"The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well. 

         Our food should be our medicine ...... Our medicine should be our food"

                                                                                                                    -       Hippocrates

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What is Naturopathy?

Naturopathy is an holistic form of medicine with two main themes: using nature and the body's own healing properties; and preventing illness and disease through healthy lifestyle, such as diet. Sometimes lifestyle counselling and coaching are included in your recommended treatment. Naturopathy focuses on treating both chronic diseases and acute, short-term ailments. There are six recognised foundation principles in modern naturopathy: Use the healing power of nature; First do no harm; Find and treat the cause, not only the symptom; Always treat the whole person, not only their disease; Education; and Prevention. Naturopathy is considered suitable for patients of any age.

A naturopath may specialise in a particular field, but generally they look at common disorders such as: Fatigue; Digestive complaints; Mood disorders and depression; Allergies; Behavioural problems; Chronic fatigue syndrome; Musculoskeletal complaints such as arthritis; Cardiovascular (heart and blood vessel) problems; High blood pressure; Fertility problems; Endocrine disturbance; and Hormonal imbalances, such as premenstrual tension and menopause.

Naturopathy applies traditional, empirical, biomedical and scientific knowledge to optimise health and to prevent and treat disease. The principles of naturopathy are: supporting the body's innate healing power; identifying and treating the causes of illness; treating the whole person; promoting optimum health and preventing disease; and educating and actively engaging patients in the management of their health. Naturopathy is underpinned by holistic considerations of human health - physical, mental, spiritual and environmental. The practice of naturopathy utilises a range of modalities that are congruent with these principles. These commonly include dietary and lifestyle advice, nutritional medicine, herbal medicine, tactile therapies and iris analysis (Southern Cross University, School of Human Health Science, 2009). 

 Practitioners should meet stringent qualifications and are called naturopathic doctors (NDs) or naturopathic medical doctors (NMDs).  Always ensure the Naturopath that you are seeing is a registered practitioner with a degree in health Science – Naturopathy.

A bit about me.........................

 

Nicola Pilon  

B.H.Sc.Naturopathy

Registered with National Herbalists Australia Association

I am a highly motivated and grounded practitioner with a passion for preventative health care and helping people restore balance and vitality into their lives. 

I believe in treating my patients as individuals and tailoring treatment to suit the client’s own unique circumstances.

Having completed a Bachelor of Health Science - Naturopathy, individual treatment places an emphasis in preventative care that encourages healthy lifestyle changes to restore balance to the body promoting long lasting wellness and vitality. 

In support of promoting a healthy lifestyle as the core theme, treatment may include dietary recommendations, herbal remedies, and nutritional supplementation where required to restore balance to any presenting nutritional deficiencies.

 "The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.  Our food should be our medicine...... Our medicine should be our food"   -        Hippocrates

Naturopathy is able to assist in the following:

·       Hormonal imbalances & Thyroid issues

·       Menopause: Peri/post-menopausal

·       Digestion & Detoxification

·       Weight Loss & maintenance

·       Sleep Disorders

·       Diet & Lifestyle support

·       Immune & Energy support

·       Genetic Mutations – MTHFR, Pyrroluria

·       Stress & Mental Health support

·       Functional testing, Food intolerance testing & Hair tissue mineral analysis             

I am registered with the National Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA) with health rebates available.

 

Resources: A traditional and evidence-based journey

Naturopathy applies traditional, empirical, biomedical and scientific knowledge to optimise health and to prevent and treat disease. The principles of naturopathy are: supporting the body's innate healing power; identifying and treating the causes of illness; treating the whole person; promoting optimum health and preventing disease; and educating and actively engaging patients in the management of their health. Naturopathy is underpinned by holistic considerations of human health - physical, mental, spiritual and environmental. The practice of naturopathy utilises a range of modalities that are congruent with these principles. These commonly include dietary and lifestyle advice, nutritional medicine, herbal medicine, tactile therapies and iris analysis (Southern Cross University, School of Human Health Science, 2009). 

 

 

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Whole Life Vitality - Eating for Health & Detox programs

Cleanse, Revitalise & Rejuvenate

The whole life vitality programs are health and wellness programs that have been shown to be easy to follow and effective lifestyle plans.  The health and wellness program will enable you to improve your energy, vitality and manage your weight.

  •  Stabilise blood sugar levels and boost energy
  •   Mobilise fat stores for fat loss
  •   No calorie counting or fasting through mealtimes
  •   Set up healthy diet and lifestyle habits that are long lasting
  •  Offers an eating plan that provides an optimal balance of carbohydrates, fats and protein

Setting up a sustainable wellness program that allows you to achieve your optimal body weight and size.  During the initial stages of the program you will be guided by professional support in choosing healthy diet and lifestyle habits that will become long lasting and will make the difference in achieving and maintaining your goals.

Identifying and targeting weight issues is the first step towards achieving optimal health and wellness.  Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is not only important for overall health, but is necessary in the prevention and progression of many diseases and conditions. 

By being overweight you are at a higher risk for the development of serious health problems including:  heart disease, high blood pressure, type II diabetes, gallstones, breathing problems and certain cancers.  Weight management will help to reduce your risk for the above conditions along with helping you to feel good about yourself and give you more energy to enjoy your life.

There are many contributing factors to a person’s weight these factors include:

  •   Environment
  •   Family history & genetics
  •   Metabolism (the way your body changes food and oxygen to energy)
  •   Behaviour or habits

When setting up a Health & Wellness program tailored for your needs, your practitioner will take into account the above factors and make necessary considerations in individualising your treatment plan to reduce set back challenges and will make moving forward an easy transition.  Mediherb 2015

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