History of Bio Balance Health
Bio Balance Health was initiated in 1988 by two Australians following their visit to Health Research Institute- Pfeiffer Treatment Centre (now closed) in the USA, and their discussions with William J Walsh, PhD, Scientific Director. They were so impressed with the work being done there in managing patients with mental and behavioral disorders using individualised biochemical and nutritional programs, they resolved to bring this knowledge to Australia. Joining with like-minded Australians they set up by Balance Health Association in 2000.
Under the guidance of Dr Walsh this volunteer team worked hard to establish the pathology assessment facilities not at that time available in Australia, which assist in informing the Doctors of the biochemistry. Dr Walsh trained the first doctor in Australia in 2004. As well, he gave public lectures in Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
The success of this visit prompted Dr Walsh to return to Australia each year since, to conduct training for Australian and overseas doctors.
Starting with the aim of just having one doctor in every State able to use these skills, the team never imagined how many doctors have now been trained, nor the positive outcomes for their patients of applying this knowledge. Reducing the stigma of mental health by being able to explain to patients of an underlying by chemical cause which can be managed to reduce symptoms is very satisfying. Being able to reduce the chance of choosing psychiatric medications which may have severe side effects, by understanding the relationship between biochemistry and medication, is an important knowledge.
Bio Balance Health is a registered charity and a not-for-profit organisation which relies on medical doctor training programs, membership and supporter donations for funding. It is run by a Board composed of a majority of Doctors.
The knowledge, brought to Australia by Bio Balance Health bringing Dr Walsh here every year since 2004, has created positive outcomes for many thousands who thought that, for them, good health was not recoverable.
The results Australian doctors saw highlighted the need to show the world how this work can stimulate research programs. Bio Balance Health has supported research showing:
(1) Reduced hospitalisations in schizophrenics
(2) The positive effects on nutrients in violent and aggressive youth
(3) Correlation between biochemistry and schizo-affective disorders.
Developing research is very time-consuming. Bio Balance Health is constantly in discussions around development and funding of research. The research on Pyrrole is not yet published, but all indications it will be a world first.