"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.


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B.H.Sc.Naturopath

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 - Naturopath, 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 and genetic presentations: MTHFR, Pyrroluria

·       Stress & Mental Health support

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

I am registered with the National Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA)

Continuing Education and Training: - Currently undertaking Masters of applied science (Acupuncture)

Hundreds of clinical studies on the benefits of acupuncture show that it successfully treats conditions ranging from musculoskeletal problems (back pain, neck pain, and others) to nausea, migraine headache, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and infertility.

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).