FAQs

How can Naturopathy & Nutrition help with Weight Loss?

As a qualified Nutritionist, I can help you to lose weight in a safe and healthy way which will result in keeping the weight off long term.  I’ll also address any factors that may affect weight loss including stress, underactive thyroid and low muscle tone.

I can assist you with a plan to lose weight that includes fresh, whole foods and avoids expensive fads such as meal replacements and packaged “diet” foods.

With some simple dietary changes, it’s possible to lose 500g to 1kg per week without feeling hungry.  Losing weight can assist with reducing blood pressure and cholesterol levels, increasing energy levels and improving overall health and wellbeing.

A body composition analysis is included with all appointments and assesses body fat mass, muscle mass, bone mass, water weight, body mass index (BMI) and metabolic age.  This helps to give a well rounded picture of your health and it’s a great motivator.

Which conditions can Naturopathy help?

Many conditions may benefit from a naturopathic approach, including:

  • Digestive – bloating, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease, food intolerances
  • Skin – eczema, psoriasis, acne
  • Immunity – frequent colds, coughs and allergies
  • Stress management – insomnia, low mood, anxiety, nervous tension
  • Energy – fatigue
  • Hormone imbalance – insulin resistance, adrenal stress, thyroid imbalance
  • Reproductive – premenstrual syndrome (PMS), polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, fertility, menopause, low libido
  • Allergies – hay fever, sinusitis, rhinitis
  • Cardiovascular – high blood pressure, angina, high cholesterol
  • Chronic conditions – arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, autoimmune diseases
  • Weight management

What is Naturopathy?

Naturopathic medicine is a system of healing that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine.  Naturopathy incorporates a range of treatments including dietary advice to optimise nutrition, vitamin and mineral therapy and herbal medicine.  The underlying belief of naturopathy is that the body is able to heal itself if given the right support.

Naturopathic medicine aims to stimulate the healing power of the body and treat the underlying cause of the illness, not just the symptoms.  Treating the cause leads to long lasting results – leaving you feeling better for longer.

Naturopaths educate their clients to look after their health by focusing on a healthy diet, regular exercise and stress management.  Naturopathy may be used alongside other modalities such as chiropractic and acupuncture and Naturopaths work closely with GP’s and other healthcare practitioners.

How long is the consultation?

The initial consultation takes between 45-60 minutes and the follow up consultation is 30 minutes.  During the consultation, we’ll explore your health history in depth including previous illnesses and injuries, current medications and the symptoms you’re experiencing.

What will my consultation cost?

The initial consultation fee is $95 and the follow up consultation fee is $50.  Private health fund rebates may apply and HICAPS is available for instant health fund rebates.

What does the treatment involve?

Naturopathic treatment may include vitamin and mineral therapy, herbal tablets or liquids, nutritional supplements, dietary and lifestyle advice.  I use only the best quality practitioner strength natural medicines including herbal and nutritional formulas from Metagenics, Bioceuticals and Mediherb.  All natural medicines used are backed by extensive research.

What diagnostic testing is available?

I use Healthscope Functional Pathology and Nutripath Pathology for a wide range of diagnostic testing including hormonal profiles, hair mineral analysis, metabolic profiles, complete digestive stool analysis, food sensitivity profiles, intestinal permeability, nutritional profiles and MTHFR testing.

Which age groups can be treated?

I consult with clients of all ages – children, teenagers, adults and seniors.  It’s never too late to see a Naturopath.

Do I need a specific medical problem to see a Naturopath?

It’s not uncommon for someone to see a Naturopath because they feel tired or run down rather than for a specific disease state.  Sometimes tiredness, skin problems, digestive problems and inflammation are the result of poor diet, food sensitivities, poor sleep or stress and these issues are addressed.

How important is good nutrition?

A healthy, nutritious diet is the cornerstone of good health.  Busy lifestyles and convenient, fast foods can often compromise good health.

Sinus problems, tiredness, weight gain, skin rashes, arthritis and bloating can be a reflection of your food intake.

Sometimes, simple dietary adjustments can dramatically improve energy, stamina and immunity.

Please call 0403 183 591 to make an appointment today.

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Kelly Martin – Naturopath and Nutritionist, 146 Sampson Street, Orange NSW 2800.