Eloise Charleson and Natalie Elliott are our Child Health Specialists
Both Natalie and Eloise have many years of experience working with children and their parents in developing treatment plans that really get to the cause of your concerns. Mothers themselves they know how difficult it can be to introduce healthier foods and get your child to take their natural medicine. For this reason they are experts at developing an individualised approach which is both achievable and effective.Their emphasis is on empowering parents and children to make the changes necessary.
Eloise and Natalie would love to guide you on your search for better health for your children. Contact reception to book an appointment on (08) 9381 1468.
Conditions Natalie and Eloise have helped children with include:
What to expect from your consult
You will feel listened to and heard. A careful, case history is taken to assess the many factors contributing to your child's health picture, including their diet, stress and activity levels as well as digestive health, immune health and nutritional levels.
Immediate concerns are addressed and a follow-up consult targets corrective and preventative health care.
Your child's symptoms and health presentation will be explained so as to assist with understanding how you can best help them.
Tongue, nail, hand and iris analysis, provide further insights into your nutritional status and health.
Zinc levels are tested in a taste test. Zinc is critical for immune, hormones, mood, weight loss, skin and digestive health.
A drop of blood can be taken and reviewed on the computer screen (Live Blood Analysis), to help review nutritional deficiencies, digestive, immune and internal health.
Find out if your diet meets your recommended daily intake of vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids. A Foodworks computer program analysis of your diet, combined with a review of any potential drug and supplement interactions, is assessed. Together these guide towards a personalised health program to boost your nutrient and energy levels.
Where necessary, further testing and investigation is available or referred to your general practitioner where appropriate.
Together this information provides an excellent platform to create a personalised program, unique to your needs. Educating and empowering clients' to understand how their body functions and why symptoms occur is a key component for client satisfaction. It enables a motivated approach towards treatment goals and achieving health outcomes.
Eloise Charleson B.H.Sc(Nat), B.A. MNHAA
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.
Does natural medicine really work?
After becoming a mother Eloise 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. Also current research into the bowel microflora is confirming how critical it is to keep the digestion functioning optimally. The health of the digestive tract and a balanced bowel microbiome is the best preventative medicine we currently have available.
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.
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.
Natalie Elliott is a qualified Naturopath, Western Herbalist and Academic Lecturer in Nutrition and Naturopathic Medicine.
In 2004, Natalie commenced private, Naturopathic practice in West Perth, and relocated to consult from Friendlies Chemist Subiaco in 2007. Natalie is an evidence based clinician, experienced at treating complex health presentations in a range of specialty areas - including mental health, hormones, children's health, immune, stress resilience, nutrition, skin and digestive problems.
Teaching final year students at the Endeavour College of Natural Medicine combined with her ongoing clinical experience, conscientious attention to detail and research, ensure your health program is safe, well-researched and tailored to your individual presentation.
You will feel motivated and positive after your consult. Important aspects for wellness and central to the health workshops Natalie regularly develops and presents for HBF Corporate Wellness, and organizations such as Chevron, St John of God Hospital, Apache, Challenger Tafe, and Dept of Finance.
Confident in supporting a wide range of health conditions, Natalie has a special interest in mental health, digestive complaints, hormonal balance, stress management, skin health, children's health and nutrition through food.
Natalie integrates your case history, evidence based research, clinical experience and traditional knowledge to provide you with an integrated and safe approach to your health care program.
Natalie keeps supplements to a minimum, to better assess treatment response and maintain compliance. Therapeutic tools include, diet / nutrition advice, nutritional supplements, herbal medicines, homeopathy, flower essences and life coaching.