engages in her wellness journey, continuously exploring dietary, mental and lifestyle adjustments to enhance her quality of life.

Her approach to nutrition and supplementation is thoughtful and informed, discerning from passing fads and opting instead for tried & tested health-conscious choices that endures the test of time. 

Anita's dedication to diet and healthy living stems from her childhood, growing up with lots of homemade broths and integrating medicinal Chinese herbs regularly. Her health journey truly took flight during her tenure as a passionate policy advisor at one of Australia's largest insurance companies. There, she championed for improved health coverage within personal injury schemes, infusing her passion for prevention programs.

Family health history has also propelled her to take charge of her health and be proactive about preventive care, motivated by the work of Dr. Mindy Pelz, Dr. Michael Greger, and Associate Professor Andrew D. Huberman, Ph.D., as well as Bryan Johnson (Blueprint), whose insights inspire her path towards optimal health and longevity.

Amber Bennett - Head Product Tester & Reviewer

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Currently working to complete a Bachelor of Complementary Medicine at Endeavour College Of Natural Health, I am extremely passionate about holistic treatments and the science that backs their efficiency.

Having studied various healing modalities over 8 years, one of my favourites would have to be Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). This led me to complete my first accreditation, an Advanced Diploma in Iridology, and kick started further studies into the wider realm of Complementary Medicine.

I especially enjoy studying Nervous System and Gut Health with a keen interest in psychoneuroimmunology.

My knowledge and passion for Complementary Therapies paired with a love of all things health improvement allows me to thoroughly test and review products and provide honest, science backed reviews on my personal experience using them.

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