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How Can A Naturopath Help Me?

August 20, 2017

 

Naturopathy improves the quality of your life through treating the cause of a wide range of health issues, while at the same time providing relief from symptoms.

In our modern society, if you have health issues the more common thing to do is to head for the Doctor. For acute conditions this can often be a wise choice. I know that if I broke a bone or had an accident, I would be going to see my Doctor.

But what if you have ongoing health issues that have become chronic? Or if you have niggling health concerns that your Doctor can’t or won’t address? What if going to see your Doctor doesn’t resolve these health concerns? There is a lot of time pressure on Doctors, and to get to the bottom of any health issues, time needs to be spent questioning and delving into the causes.

A lot of my clients have suffered for months or even years from diagnosed conditions such as thyroid disease, asthma, heart disease, diabetes, depression – conditions that are being treated symptomatically through medications, but are not being resolved.

Another common complaint from my clients is that their symptoms are often vague, like tiredness, brain fog, insomnia, stress, anxiety and digestive problems such as bloating and that their GP has not been successful in finding a cause for these symptoms nor been successful in treating them symptomatically.

As a Naturopath, I listen to your story and incorporate how you are feeling, my knowledge and experience, pathology testing, training and current research into devising a health plan specific for you.

 

What Are Some Of The Symptoms That A Naturopath Can Treat?

 

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Allergies
  • Skin conditions
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Low Energy
  • Digestive problems
  • Food intolerances
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Weight management
  • Poor Immune Health
  • Menopause
  • Lyme Disease
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Poor diet
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Diabetes
  • Sinus and hayfever
  • Headaches
  • IBS
  • Infections
  • Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • General wellbeing

 

Nutritional Advice

Everybody knows you are what you eat. Good nutrition is the foundation of good health as most health conditions are linked in some way to nutritional deficiencies. Unfortunately many people who think they are eating a healthy diet are actually falling short of essential nutrients. As a qualified Nutritionist as well as a Naturopath, I can give you definitive advice on the right and wrong foods to eat and help plan a diet suitable for you.

 

Nutritional Supplements

I analyse your diet as well as using various testing techniques including blood tests to get an accurate picture of what nutrients are depleted so that we can increase them through nutritional supplements if necessary.

 

Herbal Medicine

Many people are unaware of the science of herbal medicine. Herbal medicine uses the phytochemicals from plants to treat a wide variety of health conditions. In fact, there is literally a herb for almost every health condition.

Herbal Medicine has been practised for thousands of years and modern scientific research has validated the enormous health benefits of these herbs.

I stock a wide range of liquid herbs which I combine into a formula specific for your individual health issues.

 

Mineral Therapy

Minerals are the building blocks of life.  We know that plants don’t grow strong and healthy without the correct balance of minerals in the soil. Just like plants, humans also need this balance of minerals to have a strong and healthy body.

Often one of the first nutrients to be depleted in the body are the minerals. I am experienced in the diagnosis of mineral deficiency and prescribe a range of mineral supplements when appropriate.

 

Life Coaching

Emotional stress, anxiety, trauma and lifestyle choices can have a very negative affect on overall health and wellbeing, both physically and mentally. Many health conditions, although manifesting in physical symptoms, have emotional stress as their root cause.

My extensive experience in life coaching is what sets me apart from more traditional medicine. I am passionate about an holistic approach to health, which acknowledges and addresses the emotional impact on your wellbeing.

 

Testing

I utilise a wide range of testing, including blood, stool, urine and saliva tests, in clinic tongue and nail analysis, iridology, mineral and nutritional tests.

 

Flower Essences:

Many clients have found success from Flower Essences for emotional concerns. They are an inexpensive treatment option and easy to take at just a few drops a day.

 

Naturopath

Andrea Southern