What is Naturopathy?
Naturopathy 'nature cure' is a system of health care using the healing power of nature, treating not only the symptoms but also the underlying causes. The emphasis is to support the body’s own inherent capacity to bring about balance and naturally heal the whole self.
The strength of Naturopathy lies in its ability to effectively treat functional disorders which conventional western medicine has limited treatment options for example Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Auto-immune diseases, Fibromyalgia, Insomnia, Hormonal imbalances, Anxiety and chronic stress.
A Naturopath aims to give you more responsibility for your health by facilitating a healthy attitude, lifestyle and diet. Herbal medicines, Nutritional supplements, Diet and lifestyle recommendations are used as natural treatments to address health conditions. Naturopathy is a holistic approach to wellness based on treating each person as an individual and treating the whole person - body, mind and emotions.
What to expect in consultation with Sara-Jane?
The initial consultation is a process of obtaining a thorough health history and includes an exploration of your symptoms, diet, lifestyle, stress and environmental factors. Physical examination includes checking your skin, nails and tongue, using iridology and may also include recommending clinical and laboratory diagnostic tests.
The emphasis of the initial consult is to ascertain the main health issues and provide the most effective natural treatment to address those health issues.
The standard follow-up consultations are used to monitor the progress of the treatment and to examine underlying causes and contributing factors of health issues. In the follow-up consult more time is spent exploring the diet and offering resources such as a health manual with a meal planner and recipes to support a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Once your treatment program is established short follow-up consults are used as we continue to work together to improve your health and vitality.
Herbal medicines are constantly being substantiated with published scientific literature and clinical trials. In many cases they are found to be as effective as pharmaceutical drugs without the unwanted side effects.
Sara-Jane's herbal dispensary contains over 100 different liquid herbal extracts and herbal pill formulations. This extensive dispensary means you receive a very specific and individualized herbal medicine to address your health condition.
The herbs are produced by MediHerb, a well-known Australian company that supplies high quality herbal medicines and nutritional supplements using the latest clinical research and manufacturing technology.
Sara-Jane has experience treating these Health Conditions:
Endocrine disorders including Thyroid disorders, Adrenal fatigue, Weight problems, Type 2 diabetes, Metabolic syndrome and Insulin resistance
including PMS, Period pain, PCOS, Endometriosis, Fibroids and Menopause
Female and Male fertility with Preconception care, IVF support, Pregnancy and Post natal care
including Bloating, Reflux, Food allergies, indigestion, Bad breath, IBS, Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Coeliac disease and Constipation
Stress-related states including Irritability, Anxiety, Panic attacks, Depression and Insomnia
Fatigue and Immunity including Chronic fatigue syndrome, Viral infections and Auto-immunity
including Acne, Psoriasis, Eczema and Dermatitis
Musculoskeletal problems including Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Gout, Chronic headaches and Migraines
Respiratory conditions including Cold/flu, Bronchitis, Asthma, Hayfever, Sinusitis and Tonsillitis
The Naturopath's Cooking School
Sara-Jane offers cooking schools to show you how to implement changes to your diet on a very practical level. She inspires the creation of healthy, nourishing and nutritious foods in your kitchen.
Diet and Nutrition
A healthy diet is central to a healthy individual. Many people have sub-optimal nutrition, depleted in key vitamins and minerals due to habitual eating.
Generally, we do not eat enough fresh organic fruit and vegetables, healthy fats, fish, nuts and seeds whilst eating too much wheat, sugar, processed foods and unhealthy hydrogenated fats.
This type of diet creates a dual problem - the digestive system is over-burdened with refined carbohydrates and sugars and the body is lacking nutrients from healthy foods to function optimally and detoxify the system.
The old saying 'You are what you eat' will always ring true because food sustains us and the quality of food you consume will determine the quality of your health.
With some health conditions, chronic deficiencies of vitamins and minerals require the use of nutritional supplements to address symptoms and correct underlying causes. Sara-Jane has a wide range of practitioner only supplements which are superior to retail brands.