Why choose a Naturopath?
Updated: Apr 28
April 17 2020/ jodie studley/naturopath
Like most Naturopaths, my health journey evolved over many years.
I competed as an elite lightweight rower in early years and needed to pay particular attention to understanding my diet, nutrition and lifestyle to be able to participate at this level. I worked as a Dental Therapist until I started my family. During this time I really noticed the connection between oral health, diet, digestion, lifestyle choices and attitudes with a persons overall health state. When chronic ill health touched my family, I found myself desperately searching for health answers to help me understand and
I would delve into many books on natural health and healing. Once my 5 children were old enough I took the leap and began studying my dream profession. Its been a long road, however, I bring with me a wealth of life experience and deep desire to help others heal naturally.
There is a big difference between prescribing medication to deal with a particular health problem compared to actually overcoming that health problem through healing.
I believe that our bodies can heal given the right treatment. This doesn't happen with just one pill. It requires effort and time. It involves lifestyle and commitment. A Naturopath is an alternative natural health care provider that approaches your treatment in a manner that involves you as a whole person. This means that we consider your health history, signs and symptoms, diet and nutrition, pathology results, and lifestyle to gain a full understanding of where your health is at this point. We build upon the knowledge you already have and seek to uncover the underlying reasons that drive your health issues.
Every cell, tissue, organ and body system work together to form you as a whole individual. Just as these system function together to create health, they also affect each other in ill health. It is therefore very important to listen to your body and what it is telling you. We are all so very different in how we are affected by disease and illness.
The bandaide approach of only looking at the sore point and disregarding the rest of the body, does not work when you want to regain health to it optimal state.
It takes years of gradually sliding into ill health before an actual diagnosis of a disease can ever be made Our Aim is to peel back the layers of sign and symptoms and uncover the real causes of your health conditions. We look for pieces of the puzzle to create the whole picture.
We use science-based evidence to form proticols for a personalised treatment plan that addresses you as an individual. Along with Traditional Naturopathic knowledge. Our Goal is to help you achieve optimal health using diet and lifestyle changes, therapeutic methods, natural products and education to encourage your own innate healing. The Supplements and Herbs that we use are Prescription-only Professional Products with strict Australian standards.
Functional Pathology Testing may be beneficial to give vital information on nutritional markers and toxic exposure that may be inhibiting healing. These tests are sent to Australian Laboratories and are regulated by Australian standards. We are happy to work alongside your GP for the full benefit of your health and believe that modern medicine has an important role in our society. When deciding to take the Journey of Natural Healing, remember, it is not a quick fix. It is a return to Health. If it has taken you many years to get to a state of ill health it will take time to peel back layers and heal them. It is a path worth travelling.
Naturopaths follow the Hippocratic oath, which is: *First Do No Harm *Prevention is Best *Treat the Whole Person *Use the Healing Power of Nature *The Physician is a Teacher *Identify and Treat the Cause Cherish Your Health You Deserve It.