Why should I see you?
In this day and age of the internet, everyone proclaims themselves as an expert. Health coaches do online courses, chiropractors dispense remedies and personal trainers give nutritional advice. Misinformation, misguided nutritional and herbal advice can be detrimental – consider herb and drug interactions and polypharmacy. Self prescribing and extreme dieting has become a dangerous arena. All too often I see people with undiagnosed hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism due to extreme diet and intense exercise. It is not about a diet, supplement, or product. It is about you, the individual, your health.
Why me: I am trained 4 years at Endeavour College of Natural Health, obtaining a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy). I’m registered with ANTA & ATMS which means you are seeing a fully qualified professional. I have extensive experience in treating digestive compliants, skin conditions and thyroid issues. I have been in practice for 6 years at different clinics. I treat the cause of why you are sick, and investigate thoroughly. I do not leave any stone unturned. My practice is a wholistic approach to get your health back on track.
What is Naturopathy?
Naturopathy is a patient centred approach based on the belief in vitalism and holism. Disease is believed to be due to the loss of vitality. The vital force is reduced by physical, mental, emotional and environmental influences. Naturopathy involves the use of herbal medicine, dietary changes, nutritional supplementation, flower essence therapy and naturopathic diagnostic techniques such as iris analysis to assess the whole person. Treatment involves the following core ideas:
- The healing power of nature (Vis medicatrix naturae)
In the right environment, the body can heal itself.
- Identify and treat the cause (Tolle Causam)
The underlying cause of disease must be removed in order to promote healing. The naturopath’s job is to identify the causes, which can include physical, emotional or spiritual causes.
- First, do no harm (Primum non nocere)
Naturopathy uses the least invasive treatments and the natural life force of the person is supported.
- Treat the whole person (Holism)
Instead of treating symptoms, naturopathy treats the ‘whole person’ by considering the body, mind and spirit.
- The naturopath as teacher (Docere)
The naturopath’s role involves educating and empowering individuals in taking responsibility for their own health.
Preventative health emphasizes in building health for better, healthier lives.
The naturopath strives to create wellness in the individual and support the individual while treating disease.
How long does a consultation last?
The first consultation takes 90mins, in which an in depth case history is taken to access your condition. Follow up consultations last 60mins. Herbs, supplements and dietary advice would be prescribed after each consultation.
How long do I have to see a Naturopath for?
Acute conditions such as a cough, cold or flu takes a shorter time to be resolved. Chronic conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Coeliac Disease, take a longer time to be managed and is reviewed according to the individual. Success depends on your motivation to change your diet and to adhere to the treatment plan presented to you during your second consultation. A commitment to 3-4 consultations at the start is necessary to track your progress and keep you accountable. Consultations will be spaced out between 2-3 weeks initially and gradually be scheduled to once a month.
How much does it cost?
The Initial Naturopathic consultation 90 mins ($188), Return consultation 60 mins ($120). Remedies each consult range between $40-$120. I prescribe according to your budget, however less remedies takes a longer time to get better. Commitment to changing your diet and lifestyle is important to achieve success. Naturopathic treatment combined with patient commitment to taking remedies and adhering to the new diet is a 95% success rate in managing your symptoms.
How do I book in?
The best way to book in is online at this link: http://foodintoleranceclinic.com.au/book-now/
As I have limited access to my phone for appointment scheduling, send an online enquiry and I will return your questions asap. If you are calling on Mon-Weds, I can only return the calls after hours. The best time to contact me is during my work hours Thurs, Fri and Sat.
Do you offer Skype or Phone consultations?
Yes I do, in fact from June 2018 onwards – I will just be focusing online. Pricing for Skype and phone consults are lower due to no overhead costs in renting a clinic space. Initial consult is $150 (60mins) and Return consult $88 (30mins)
Rescheduling / Cancellations
Please provide 48 hours notice in rescheduling. Appointment reminders will be sent via text message and email reminders few days before your appointment. 3 repeated changes in the same appointment will lead to dismissal of services.
Last minute cancellations incur 40% of the consultation fee. Any “No Shows” without notification will be subject to the full consult/follow-up fees. Two “no- shows” without notification will result in a dismissal of services.