Quite simply a Naturopath looks at every aspect of your health and seeks to find the underlying cause of problems, rather than just treating the symptoms. Cassi Cowlam and John Burchell practice as our highly regarded and experienced naturopaths at The Medical Sanctuary.
Naturopathic Treatment Can Assist
- Women’s Health Issues
- Natural Weightloss
- Hormone Imbalances
- Insulin Resistance & Diabetes
- Fatigue & Lack of Vitality
- Sluggish Digestion
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) & Constipation
- Stress Management
While firmly science based, modern Naturopathic treatment also preserves the traditional wisdom of natural medicine. Your Naturopath takes the time to listen and to get to know you as an individual.
As a partner in your own health, you play an integral role in making decisions about your treatment plan.
What Can I Expect At My First Consultation?
Your consultation includes a full discussion of current health issues and medical history. A complete health assessment is performed taking into consideration diet, nutritional status, activity level and how your body is actually functioning. Pathology testing may also be requested as medical science helps us to understand the workings of your body.
An individual treatment plan is initiated at your first consultation to start you on the road to optimal health. Your Naturopath may use diet therapy, nutritional supplements, herbal medicine, exercise or stress management techniques to address your individual health issues.
The goal of your Naturopathic treatment is to facilitate your body’s own healing power through natural, nontoxic therapies. It is about working with your body to restore balance – your body wants to be healthy!
Bioimpedance Analysis or VLA Test – Computerised Health Analysis
This vitality, longevity and healthy ageing analysis is a highly accurate assessment of your overall health.
- Ideal Weight
- Body Mass Index
- Body Fat Percentage
- Muscle Mass
- Body Fat Risk
- Biological Age
- Toxicity Level
- Cellular Health
- Hydration Level
- Individual Nutritional Requirements
- Blood Pressure
This testing helps to provide you with the motivation to take action! Empowering your health journey. Read more HERE.
Live Blood Analysis
Also known as Darkfield Microscopy is a way of studying live whole blood cells under a specially adapted microscope that projects the dynamic image onto a viewing monitor. This allows your practitioner to identify and treat your health problems faster and better than ever before. This technique enables the evaluation of blood features in their living state, hence the term “live blood” analysis. Read more HERE.
Proper digestive function is essential for long term optimal health. Not only do digestive problems result in gas, bloating, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea and heartburn, but they can lead to a breakdown in the intestinal lining, called intestinal permeability or ‘leaky gut syndrome’. This can trigger a host of other problems, such as allergies, autoimmune disorders, arthritis, fatigue, depression, impaired immune function, and many other chronic conditions.
Signs that your digestive system is not in peak condition:
- Excessive Gas
- Heart Burn
- Loose bowels
One of the most common conditions affecting the digestive system is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). This debilitating digestive complaint can affect people differently as everyone has individual reasons why they have poor digestive function.
IBS may be due to infections of the digestive system such as candida yeast infections, chronic stress, an imbalance of the intestinal flora, poor nutritional choices or a food & chemical sensitivity.
It is possible to renew digestive health with a GIT Rejuvenation Program. This specialized program is designed to heal and restore function to the entire digestive tract. It also outlines the necessary steps to modify your diet to allow healing to take place.
As with all Naturopathic treatment identifying the cause of your discomfort is paramount. Proper digestive function lays the foundation for optimal health.
Natural Weightloss Programs
Natural Weightloss looks at the reasons WHY you struggle to lose weight. In simple terms weight gain is a health issue.
Some of the major obstacles that prevent long term weight loss include:
- High Blood Sugar Levels
- Insulin Resistance
- Hormonal Imbalances
- Sluggish Metabolism
- Low Appetite Control
- Ongoing Fatigue
Addressing these key health issues will assist rapid, safe weightloss. Your natural weightloss strategy includes healthy food guidelines, a nutritional supplement protocol and exercise recommendations.
Natural Hormone Balance
Hormones are potent chemical messengers that circulate throughout your body, serving as messengers to organise how your body functions. Hormones are produced by endocrine organs such as the ovaries, testes, pituitary and adrenal glands, which are governed by higher centres found within the brain.
As hormones travel through your blood stream they provide a communication network linking your central control centre to the trillion of cells found within your body.
The endocrine glands produce different quantities of hormones depending on your individual needs and your stage of life. An imbalance in your hormone levels greatly impact on your level of health.
Signs that you may have a hormone imbalance include:
- Symptoms associated with menopause such as hot flushes, mood swings & vaginal dryness
- Symptoms associated with male andropause such as fatigue & central weight gain
- Weight gain especially around the bust/chest, butt and abdomen
- Low libido (sex drive)
- Menstrual irregularities or loss of menstruation
- Poor sleep patterns
- Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
A simple, non-invasive Saliva Hormone Test is a very accurate way to assess your hormone levels. All testing is done through a registered Australian pathology laboratory. Once an assessment is completed an individual treatment plan can be established.
* NEW * Sleep Hormone Profile Testing Now Available
It is now possible to analyses the hormones that control your sleep. Melatonin is a hormone that is critical to controlling your circadian body rhythms including your sleep/wake cycle. Generally, melatonin decreases with age but more importantly it is affected by circulating cortisol levels. Cortisol is a major stress hormone and high levels will affect your ability to enjoy a restful night’s sleep.
How is This Tested?
5mls of saliva is collected at midnight and then sent to a registered pathology lab for an assessment of your melatonin and cortisol levels. From there an individual treatment plan can be commenced.
The cost of the Sleep Hormone Profile is $52. Ask about this test when you contact the clinic.