Nutrients are our building blocks so it is very important that we get a healthy balance of all vitamins and minerals in our diet to sustain good health and vitality. All humans are unique in terms of biochemistry, metabolism, genetics and environment – this changing the way in which we break down and process our foods and absorb our nutrients.
Macro-nutrients such as protein, fats and carbohydrates and micro-nutrients like vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, and water play an important role in our bodily function and processes as they provide the basic materials we require to sustain life.
To help determine a person’s nutritional health a number of tests and naturopathic observations are conducted. These include blood tests, urine tests, comprehensive stool analysis, hair samples, muscle testing, tongue and nail assessment, iridology (eye diagnosis) and a dietary assessment.
Nutritional balance is fundamental in prevention of disease and in treatment of many health conditions.
Your initial consultation is structured around your current health, factors that have influenced your health and where you would like to see your health in the future. Your initial consult includes; an extensive look into your personal and family medical history, a comprehensive dietary analysis and a look into lifestyle factors. As part of this consult we do comprehensive diagnostic testing and analyse any blood reports. We then take time in researching and planning an individual treatment program specific to your health needs. Additional testing and referrals will also be discussed.
Your extended consultation is aimed at giving you more time with the naturopath if required. This appointment is ideal if it has been awhile since your last visit or if you have a new health concern. With extra time, this allows us to work through your treatment plan and to continue working through your health goals. Within this time, we will review any new pathology results, order additional testing if required and update your treatment plan. If you are unsure whether you need an extended or return consult please call and we can discuss with you.
Our return consultation is a great way for us to check in with you, to ensure you are making positive headway with your treatment plan, to go over any concerns or questions you may have which will enable you to reach your health targets as smoothly as possible. Within this consult we will go over your treatment plan, dietary requirements, nutritional and/or herbal medicines prescribed and revise if needed. This appointment is also for analysing new blood pathology or other tests that may have been requested.
An acute consultation is designed for acute condition such as coughs, colds, sore throats, infections, viruses, thrush, etc. This is not a full consultation therefore focuses only on presenting symptoms to help you through this acute stage. Within this consult you may be prescribed a herbal tonic and/or nutritional medicines to help improve your symptoms. If it has been awhile since you last saw a naturopath, you may consider booking in for a more comprehensive consultation once you are feeling better to discuss ways of improving your health to reduce the likelihood of recurrent illnesses.