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HI i’m sarah and this is my story

(or, why i became a naturopath)

More than ten years ago I was feeling stressed, tired, overwhelmed, depressed and anxious. I couldn’t shake these feelings no matter how much sleep I got or how I changed my diet. I was burnt out and not feeling any better, despite all the health and food information I was reading on the internet.

EACH DAY I FELT MORE FRIGHTENED I WAS GOING TO FEEL THIS BAD FOREVER

I was developing new allergies, the psoriasis that had plagued me since my teens were out of control, I had brain fog. Yet as a Mum to four children, I couldn’t go on like this and neither could they. Like most Mums, post-pregnancy I had ignored my health, pouring my energy into my kids. My kids were starting to repeat the health patterns of my childhood with persistent rashes, allergies, asthma, and anxiety.

Getting through a day at school was a struggle that left them exhausted and overwhelmed. I needed to support them through life and help them to thrive. Most of all, we weren’t enjoying life as a family. I couldn’t let them grow up like this.

My journey back to health didn’t start until I took one of my children to a Naturopath about her recurring nappy rash. The (diet) advice from the Naturopath made it go away and never come back. Amazing! I wanted to help people back to health like that too.

AND A NEW PASSION WAS BORN

Because of my daughter’s experience with Naturopathy, a desire to help other families achieve wellness and be their best was triggered. And so I started studying a Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy at the Southern School of Natural Therapies. (Studying with small children, what was I thinking?!)

You’d think that my health would improve while studying, wouldn’t you? I’m sad to say that while I managed to eat well, the stress of studying with small children, two more pregnancies, and a major life event for our family meant that my health suffered badly. I propped myself up as best I could, but finally had to acknowledge I was burnt out when I developed Chronic Fatigue and multiple allergies.

finally, at breaking point

I was feeling like an old woman and I was only in my early-30s! I treated myself like my most important client (I was!) and got myself back on track. No more fatty liver, brain fog, chronic fatigue, depression, joint and muscle pain, no new allergies, and significantly reduced allergy symptoms. I can be exposed to the things I am allergic to and no longer be wiped out for days or experience such extreme brain fog, headaches and poor concentration that I forget what I’m saying before I even get to the end of the sentence, every sentence.

I’M STRONG, HAPPY AND HEALTHY and ready to support you as you reclaim your health

VIBRANT HEALTH SHOULDN’T BE HARD

I chose to become a Naturopath because I realised the importance of what we eat and what we do for our physical and mental health. Naturopathy recognises the body as an integrated whole (instead of a bunch of systems working independently), with an inherent ability to heal. There is not a quick fix or a pill for each ill.

I passionately believe in healing as a process that differs for each and every one of us – we are all unique with inherent strengths and nurture points. I can show you which herbs, supplements, and natural approaches to lifestyle and food really work to support your body’s natural healing ability. Along with how to use them safely and effectively, so you can reclaim your health and wellness.

HEALTH AND VITALITY FOR YOUR FAMILY

Give your kids the life they should have – one full of good health, energy and the ability to concentrate and learn. Don’t let stress, overwhelm, burnout or anxiety stop you or your children from living life with energy and vitality. Most of all, be empowered to take control of your family’s wellness and reach your health goals.

All you have to do is book a time to see me. I’ll help you through the rest with practical, easy-to-achieve steps to wellness that are personalised to you, your family, and your lifestyle.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy)
  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
  • Certificate IV Breastfeeding Education (Counsellor)

FURTHER EDUCATION:

  • Microbiome Masterclass – assists me to analyse and interpret raw data from stool testing to optimise intestinal microbiome balance and function using food, herbs and nutrients.
  • Microba Insights – enables me to understand and interpret results from Microba stool test and implement a treatment plan to optimise composition and function of the intestinal microbiome.
  • Genetics in Research & Practice – understand genetic variations (SNPs), the factors involved in the switching on of genes, nutrigenomics, and the application of nutrigenomic information in clinic with nutritional and herbal therapeutic supports.

ASSOCIATION:

stop feeling burnt out and start feeling healthy and strong

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