About the two Naturopaths that started Vital Greens Shane Sullivan ND DBM Dip graduated in Naturopathy and Acupuncture in 1985 studying in Australia and China. After five years in naturopathic practice in Australia he began to formulate vitamin supplements for several countries in Eastern Europe. From a base in Amsterdam he also worked with a harm minimisation team providing viable herbal alternatives to commonly used recreational drugs. One effective programme was the United Nations World Health Organisation sponsored "Changing the Needle" Programme, treating opiate and tobacco addiction with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs. In 1994 Shane returned to Sydney, completing his post graduate diploma in Medical Herbalism in 1996 and started Logical Nutrition Pty Ltd. This marked the beginning of two years of research on the formulation of Vital Greens. After working with a wide variety of patients and their feedback, Vital Greens was released, initially as a practitioner product, in July, 2000. Due to the increasing numbers of naturopaths and nutritionists working in health food stores and pharmacies across Australia, Vital Greens has become move available to the general public and is now the country's largest selling Greens product. Stephen Sprada ND DBM MAHSc is a Naturopath and Medical Herbalist and has been in private practice for over 23 years. Stephen completed a Master's degree in Health Science in 1992 and a post graduate diploma in Medical Herbalism in 1996. Areas of interest include: General Naturopathic Medicine Chronic conditions that have not responded to conventional treatments Immune Dysfunction and Regulation including HIV/AIDS Effective Fat Loss using a Bio-Impedance Analyser to assess body and cell composition. This is then used to implement specific nutritional programs to address health conditions. In particular conditions such as Blood Pressure, Obesity, Diabetes, Arthritis, Insulin Resistance and high cholesterol are conditions that respond well to this approach. Logical Nutrition was formed in November, 2002 as a graduation from our clinic entities: Synergy Logical Nutrition, Wellness Solutions and Avalon Wholistic Medical & Dental Centre. We formed the company to enlarge our production of Vital Greens which is now exported to seven countries. This company also allowed us to produce new, cutting edge products such as Phyto-Protein which contains the highest level of amino-acids and the highest bio-availability of any plant-based protein in the world. In May 2011, Martin and Pleasance Pty Ltd acquired the Vital Greens and Vital Protein range. Logical Nutrition had outgrown their capacity as a small company to effectively manage the growth due to the sheer success of the business in the past eleven years. Shane and Stephen felt the quality of service they could provide to their customers was being compromised because of this. Shane and Stephen are still heavily involved in the Vital brand and products.
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