Director & Founder

Dr. Sandeep Gupta

Dr. Gupta graduated from medical school at the University of Queensland in 1999. Since then he has served in a range of public and private hospitals in the South-East Queensland region, as a cardiology, medical and anaesthetic registrar. He also has five years of experience working in Intensive Care, particularly in the area of post-cardiac surgery care. Dr. Gupta then went on to invest many years training in integrative medicine and was awarded a Fellowship of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) in 2008 and a Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) in 2010. He also has physician training certification with Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker in chronic inflammatory illness and a Masters of Nutrition with Dr. Gabriel Cousens. Other major influences include William Wolcott CN, Robert Marshall PhD, and Dietrich Klinghardt MD PhD.

Dr. Gupta established the Lotus Institute of Holistic Health in 2017, to provide training in integrative medicine for those who seek it. He also had an advocacy role in integrative medicine, with a prior position on the ACNEM board, and a current position on the Australian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA) advocacy committee. He is a founding board member for the Australian Chronic Infectious & Inflammatory Disease Society (ACIIDS) and a founding diplomate member for the International Society of Environmentally Acquired Illness (ISEAI).

He currently is director and head physician at the integrative practice Lotus Holistic Medicine at Maroochydore on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia.

Technical & Marketing Director

Caleb Rudd

After graduating with a degree in Information Technology (Information Management) from QUT Caleb worked as a web designer in London until coming down with ME/CFS in the early 2000s. This set him on a quest to understand complex chronic illness that continues to this day.

His collaboration with Dr. Sandeep Gupta began in 2015 on Mold Illness Made Simple that launched in October 2016. Caleb specialises in analysing peer reviewed and anecdotal research and breaking down these complex topics into more accessible formats such as PowerPoint slides, Google docs and blogs for online learning courses, webinars and face-to-face training seminars.

He also works for ISEAI, ACIIDS & volunteers as Facebook group co-administrator and website editor for Toxic Mould Support Australia.

Advisory Board

Dr. Anjana Arunachalam

Nicole Bijlsma