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Tonic TV Hosts

Please meet our lovely hosts of Tonic TV.

Dr Norman Swan

Tonic's host Dr Norman Swan leads a team of reporters who cover all aspects of health from lifestyle to complementary medicines to the laboratory bench. Norman is Australia's leading health journalist with a broadcast career spanning 30 years as a highly sought after producer, presenter and commentator. 

Dr Swan is host of The Health Report on ABC Radio National, guest reporter for Four Corners and is the medical expert on Channel Ten's The Biggest Loser. He has been honoured with three Walkley awards (Australian journalism's equivalent of the Pulitzer Awards) including the prestigious gold, as well as being the third ever recipient of the Medal of the Australian Academy of Science.

Karen Carey

Karen Carey reports on consumer issues based on many years experience as a leading champion of consumer rights in health. Her focus is helping people get more out of the healthcare system, and knowing the right questions to ask to improve their health outcomes.

As a former Chair of Consumers' Health Forum, Karen has been a chief investigator on important consumer focused research projects and chaired expert groups developing key strategic plans and clinical guidelines. Karen's focus is on educating consumers to use healthcare systems wisely to improve health outcomes and also on developing a stronger, more efficient healthcare system.

Nikki Heyder

Nikki is qualified as both a Nutritional Counsellor and as a Health & Wellness Coach. She understands that health is not merely about what we put into our bodies but also about our lifestyles and the way that we perceive ourselves and those around us.

Nikki owns a health business in Western Australia called NOOD ( where her and her team provide healthy catering options as well as corporate health & wellbeing seminars to companies around Perth in her goal to educate as many people as possible on the benefits of consuming a whole food diet and a balanced lifestyle.

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** Please note that Dr Norman Swan is unable to provide medical advice. If you have a health related problem please see your doctor.

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Tonic on Demand helps you maximise your health, your health care and your years on this planet. 

Tonic on Demand brings you credible and trusted evidence based video content that will educate, entertain and inform. Created with these values in mind, Tonic on Demand provides bespoke content covering topics on Wellness & Lifestyle, Life Stage & Gender and Illness & Ageing. 

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