Dr Helena Popovic

Authority on Improving Brain Function & Keynote Speaker

Dr Helena Popovic is a medical doctor and a leading authority on how to improve brain function. She is also a best-selling author, media identity and a TEDxSydney Fast Ideas finalist.

Dr Popovic's in-depth knowledge of the brain, in combination with her personal life experiences and energetic delivery make her a truly exceptional speaker. Having shared her mother's journey with lung cancer and her father's adventure with dementia, she speaks from a personal and professional perspective.

Throughout her years in medical practice she lectured students, nurses and fellow doctors. Today Dr Helena Popovic is in high demand internationally as presenter of keynotes, seminars and workshops to people in all professions and all walks of life. She teaches leading corporations, businesses, community groups and individuals how to achieve peak health for peak performance. Dr Popovic trains aged care workers in how to best care for people with dementia and helps mothers-to-be give their babies the healthiest start in life. By bringing science to life, she inspires, excites and empowers people to rewire and boost their brain; turn stress into success, change their body shape and achieve peak health for peak performance. She educates people on how to keep their brain in optimal working order and how to reduce their risk of developing dementia. She shows people how to shed excess body fat without resorting to diets, deprivation, denial or discipline.

Promoting vibrant physical and mental health is not just Dr Popovic's profession, it is her passion, her purpose and her personal way of life.

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Helena received her first speaking award at the age of 16 years when she won the City of Sydney Eisteddfod Singles Debating Championship. Her leadership skills were further recognised in 1984 when she was elected School Captain of Meriden School, and again in 1985 when she was chosen to spend a year in Japan as a Rotary Exchange Student.

She graduated from the University of Sydney in 1995 and her philosophy is that education is more powerful than medication.

Dr Helena Popovic is the author of two books. Her first best-selling book is In Search of My Father - Dementia is no match for a daughter's determination. It is a warm and humorous account of how we can build a better brain at any age or stage of life.

Her second book is NeuroSlimming - Let your brain change your body provides the missing piece in the weight loss puzzle by giving readers a Mind Plan, not a meal plan. In 2016 NeuroSlimming was awarded the Bronze Medal in the international Living Now Awards. These awards celebrate the innovation and creativity of books that enhance the quality of our lives. NeuroSlimming was honoured for its contribution to positive global change in health and wellness.

Dr Helena Popovic regularly appears on TV and radio and is a frequent guest writer for newspapers, magazines and industry journals. She has been a regular on Talking Lifestyle Radio 2UE Sydney and 3AW Melbourne and is often interviewed on ABC Radio National Life Matters, ABC Night Life with Tony Delroy and Philip Clark, Afternoons with James Valentine and ABC Radio in each state, as well as Qantas Inflight radio Talking Business with Alan Kohler and commercial radio Sydney 2GB, Canberra 2CC, Brisbane 4BC, Mindfood Radio and Community Radio Network Australia The Conversation.

Dr Helena is a regular guest on Channel 7's Daily Edition and Channel 9's Morning Show and Today Extra. She has also featured on Channel 10's The Project and The Circle. 

Dr Helena's medical opinion and commentary are constantly sought by newspapers and magazines including Body+Soul, Good Health, Women's Health, Prevention, Weight Watchers, Mindfood, Ageless, In the Black,Yours, Active Retirees, Take 5, Gold Coast Bulletin and many more.

She has also been interviewed and / or presented on radio and television in New Zealand and has presented on television America.

In 2012, Dr Helena Popovic won the NSW Professional Speakers Association Lightening Talk Competition. In 2017, she was a finalist at TEDxSydney's Fast Ideas competition.

Dr Helena Popovic speaks about:

Health and Performance:

Boost your brain; Turn stress into success; Come alive and thrive; Peak health for peak performance; Live longer, stronger, healthier and happier; The X Factor for excellence; The 7 habits of highly healthy people; Elevate your ?7. The7HabitsofHighlyHealthyPeopleenergy; Meditate for mastery; Health professional self care -?Do you practise what you preach?; What if disease were a doorway?; Let healing happen; The power of language in medicine; Born to thrive - give your baby the best start in life.

Weight Management:

NeuroSlimming - the science of changing your brain to change your body; EcoSlimming - the science of changing your environment to change your body; Mission: SlimPossible; The 7 habits of highly effective slimmers; Mind over platter - start with a mind plan rather than a meal plan; Fifty shades of sugar; Fifty shades of fat; What does birth have to do with girth?; Eat to your gut's content; Chocolate, the brain and obesity.