Meet Dr Phil Sheldon

Dr Philip Sheldon holds a Doctorate in Public Health & Nutrition, graduating from Flinders University in South Australia. He also has a Master’s Degree in Health Science (Human Nutrition Deakin University, Vic) a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Science and Nutrition, with a Graduate Diploma of Applied Science in Integrative, Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (Swinburne University, Vic).  Dr Sheldon has studied extensively in Herbal Medicine and Nutritional Medicine.


Dr Phil’s background is not only of an Academic nature, he was in Clinical Practice for over 10 years and has been heavily involved in consulting for the Health Industry, developing new products and formulas, as well as product development and promotion for various natural supplement manufacturers.

Having a special interest in Public Health and Nutrition and food safety, Dr Phil initially worked in the field of nutritional care for cancer suffers going through treatment using good nutrition to help the patients obtain a better outcome and help fight the illness.  This lead to the launch of Optimal Essentials - 100% naturally organic superfood powders.


Suitable for the whole family, Dr Phil's products are whole-food based which means all ingredients are obtained from whole food sources with no addition of synthetic vitamins, fillers or additives.  They can be safely taken while on medication or during pregnancy as all ingredients are naturally food derived.


Dr Phil’s attention then turned to Children’s nutrition, as having Grandchildren his interest was drawn to the nutritional benefits for children who are quite often fussy eaters and can be prone to eating unhealthy foods, high in calories and low in good nutrition.  A children’s natural superfood powder, very high in all the essential nutrients to develop a healthy immune system, strong bones and assist with brain, cognitive and macular development (eyesight) was the culmination of his research.


The strongest of buildings is only as good as its foundation and good nutrition is the foundation for healthy adults and children.  He is currently working on improving Baby/Infant Formulas.


Dr Phil is also Qualified and accredited in Naturopathy, Sports Conditioning, Fitness Testing, Fitness Instruction, Aerobics, Sports Training, and Sports Injury and is a SA & NSW Accredited Community Fitness Leader. Dr Sheldon was also behind the formation of the TAFE fitness leader courses and lectured for TAFE on these courses in Industry Issues and Business Management.  Dr Sheldon is also a Member of the Australian Sports Medicine Federation and a member of the Australian Sports Trainers Association, a past President of the Fitness Industry Association and a member of ACNEM (Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine) and the ATMS (Australian Traditional Medicine Society).


Dr Phil is also an award winning Health and Fitness Radio and Television personality whom has lectured in Australia and the United States.  He was awarded the prestigious ‘MBF Health and Wellbeing Award’ for the best Radio report for his weekly ‘Bodytalk’ program aired weeknights on Adelaide’s number one rating Radio Station Radio 5aa, as well as the Excellence in Journalism Award from the Arthritis Foundation.


Regularly lecturing for community groups, business groups, Dr Phil has been a guest lecturer for the Australian Mining Industry, leading Insurance Companies, plus a regular attendee and member of the International Nutracon Alumni (World Nutrition Conference).  Dr Phil was asked to be a member on the Council for the IHRSA, Institute on Exercise and Health based in Boston, USA. This worldwide organization is dedicated to communicating the health benefits of regular exercise by evaluating every piece of important research.  


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