Your Naturopath endeavours to understand each person, their condition, and symptoms individually, with the ultimate aim of addressing any underlying imbalance. This is done using evidence-based Naturopathic medicine, which incorporates traditional healing and herbal practices, along with scientific advances and current research.
During your initial consultation your practitioner will conduct a thorough case history where details including your past and present medical history, family medical history, lifestyle/work balance, diet, stress and emotional wellbeing help ascertain the cause of present symptoms.
Functional pathology may also be utilised to check nutrient and mineral levels, hormone status, viral or bacterial infection if deemed necessary. Hair mineral analysis is also useful to unearth any food intolerances that may hamper healing and wellness.
Therapies such as nutrition, herbs, homeopathy, flower essences and lifestyle recommendations will be given to the patient along with any supplementation deemed necessary.
The practitioner will then formulate a comprehensive and individualised long term treatment plan which will be presented to the client on the follow up consultation.
Nutritional Medicine Appointment
A full case history will be taken including medical history, lifestyle, work/life balance, stress and dietary habits to ascertain a full picture of you as an individual and to pinpoint any imbalances or deficiencies.
Together we will discuss your goals and desired outcomes. Further testing may be necessary to detect any nutritional deficiencies, food intolerances or inflammation.
Personalised meal plans, will be provided that will incorporate your individual nutritional needs and tastes. Easy recipes will be provided where needed to ensure stress free compliance.
Additional supplementation may be prescribed as necessary along with dietary recommendations at time of appointment.
Personalised dietary meal plans will take approximately a week for your practitioner to formulate.
These will be provided during your follow-up consultation.
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We all eat to live but it is what we eat that is vitaly important. All food has different nutrients so if we are not eating a wide variety of nutrient dense fresh fruits and vegetables and eating too many processed or refined foods we may be missing out on many essential vitamins and minerals. Deficiency of any nutrients can have profound affects on our body and may contribute to many illnesses including hormone imbalances, muscle pain and headaches to name a few.
Herbs and plants can be processed and taken in different ways including whole herb tinctures, teas, essential oils, ointments and capsules. Plants are rich in a variety of compounds, many of which have antioxidant properties. Herbs can be used to treat chronic and acute conditions such as cardiovascular disease, hormones, prostate problems, depression, inflammation and to boost the immune system to name a few.
Flower essences work in a very subtle way, are catalysts for emotional change and work by stimulating awareness. Many people report general but discernible differences with flower essences. These inner changes may take time to notice and becoming aware of them may take some practice. An individual blend of essences are prescribed to suit the emotional needs for each particular patient. These remedies are energetics and harmless.