Hi, I’m Michelle
I am a Passionate Degree Qualified Naturopath and Nutritionist with 12 years experience in the Natural Health Industry. I have spent time working for one of the Industry’s most respected Health Companies and have followed with many years in clinic helping clients just like you uncover and resolve their health complaints.
Being health conscious ins’t a job for me, it’s a way of life and a passion to share and inspire others to live their best, healthiest, most vibrant lives. I don’t recommended or give advice about anything I haven’t tried or wouldn’t spend money on myself.
Having had some health challenges myself, I understand first hand from my own experiences that it can be confusing and often difficult identifying the underlying problem and knowing where to start your treatment.
I have always had an interest in health but being a small-town country girl growing up in Loxton in the Riverland, it wasn’t easy to source healthy food options and Natural Medicine advice. I never quite fitted in with the ‘standard teenager’ or ‘mid 20’s lifestyle’. Fed up with my chronic eczema and digestive issues I started my health journey at the age of 18. My parents had taken me to a couple different Specialists and Naturopaths prior to this but I never quite received the help I needed. Little did I know as my studies progressed, I would slowly delve deeper and solve many of my unresolved health complaints.
Moving to the city at 19, I commenced a diploma of Remedial Massage and then progressed to study a Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy.
Four years working for one of the industry’s most respected Natural Health companies followed. I gained an up to date, broad, evidenced based knowledge base and assisted educating Naturopaths, Nutritionists and Integrated GP’s on the latest in Natural Medicine. I have now settled in clinic.
For the past 5 years I have been following my passion helping clients one on one in my busy Country and City based Clinic’s gaining experience working with women, men and children of all ages with a with a variety of health conditions and backgrounds.
Continue reading to find out more about my health journey
Support for Women, Men and Children
I have a special interest, passion and understanding in Women’s Hormonal Health and Fertility with the associated issues they often experience including:
- Fertility Challenges (IVF and preconception, pregnancy support)
- Adrenal Stress
- Mood Problems
- Irregular Cycles and Premenstrual symptoms
- Hormonal Acne and skin conditions
- Thyroid Imbalances (under and overactive thyroid)
- Healthy Weight management.
Having had some health challenges in these areas myself including thyroid imbalances, adrenal issues and chronic eczema, I understand first hand what to look for and how to treat holistically. From my own experiences I know that it can be confusing and often difficult identifying the underlying problem and knowing where to start your treatment. I became tired of hitting road blocks with the mainstream medical system and believed there was must be another way, which bought me to study Naturopathy and begin my healing journey more than 13 years ago.
Preconception, Postpartum care and Motherhood
Leading up to and after the birth of my Son Henry, I also delved deep into the area of preconception, postpartum care and motherhood. I am very passionate about helping other mothers to find balance and avoid the ‘overwhelm’ and ‘burnout’ that can accompany the modern day motherhood journey.
Men and Children
I also treat men and children and have a broad experience in uncovering and treating various complaints including:
- Digestive issues (IBS, Reflux, Food Allergies and Intolerance’s, Coeliac Disease, abnormal bloating and gas)
- Fatigue, Stress and ‘Burnout’
- Anxiety, Depression and Insomnia
- Autoimmune Diseases (Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis)
- Skin problems (acne, eczema, allergies)
- Headaches and Hayfever
- Weight Challenges (There is no one size fits all approach. I help to guide you with the best weight loss solution unique to your body)
- Family Health Medicine
I incorporate in house testing tools to uncover your imbalances more efficiently, offering same day testing and results. I also provide a deeper interpretation of blood testing & functional pathology testing together with nutritional, herbal and lifestyle interventions to provide a holistic treatment plan for my patients.
I am Trained in and an accredited user of the Bioelectrical Impedance Analyser (BIA) for Body Composition analysis and cellular health Analysis. I am also Trained in the Bradford Blood Techniques (Live and Dry). Both of these tools are used in your personalised Consultation. I am passionate about staying up to date with the latest in natural medicine, so I Continuously further my education to better help my patients each year by attending local and interstate trainings as well as scheduled monthly mentoring sessions with other practitioners.
Fun facts about me…
When I’m not consulting you’ll find me in the kitchen cooking healthy food, spending time with my family, including husband Ryan our little boy Henry, cocker spaniel Charlie (my first baby boy) and my parents.
You’ll find me daily out on nature walks alone or with my family or in veggie garden away from the hustle and bustle, growing some fresh greens for my cooking.
I’ve always being a bit more of an introvert so give me time alone to be creative or hang out with those nearest and dearest anytime.