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Our team of qualified health professionals and wellness experts are here to support you on your health journey with personalised health advice, prescriptions and treatment plans that best suit your needs.

Our team of holistic health practitioners will assist you on your journey to optimal wellness. We all come from the place of genuine care, offering personalised health advice, prescriptions and treatment plans that best suit your needs.

Not sure where to start? Simply complete our Wellness Review and we’ll help you out!

NATUROPATHY

NUTRITION

Naturopathy

WHAT IS A NATUROPATH?

Naturopaths are experts in natural medicine that focus on restoring balance to whole health and wellbeing. A naturopath will provide a health plan that is evidence-based, safe, and personalised. Your practitioner can also work alongside your preferred medical doctor or other allied health professional if required.

Even though modern naturopathy encourages practitioners to specialise in certain health conditions all naturopaths are trained to balance all bodily systems and can support you in any area of your health or wellness.

HOW CAN A NATUROPATH HELP?

A naturopath is able to prevent and relieve the symptoms of disease, plus promote optimal health and wellbeing, by treating the whole person and the root causes of disease.

WHAT CAN A NATUROPATH TREAT?

A Naturopath has a holistic and preventative approach to treating common health conditions including:

  • Baby & Kids – autism, ADHD, immunity, behavioural or mood imbalances
  • Cardiovascular – blood pressure or cholesterol imbalances
  • Digestive & Detox – IBS, SIBO, detoxification & parasitic infection, food intolerances/sensitivities
  • Hormones – thyroid disorders, PMS, PCOS, endometriosis
  • Immunity – colds & flu, allergies/intolerances, autoimmune disorders, vaccination support
  • Environmental Health – mould toxicity, CIRS, Lyme
  • Musculoskeletal – osteoporosis, arthritis, sports injuries
  • Pain & Inflammation – headache, migraine, inflammatory conditions
  • Pregnancy – preconception, fertility, miscarriage prevention, postpartum support
  • Skin & Beauty – acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea
  • Stress & Energy – anxiety, depression, insomnia, addiction, adrenal fatigue syndrome
  • Weight Management – weight loss/gain, body composition, blood sugar imbalances
  • Wellness & Ageing

    WHAT TO EXPECT?

    In your online consultation (run via Zoom) your naturopath will aim to get an in-depth understanding of all factors that may be contributing to your overall health – physical, emotional, environmental, genetic, and social.

    Your naturopath will then create a personalised health plan containing diet & lifestyle advice, plus a prescription for clinical strength natural medicines (nutritional & herbal) that are indicated to balance your health concerns. They may also recommend functional testing to help identify subclinical illness, nutritional imbalances, and analyse organ function.

    Depending on your current health state, we generally recommend returning every 2-4 weeks to monitor your progress and adjust your health plan to ensure you succeed at achieving your health goals.

    INVESTMENT

    Discovery Chat – 15mins / FREE
    Initial Consult – 60mins / $120
    Return Consult – 30mins / $60

     

     

    Our Naturopaths

    Miriam Guscott

    Clinical Naturopath
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    Speciality/s – Hormones; Digestive & Detox; Stress & Energy; Skin & Beauty; Wellness & Ageing
    Modality – Naturopathy & Nutrition
    Qualifications – Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy & Certificate of Human Nutrition
    INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE – 4 years
    Professional Association – Accredited Practitioner of Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA), membership no. 16092
    AVAILABLE – Wed & Thu
    Location – Queensland, Australia
    FUNCTIONAL TESTING – Yes
    IG – @purelywellness

    Annette Baumgart

    CLINICAL naturopath
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    Speciality/s – Hormones; Immunity; Digestive & Detox; Stress & Energy
    Modality/s – Naturopathy, Nutrition, Herbal Medicine & Bowen Therapy
    Qualifications – Advanced Diploma in Naturopathy, Nutrition, Western Herbal Medicine & Bowen Therapy
    INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE – 5 years
    Professional Association – Accredited Practitioner of Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA), membership no. 13099
    AVAILABLE – Tue, Fri & Sat
    Location – Victoria, Australia
    FUNCTIONAL TESTING – Yes

    Nutrition

    WHAT IS A NUTRITIONIST?

    Nutritionists focus on restoring balance to whole health and wellbeing by assessing nutrient intake, food quality, dietary behaviours and lifestyle choices. A nutritionist will provide a health plan that is evidence-based, safe, and personalised. Your practitioner can also work alongside your preferred medical doctor or other allied health professional if required.

    Even though modern nutrition encourages practitioners to specialise in certain health conditions all nutritionists are trained to balance all bodily systems and can support you in any area of your health or wellness.

    HOW CAN A NUTRITIONIST HELP?

    A nutritionist is able to prevent and relieve the symptoms of disease, plus promote optimal health and wellbeing, by treating the whole person and the root causes of disease.

    WHAT CAN A NUTRITIONIST TREAT?

    A Nutritionist has a holistic and preventative approach to treating common health conditions including:

    • Baby & Kids – autism, ADHD, immunity, behavioural or mood imbalances
    • Cardiovascular – blood pressure or cholesterol imbalances
    • Digestive & Detox – IBS, SIBO, detoxification & parasitic infection, food intolerances/sensitivities
    • Hormones – thyroid disorders, PMS, PCOS, endometriosis
    • Immunity – colds & flu, allergies/intolerances, autoimmune disorders, vaccination support
    • Environmental Health – mould toxicity, CIRS, Lyme
    • Musculoskeletal – osteoporosis, arthritis, sports injuries
    • Nutritional Health – meal planning & diet education
    • Pain & Inflammation – headache, migraine, inflammatory conditions
    • Pregnancy – preconception, fertility, miscarriage prevention, postpartum support
    • Skin & Beauty – acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea
    • Stress & Energy – anxiety, depression, insomnia, addiction, adrenal fatigue syndrome
    • Weight Management – weight loss/gain, body composition, blood sugar imbalances
    • Wellness & Ageing 

      WHAT TO EXPECT?

      In your online consultation (run via Zoom) your nutritionist will aim to get an in-depth understanding of all factors that may be contributing to your overall health – physical, emotional, environmental, genetic, and social.

      Your nutritionist will then create a personalised health plan containing diet & lifestyle advice, plus a prescription for clinical strength nutritional medicine supplements that are indicated to balance your health concerns. They may also recommend functional testing to help identify subclinical illness, nutritional imbalances, and analyse organ function.

      Depending on your current health state, we generally recommend returning every 2-4 weeks to monitor your progress and adjust your health plan to ensure you succeed at achieving your health goals.

      INVESTMENT

      Discovery Chat – 15mins / FREE
      Initial Consult – 60mins / $120
      Return Consult – 30mins / $60

      Our Nutritionists

      Natalia Kay

      CLINICAL Nutritionist
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      Specialty/s - Pregnancy; Skin & Beauty; Baby & Kids; Stress & Energy; Cardiovascular; Immunity; Pain & Inflammation; Environmental Health
      Modality - Nutrition
      Qualifications - Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine
      INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE - 4 years
      Professional Association - Accredited Practitioner of Complimentary Medicines Australia (CMA), membership no. CMA2352
      AVAILABLE - Tue, Fri & Sat
      Location - Victoria, Australia
      REBATES AVAILABLE - Yes
      FUNCTIONAL TESTING - Yes
      IG - @nourishbodywellbeing

      Kristy Emmett

      CLINICAL Nutritionist
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      Specialty/s - Digestive & Detox; Immunity; Skin & Beauty; Hormones; Weight Management
      Modality - Nutrition; Nurse; Personal Trainer; Yoga Teacher
      Qualifications - Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition & Dietetics); Bachelor of Nursing; 200hr Yoga Teacher; Certificate III & IV in Fitness
      INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE - 3 years
      Professional Association - Accredited Practitioner of Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA), membership no. 23343
      AVAILABLE - Wed & Sat
      Location - New South Wales, Australia
      REBATES AVAILABLE - Yes
      FUNCTIONAL TESTING - Yes
      IG - @kristyemmett.nutrition

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      Frequently asked questions

      1. do you offer free advice?

      Absolutely! Times are tough and sometimes your just needing some quick advice. We are more than happy to support you with general advice with our online wellness review form available on our contact us page here. Simply answer some general health questions and we will come back to you with our recommendation based on your personal health goals via email within 24 hours.

      2. WHICH PRACTITIONER IS THE BEST FIT FOR ME?

      The best way to choose which practitioner to work with is to ask yourself what your primary health concern is. If you are suffering from digestive issues then your best to choose a practitioner that specializes in gut health. Or if your primary health concern is PMS symptoms then your best to choose a practitioner that specializes in hormonal imbalances.

      If you are still unsure… you can complete our online wellness review form available on our contact us page here and we will come back to you with our recommendation based on your personal health goals.

      3. NATUROPATH, NUTRITIONIST, HERBALIST – WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?
      All of our practitioners are qualified in natural medicine. The main difference is what they can prescribe. A naturopath is qualified to prescribe nutritional, herbal and lifestyle advice. A nutritionist is qualified to prescribe nutritional and lifestyle advice. A herbalist is qualified to prescribe herbal medicine and lifestyle advice. If you are looking for meal plans, dietary or weight management advice then a nutritionist is best fitted for you as they are given more extensive training in this area compared to a naturopath, unless they have completed additional education in that area.
      4. CAN YOUR PRACTITIONERS WRITE PRESCRIPTIONS?
      Yes. All our practitioners can write prescriptions for practitioner-only products and can provide you access to our online dispensary shop.
      5. ARE YOUR PRACTITIONERS COVERED BY INSURANCE?
      Absolutely. All our practitioners are highly qualified to provide you with the best professional advice, prescribe products, and support you with a personalized treatment plan. They are all required to maintain membership with professional associations within their chosen modality which ensures they continue to provide you with the highest level of care required by law in Australia. This also includes holding relevant individual business insurances.
      6. WHAT TYPES OF PRACTITIONERS OFFER PRIVATE HEALTH REBATES?

      Unfortunately as of 1st of April 2019, private health care rebates were made no longer available for naturopathic treatments. The changes, at the time were supported by the Australian Medical Association, the Department of Health, and Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt.

      We hope this changes in the future, however at this stage only nutritionists and dietitian’s can offer private health care rebates through a select number of health funds including NIB (AAMI, Suncorp, Qantas Health Insurance & APIA), Australian Health Management, AHM, Australian Unity, CUA, GU Health, HBF, Health.com.au, LaTrobe Health Services, Medibank Private, Mildura District Health Fund (MDHF), Phoenix Health Fund, Police Health, Queensland Country Health, St Lukes Health, and Westfund – as of July 2021. Always check your private health policy and/or speak to your private health care provider for the most accurate information. Your practitioner must also be registered for health care rebates, so please refer to each individual profile for details, or alternatively raise the question in your complimentary consultation.

      7. WHAT TYPES OF PRACTITIONERS CAN ORDER FUNCTIONAL TESTING?
      Both naturopaths and nutritionists are qualified to prescribe functional testing. They are trained to identify and investigate the cause of health imbalances which is accomplished during questioning and testing. However, your practitioner will always determine whether functional testing is appropriate in your individual situation.
      8. WHAT ARE THE CLINIC HOURS?
      Our online clinic is currently open Monday to Thursday 9 am-9 pm, Friday 9 am-7 pm, Saturday 9 am-5 pm, and closed Sunday.
      9. IS SEEING A NATUROPATH WORTH IT?
      We definitely believe so. There is so much to gain from seeking help from a naturopath. Many clients have reported feeling very safe, understood, and supported. A naturopath is very different from seeing a doctor as they spend extra time to understand your health history so they can create a personalized treatment plan. They are in the business of preventing disease and treating the root cause, however, they will also address any uncomfortable symptoms you present with. A lot of focus is also put into education and keeping you accountable for making healthy lifestyle choices. Prioritizing your health is one of the most important investments you will ever make!
      10. Where are you located?

      Our office is located in Brisbane, however, we are 100% online so our practitioners are based across Australia.

      11. WHAT HAPPENS IN An express consult?

      In an Express Consult, you will chat 1:1 with a qualified natural health professional. They will use the basic information you provide in the discovery chat form (link sent in your booking confirmation email) to direct you to the most suited products and services to help you achieve your unique health goals.

      Not sure where to start?

      We’d love to guide you to find your balance

      Complete our wellness review form so one of our qualified natural health professionals can advise on the best products and services to suit your needs.