In my mid-30s I was diagnosed with IBS, despite always being health conscious and interested in nutrition.
It was during a trip to New York that I had to face it head on learned that managing IBS takes proper care and thought, and it was a life-changing lesson that set me on my path to my chosen career as a Naturopath,
I had no issues finding a healthy meal in New York and was really pleasantly surprised by how many healthy food outlets existed. I loved the street markets and sourcing local produce from the farmers markets, it was so wonderful to experience the diverse, amazing things on offer.
But there was a downside. The stress of being away, the changes in my sleep patterns and some of my food choices flared up my IBS. For anyone who has had a flare up, you will understand very well that I was unable to experience the full potential of the city.
Being away from home, facing some tricky daily challenges, and having to rely on myself to navigate those issues made everything clearer to me. It catapulted my decision to begin a new career that followed my interest in health and enrolled in a Bachelor of Health Science, at Endeavour College in Melbourne.
I still had my digestive issues, and they worsened as I took on the challenge of completing my degree course. Respective GPs and specialists were only able to offer limited relief, but I also worked with Naturopaths who listened to me and taught me practical and achievable solutions in managing my health issues. What a relief!
As a degree qualified Naturopath, I now focus my research and further learning on digestive issues. My passion is working with people to Improve their digestive issues. This often also improves energy, sleep, skin issues, mood, blood sugar irregularities and food sensitivities.
I can support you in your journey, listening and working together to achieve a lifestyle that doesn’t hold you back. We can collaborate to manage the symptoms and identify the root cause, and if a flare up does occur, you can be confident we can deal with it.
Outside of clinic, I am a self-confessed foodie and love sourcing seasonal local produce.