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Friendlies Pharmacy and Naturopathic Clinic Subiaco - Digestive Health & Weight Loss
Sarah Durack has been the coordinator of the Naturopathic Clinic at Friendlies Chemist Subiaco since 2004. Sarah completed her bachelor degree in Human Movement and Exercise Science and Human Biology at the University of Western Australia and then went on to complete her Advanced Diploma in Natural Therapies at the Perth Academy of Natural Therapies.
Sarah has a passion for helping people achieve their ultimate state of health and wellbeing through the use of scientifically based natural therapies. Combined with individually structured diet and exercise regimes, the best herbal and nutritional medicine is carefully selected to achieve maximum client outcomes.
Conditions Sarah can help you with include:
Low energy and fatigue
Women's hormonal and health issues
Digestive issues such as IBS and bloating
Anxiety and mood disorders
Weight loss and optimising metabolism
Immune issues including allergies
Inflammation and pain
Diabetes prevention and support
Preventative health care
Outside the clinic:
Sarah spent 5 years working for BHP, delivering naturopathic consultations and health talks at various mine sites.
Sarah has presented on Perth radio station 6PRs talk back segment, answering questions on a wide range of naturopathic and health related queries.
Sarah has given regular information seminars to both midwives and patients at King Edward Memorial Hospital on the use of natural therapies for mums and babies during pregnancy, birth and beyond.
Sarah has contributed articles and information to various print media including The West Australian Newspaper, the Post Newspaper and Evoke health magazine.
Eloise works with families to achieve greater health. She has particular success helping children, addressing immune weakness and supporting learning and concentration challenges. Her other inspiration is supporting women to experience a healthy menstrual cycle, conception, pregnancy and birth. Her career to date has encompassed 17 years of naturopathic consulting, senior lecturing and supervision roles as well as health writing and public speaking both locally and internationally. Her clinical work in Australia and Germany, has been enriched by the opportunity to hold a position of Executive Director with the National Herbalists Association, to speak at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital on the topic of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and to develop a Menopause Handbook for the Women's Health Information Centre at the Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne.
Who could benefit from a consultation with Eloise?
Children vulnerable to catching colds, coughs and ear infections
Children with behavioral and learning challenges
Children with eczema, suspected food intolerances and digestive complaints
Children with difficulty getting to sleep or frequent waking
Infants with colic, breast-feeding issues or oral thrush
Infants with poor sleep patterns or excessive crying
Women with menstrual irregularities
Women with fertility concerns
Pregnant women wanting to ensure a healthy pregnancy and birth
Pregnant women wanting to reduce the risk of allergy, eczema and asthma for their children
Women wanting post-natal care for themselves and their baby
Women preparing for a smooth menopause or suffering the symptoms of menopause
All those needing mood and stress support
Does natural medicine really work?
In Eloise's experience, hormonal conditions such as PCOS, endometriosis, PMS and functional infertility respond incredibly well to herbal medicine. The herbs Eloise recommends have been rigorously studied in Germany and China. Treatment leads to a more regular menstrual cycle, reduced pain and discomfort, reduced mood swings and increased fertility.
Eloise began her career as a Naturopath at the clinic of Ruth Trickey, Australia's leading Herbalist for women's health and was fortunate to have her as a mentor. This gave her an excellent grounding in women's health which she went on to cement in her own practice. Eloise was able to assist in the research for Ruth Trickey's well known book, Women, Hormones and the Menstrual Cycle, through translating studies published in German on medicinal herbs.
After becoming a mother she expanded into the area of children's health. Her personal experience lends so much to her understanding of her smallest patients and their parents and the practicalities of incorporating natural medicine and dietary change into their lives. Eloise believes that children deserve to be functioning at their peak, making the most of every moment. In her experience it takes very little to get them back on track and children seem to sense when a natural medicine is helping them and are usually very compliant in taking their natural medicines. Research done in Germany on the use of herbal medicine in children's illnesses has led to wide-spread acceptance by patients, General Practitioners and Paediatricians.
How can a Naturopath help?
As a Naturopath Eloise see herself in the role of facilitator. Her clients tend to hold a large body of information on natural health, good nutrition and positive lifestyle choices. As educated people they are often seeking clarification of their own nagging sense that they could be feeling healthier, more energetic, be contributing more and feeling more contentment in life. Eloise feels they are completely correct in sensing that life could be more fulfilling, more meaningful and more physically robust.
She will help you to identify your health goals, to identify the most achievable lifestyle and diet changes which will also have the most impact. Eloise can provide you with a specialized prescription of herbal and nutritional medicines which will help you reach your health goals. She will support you to reach the greater sense of health and well-being that you are striving to reach.
Eloise involves you in the development of your own and your children's treatment plan and sees you as the architect of your own health. She identifies small changes that are achievable and bring results.
Eloise would love to guide you on your search for better health. Contact reception to book an appointment. Consultations attract a rebate with private health insurance. (08) 9381 1468.
Every moment matters. Take your health in to your own hands.
Eloise is excited to share with you her experiences at the Positive Psychology Congress in Berlin, July 2014. She was fortunate to be present to hear the research of some great minds. Internationally esteemed psychologist Martin Seligman, author of Authentic Happiness, Flourish and Optimistic Children, presented his latest projects, his work with the U.S. army and Google. He and his colleagues are on the cutting edge of science, developing practical and useful exercises that are easy to incorporate into your day to day routine and have been researched to show their effectiveness in increasing optimism, motivation and happiness. The research presented at the congress shows over and over that we are in control of our psychological health and that of our children. The tools of positive psychology that Eloise combines with her naturopathic advice help you gain greater psychological health, greater life satisfaction and resilience.
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