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Hello and welcome to the Whangarei Natural Health website.
I’m Louella and I am a qualified and registered Naturopath (NZ Society of Naturopaths). I also have a BA (Hons) degree in Environmental Studies from the UK and a Diploma in Teaching from NZ.
What I want to achieve:
My passion is helping you to live your healthiest life, through spending time with you, finding the cause for your health imbalance and treating you with good nutrition and lifestyle advice, as well as researched herbal and nutritional supplements. There are a lot of choices out there, both from the internet and from heavily stocked supermarket shelves. Some of these choices can be quite confusing. My job is to simplify things for you – to give you professional advice about your health and the supplements that you may need, so you save on the ones you don’t. I can actually save you money in the long run!
What I offer:
I offer initial 60 minute consultations and follow ups of 30 minutes. My aim is to provide a relaxed but very professional and confidential conversation with you, so that you can share with me your health concerns and needs. I spend time with you and listen to your story, in order to evaluate the cause of your condition and to formulate an appropriate treatment plan with you.
I may, with your permission, carry out a number of clinical assessments, including blood pressure and heart rate, orthostatic blood pressure, weight and body mass index, hair, skin, nails and tongue analysis. I can also arrange blood tests and other functional diagnostic testing, including:
- Hair Analysis – toxic metals and mineral elements
- Organic Acids test (OAT)
- Genetic profile Analysis (Fitgenes) Health and Wellbeing profile
- Comprehensive Stool analysis
- Microbiome mapping
- DUTCH Hormone testing
- Small intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) breath test
- Allergy testing: IgA, IgE and IgG (serum)
I am careful to check all your medications and supplements, in order to avoid any possible interactions. I may also ask you to complete a three day food and symptom diary, which is an important part of forming a ‘picture’ of your health.
I believe that complementary, personalised, holistic treatment programmes are the way of the future and Genetic Profile Analysis provides the ultimate assessment on which to base these programmes. That is why I studied to become a Fitgenes Accredited practitioner and can now offer Health and Wellbeing Genetic Profile Analysis as another option at Whangarei Natural Health.
We can’t all know everything, so I may occasionally ask for your permission to make a referral to another health practitioner, if I consider their scope of practice to be more beneficial to your needs.
What it means to be a Registered Naturopath
Registered Naturopaths are obligated to have a recognised New Zealand qualification in Naturopathy, to complete a number of hours of professional development per year and to have a current First Aid certificate.
I am very happy and proud to have acquired a good deal of knowledge around Complementary Natural Medicine, both from my college study and from ongoing Professional Development. The numerous seminars and conferences that I am lucky enough to attend, both in New Zealand and overseas, keep me up to date with the latest medical research around the world and advances in both the traditional and natural medicine fields.
The Future for Complementary Medicine?
We are entering a very challenging, but potentially exciting time in the management of peoples’ health. Although a number of infectious diseases have been reduced and we are now living longer, we are also experiencing many more chronic health conditions that are impacting on our quality of life. These conditions are putting a huge strain on Primary Health Providers. It is becoming increasingly apparent that we need to use trusted Complementary practitioners to lessen this strain and to provide the very best patient care. Registered Naturopaths can work along side your GP and are fast becoming a trusted part of the Complementary health care network.
We can then go further to achieving a common goal – your optimal health with longevity.
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