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This week in Get Happy Hour I chat with the incredible Sandeep Gupta is a specialist general practitioner who is a member of the RACGP special interests group in integrative medicine.

Dr Gupta graduated from medical school at the University of Queensland 1999. Since then he served in a range of public and private hospitals in the South-East Queensland region, serving as a cardiology, medical and anaesthetic registrar.

He also has approximately five years of experience in 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 a physician training certification with Dr Ritchie Shoemaker in chronic inflammatory illness and a Masters of Nutrition with Dr Gabriel Cousens in diabetes and living food nutrition.

Other major influences include William Wolcott CN, Robert Marshall PhD, and Dietrich Klinghardt MD PhD.

He established the Lotus Institute of Holistic Health in 2017 to provide training in integrative medicine for those who seek it. He has 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, and is a founding board member for the Australian Chronic Infectious & Inflammatory Disease Society (ACIIDS) and the International Society of Environmentally Acquired Illness (ISEAI).

Dr Gupta strives to walk his talk in his own life, keeps up to date with current developments in the field, and genuinely aims to approach clients with respect, service and empathy. He believes listening and validation of an individual journey are some of the most powerful gifts and practitioner can give anyone.

Special Interests

  • Chronic diseases in all ages

  • Environmentally acquired illness, particularly chronic inflammatory response syndrome, mast cell activation syndrome and multiple chemical sensitivity

  • Integrative cardiology including preventative management for those at high risk of cardiovascular disease

  • Bio-identical hormone therapy


  • MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, University of Queensland)

  • FRACGP (Fellow of Australian College of GPs)

  • FACNEM ( Fellow of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine)

  • MA (Masters of Arts in Live Food Nutrition)


  • Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM)

  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)

  • Australian Chronic Infectious & Inflammatory Disease Society (ACIIDS) – Director

  • International Society for Environmentally Acquired Illness (ISEAI) – Director

  • Australian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA) – Advocacy committee member & Sunshine Coast co-ordinator

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  • The integrated approach is to ask how and why when looking at integrative medicine. For example, why has this happened to you?

  • Dr Gupta explains consults and advice beyond pharmaceutical approaches

  • Lotus Institute is to fill in the gaps for knowledge to do with nutrition and environmental medicine

  • Using a binder such as charcoal can be a way to remove and eliminate toxins in the body

  • Dr Gupta talks about mold, fungus and the power of mushrooms

  • The importance of diet including reducing gluten, sugar and dairy is discussed and how they impact the health of the body

  • Dr Gupta’s definition of happiness is being at peace with yourself

  • Dr Gupta’s start of the day is santmat meditation

  • The things that make his heart sing is being close to the water, playing guitar and being close to spiritual teachers

  • One of his last meals on Earth would be a meal at Rambargh Palace in Jaipur

  • Vedanta for the Western World by Christopher Isherwood is one of Dr Gupta’s favourite all time book

  • To Whom The Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway and The Five Personality Patterns by Steven Kessler are Dr Gupta’s latest reads

  • Dr Gupta’s gratitude practice involves being thankful before every meal

  • His fantasy dinner guests would be Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela

  • Looking after your health and looking out for mold in the home will be a sure fire way to support health alongside taking five key elements – magnesium, zinc, multi-mineral (concentrated mineral drops), vitamin B complex and omega fish oils

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xx Carla