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Friday, August 17, 2018

13 August, 2018 - Dr Brad's Sleep Secrets; The Meredith Dairy story.

Dr. Brad Jacobs

Dr Brad is a recognized leader in Integrative Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine, corporate health, and is an experienced physician, educator, and healthcare innovator.

Dr Brad is Founder and Director of BlueWave Medicine with offices in the award-winning Cavallo Point Lodge in Sausalito, San Francisco and Silicon Valley. His practice is rooted in providing committed individuals comprehensive, personalized, and technology-enabled healthcare. This approach utilizes the best of conventional, genomic, lifestyle, and alternative medical practices. He enjoys helping patients improve their vitality and joy on a day-to-day basis, as well as optimize health and well-being through applying his training and experience in conventional medicine, functional medicine, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and lifestyle medicine including nutrition, fitness, and mind-body practices, in collaboration with the fantastic BlueWave Medicine multi-disciplinary health professional team.

In addition to his dedication to patient care, Dr Brad leads executive health and corporate health retreats and workshops. A sampling of clients includes Google, PepsiCo, Gap Inc., Lilly Pharmaceuticals, PG&E, Stanford Business School Beacon Program, Harvard Business School Executive Education program, and UCSF and Stanford medical schools. He is Chairman of the Board for the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine and a Board member for Milagros de Mexico. He was founding Chair of the Medical Advisory Board for Pharmaca Inc.

He has served as Endowed Professor and Founding Medical Director for the UC-San Francisco Osher Center for Integrative Medicine where he also taught as an Assistant Professor. Previously, he was co-founder and SVP Clinical Affairs at Mytrus Inc. and served as Senior Medical Director at Revolution Health Networks.

Dr. Brad is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Integrative Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine (ABIHM). He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and received a Master’s Degree of Public Health from University of California at Berkeley. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency and General Medicine Research Fellowship at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF); Spine Medicine training at Kaiser Permanente; and 5-element and medical acupuncture training at the San Francisco School of Acupuncture and University of California, Los Angeles, respectively. He has also studied functional medicine, herbal medicine, nutrition, fitness, stress management, and is a life-long student of yoga and martial arts.

He is married with 2 children and enjoys playing in the outdoors skiing, mountain bike riding, and surfing.


Ian Griffiths, US Meredith Dairy

Meredith Dairy is an on-farm enterprise, milking sheep and goats year-round to make specialty cheeses and yoghurts.
Up until 1990 farming at Meredith focused on beef, prime lamb and wool production. When the reserve price for wool was discontinued in the 1990s, the sheep industry collapsed. To stay viable it was necessary to search for alternative farming systems, in particular, options that involved value-adding primary produce and which offered a sustainable income, irrespective of global commodity prices.
The owners, Sandy & Julie Cameron extensively researched animal husbandry, sheep and goat milk production and cheese-making techniques. Two years later the Meredith Dairy factory was built on the farm. The farming activities now concentrate on supply of inputs for the dairy animals including growing grains and fodder.
Sandy, a qualified Veterinarian who received his doctorate in philosophy in 1985, has focused his research in sheep & goat reproduction, particularly in year-round production. Ongoing research and development enable continual improvement to farming systems, final products and sustainability.


Meredith Dairy is located at Meredith in Victoria, Australia approximately 100km west of Melbourne. Along with Dairying, the farm grows wheat, barley and other grains for the dairy animals.
Note: Meredith Dairy does not grow GMO crops.
On the farm there are remnant native grasslands, Australian native bush, and wetlands. These areas are protected within the boundaries of the farm. Tree plantations & revegetation of native plants have been established to shelter stock and promote biodiversity. Biodiversity surveys have identified significant flora & fauna including; Kangaroos, koalas, platypus, numerous birds and reptiles as well as vulnerable or endangered native plants.
The Cameron family are acutely aware of climate change and its consequences. Farm activities must be sustainable to ensure the dairy remains viable.

Conservation activities include:
  •   Annual tree planting program. This promotes biodiversity as well as faciliates C02 sequestration.
  •   No till cropping, direct drill sowing of crops, stubble retention & control traffic prevents soil compaction, retains moisture, promotes organic material, soil microbes & wind erosion.
  •   Monitor & replenish soil nutrients.
  •   Rotate plantings of clovers & Lucerne which promote soil fertility.
  •   Purchase green power and use renewable Biofuel (when available).
  •   Solar hot water systems.
  •   Stock rotation and exclusion from sensitive landscapes eg waterways.
  •   Monitor via surveys of biodiversity, stream quality & Carbon consumption.

Ian Griffiths

1 comment:

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