Here is the obligatory explanation about my life, my dreams aspirations etc. I love food. That’s pretty much it, I think it sums me up quite nicely.
In all seriousness, I do love food, mostly because I like eating, but largely because you can do so much for your health and well being through food. Food is your traditional and most reliable medication. It can help alleviate so many ailments, help with energy, help with rebalancing the body and it can taste awfully good too.
My clinic, naturopathic solutions is exactly that. Solutions for whatever is concerning you – naturally. But what does that mean you are probably asking, well:
An initial consultation with me does require 1 hour of your life, I will ask you many weird questions that you might be thinking ‘what does she want to know that for?’ Trust me.
I have my reasons. Together we work through your whole medical history, examine your diet, lifestyle and go through each of the body systems to get a definitive picture of what is the go for you. After this consultation, we will have a follow up appointment to cement any changes you may have started, to discuss any issues you have and go through my suggestions to get you feeling awesome again.
For those who want the nitty gritty here is an explanation of what I am and what I do:
What is a Naturopath?
Naturopathy is the study of Natural health Medicine and a Naturopath is a Natural Health Practitioner, (NZSN, 2013)
I obtained a Bachelor of Natural Medicine from South Pacific College of Natural Medicine, which extensively covered medical papers such as anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, biochemistry of food, nutrition to name a few.
The Bachelor of Natural Medicine degree included a large amount of clinical and scientific research, placing importance on clinical results for natural therapies. The basis of Naturopathy is the practice of preventing disease or ill health by helping the body to remain healthy and to regain health naturally. Naturopaths work with diet, nutrition, lifestyle, supplements and herbal medicines in order to help clients regain their health.
I am a registered Naturopath, and professional member of the New Zealand Society of Naturopaths as-well-as being a professional member of the New Zealand Association of Medical Herbalists (NZAMH).
What is a medical herbalist?
A medical herbalist is a practitioner highly trained in the philosophies, principles and practice of western herbal medicine and medical science, who takes a holistic view towards health and illness and who will assess you as a person not a disease. They prescribe and dispense plant medicines in a safe and effective manner, seeking to treat the underlying cause of the problems, while acknowledging the body’s innate ability to heal itself. They aim to prevent illness and restore health by providing dietary and lifestyle advice (NZAMH, 2013).