Here’s my story

 

“I love helping busy and stressed mums switch off their busy mind and get some much needed sleep at night”.

Why should you trust me as your Naturopath?

Because I have experienced adrenal burn out and insomnia and I know what works. And because I probably want you to see results more than you do.

There is no better feeling than a client thanking me for my help saying they are feeling better, they’re sleeping well, their digestive pains have gone.

My clinic room is a safe space- I want you to feel comfortable sharing your health issues with me. I need to know all the details so I can help you get better.

I’m going to ask you lots of weird and wonderful questions about your poo, about your urine, about your sex drive. There is no need to be embarrassed about anything your body is doing. If it’s out of balance it will be doing weird things to try heal it self and let you know.

Here let me explain how I got to where I am today.

I suffered with Bulimia and Obsessive Compulsive Exercise Disorder in my teenage years. I would be extremely strict on my self with diet and exercise Monday to Friday and come the weekend I would binge on junk to the point of throwing up. The guilt I felt after binging was enormous.

I was playing netball, basketball, did swimming and did dancing at school. But that wasn’t enough to keep the fear of getting “fat” away. I would wake up at 5.30am every morning and do yoga and aerobics oz style before school. I would either run after school or do 100 sit ups and 100 star jumps right before bed- which for me was around 11pm or midnight.

I was following a vegetarian diet most of the time but not properly. I wasn’t combining my vegetarian protein sources and as a result became very protein deficient. This combined with my insomnia, excessive exercise and high stress levels my immune system was shot.

I would become ill with tonsillitis regularly, nearly every few weeks. One bout of tonsillitis developed into laryngitis then went into my chest and I suffered with Bronchitis, eventually turning into glandular fever. My immune system has never been the same.

My mum decided to take me to a Naturopath because we were both sick of filling scripts of antibiotics- clearly this was not the answer as I kept getting sick.

I saw my first Naturopath and I finally started healing.

So naturally when it was time to finish high school and decide what I wanted to be when I grew up- I decided to study Naturopathy.

It was here where I developed a healthy relationship with food because I started learning how each nutrient is utilised in the body. I was fascinated that we don’t just eat healthy to look good- each nutrient is required for a biochemical process in body. For me this was a huge eye opener and such an essential stage in my journey to better health.

While studying I knew I wanted to work in clinic and be my own boss. The career path I had chose was so rewarding- to be able to help people improve their health and get paid for it- it was my dream job.

However I knew nothing about business so being my own boss was short lived. I soon realised being in business wasn’t easy! I had zero marketing experience and no clients, I had no idea how to be in business. So I started cleaning houses, working at a health food store and doing bits and pieces while trying to build up my clientele.

After a few months I realised it wasn’t going to pay the bills and I looked into getting a full time job. I began working on front desk at an Orthodontic Clinic. I did this for 2 years while I worked in my business seeing clients on Wednesday nights and Saturdays.

As I started growing my business it became too hard to maintain the level of care for my clients only working evenings and weekends. My friend who was a successful small boutique gym owner needed a part time assistant and could see I needed more hours to grow my own business. So I left the full time job and worked  a few mornings as a studio coordinator for the next 2 years.

This was exactly what I wanted as I now had the security of a wage but was able to spend most of my week growing my business. And that I did! I started learning more and more about business and marketing and learnt about my ideal client- who I wanted to work with.

My work life balance started to disintegrate. When I was busy I would be working in my home office late into the evening and seeing clients on weekends. My relationship suffered. The ironic part was that I would be writing treatment plans for clients to improve their stress and start achieving the work life balance themselves- but I wasn’t doing it for myself.

My partner and I separated and I was left with the stress of trying to run the household for myself and my dog on my own. I wasn’t even sure I would make rent or be able to feed my dog.

Then my whole world changed 4 days after my 28th birthday my big brother was diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer.

A otherwise fit and healthy 34 year old non smoker had cancer…

You have got to be kidding me.

It was as if the universe was telling me something.

I had a real hard look at myself and my world as it was and decided enough was enough.  I decided to hand in my resignation at the gym and take the huge leap into being full time Naturopath.

I locked myself in my home office and researched everything there was to know about my brothers cancer. I called my trusted mentor Naturopath and  spoke with the owners of businesses who stocked products to help with cancer treatment.

Suddenly my focus was on nothing else but my brother and I would do everything in my power to help him fight this. I knew I needed to be well myself to help him.

So I practiced everything I knew and doubled my doses of adrenal loving herbs, ensured my veggie intake was optimal and started getting a lot more down time- more baths, booked in for regular chiro appointments and continued with my exercise program.

By this stage my partner and I started working through our challenges and he moved back in. I started to work on bringing balance back into the home and the shift happened. Our relationship blossomed and I started feeling happier.

Fast forward to 2 months after my brothers diagnosis and I received the best news I have ever heard- the cancer was gone…completely gone. My entire family was ecstatic.

I got through these events because of my knowledge and expertise with stress. I know what to take, what to eat, what to do when life throws these massive curve balls. I have lived through horrible and extremely stressful moments as most people have.

I have a strong family history of dementia, cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular issues. Your genetics are only one part of your makeup- it is up to you and your lifestyle on how those genes effect your health.

If it wasn’t for herbs and being a Naturopath I would not have made it through last year.

I wanted to share all this because I know what it feels like to go through a breakup, hear a cancer diagnosis from your close family member, see your grandparent go through dementia to the point they don’t even know who you are. I’ve suffered with an eating disorder, lived with the lowest immune system, I’ve had reproductive issues, I still have acne. I have good and bad days like you.

My clients will tell me I seem like I have my shit together but it’s because I have the tools to cope and help my body cope. It’s taken years of practice and a lot of adrenal herbs!

I suppose I am sharing this with you because I want you to know there is a natural solution to help you get through whatever it is you are going through and come out the other side stronger.

There is someone who gives a crap and wants to help you.

If you need me, you know where I am.

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