After receiving an honours degree in Biochemistry from the University of NSW and a Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry/Pharmacology from Macquarie University in 1974, he spent two years in New York State Health Department as a post doctoral research fellow. Dr Buist’s research has involved the synthesis of new β stimulants for the treatment of bronchial asthma and thrombin inhibitors. He has several international research publications and is a Fellow of the Australian Natural Therapists Association and Member of the National Herbalists Association of Australia.
During the past three decades, Dr Buist has trained doctors, pharmacists, chiropractors, psychologists, naturopaths and other interested groups of health professionals around Australia and overseas in Nutritional Medicine. He conducts a private Nutritional Clinic in Sydney. He is also best-selling author of three books including The Cholesterol Myth (Pan Macmillan) and his latest, Love Your Cholesterol (available through Amazon). He has also served for 22 years as editor of International Clinical Nutrition Review.