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Blossoming Vitality Natural Health Clinic
My goal as a Naturopath and Clinical Nutritionist is to assist you with any health concerns you might have and to help you manage your current health condition/s using integrative, evidence-based natural remedies.
Blossoming Vitality Natural Health Clinic
Perth Naturopath, Nutritionist & Herbalist
Health – apart from the well-being of your loved ones, is probably the most precious gift in life. You definitely start appreciating how important your health is to you when you suddenly feel unwell or when you are facing a scary diagnosis. This was me – many years ago. A scary period in my life when I spent my days visiting different doctors, having myriad of tests, spending all my family budget on these tests and the possibility of being diagnosed with all sorts of medical conditions including Grave’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Insomnia and even Lupus. To say it was tough would be a great understatement. I was terrified, confused, angry and lost. My marriage, my motherhood, my career were disintegrating in front of my eyes – I was trapped in my own sickness with no way out. All the medical system could offer was a list of pretty powerful medications to help deal with my “symptoms”. I knew there was another way and I was determined to find it… and I was desperate enough to try anything!
This is when I discovered naturopathy and nutritional medicine. At that time I was lucky enough to find a very good nutritional doctor who quickly found out the “root” cause of my symptoms and treated them with nutraceuticals and herbs. I was sceptical at first, but only after a few weeks my symptoms subsided, I felt better and I started to regain joy in life. I could not believe it! I was asking myself why I was prescribed so many medications when my issue was nutritional deficiencies and heavy metal toxicity??? I was angry with the way our medical system was – a very reductionist approach to treating symptoms without trying to understand what caused those symptoms in the first place. At that point I knew that I wanted to help other people in my situation and make a real difference in other people’s lives. I decided to study naturopathy and I am so glad I did.
My passion for natural medicine only grew stronger during my studies. The days when I had real success with patients in the student clinic were the days that helped me reaffirm my true calling in life – being a natural medicine practitioner. It has become my mission in life to educate and assist my patients in their health journey and help them regain the quality of life.
If you can relate in any way to my journey, then it is time to take action and get your health and vitality back.
I am here for you – to take you on this exciting journey of self-discovery and self-care, so do not be afraid to take the first step and find out for yourself how natural medicine can help you!
Fatigue is a feeling of constant physical and/or mental tiredness or weakness that we are all likely to experience at some stage of life. However, if your fatigue is chronic and it interferes with your daily life, then it must be addressed.
- HPA Axis Dysfunction (AKA Adrenal Fatigue)
Adrenal fatigue symptoms are more appropriately referred to as symptoms of poorly functioning hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis (HPA axis). The HPA axis is your body’s hormonal response system to chronic stress. HPA refers to three hormone-secreting glands the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland in the brain, and the adrenal glands, which sit on top of the kidneys.
- Thyroid Issues
Thyroid is a soft, small bow-shaped gland, located in the front of the neck, below the voice box or larynx (Adam’s Apple) on either side of the trachea (windpipe). A healthy thyroid gland uses ingested iodine (from food or supplementation) to produce thyroid hormone, which regulates body and brain growth and development, body temperature, energy levels and metabolic functions. Thyroid hormones influence and regulate the activity of all cells and tissues in the body.
- Women’s Health
Women can experience a myriad of health issues that men would not even know how to pronounce! From PMS, acne, problematic periods, endometriosis, dysmenorrhea and fibroids, to polycystic ovaries, abnormal hair growth, loss of libido, menopause and the list goes on…
- Men’s Health
It is a known fact that men tend to be less proactive when it comes to their health and can sometimes ignore what their bodies are trying to tell them. However, there are many situations where men should take initiative in their own wellness, especially if they want to avoid serious conditions in the future.
- Stress Management
Stress can impact our health in so many ways and it is important to manage it, before it takes its toll on our wellness. We cannot subject our bodies to chronic stress hormones (such as cortisol and adrenaline) and expect it to function properly.
- Mental Conditions
Conditions such as depression and anxiety are becoming very common. Australian statistics show that almost half of all people will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. These conditions can be due to a variety of factors, including nutritional deficiencies, heavy metal toxicity, trauma, chronic stress, hormonal imbalances, poor gut function, substance abuse, medications, genetic and lifestyle factors as well as chronic inflammation and sleep disturbances.
- Gut Issues
You will be surprised to learn that your gut is a separate universe within your body. It houses billions of organisms that can either heal you or cause serious issues in all your other body systems. This is due to the fact that the gut not only determines our digestive heath, but also mental health and immune function. Studies show that around 70% of our immune system located in the digestive tract and around 90% of neurotransmitters are produced in the gut.
- Children & Babies
Natural medicine is particularly effective when it comes to babies and children. Even though little babies and children get sick often, they are also very resilient and can recover quickly given the right treatment. Naturopathic treatments can also be used to prevent health problems and to boost healthy growth and development. As your child’s long term health largely depends on their current health status, it is important to address any issues as soon as they arise.
- Auto-immune Disease
Autoimmune diseases are a broad range of related diseases in which a person’s immune system produces an inappropriate response against its own cells, tissues and/or organs, resulting in inflammation and damage. These conditions can be organ specific or systemic, where many body systems are involved. The most common autoimmune disorders are Diabetes Mellitus, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Crohn’s Disease and Pernicious Anaemia, among others.
- Skin Conditions
Do you know that the skin is the largest organ in the body? Our skin is like our second liver and its health is often an indication of an underlying imbalance in the body. Skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and acne are increasingly common and can cause high levels of discomfort to its sufferers by affecting sleep quality, mood, energy and overall wellness.
- Weight Issues
So many people struggle with losing weight. I had many patients saying that they have tried everything and every diet out there and still unable to shift the weight.
Losing weight and getting into shape requires a whole body approach, including addressing any underlying health conditions that prevent it from happening. It requires addressing the most common reasons for not being able to achieve weight loss – hormonal imbalances, sow metabolism, thyroid dysfunction, toxic overload, poor liver and gut function, nutritional deficiencies and other poor lifestyle choices.
- Allergies and Food Intolerances
Allergies are very different to food intolerances as they instigate a different immunological response in the body. An allergy is an IgE immune response and occurs as a result of a hormone called histamine being released into the body in response to a substance, known as an allergen. Severe allergic reactions, such as anaphylaxis can occur as a result of ingesting an allergen. Other common allergic reactions in the body include asthma, hay fever, eczema and pruritus.
- Preventative Health + Wellness
A person does not have to be sick or unwell to seek naturopathic treatment. One of the best ways to keep healthy and prevent occurrence of disease is to be proactive and have a regular health “tune-up”. You want to address any small issues in your body before they start causing symptoms. This may include assessing your current nutritional status, exposure to toxins, overall inflammation and oxidative stress, liver function and hormonal imbalances. Of course, there always room for improvement when it comes to nutrient dense and delicious food choices that I can advise you on. Remember, I am here to help your vitality blossom!
All-inclusive health programs are a great way to start your health journey.
I offer 4 health packages that present an amazing value:
- Gentle Detox – for those people who want to jump-start their health and get an immediate benefit of feeling better, lighter, more focused and more energised. It is focused on optimising your body’s natural detox pathways.
- Price: $350 (60-90 days in length)
- Sleep Secrets – for people who may be struggling with sleep, either in quality or quantity. The program provides natural remedies, as well as diet and life-style modifications that are meant to improve your sleep and therefore your wellness in general.
- Price: $350 (60-90 days in length)
- Energy Restore – if you are struggling with fatigue and find your days are too long, too tiring and you just have to push yourself to do anything – this package is for you! The program will provide you with tools and remedies to improve your overall energy levels and help you gain the vitality you are longing for.
- Price: $350-$400 (depending on length of treatment – 60 or 90 days)
- Weight-No-More – if those extra kilograms are stopping you from enjoying your life, from feeling good about yourself or from feeling your best – time to shed them off, naturally! No shakes, no starving, no spending your life in the gym – just well tested nutraceuticals, herbal remedies, diet and lifestyle changes that you can actually sustain.
- Price: $400 – $500 (depending on length of treatment – 90 or 120 days)
Naturopathy Education Perth
I believe that my role as a naturopath goes well beyond treating my patients and assisting them with their health concerns. I am also an educator, and education is the most valuable health tool that everyone should have access to. Knowing how to take care of one’s health, ward-off chronic disease and improve quality of life in general, is just as important as addressing any health concerns they already have. It is much easier to sustain good health then try to regain it!
A healthier and more motivated workforce can result in improved performance, productivity and corporate outcomes. Having previously worked in the corporate sector, I am well aware of the pressures, stress and other life challenges faced by employees every day. Health can easily become the one thing ignored, and unfortunately this can lead to serious health issues – psychological as well as physiological.
So how do you encourage your staff to lead healthy, active lifestyles? Remember that by giving your staff important nutritional and well-being information, you empower them to make wiser choices about the food they eat and lifestyle they lead. In turn, your company will benefit by having healthier employees, and therefore reduced health costs associated with absenteeism and sick leave. This is where I come in. I can tailor a one off session or ongoing program to suit the needs of your business and your employees.
Community Seminars and Presentations
I am also available to present to community groups. As above, health topics vary and can be customised to your audience.