Hi, I'm Sarah MCLAchlan
a Naturopath with a passion for helping mums to THRIVE. I love supporting you to Reclaim your health, to live the life you deserve. One full of happiness, wellness, vitality and clear-headed energy.
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Like you, I am many things to many people
For you, I am a Naturopath. Nutritionist. Herbalist. Breastfeeding Counsellor. Most importantly, I am a mother. So I get it. I know what it is like to be deep in the trenches of parenting babies, toddlers, children and teens. I understand how hard it can be to focus on you or to make food and lifestyle changes in your home.
There are many demands on you
Leaving you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, exhausted and increasing your risk of chronic health problems. Potentially, you may already have chronic health problems from these stressors. You may have symptoms like:
- Fatigue, disrupted sleep, headaches, migraine, brain fog
- Irritability, depression, anxiety
- Diarrhoea, constipation
- Immune dysfunction (allergies, autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto’s, rheumatoid arthritis)
- Metabolic dysfunction (diabetes, PCOS, sugar cravings, non-alcoholic fatty liver), weight gain, hormonal imbalances
- High blood pressure
- Muscle or joint pain
Having a chronic health problem increases your stress levels
It’s a vicious cycle. You can’t easily change the stressors and demands of your life. Maybe you don’t know where to start or how to change. I understand how hard this can be on you as a parent and how this affects your family’s dynamics and stress levels.
This situation is close to my heart
I have been there. Like you, I was feeling stressed, tired, overwhelmed, anxious and depressed. I was burnt out from caring for my children and mothering in the isolation of a modern world. As a result, there were many times when I couldn’t see my way out of these feelings. That’s when I would get frightened that I was always going to feel tired, sick and in pain. Were things always going to be this hard?
Because of my experience and the experiences of women I have supported, I can tell you that they won’t stay this way. Things can change with the right support. I see you and the work you do. And it drives my passion to empower you to take control of your (and your family’s) health and show you that you CAN do it. You don’t just have to survive, you can thrive.
Take control of your health
First and foremost, there are natural approaches that may help you become more resilient and cope during stressful times. Secondly, if stress has taken a toll on your health, there are ways to support your body and encourage it to recover and heal.
There’s so much conflicting information available on the internet and social media these days. How do you know what to do? Who should you listen to? What will work and what is a waste of time? I can show you which herbs, supplements, and natural approaches to lifestyle and food really work. Lastly (and essentially!), I will help you to use them safely and effectively, even for those with sensitive taste buds.
Health and wellness for you and your family
Healing and optimal health is a process that is unique to each of us and the strengths and nurture points we are born with. This is why I tailor my practical and realistic advice to you, your lifestyle and your budget. Allowing you to reclaim your wellness and give you and your kids the life you deserve. One full of happiness, wellness, vitality and clear-headed energy.
Start your journey by booking a free discovery call to find out more about me and how I may be able to help you.
Naturopathic consultationsTake a deep dive in to your health and get to the bottom of what’s contributing to your current symptoms. I spend lots of time with you, getting to know your body’s strengths, nurture points, and the messages it is sending through symptoms and physical signs. They say knowledge is power. My aim is to empower you with the knowledge and an understanding of what’s going on in your body and why, so you can take control of your health and wellness now and in to the future.
acute consultations with SarahWant to help speed your recovery from a virus or help the kids stop coughing all night long? Acute consultations are available for those wanting Naturopathic support with an illness like (but not limited to) cold and flu; hand, foot and mouth; molluscum contagiosum; ear infections; hay fever; warts; cold sores; tonsilitis; thrush; or recovery from gastro. This short, 20-minute consultation focuses only on your current presenting symptoms rather than taking a full look at your health history.
Akeso Health workshopsI love sharing my knowledge with you in a way that makes it easy to understand and implement in to your home. Workshops are run regularly from my clinic in Sassafras, Victoria, but you’ll also find me popping up as a guest speaker at other events and conferences in the Dandenong Ranges. Topics include gut health; fermenting food; kombucha; eating for energy; kicking sugar; beating burnout; women’s hormonal health; and acute naturopathic care at home.
Don’t let stress, overwhelm, fatigue and anxiety stop you from living a happy and healthy life.
What’s new on the blog
I've been enjoying reading a review paper that writes all about what researchers know of the mucous layer in our intestines. Yes, I said enjoying, because it's so exciting to read research that confirms the importance of things that I'm always talking about in clinic....read more
Why you'd want to kick sugar and how to do it in one workshop! Too easy... Or is it? Quitting added sugar is HARD! Anyone who has tried to kick the sugar habit will tell you so. At my next workshop, on 18 May 2019, 2.30pm; I'm going to talk you through why quitting...read more
Coffee, tea, caffeine and whether you should drink it is such a contentious subject! Ask 10 people whether you should have it and you'll get 10 different answers. And really, it does depend on many things as to whether it suits you. I thought I'd share some of the...read more