New Zealand
Tour 2023


Lessons from the Pandemic-Medicine
at a Crossroads



World renowned cardiologist tours NZ and calls for institutions to be prepared to stand up for doctors and patients rights


Dr. Malhotra is an internationally acclaimed cardiologist, author and public health campaigner. In partnership with NZMPS he will be presenting public talks throughout New Zealand during September. Dr Malhotra will provide an analysis of the lessons learned from the pandemic and what this means for the future of public health medicine.


View Christchurch Recording Below:




Dr. Aseem Malhotra

MBChB University of Edinburgh (2001), MRCP University of Edinburgh (2004), CCT Cardiology University of Edinburgh (2013)


Dr Aseem Malhotra is an NHS trained Consultant Cardiologist and an internationally renowned expert in the prevention, diagnosis and management of heart disease. He is honorary council member to the Metabolic Psychiatry Clinic at Stanford University school of medicine California. He is a founding member of Action on Sugar and was the lead campaigner highlighting the harm caused by excess sugar consumption in the United Kingdom, particularly its role in type 2 diabetes and obesity. In 2015 he helped co-ordinate the Choosing Wisely campaign by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges as lead author in a BMJ paper to highlight the risks of overuse of medical treatments. In the same year he became the youngest member to be appointed to the board of trustees of UK health think tank, The King's Fund that advises government on health policy. Aseem is a frequent expert commentator in print and broadcast media and he has written scores of articles for a number of publications including the BMJ, British Journal of Sports Medicine, BMJ Open Heart, JAMA Internal Medicine, Prescriber, The Pharmaceutical Journal, European Scientist, The Guardian and Observer, BBC online, Huffington Post, The Daily Mirror, Daily Mail, The Daily Telegraph and the Washington Post. He is international guest editor of the journal of evidence-based healthcare.

Aseem has appeared in the Health Service Journal’s list of top 50 BME pioneers, and has won a number of awards for his work to raise awareness of diet-related illness both in the UK and internationally. He is a pioneer of the lifestyle medicine movement in the UK and has had feature articles written about him in the New York Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The i, and Healthcare Leader. In 2018 he was ranked by software company Onalytica as the number 1 doctor in the world influencing obesity thinking.

In 2016 he was named in the Sunday Times Debrett's list as one of the most influential people in science and medicine in the UK in a list that included Professor Stephen Hawking. His total Altmetric score (measure of impact and reach) of his medical journal publications since 2013 is over 10,000 making it one of the highest in the World for a clinical doctor during this period. His first book co-authored with Donal O' Neill, The Pioppi Diet, has become an international best seller. His second book, the 21 day immunity plan is a Sunday Times best seller. During the first year of the Covid pandemic he was asked by the Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock to advice on the link between covid and obesity and how best to reduce population risk to infection. His recently published third book A Statin Free Life is already a best seller.

Award winning American Science Journalist Gary Taubes describes Aseem as someone who has “probably done more in the UK to inject sanity in to nutrition science and the pharmaceutical industry debate than any human being alive”

Sir Richard Thompson, Past President of the Royal College of Physicians and former personal physician to her majesty The Queen said “Dr Aseem Malhotra is changing the face of medicine and his revolutionary book the Pioppi Diet should be read by everyone”

The Mayor of Manchester Andy Burnham said “ He’s really making people think differently about what they eat and how they live their life. Through his work he’s going to change many thousands of lives, millions of lives for the better”



Dr. Matt Shelton

A well-known voice alerting NZ to the harms of the Covid injections, Dr. Shelton advocated for early Covid-19 treatments and the application of the precautionary principle in pregnancy and children. One of the first to be suspended for standing up as a doctor, he provides a counter opinion to the government’s self declared “single source of truth”.


Dr Matt Shelton

Dr. Matt Shelton will be joining us at the following sessions:

Lynda Wharton

Lynda Wharton has had a 35 year career in sole practice as a Naturopath and Reg Acupuncturist specialising in Holistic Women's Health

She enjoyed a parallel career as a health researcher, writer, columnist and book author.  She is the author of 3 Holistic Women's Health books

In 2020 and 21 she watched the "warp speed" development and roll out of covid vaccines, with growing alarm.

When nobody in New Zealand stood up to challenge the sole messaging of "safe and effective", she started a Facebook group called The Health Forum NZ.  

The aim was to share the preprint and peer reviewed science, and esteemed voices of concern from around the world.  

The group grew rapidly and soon attracted New Zealand's COVID vaccine injured and later those mandated out of professions because they refused to comply.  

This group lasted 9 months before being de-platformed by Facebook.  During the 9 months it grew in size to 58,000 predominantly New Zealanders. 

The Health Forum NZ continues a strong social media presence on Twitter (NZ and the MRNA), MeWe and Telegram.

For almost 2 years The Health Forum has been compiling a comprehensive detailed Citizens Database of serious adverse events and deaths following the COVID injections.

Lynda is currently awaiting a Legal Review document that will point the way to a Class Action legal case on behalf of New Zealand COVID vaccine injured and deceased.  The comprehensive database will be essential for this case. 

The Health Forum continues to work with and support vaccine injured and bereaved New Zealand families through awareness, advocacy, practical support and resources. 


Lynda Wharton

Lynda Wharton will be joining us at the following sessions:

Dr. Cindy DeVilliers

Dr Cindy de Villiers has been involved in general practice and acute care for thirty years. She is trained in Integrative Medicine and has an interest in personal health optimisation and its applications in chronic disease.

In her practice, she combines complementary, nutritional and environmental medicine with conventional medicine, emphasising the treatment of underlying factors and triggers, while providing symptomatic relief. She has always been fascinated by the intricacies and complexity of the body, by how it worked and by what made us, as humans, function, and what was going on when we weren't functioning optimally. 

She continues practicing as an Integrative GP, while working tirelessly for a fairer health system for patients and practitioners alike.


Dr. Cindy Devilliers will be joining us at the following sessions:

Jack McGuire

Jack McGuire is the Managing Director of Red Union Support Hub, the service entity that helps frontline workers establish more politically independent and cost effective unions. Through the various ‘Red Unions’ across Australia and now New Zealand, the support hub helps workers with pay, insurance and legal support while actively avoiding irrelevant ‘woke’ political issues. This means workers save money and get fierce advocacy where only the members’ interests are considered. 



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