Ever wondered what Naturopathy is?
Let me explain and share why you need me as your Naturopath by your side.
My consults are different
I allow you time. Time to tell your story, of how you are feeling and how it affects your life. We work together to understand your condition, and therefore how to support yourself, correct any causes and prevent its recurrence.
You can choose the level of support you feel is best for you.
Just need guidance and someone to point you in the right direction, someone to be accountable to and be a base to come back to and check progress? I can help.
Know you would be more motivated, feel better supported, be more consistent in applying changes and taking your supplements (and therefore get better results) if you were to check in more regularly? Brilliant - I love working this way too (results often speaking for themselves).
Want someone to help break it down step by step, bit by bit? Perhaps you're interested in a few sessions purely devoted to on breaking down dietary advice or helping with ideas and strategies to shake things up? Happy to do this too. I love talking food and will often have dedicated sessions purely on how best to implement changes, or even just what we can do about improving your breakfast go-to's etc.
I strive to find the cause
Finding the cause of your troubles offers a more complete resolution of symptoms, and helps prevent its reoccurrence. Understanding the cause often increases your health awareness, as you discover what it is that leads you to feel unwell in the first place. Consider abdominal pain and bloating. I could add in support such as digestive enzymes and herbs to help calm your tummy and yes, you would likely feel better. However if the cause is a parasite we haven't addressed, or a reaction to a food you continue to eat, relief will be temporary and often dependent on continuing to take the remedy.
True healing requires more than a band-aid approach.
I treat your body as a whole
I consider the body as a whole, not the sum of its individual parts. Two seemingly different organs or systems can have profound effects on each other, and need to be addressed together. Did you know around 70% of our immune cells are within our gut? Therefore I always work with digestion when I'm trying to improve my patients immunity, including the babies, toddlers and children and I see.
Together we will also consider how diet, lifestyle, genetics, environment and stress levels may be impacting. Every client is encouraged to be the best versions of themselves when it comes to their health and wellness.
You are empowered
While I will be beside you every step of the way to guide and support you, ultimately it is you making the changes and implementing my suggestions. It's incredibly empowering, you will know that you have taken control of your health, and the power is back in your hands. This also supports future disease prevention, as you learn to truly care for yourself and recognise when you need support.
I offer you the best of both worlds
My approach combines traditional wisdom with modern scientific understanding. A beautiful fusion that may incorporate traditional body assessment, pathology testing, further referrals and working alongside your GP and other health professionals to provide you the best patient-centered care.
Naturopathy can support many conditions including:
Digestive disorders- bloating, flatulence, abdominal pain, reflux, heartburn, constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), dysbiosis and parasites
Hormonal imbalances- premenstrual tension (PMT), heavy or painful periods, irregular cycles, menopausal symptoms, male and female fertility, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH),
Immunity and infections- low immunity, recurrent colds and flu, ear infections, sinusitis, tonsillitis, thrush, respiratory tract infections and more
Common childhood conditions- ear infections, skin infections, eczema, recurrent colds and flu, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), irritability, slow growth and failure to thrive
Fatigue related conditions- anemia, burnout, adrenal fatigue, chronic fatigue, post-viral syndromes such as glandular fever
Musculoskeletal conditions- osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, as well as general aches and pain
Autoimmune conditions- rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto's and Graves' disease etc
Mood disorders- anxiety, depression and stress
Naturopathy is based on 6 key principles.
These form the foundation for my approach to health and wellness when working with my clients.
First do no harm
The healing power of nature
Identify and treat the causes
The physician as teacher
Treat the whole person
Prevention is better than cure