Heartstar Herbs Naturopathic Clinic
Servicing areaBibra Lake, Western Australia
In your first consultation, I take a comprehensive health history, as well as document your current symptoms/health challenges, and we go over your diet, sleep pattern, stress, hydration, current medications/supplements, possible past/present toxic exposure etc to look for things that an be improved and/or altered.
Sometimes, I will recommend further investigative methods such as standard pathology testing, functional medicine testing or cognitive assessment using an online interactive assessment tool. Details of these tests and the in clinic assessment tools I use are given below.
The goal is always to help you to understand what has contributed to your health challenge and what needs to be done to turn things around. You will never be given something to take, whether nutritional or herbal, without a good understanding of why I have recommended it and what outcome is expected.
Follow up consultations are scheduled anywhere between 2 and 6 weeks after the first consultation, and in these we assess your progress against my expectations and timelines and alterations to your program are made if necessary.
I will always be honest with you about how long I expect it to take before you see positive changes. I will not sell you promises or snake oil. I am experienced, well qualified and keepup to date with new health information by regular attendance at professional seminars. The trust that you place in me by coming to seek my help is something that I take seriously, and I will do my utmost to help you regain your health.
My many treatment programs include:
- Cognitive Health and The Bredeson Protocol
- Mitochondrial health - lack of energy
- Dietary and nutritional assessment
- Detox for health
- Bowel and digestive system health/IBS etc
- Weight loss and lack of vitality
I may make use of :
- Iridology & Sclerology
- Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis
- Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis
- Functional Medicine Pathology lab tests
- General Pathology tests
- In clinic tests eg zinc taste test
A healthy bowel is key to good overall health, and a good program will address digestion, elimination and restoration of the bowel flora.
A Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis gives a detailed report on the health of the digestion, gut chemistry, balance of healthy gut flora, presence of gut pathogens such as yeasts and pathogenic microbes and more. This stool test is much more comprehensive than one that you can have done though your GP because it is conducted by a Functional Medicine Laboratory.
Elspeth uses a Bowel Flora Protocol over 4-12 weeks, to address the many health conditions that result from an unhealthy digestive system, such as reflux, gas, bloating, alternating diarrhoea and constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, SIBO, Crohns disease, ulcerative colitis, intestinal polyps, heartburn, flatulence, parasites and candida.
The basic program will be adjusted to your particular needs, and ,may require initial investigative tests such as Comprehensive Digestive Stool analysis, the SIBO breath test, bowel microflora/parasite testing, the Intestinal Permeability test for identifying leaky gut,
One in two people suffer from some kind of digestive upset, and since good health of the digestive system is essential to good overall heath, it is essential that digestive system complaints are resolved properly in the treatment of any health condition.
A healthy bowel is key to good mental health, strong immunity, freedom from inflammation and healthy liver function. Our gut bacteria play a big part in keeping us healthy, while pathogenic gut parasites can negatively affect our health.
The Bowel Flora Protocol will remove gut pathogens, re-build a healthy population of good gut bacteria, heal the intestinal lining, and set you up with the diet and lifestyle guidelines to keep your bowel healthy for the rest of your life.
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Iridology and Sclerology Comprehensive Eye Analysis
Iridology is the study of the coloured part of your eye your iris. It can reveal genetic predispositions, your inherent robustness (or abuse capacity) and other aspects of your health.
Rayid (or Personality Iridology) is different to Iridology in that it reveals your patterns of relationship to the world, people, situations and how you tend to respond to these. This awareness opens the doorway to relaxation and change.
Sclerology involves analysis of the whites of your eyes the sclera. The information found in your sclera can compliment Iridology analysis and provide more detail about current imbalances.
Know yourself, heal yourself
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Functional medicine pathology testing services
In functional medicine, the focus is not on the pathology, but on function. It is based on the understanding that biological change precedes pathological change. It therefore investigates the cause and mechanism of the illness, rather than the body system or organ involved.
In medical school, doctors are trained to make a differential diagnosis in order to decide on the appropriate medication to use. This focus on diagnosis and use of a single drug, or drugs, as treatment does not take into account the continuum of events and biological changes that have lead to the development of the illness – and thus does not address the cause.
In Naturopathy and in Functional Medicine, the aim is to gather enough information about the person to understand the predisposing factors (eg genetics, family history), the triggers (eg specific life events) and the mediators (biological changes caused, for example, by nutritional imbalances) that together have contributed to the illness.
Unless the causes are properly investigated and addressed, complete healing is unlikely, leaving the only other option – treating the symptoms – as the “solution”.
Functional Medicine Laboratory tests seek to investigate the cause of illness as well as providing tools for the prevention of disease and premature aging.
Assessments are available to investigate endocrine, gastrointestinal, immunological, metabolic and nutritional balance.
These tests include but are not confined to:
- Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis
- Intestinal Permeability Test
- Organic Acids Test
- Adrenocortex Stress Profile
- Comprehensive Parasitology Profile
- Allergy Testing
- Mould/biotoxin Panel
- Tick-Borne Disease Immunology (eg Lyme Disease)
- Autoimmune Assessment
- Comprehensive Cardiovascular Profile
- Neurotransmitter Profile
- Environmental Pollutant Exposure Panel
- Amino Acids Assessment
- Hair Mineral Analysis
- Heavy Metal testing (pre and post chelation)
- Genomic Assessments (eg cardiac DNA profile)
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Reflexology is a science that is based on the principle that there are reflexes in your feet, hands, ears, and other body surface areas that correspond to organs, glands and other body parts. The practice of reflexology involves the use of the fingers and thumb to exert pressure on these reflexes, as a form of acupressure. Reflexology treatments have been shown to:
Relieve stress and tension
Improve blood supply and assist the unblocking of nerve impulses
Support homeostasis (the natural efforts of the body to rebalance body function)
Essential Reflexology involves the application of essential oils to specific points on your feet and body before, during or after Reflexology treatment, and can be helpful when seeking to release emotional disturbances.
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General Pathology Tests
Elspeth may use general pathology tests to gain more information about your current health status. These tests include blood tests, stool or urine tests, or breath tests. Examples of these are:
- Full Thyroid Function
- Female Hormone Profile
- Male Hormone Profile
- Coeliac Disease
- General Wellness blood profile
- Active B12
- Iron profile
- Helicobacter pylori breath test
- Fasting glucose, insulin and HbA1C
- Vitamins A, B1, B6, C, D and E
- Serum zinc, copper, chromium, aluminium, cadmium, selenium, lead, magnesium, calcium, phosphate
- Urinary aluminium, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, copper, iodine, mercury, nickel
- Inflammatory markers : High Sensitive C Reactive Protein (HiCRP), CRP, ESR
- Liver Function Test
- Lipid Profile
- Allergy Profile
- Metabolic Bone Study
- Ross River Virus, Epstein Barr Virus
- General chemistry – anion gap
- PSA test
- Urine microbiology and culture
This test is performed at a professional analytical laboratory, using a sample of your hair. As many as 30 metabolic indicators can be shown on a Holistic Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis report.
The report is 13-17 pages in length and measures over 25 essential, toxic and important mineral ratios.
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Elspeth offers inspirational talks on health and wellness are offered to sports groups, carers groups and interested organisations.
Talks given so far include Weight Loss, Iridology, Essentials of Healthy Living, Raw Food Diets, Lowering Cholesterol Naturally, and Healthy Children Natures Way.
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Thank you so much Elspeth for your invaluable help. My husband and I had tried unsuccessfully for over 2 years to start a family and after only 2 months of herbal treatment with you it finally happened. I firmly believe it would not have without your help. We now have a healthy and beautiful 3 month old girl and I could not imagine life without her. Friends that I have recommended see you also report excellent results with various health issues. You are a very knowledgeable and caring Practitioner and I have every confidence in your abilities to help look after my familys health in the future.M Challis, Perth, March 2007
Thank you for your help and encouragement. I feel a lot more settled and sure of myself so you may not hear from me for some time. It's a great feeling to know I have a very approachable herbalist/iridologist when I need her. Thank you again Elspeth, you gave me a lot of your time! You really listened! You truly inspired me. Julie, Scarborough, Perth
Thank you for your reply a few weeks back regarding my friend and her eye infection. I appreciate you taking the time to ring me back and share your advice. My friend followed the advice for the next 24 hours and avoided further infection and possible antibiotic treatment. I am happy I could offer her acute treatment options/advice. It gave me peace of mind that I felt comfortable that I could ring a trusted, experienced professional for advice. Thank you. Melissa, Perth
I just want to say a big thanks for sharing your wise woman's wisdom with me.
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My main therapeutic focus is on the use of herbal and nutritional medicine. When the body is properly nourished, the response to herbal medicine is faster. I prescribe individually blended liquid herbal formula as well as offering tablet herbal formula op
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