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Naturopathic medicine is based on the philosophy that our bodies have a powerful, innate healing potential if we fuel it with the right foods; get adequate sleep and physical exercise; and minimise stress. Your initial naturopathic consultation is typically an hour long as your practitioner takes a detailed health history in order to get a broad understanding of your medical history, current symptoms, family history and health goals. Your practitioner will also determine which additional tests are indicated in order to gain a more thorough understanding of your presenting symptoms and condition. Testing can also be a valuable way of tracking your progress and health outcomes.
Throughout the course of your treatment, your practitioner will prescribe and recommend a variety of different treatment modalities to help get you on the path to well being. These might include: herbal medicines; vitamin and mineral supplements; nutritional and dietary advice; and lifestyle recommendations such as exercise, yoga, meditation, massage or acupuncture.
Herbal medicine is one of the world’s oldest systems of medicine. It utilises the powerful healing properties of plants to heal the body and restore wellness. Each herb or plant has multiple constituents which have profound effects on many of the body systems. In fact, many of today’s modern, pharmaceutical medicines were originally derived from plant compounds. Herbal medicines can be taken in several different forms including: capsules or tablets, teas and liquid extracts. The beauty of using liquid extracts is that your practitioner can mix up a tonic that’s individualised and specific to your needs.
Having a healthy diet with the right nutritional balance is fundamental to overall health. Essentially, what you put into your mouth every day should nourish and fuel your body. Ideally, a healthy and varied diet should provide all the nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals (specific nutrients contained in plants), fibre etc, which your body needs for optimal functioning. The trouble is however, that due to a variety of reasons, we don’t always make the right choices and our health can suffer as a consequence. Furthermore, (and you’ve probably heard grandma say this before) our food just isn’t what it used to be!
Some common factors affecting nutrient composition in foods:
- Soils depletion of essential nutrients, particularly minerals.
- Pesticides and herbacides.
- Processing and storage.
- Cooking methods.
- Genetic modification.
In addition to recommending specific foods, your practitioner may also recommend vitamin, mineral and combination supplements to achieve optimal health. Whilst getting back to basics and having a wholesome and nutritious diet is always the goal, often times, it is helpful to replace some of the bodies specific nutrient requirements in supplemental form. This is due to two main reasons:
- Due to the factors listed above, sometimes foods alone just simply cannot provide the right amount of vitamins and minerals required to restore a deficiency.
- Vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals can be used for therapeutic purposes, however, the dosage required may not be achievable through diet alone and as such, supplementation can provide therapeutic dosage ranges.
Adding to the confusion about making healthy food choices is hearing about the latest and greatest trend of fad diet plastered in the media and advertising. No two people are the same and therefore, what works for one person, isn’t necessarily going to be the diet that works for you! So whether it’s paleo, low carb, high protein, Atkins, blood type, The Zone, juicing, smoothies, cabbage soup, detox… (talk about stressful!!!) it’s an absolute minefield and it’s perfectly ok to be confused about it, but that’s why it’s always more beneficial to speak to a practitioner who can help work out what’s right for you.
Food intolerances and allergies
Many people can suffer from food intolerances or allergies which can also have a major effect on their wellbeing. Your practitioner can work with you to identify and eliminate certain food triggers and assist you with putting together a meal plan to suit your specific nutritional requirements.
How to choose your naturopath
Choosing the practitioner who is right for can be tricky, however, it is a good starting point to choose a practitioner who either specialises, or has an interest in your particular area of concern or goals. You are encouraged to call Zsuzsanna from Santé Wellness to have a chat about your needs, and work out whether this clinic is the right fit for you and your goals.
The Santé Wellness clinic specialises in: stress, fatigue and burn out; anxiety and depression; thyroid conditions; men's and women's hormonal health; and fat loss.
It is important to choose a practitioner who can complement any other treatment or recommendations you have from other health care providers such as medical doctors, pharmacists, physiotherapists, psychologists and others. A Bachelor-qualified naturopath is trained in anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology so they have the knowledge and expertise to provide you with holistic support. Furthermore, your practitioner should be a member of a Professional Association relevant to their modality. Current membership within an association requires continuing professional education which ensures your practitioner remains at the forefront of current research, as well as new products and technology, whilst maintaining a high professional standard of practice.
HOLISTIC MENTAL HEALTH
Viewing depression simply as a chemical imbalance in the brain is only addressing a part of the picture. Personalised functional medicine takes into consideration all aspects of the body, mind and spirit to guide you on the path to well-being.
In light of the growing number of people suffering from depression, post-natal depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions, Zsuzsanna has a special interest in the holistic care and treatment of those who are affected by these. Mental health disorders can be helped, but we must be willing to make shifts in the way we think about these conditions, and also be willing to make significant changes to our daily habits.
A holistic approach to the management of mental illness involves: specialised dietary advice; a specific and targeted supplement regime utilising various vitamins, minerals, amino acids and herbal medicines; lifestyle modification techniques involving exercise, meditation and breathing exercises; working in conjunction with your with Doctor, psychologist and other health care providers, taking into consideration any current medications and treatments you are receiving, to ensure the best outcomes.
The Shake It Practitioner Weight Management Program (Shake It) is an easy to follow, scientifically advanced, ketogenic, weight loss program that has been proven to be both safe and effective. The Shake It Program incorporates a healthy and satisfying diet combined with moderate exercise to support rapid and lasting weight loss. Patients who have participated in this program have safely lost up to 2 kg per week and improved their energy levels, whilst preserving their muscle mass.
The Shake It Program is not just a meal substitute program, it's about creating healthier habits for life.
Proven and Sustained Weight Loss
- Practitioner advice to overcome obstacles to weight loss.
- Tailored to your individual requirements.
- Based on the latest science and evidence.
Simple to Follow and Convenient
- Lots of healthy food to develop good eating habits.
- Ketostix® to measure ketones, an indicator of fat metabolism (fat burning).
- Website, meal plans and an enticing recipe book.
Great Tasting Supplements to Make it Easy
- Shakes, soup and bars in a range of flavours.
- Detoxification support.
SANTÉ STRESS LESS PROGRAM
The Santé STRESS LESS program is a bespoke, stress-management program tailored for people suffering from the effects of anxiety, depression, burn out and insomnia, and provides you with the tools to help you feel less stressed, and more in control of your life.
The following six philosophies underpin the practice of naturopathy:
Vis Medicatrix Naturae : The healing power of nature
First do no harm
Tolle Causum : Find and treat the cause, not only the symptoms
Treat the whole person