What does a Naturopath do?
Rather than tell you exactly what you need to be doing, my role as your naturopath is to educate you on the options available. I can show you the signals that your body is sending you that you may not have even noticed.
You, as my client, are in control. I make the recommendations, but you make the decisions.
A naturopath can help you with a multitude of issues that you might be experiencing including:-
- Low mood
- Poor immunity leading to frequent colds, flu and infections
- Bloating, constipation and other digestive disorders
- Underfunctioning thyroid gland
- Autoimmune conditions such as ulcerative colitis and hashimotos thyroiditis
- Period problems – heavy, painful, irregular and absent – PMS
- Hormonal changes for midlife women – perimenopause and menopause
- Weight loss
- Fertility issues – female and male
- Natural IVF support
- Lack of milk supply in breastfeeding
- Acne, eczema and psoriasis
- Hair loss
- Blood sugar imbalance
- Sore joints and muscles
What can you expect from your first naturopathic consultation?
From this, I make my assessment and recommend certain diet and lifestyle changes as well as nutritional and herbal medicines.
An individual treatment plan will be devised at the initial consultation that will take into account specific nutritional needs and any food allergies or intolerances. A follow-up consult will be recommended in two weeks, this allows me to see the results of any ordered tests, to chart your initial progress, give key education and make any additional recommendations that are needed. Then, depending on your case, subsequent appointments will be suggested. For chronic conditions, it is recommended that you allow at least a month of treatment for every year you have had the condition.
Once you have reached your wellness objectives, I recommend 6 monthly check-ups to ensure that you maintain your good health.
What do you need to bring with you for your first naturopathic consultation?
- Bring your completed new patient form and 3-day diet diary
- Collect together any blood tests or medical tests that you have undertaken in the last six months, and bring them to your appointment. You have the legal right to obtain any medical tests that have been carried out by your doctors. Please bring these to the consult as it will provide helpful information and avoid any unnecessary retesting.
- Keep a food diary for 3-days before you come to the appointment. In that diary, you should keep a list of what you are eating/drinking as well as noting any symptoms that you might be experiencing e.g. fatigue, dizziness etc.
- Bring details of any medications or supplements you are taking/ bring the medications along.
- Bring the details of any doctors or specialists you might be seeing as this will allow us to correspond with them regarding treatment if needed.