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Kathy Sedun Naturopath - Rundle Mall

Contact Name Kathy Sedun
Phone 08 8221 6296
Address Adelaide Chiropractic Centre
Level 3, 55 Gawler Pl
Adelaide SA 5000
Servicing Areas Adelaide, South Australia

A Leading Adelaide Naturopath



Medically proven, natural health alternatives. In Rundle Mall. Kathy is a registered nurse and experienced naturopath. 

Kathy Sedun - Adelaide Naturopath - Rundle Mall


Experience a higher quality of life

 


Using a blend of traditional and science-based healing approaches, a naturopath seeks to enable you to achieve optimal health. As a naturopath, Kathy Sedun will treat you as a unique individual, interpreting your symptoms within the context of your whole life. By treating the foundational problems, rather than the only the symptoms, the results will be long term.

Kathy is also a Registered Nurse and able to authorise an extensive list of tests including food sensitivities, hair analysis, genetic profiling, Lyme-like illness, CIRS, Histamine intolerance, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and many more.



What is Naturopathy?

 


Naturopathy is based on the holistic approach to your health. You and your symptoms are unique and will be treated as such. By providing support to specific organs or systems that may be struggling or out of balance, you can begin the healing process. Nutritional and herbal supplements and dietary and lifestyle changes are a part of the program used to empower you to regain your health and vitality.



Your Health

 


Kathy is a highly qualified health practitioner and has had much success in treating patients using natural approaches. She is experienced to help you with health concerns such as weight loss, cholesterol, hypertension, allergies, blood sugar irregularities, fatigue, hormone imbalances, migraines, learning disorders, depression, sleep disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, prostate problems and a range of skin conditions including eczema, acne, rosacea and skin sensitivities.

You may be lacking in essential nutrients for a number of reasons including:

    • Inefficient digestion- may reduce your ability to absorb nutrients even though you are eating well

 

    • Environment- chemical, physical and emotional stress increase your vitamin requirements

 

    • Oral contraceptives- may lead to a decrease in your absorption of Vit. B6, and zinc.

 

    • High protein diets may lead to inadequate fibre, Vitamin B, and excess saturated fats. See my thesis for a detailed report.

 

 


Specialised Dietary Menus

 


Nutrient requirements vary for different health conditions. In your appointment, you will be advised as to which foods can be used as medicines, as well as those to avoid. A diet plan specific to your needs will be provided.



What to Expect in Your Appointment

 


A detailed history of your health will be taken in order to ascertain the specific influences affecting your well-being. Diagnostic procedures may include blood pressure checks, analysis of your diet and zinc level tests.

If you suffer from depression a detailed questionnaire will be offered to you to assist in determining the appropriate treatment.

Should more complex medical laboratory testing be required, the full range of testing at Healthscope is available. These include saliva hormone testing, stool analysis for parasites, bacteria, fungi or sensitivities, saliva adrenal function, hair mineral analysis and various more complex testing for digestive problems. Many of these laboratory tests are listed below.

I am also able to order standard medical blood tests including liver function, cholesterol, blood sugar and insulin levels. You will need to pay for these but most tests are very reasonable.

A personalized treatment plan will be tailored to your individual needs taking into consideration your preferences.

You will not be subjected to unnecessary purchases or unmanageable dietary regimes.

Your confidentiality is assured.



Consulting Hours

 


9:00 am to 5:30 pm Weekdays

Note: Clinic is closed 1:30- 2:30 pm daily, closed all day Wednesday


HOW I CAN HELP YOU

MY TREATMENT APPROACH

I will treat you as a unique individual, interpreting your symptoms within the context of your whole life. By treating the foundational problems, rather than the only the symptoms, the results will be long term.

CONDITIONS I TREAT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    • over 50 other health conditions

      TESTIMONIALS

 

Kathy saved my life, due to severe leaky gut, that no doctor could help, thanks to Kathy I am back on track in my life.
13/10/2017

My first experience with a Naturopath and I really couldn’t have picked anyone better. Calm, detailed yet concise and actively listens. Cannot recommend her enough.
06/11/2015

Kathy was very friendly, well informed, clear in her advice and attentively listened at all times to my current conditions. Her tests and diagnoses were clearly explained and while supplements were expensive, their value was convincing. I will definitely be returning to Kathy.

28/09/2015

A testimony – Kathy helped me with a number of issues.

I had a range of health issues including fatigue, low energy, and trouble concentrating. I knew that things like diet could have a big effect, but had trouble making good dietary choices on my own.

I saw Kathy regularly for several months and was able to get a big improvement in my quality of life.

Kathy provided clear, simple guidelines to improve my diet and nutrition, and helped me eliminate less helpful foods and incorporate more nutritious ones. She also prescribed several supplements which helped a lot with concentration and mood.

Her step-by-step approach and sound advice made it easy to resolve these otherwise-difficult issues.

I benefited a lot from seeing Kathy and would recommend her to anyone looking for natural solutions to their health issues.

Ben

 


Professional Fees

 


Standard rates:

      Initial Consultation $190
      Follow-up Consultation $70 - 25 minutes
      Brief Consultation $45 - Strictly 15 minutes
      Extended Consultation $100 - 40 minutes
               Long Consultation $135 - 55 minutes

Concession rates:

      Initial Consultation $175
      Initial Child Consult $150
      Follow-up Consultation $60
      Extended Consultation $90
               Long Consultation $125

Concession holders: Children, students and pensioners
Rebates are available with all participating health funds offering Naturopathy. Most offer a higher rebate to cover the initial consult as extra time is involved.


Laboratory Testing

 



I offer a range of key laboratory tests to assist your personal health program:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    • A full range of Medical Blood Tests including liver, iron, C-Reactive Protein, Homocysteine, lipids and many more

 

    • plus many other tests for specific conditions

 

Referrals are arranged for a range of tests using the same government accredited laboratories doctors use:

 

    • NutriPATH

 

 

    • Fitgenes

 

To find out more how the latest laboratory testing can assist you, contact Kathy.

LABORATORY TEST SUMMARIES

Prices were correct at time of printing but may vary as laboratory costs change.

Food Sensitivity Profiles

   

40 Foods


$230


60 Foods


$290


120 Foods


$450

   

Many people live with minor or major symptoms of adverse food reactions for years without ever suspecting the involvement of the immune system and the foods which trigger them. Food sensitivities may play a significant role in bloating, fluid retention, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, migraine, depression, mood swings, asthma, skin conditions and behavioural problems in children.

Omega-3 Index Test

Why is this important?
It is understood that 4 out of 5 Australians are NOT getting enough omega-3 oils. A correlation has been found between an individual's Omega 3 Index and their risk of certain conditions, including cardiovascular health issues.

How can I find out my Omega-3 levels and if they're high enough?
Just released is a simple on-the-spot finger-prick test that measures the percentages of EPA and DHA in your blood, along with arachidonic acid levels and total trans fats. Kathy will complete your test in her rooms and send your sample to be analysed at the Laboratory. The results will be available within two weeks. Your levels will be assessed against the index levels for optimal health.

Adrenal (Stress Hormones)

$110

This is an important test to determine adrenal function. Altered levels of Cortisol and DHEA-S are indicative of acute and/or chronic mental and/or physical stress. Prolonged stress causes increased secretion of Cortisol and can eventually lead to adrenal exhaustion and immune suppression.

SALIVARY HORMONE TESTING

Female Options


Basic


$140


Extended


$250

   

Saliva hormone testing provides an accurate assessment of hormones linked to menstrual irregularities for younger women, changes involved in the peri and postmenopausal women, and andropause changes in men. Salivary hormone testing is unique in that it helps identify hormone imbalances which may cause chronic health problems. Results obtained from the tests make it possible to customise your hormonal treatment.

Hair Mineral Analysis

$120

Measures the levels and ratios of all minerals in your body, including toxic heavy metals. This analytical test will show any mineral deficiencies you may have, as well as toxic metals you may have accumulated. A full report of the health consequences of your profile, dietary and mineral supplementation suggestions to assist you to obtain necessary mineral balance is provided.

MTHFR Gene Test

$50

Depression, infertility, mental health issues, inflammation and heart disease may be associated with MTHFR gene mutations.
A cheek swab is all that is needed.

SIBO Breath Test

$200

This simple, non-invasive gastrointestinal test detects bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine called SIBO. This is a common disorder that often underlies symptoms such as bloating, diarrhea or abdominal pain.
Bacterial concentrations in the small intestine are normally kept to a minimum. When excessive the delicate mucosal lining is disrupted, including the microvilli that facilitate absorption. As a result, bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine can inhibit nutrient absorption and lead to conditions such as IBS, bloating and reduced capacity to tolerate certain foods.

Diamine Oxidase

$120

Histamine intolerance is mainly caused by an imbalance of the histamine intake and the capacity of the histamine metabolism. The main enzyme for the metabolism of ingested histamine is Diamine Oxidase (DMO). Determination of Diamine Oxidase may be useful in the diagnosis of histamine intolerance.

Genetic Profiling

$464

Fifty-four genes are tested that target fat metabolism, inflammation, cell defence, cardiovascular health, cholesterol regulation and Vitamin D metabolism.

Price includes:

    • Detailed Health Questionnaire

 

    • Profile of the 54 genes and comprehensive information about each gene

 

    • Report on the implications of your genes in the areas of:
        1. Weight management

        1. Risk of Diabetes

        1. Vitamin D Absorption

        1. Hormonal Associations

        1. Cholesterol

        1. Blood Pressure

        1. Appetite

        1. Memory

        1. Physical Reasons for Overeating

        1. Mood

        1. Liver Detox

        1. Inflammation

 

Lyme-like Illness and Mould / Biotoxin Exposure / CIRS

$170-$870

These two conditions may result in very debilitating symptoms that are often misdiagnosed. A range of specific testing is now available.

ELISA – for Borrelia IgG, IgM / Borrelia Western Blot test / Extensive panel

Mould Biotoxin initial panel / MARCoNS nasal swab / HLA DQ/DR genetic studies

Functional Liver Detox Profile

$140

Compromised liver function can result in a number of conditions including low energy levels, headaches, migraines and hormonal imbalance. This test assesses the efficiency of your liver’s ability to detoxify and eliminate chemicals. It provides valuable information for you if you suffer from food allergies, multiple chemical sensitivities, chronic fatigue syndrome, leaky gut or severe hormonal imbalance, multiple chemical sensitivities, chronic fatigue syndrome, leaky gut or severe hormonal imbalance.

Osteoporosis Risk Analysis

$95

This is a urine test that detects the rate of your bones breaking down. A high rate of breakdown can indicate problems well before significant changes are obvious, giving you the opportunity for preventative treatment.

Intestinal Permeability

$123

This is the test for “leaky gut”, providing information on the function of your intestinal walls. Damage to the gut wall can be connected with conditions such as food allergy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn’s disease, arthritis and Coeliac disease.

Male Hormone Profile


Basic


$100


Extended


$160

   

Andropause is the decline of testosterone in male ageing. Common symptoms include fatigue, obesity, muscle weakness, aches and pains, depression and loss of libido. The 4 hormones tested include Testosterone, DHEA, Cortisol and Oestrogen.

Complete Digestive Stool Analysis

$140-$240

This provides a comprehensive overview of your digestive absorption, intestinal function and microbial flora. This test will identify if you have any abnormal bacteria or yeast in your intestine. These indicators are useful if you suffer from constipation, diarrhea, wind bloating, abdominal discomfort or bad breath.

Liposcreen LDL Subfractions

$180-$230

Traditional lipid profiles do not identify the risk of cardiovascular diseases that are caused by the presence of small dense LDL and IDL particles. New technology enables better risk identification through subfraction profiling of the different cholesterol components. Liposcreen Subfractions screening with or without Oxidised LDLs is available.

2&16 Oestrogen Metabolites

$150

This is an important test for determining those at risk with oestrogen imbalance. The 2-hydroxy metabolite production has been identified as a contributing factor to oestrogen-dependent cancers such as those of the breast, head, neck and prostate. As we age, altered oestrogen metabolism contributes to the impaired cell to cell communication associated with degenerative conditions and obesity. This test identifies your dominant pathway for oestrogen metabolism.

Sleep Profile

$70

The sleep profile assesses two major causes of insomnia – imbalances in melatonin and cortisol. Melatonin is a hormone which helps control normal sleep patterns. Deficiencies of this hormone can lead to insomnia. Imbalances in the pattern of the glucocorticoid hormone cortisol can also lead to insomnia.

Note: NutriPATH charge an additional $20 Kit fee per order where applicable

 

Omega-3 Index Test

Why is this important?
It is understood that 4 out of 5 Australians are NOT getting enough omega-3 oils. A correlation has been found between an individual's Omega 3 Index and their risk of certain conditions, including cardiovascular health issues.

How can I find out my Omega-3 levels and if they're high enough?
Just released is a simple on-the-spot finger-prick test that measures the percentages of EPA and DHA in your blood, along with arachidonic acid levels and total trans fats. Kathy will complete your test in her rooms and send your sample to be analysed at the Laboratory. The results will be available within two weeks. Your levels will be assessed against the index levels for optimal health.

 

MetaScan - Measuring Body Cellular Health and Composition

 

What is this technology?

MetaScan is the latest, highly scientific, body cell and composition analysis methodology. Using a Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis scanner, the MetaScan process extensively analyses and determines your individual body health. Areas of concern are quickly identified and targeted changes to diet and possible supplementation can address important issues. The extensive reports provide key benchmarks to assist in improving your wellbeing.

Who may benefit?

People who may benefit from the MetaScan analysis include those who want to:

        - Improve energy levels

        - Support the nutrition and 'building block' needs of their body

        - Manage their weight more effectively

        - Support healthy ageing

        - Increase muscle tone and fitness

 

What is Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA)?

BIA is a science that has been used for monitoring patient health since the 1980s. Developed in Europe, and used for the NASA astronauts, this technology is providing individualised health and body composition analysis at a high level of detail. The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) (Australia's regulatory agency for medical drugs and devices) has certified this machine for use in Australia.

 

This BIA device is called a Quadscan as it measures at four different electrical impulse settings. The test is completed in minutes and is painless. Leads are connected to your hands and feet, and low electrical currents are passed through your body. Body composition measurements, giving insight into important aspects of your health are determined. A comprehensive report, showing your results and benchmarks, is available immediately.

 

What Next?

Kathy will go through the findings with you, explaining the areas that may need to be addressed first. A longer term program to help achieve optimal health will also be discussed.

 

Finally, using the MetaScan program, along with professional health input, provides an excellent state of the art approach to a healthier body.

Many more tests available



*Prices were correct at time of printing but may vary as laboratory costs change.

NutriPATH may also charge a $20 Kit fee per order for several of these tests.


Qualifications

  • Registered Member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society

  • Registered Nurse (RN)

  • Advanced Diploma in Naturopathy

  • Advanced Diploma in Western Herbal Medicine

  • Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Trained in Genetic Profiling

  • Specialised training in skin care

  • Trained in testing body composition

  • Trained in treatment of Lyme-Like illness and Mould / Biotoxin Exposure

  • Mother of 5 wonderful children

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