Naturopath (Ad Dip Nat) Nutritionist (Ad Dip Nut), Remedial Massage Therapist (Dip RM), Bowan Therapist (Dip BT) Registered Nurse (SRN)
p. 0749514184 :: 0413187439
Total Healthcare Naturally|
1 Nott Street
East Mackay, QLD, 4740
|Naturopath, Nutritionist, Remedial massage therapist, Bowan therapist, SRN. |
Accredited member of Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS), Bowtech Academy of Australia, Qld Nursing Council
Health rebates available
Address East Mackay
Phone 07 4951 4184
Mobile 0413 187 439
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I have been working in the health industry for 27 years, firstly as a registered nurse in the intensive care and coronary care speciality. Which lead to my interest in preventative medicine, this in turn paved the path to Naturopathic medicine. I now run a dynamic and progressive Naturopathic clinic in Mackay, after spending most of my formative years living, practicing and lecturing in Sydney. Whilst I adhere to the principles of naturopathic medicine, I draw on the most up to date innovations and research, such as the Hemaview live blood analysis system, and Cellular Health Analysis to assist me in formulating the best treatment protocols for the people I work with.
My success as a naturopath is due to my ability to meet you where you are on your journey, then with great care and wisdom, gently guide you towards and onto a path of health and vitality. I draw on a vast body of knowledge to promote your individual understanding of your own state of health, whilst allowing you to learn and experience your journey at a pace that suits you.
Your first naturopathic consultation will take one hour. It is a time for us to get to know each other. I will take a comprehensive case history, including a health appraisal, Cellular health analysis, assessment of body signs including tongue, nail and hair, and of course Iridology. I will assess your zinc status, along with a nutritional assessment. I offer an extensive range of testing service including Hemaview Live blood analysis, and Cellular health analysis.
Your individual treatment will consist of either Herbal medicine, Nutritional supplementation, Homeopathic medicine, flower essences, along with a treatment plan including dietary and lifestyle recommendations.
To accelerate healing and produce immediate improvement in your condition, I include a free Bowan therapy treatment with each consultation after your initial consultation.
I have expansive knowledge and experience in treating a wide range of conditions, but my special areas of interest include
Chronic fatigue and adrenal exhaustion
This is the disease state of our time, very often caused by years of not listening to your body and making corrective action in the way you manage and live on a daily basis. Latent viruses such as the glandular fever virus can also cause this chronic state of fatigue and exhaustion. If you have been feeling exhausted for far too long, its time to do something about it.
Call now to book an appointment to begin your journey back to vitality.
Woman’s health including hormonal imbalances, preconception and pregnancy care, PMT and natural management of menopause.
We live in a society that mostly doesn’t stop for anything (except the Melbourne cup), but our society is not governed by hormones, unlike your bodies. So isn’t it time you started to learn about your hormonal life, and how to work with your hormones to create balance in your life. If you have ever experienced PMT, conception challenges, post partum blues or depression, or menopausal hot flushes and irritability just to name a few, then this message is for you.
Book your appointment today, and I will show you the way to a happier relationship with your hormonal cycle.
Mental health – Stress related illness and Depression
If chronic fatigue is the disease state of our times, then depression and stress related illness stands just behind it. Life is not as simple as it was in the past, you have more stresses to deal with constantly in this fast moving life. There are more demands on your time, energy, and bodies than you are prepared to deal with long term, and you can only sustain that state without some decline for a limited period of time. Happiness is a transient state at best, but it is sold in various guises in the media, as something that can be bought. If you would like to learn how to create your own sense of peace and tranquillity, and a happiness that flows naturally, then know that it all begins with what you do on the inside and extends to the outside. Often emotional imbalances can be corrected with nutritional therapy with results being seen within one to two weeks. So if you have been feeling out of balance emotionally, feeling irritable and angry or sad and weepy for too long, then know that I can help. Call me today to discuss how I can help you.
Cardiovascular disease initially lead to my interest in preventative medicine many years ago. One of the things I noticed as I nursed heart attack patients through the darkest hours of their illness, was how incredibly surprised most of these people were to find themselves in the position they were in. This was in the days when it was thought that simply a high cholesterol level was one of the only precipitating dietary factors in this disease process. Since then nutritional medicine has made fantastic discoveries about how to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease. This is exciting for me, as I have always promoted the concept of creating a state of optimal health, and when dealing with the heart, our life pump one can never aim too high. So if you are worried about your cardiovascular health, or if you have a family history of the disease, or even if you know you have made lifestyle choices in the past that would put you in the high risk category, then now is the time for you to act. That look of surprise is one I wouldn’t want for you. Call me now for your Cardiovascular risk assessment.
There is a naturopathic concept stating that the Gut is the root of all disease. Whilst this sounds far fetched, after years in naturopathic practice I can see that it is an essentially true concept. Like the old adage “If you don’t eat, you don’t poo, and if you don’t poo, you die!”
Your gut is a long tube going from your mouth to your anus, with various twists, bulges and turns, which breaks down and assimilates our food for our body to use. It turns the food into a useable state, and discards the unusable or toxic by products. If there is dysfunction at any stage of this digestive process, there will be repercussions felt throughout your whole body. The end digestive product can be seen in the toilet when you have a bowel motion. Although this is perfectly obvious on one level, a lot of people fail to see the connection. So many people live for years or in some case’s all of their lives with signs of poor digestive health. Some of the more common symptoms I see include long standing constipation or conversely daily or at least regular diarrhoea or partly digested food in stools. Bloating is another prevalent one, and of course heart burn and indigestion. An inability to eat fish and chips or roast lamb without suffering burping and feeling slightly nauseous is very common if you are having difficulty breaking down fat.
If this is sounding like you, then I urge you to address these signs your body is giving you. It is a mistake to think of antacids or laxatives as the answer, for you need to get to the cause of the problem, and this is where I can help you.
Call me now to discuss how I can help you with your digestive problems.
Your Immune system is like the armed forces of your body. It is there to mount an attack when threatened with invasion. But like an army kept on the front line for too long, the immune system can become compromised, and start to rebel or refuse to fight. I see the consequences of this immune state daily, in people always sick with colds and sinus, people who pick up every bug passing by people who hate spring time due to the hayfever they know will be coming. So if you are one of these people whose immune reactions prevent the joy of smelling the spring roses, then why not do something about it. I know how much better you can feel, and I want that for you, so give me a call now to arrange for your appointment.
Weight and Fat Loss
We are becoming a nation that rivals America in the Obesity stakes, and Qld has the proud achievement of leading the race. I notice in practice how unconsidered a lot of our food choices are. How we grab something quick to fill the void, and how easy this is to do when we are constantly bombarded with fast unhealthy choices. Before we know it our clothes don’t fit, and we don’t recognise the person looking back at us from the mirror. We develop ways to avoid confronting our larger selves, we avoid mirrors and cameras, we buy larger clothes, and hide away from ourselves and life, and the slippery slope to obesity has begun.
I can help you to turn this around with the Keto system, a scientifically validated fat loss program which will see you shedding up to 2 kg of fat per week. Your fat loss is scientifically monitored with cellular health analysis.
Food as medicine
I have always held a great passion for good food, yet as I speak with clients about their diets, I am often surprised at how limited most peoples diets are. I have noticed that most people eat only 5 to 7 different meals. These meals are then rotated each week, with no consideration to seasonal changes in produce and cooking styles. So I aim to open your mind to the possibilities of a variety of great healthy foods, to be used to bring balance and healing to your body and your taste buds. I draw on many traditions in this process, from the Japanese Macrobiotic, to the ancient Indian tradition of Ayurveda, to Traditional Chinese Medicine, and of course the new western tradition of nutritional medicine. I am in the process of putting together a healthy cooking class, but before that is up and running, I can work with you one on one to help you to develop food choices that excite both your body, mind and soul.
If you look at most traditional societies, you will notice there is always a time for cleansing in their yearly cycle. A time for cleaning out the village, the temple, and the body. In the Australian culture we have the spring clean of the house, yet your bodies are most often left to carry the toxins around year after year without a good clean out. This clean out of toxins is what we call a detox or detoxification. The liver is your natural detoxification organ, detoxifying both internal and external toxins naturally in normal circumstances. However the liver can become overworked due to environmental toxins such as chemical and heavy metal exposure, regular alcohol, poor diet, and many other factors. This is when you will benefit from a comprehensive bowel and liver detoxification. I find the detox process naturally promotes a willingness to reassess lifestyle choices, our relationships with ourselves and the world, and emotional patterns that are not working for us. So if you have never done a detox program, I encourage you to consider how it would feel to clear out all of the things that are dragging you done, both physically and emotionally. It feels to me like a crystal clear ball of energy, from which you can create the life you want for yourself. If this is something you would like for yourself, call me today to see which detox program would be best for you.
Management of Musculoskeletal pain and inflammation
You’d be surprised how many people I see, who are the walking wounded. Often the result of sporting injuries, accidents, or lifting trauma, resulting in long-term aches and pains, and compromised movement. These essentially prevent people living their lives with the grace and ease most people desire. The pharmaceutical solutions have become increasingly problematic with the non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs causing gut irritation and ulceration, and the newer group drugs the Cox 2 group, raising the risk of heart attack and stroke. So if you are one of these walking wounded, don’t despair, there are a lot of very effective natural antiinflammatory treatments that can help you jump back to full health and movement. In addition to the nutritional and herbal treatments for musculoskeletal pain, I use the Bowan Therapy techniques and Remedial massage to stimulate the body to heal itself.
NUTRITION ASSESSMENT AND COUNSELLING
CELLULAR HEATLH ANALYSIS, BIO IMPEDENCE ANALYSIS
HEMAVIEW - LIVE BLOOD ANALYSIS
REMEDIAL and SWEDISH MASSAGE
SACRED SOUND THERAPY
CELLOID MINERAL THERAPY
BACH AND BUSH FLOWER MEDICINE
WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAMS
BREAKING ADDICTION TREATMENT AND SUPPORT
PRECONCEPTION AND PREGNANCY CARE
NATURAL FERTILITY MANAGEMENT
VITALITY, LONGEVITY AND HEALTHY AGING PROGRAM
HEAVY METAL DETOX AND CHELATION THERAPY
HEALTHY COOKING CLASSES
The Naturopath deals with internal health problems, metabolic disorders and imbalances, through treatment of the whole person. In general a wide range of diagnostic techniques are employed to assess causative factors, and treatment may involve dietary changes, herbal medicines, homeopathy, bodywork or nutritional supplementation.
Classical herbal medicine utilises the Hippocratic principles of treating the person, not the disease evaluating your whole life style as well as the emotional and circumstantial environment you find yourself in, not just the physical symptoms. Individually applicable herbal extracts and tinctures are then prescribed for you. In addition to classical herbal medicine I also draw on the herbal traditions of Indian Ayurvedic medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
Homeopathy treats you as an individual. It is a scientific form of medicine based on natural laws and uses minute amounts of natural substances to heal disease. These remedies act on your mind and body as a totality and stimulate your body’s own inherent healing powers to overcome the condition.
NUTRITION ASSESSMENT AND COUNSELLING
The treatment of disorders and disease with specific nutritional substances to correct or prevent an imbalance, and to correct the daily nutrition so that once biochemical balance has been achieved through supplementation, it can be maintained with the diet.
CELLULAR HEATLH ANALYSIS, BIO IMPEDENCE ANALYSIS
HEMAVIEW - LIVE BLOOD ANALYSIS
Remedial massage incorporates scientific massage techniques to alleviate discomfort and pain in your body’s musculo-skeletal system, which in turn enhances your whole body.
Reflexology is a powerful therapy in its ability to work with both the circulatory system and the lymphatic system. It involves the stimulation of pressure points on the feet or hands to assess and treat many ailments.
Iridology is a means of analysing the condition of body tissues and detecting hereditary weaknesses or dysfunction, often before they appear in the body, by studying the texture, colour and patterns of the Iris.
Bowan therapy is a gentle form of body work in which very subtle moves performed over the muscles and connective tissue send messages deep into the body, retrieving cellular memory of a preferred, relaxed, balanced way of wellbeing. Results can be remarkable, even from the first session often only a few sessions are needed to correct the presenting problem.
The technique addresses not only the musculoskeletal framework, but also the fascia, nerves and internal organs. The body’s integrated response improves circulation and lymphatic drainage and aids in the assimilation of nutrients and elimination of toxins.
SACRED SOUND THERAPY
Singing bowls originate from the Himalayas and are hand made in Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan and India. Traditionally constructed from 7 metals, corresponding to the 7 planets known since antiquity. Each bowl is able to produce a wide range of harmonic overtones, when several bowls resonate and sing together the harmonic interactions produced are truly extraordinary. It is thought their use may have its origins in the Shamanistic tradition.
Cellular Health Analysis
Hemaview Live Blood Analysis
Urinary toxic marker testing
Candida blood testing
Heavy metal testing and hair analysis
Blood typing for the “Blood Type Diet”
Comprehensive stool analysis
Health appraisal assessment
Cardiovascular risk assessment
Iodine patch test for thyroid function
Basal body temperature
Referral for blood testing
Bach flower essences
Bush flower essences
The Green Pharmacy – Organic Herbal Tea blends
Australian Traditional Medicine Society
Australian Association of Homotoxicology
Ayurveda is the science or art of living in harmony with life on all levels - spiritual, mental, emotional, physical and social/interpersonal. more
Bowen therapy is a gentle non invasive practice in which the practitioner performs a series of deliberate hands on techniques on specific parts of the patients body to achieve cross fiber muscle release. more
Chinese Herbal Medicine (TCM)
Chinese Herbal Medicine, or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a complete medical system dating back more than 23 centuries. more
Ear Candling is an ancient practice in which a hollow candle is used to draw out old wax, fungus, and infectious residue from the inner ear. more
Flower Essences restore the emotional and physical balance to the body and mind according to their application. more
... helps clients to achieve a more balanced diet, attain their ideal weight.. more
Herbal Medicine is the treatment of illness and ailment through the application and ingestion of selected plant extracts. more
Homoeopathy is the concept of treating like with like. Homeo: same, Pathos: suffering. more
Iridology is the study of the iris. more
Pregnancy massage therapists use a combination of Swedish and Remedial massage to reduce the strains of pregnancy. more
Remedial massage employs a variety of techniques to trace the source of the body’s discomfort and assist in treating or the remedy... more
Massage is the deliberate application of touch that relaxes and restores the physical balance of the body’s soft tissue. more
Natural Fertility Management
...allows women to have greater control over their fertility and reproductive systems through natural and holistic means. more
Naturopathy combines conventional medical knowledge with Natural Therapy to remedy the underlying cause of a patients’ ailment. more
...very generally it is the study of food and dietary intake in relation to ones physical, mental and even emotional state...more more
|Health Area Specialisation|
|ADHD - Attention Defecit||Allergies/Sensitivities|
|Anxiety & stress||Arthritis|
|Asthma||Back pain & sciatica|
|Chronic Pain||Circulation |
|Drug Rehabilitation||Ears, Nose, Throat|
|Frozen shoulder ||Hair loss/ Scalp specialists|
|Headaches/migraines||Health & Well Being|
|Heavy metal elimination||Hormonal disturbances|
|Immune system dysfunction||Infertility|
|Insomnia||Men's Health Issues|
|Menstrual Difficulties, PMS/PMT||Migraines/headaches|
|Morning Sickness||Neck and Shoulder pain|
|Stress Management||Stroke rehabilitation|
|Weight problems||Women’s health issues|
|ACA Health Benefits Fund||ARHG|
|Australian Health Management||Australian Unity|
|Commonwealth Bank Health Soc. ||Credicare Health Fund|
|G.U Health ||Government Employees|
|Grand United||HBA health Insurance|
|Health Care Insurance Limited (HCI)||Health Insurance Fund of WA (HIF)|
|Health Partners||Illawarra Health Fund|
|Medibank Private||Mutual Community, BUPA, HBA, AXA |
|NRMA, SGIC, SGIO||Peoplecare Health Insurance|
|Railway and Transport||Reserve Bank Friendly Society|
|Transport health Society|