Who is Dr Helena?

Dr Helena Popovic MBBS believes that our decisions are more powerful than our DNA.

She is a medical doctor, leading authority on improving brain function, best-selling author, international speaker and media commentator.

She shows people how to:

Her MISSION is to educate rather than to medicate.

Her PASSION is empowering people to live longer, stronger,
healthier and happier.

Helena’s book NeuroSlimming has been awarded the Bronze Medal in the International Living Now Awards. These awards celebrate books that enhance the quality of our lives.


NeuroSlimming is Dr Helena’s solution to shedding excess body fat. She is unique in applying the latest research in brain science to weight management.

NeuroSlimming enables you to rewire your brain to re-shape your body – in stark contrast to diets and deprivation that lead to short term results at best.

The key to NeuroSlimming is a Mind Plan not a meal plan.


Your brain is constantly changing in response to what you do, think and feel.

This is known as neuroplasticity.

When you discover how neuroplasticity works, you can rewire your brain to re-inspire your life. You can think better, learn better, create better, relate better and achieve far more than you ever thought possible. You can also significantly reduce your risk of dementia.

Latest articles

Dr Helena cuts through the clutter of confusing information and brings you clear and practical advice for better health and optimal performance.

Read Helena’s latest articles below or browse by topic: Body, Brain or Food.

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

    In September 2012 Helena and her father appeared on Channel 7’s Weekend Sunrise for Dementia Awareness Week.

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

    Read her articles


    Dr Helena joined Talking Lifestyle Radio 2UE Sydney and 3AW Melbourne for 12 months to create a weekly podcast on how to take control of our health.

    She also frequently appears on ABC radio, Sydney 2GB, Canberra 2CC, Brisbane 4BC, Adelaide 5AA, Qantas inflight radio, Mindfood radio and Community Radio Network Australia The Conversation.

    Listen to her podcasts


    ‘Doc, you made the conference rock!’
    Murray Altham, Founder of Peak Performance Bubble

    Helena is a dynamic, unforgettable speaker with a compelling message that inspires people to come alive and thrive.

    Watch Helena live on stage


    • When I think 'Dr Helena Popovic' I think ENERGIZING, ENTERTAINING, EMPOWERING. Dr Helena stands apart as an extraordinary speaker and educator who moves individuals and organisations to take positive action and achieve extraordinary results. Few can compare with her unique ability to combine strong intellect with humour and passion. I highly recommend her for the difference she makes.

      Dr Gloria S Wright PhD Founder and Director of Learning Solutions
    • Very uplifting, positive and funny. Such great feedback from everyone who attended, they felt they got a lot out of the presentation.

      Ebony Lacy Community Based Support Tasmania
    • Dr Helena Popovic is such a dynamic and engaging speaker, we felt very lucky to have her in our CPA Australia ‘Women in Business’ discussion group event in October 2016. Her presentation BOOST YOUR BRAIN truly resonated with our audience of financial leaders and professional accountants. By combining humour, examples, and an informal but highly focused energising session, Helena gave them clear tips – and most importantly, actionable suggestions – on how to implement these valuable strategies. She has an amazing ability to connect with her audience and stay connected for the duration of the presentation. I would recommend her to any group!

      Nina Trofimova CPA
    • Helena presented to our Year 12 HSC class at their 3-day Year 12 Conference in Feb, 2016. Helena met and exceeded our expectations of her. She provided an engaging, energetic and inspiring 90-minute presentation to our students about fuelling the body and brain for peak performance and brain development. The feedback from students has been excellent, having a profound impact on how they view personal wellbeing as a means of enhancing HSC success.

      Paul Teys Principal, Hunter Valley Grammar School
    • We were so pleased to have Dr Helena Popovic present the closing keynote session at our Independents’ Day conference. The audience of around 300 business owners were glued to their seats in one of the finest presentations I have seen in years. Helena is skilled, highly polished, engaging and eminently practical in her delivery. Thank you!

      Robert Gerrish Founder of Flying Solo
    • Thanks again for an excellent closing keynote presentation – your session was definitely one of the highlights of the forum and is still being talked about!

      Julie Egonidis The Faculty Management Consultants Pty Ltd
    • Helena has succeeded in all her ventures because her own attitude is infectious. She communicates with individuals as well as large groups with exceptional skill and manages to bring people with her to a realisation of the importance of a healthy approach to life. To say that she inspires and motivates is understating her sparkle, ability to connect with all age groups, empathy and genuine belief in wellness programs for everyone. She is aware of daily parameters in people’s lives and tailors her suggestions to be realistic and accessible, leaving her audience willing to try, and not dismissing a ‘too hard’ concept. Her love of life and fellow human beings is genuine, rendering her philosophy and attitude infectious for those who hear her.

      Etta Melman Deputy Principal, Moriah College
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