These consults are designed to uncover the ‘drivers’ of your ill health, identify your individual risk factors and have you feeling better than you’ve felt in years. Maybe it's chronic pain, blood sugar problems, fatigue, allergies, immune dysfunction, thyroid or menstrual problems; a series of Well Being Consultations (usually 3 or 4 appointments) will have you on the way to enjoying a better quality of life.
All consultations can take place in the clinic or online via Zoom.
Acute Care Consultations
For when you want a targeted solution at an economic price…
Short and sweet, these consults aim to address a set of acute symptoms without going into your life history. This means that you receive a professional prescription, comprehensive management of your condition and quicker recovery times.
If you’re wanting to avoid antibiotics, paracetomol or your symptoms are lingering or worsening then book an Acute Care Consult next time you or family members are unwell. Common presenting conditions include cold/flu, tummy bugs, urinary tract infections, childhood illnesses, injuries, pre & post surgery plans and amalgam filling removal protocols.
A Sensible Alternative
If you suffer fatigue, hormonal issues, gut discomfort or skin problems you will benefit from one of my detox programs.
For maximum effectiveness, a detox program should be tailored and specific to the different toxins being targeted. An individualised detoxification program will usually run for 2-6 weeks, depending on the person, their history and types of toxin exposures and symptom severity. Furthermore, a combination of factors such as toxin exposure, genetic susceptibility and nutritional status determines your ‘vulnerability’ to toxin accumulation.
Following weight loss a comprehensive detox program is recommended as fat loss results in the release of toxins. This has the desired effect of helping to prevent weight loss slowing (plateauing).
Many occupations commonly bring us into contact with pesticides, solvents, heavy metals and chemicals.
These exposures occur across many professsions, trades and industries; particularly in rural and farming communities. Specific targets of detoxification are the gut, liver, heavy metal and chemical burdens.
Relieve yourself of your toxic burden and feel the difference!
Matching you with a diet and lifestyle prescription that is designed for you, the individual.
This program is tailored to meet your needs and targetted to identify your individual health risks.
Through exploring genetics, lifestyle risk factors, current and/or past occupational exposures, family and personal history, hormonal profile and nutritional status, the Healthy Living Approach involves identifying your potential risk factors.
Once identified, underlying causes of poor health are addressed through diet, lifestyle, nutritional repletion and herbal therapeutics.
A treatment strategy is designed for you, with your input. My job is to develop the most appropriate and effective strategy for you. We will also discuss the most appropriate dietary, lifestyle and nutritional interventions that are specific to your needs and support Healthy Living. This approach ensures you remain energetic, vital and productive.
Offering you a blueprint for vitality and longevity.
Functional Medicine describes a branch of healthcare that essentially uses dietary and lifestyle strategies to move you from illness to good health.
It is a shift away from the common disease-centred focus of medicine to a patient-centred approach. Functional Medicine addresses you as a whole, not just a set of symptoms.
Often drawing on 'simple' yet profound tools like food, daily activities, stress management and sleep hygiene; the addition of a Functional Medicine approach to your healthcare means that you'll get a unique prescription relevant only to you and more importantly, you'll get the results you are looking for.
In my opinion FM represents the next evolution in medical practice and better addresses the healthcare needs of today's patients. Functional medicine targets the underlying causes of disease, using a unique approach that engages both the patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership.
Functional Medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking for the interactions between genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex chronic disease. In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality in each individual.
Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach
Health Coaching is a process that empowers you to make lasting healthy behaviour change. It helps you to bridge the gap between where you are currently at to where you want to get to.
A series of sessions are designed to establish your health goals then go about achieving them in a specific, realistic and most importantly, attainable way.
Health Coaching sessions can be done in clinic, on the phone or in virtual meeting rooms like Zoom or Skype. You can consult with me as a Naturopath, Health Coach or both! Contact me here to find out more.
In conjunction with specialist laboratories, saliva, urine, stool and blood is used to investigate biochemical, nutritional, metabolic and hormonal conditions.
Test kits come with easy to follow instructions, with many designed to be carried out in the privacy of your home.
If blood collection is required this can be done through your local collection centre.
These tests can also be utilised to better understand the cause of your health issues and aid an effective and efficient treatment plan. Functional testing can also be utilised to monitor treatment progress and efficacy.
Food Sensitivity Testing
Achieve a better quality of life!
Unlike IgE driven allergic reactions that are immediate and thus easily identified, IgG driven food reactions can take hours or days to appear, making them difficult to identify.
IgG food sensitivity reactions are the most common type of reaction in both adults and children. Often reversible, they can involve multiple foods. They form immune complexes that travel via the blood stream with symptoms affecting various tissues, organs and body systems.
A simple in-clinic test is used to screen blood for antibodies to a panel of foods. There is no waiting for results as they are available immediately. The most common reactions occur to cow’s milk, eggs, beans, nuts and cereals.
How I work
During a consultation expect to go in deep. Naturopathic treatment takes a whole person approach, treating more than what is presenting on the surface. During sessions with my patients, we explore the complex interactions between biochemistry, genetics, family history, individual susceptibility, lifestyle, stress and environmental factors. This is usually the best way to achieve profound and lasting results.
As a standalone medical treatment, the Naturopathic approach can be used to identify, target and rectify the causes of many health issues.
No two individuals are alike and so their treatment plans will be different. The natural healing power that we all have, for instance the healing of cuts, can be enhanced, if given the right conditions; and harnessed, to improve, regulate and optimise a range of health issues.
This is both the art and science of Naturopathy.
Using an evidence based approach (where the evidence exists) alongside medical science, combined with traditional knowledge of the healing arts, my job is to help you identify the optimal conditions for your body so that you can enjoy better health and quality of life! No two prescriptions are ever alike.
I am not alternative; I am complementary. My model of healthcare, when combined with pharmaceutical medications, can greatly improve response to treatment, minimise side effects and enhance quality of life.