Weight loss options
Being overweight is a fundamental driver of some of the most significant health burdens we can suffer, including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, osteoarthritis and dementia. Changing our perception of weight loss from being about looking good, to being about feeling good and living better, now and into older age is a powerful motivator. I am very passionate about inspiring a lasting change in my patients lives, and for a lot of you, losing weight will do just that.
Incorporating naturopathic principles with the insulin zone, detoxification and the glycaemic index you will lose fat and gain a lean strong body. Exercise that fits into your lifestyle is a must along with food education that will have you off junk forever!
After years of helping people lose weight I have realised that for some, the biggest block is emotional. This is taken into account too.
Does your child suffer from being overweight?
Childhood obesity has now become a serious health concern, affecting approximately one-quarter of children in New Zealand. With this in mind, it has never been more important to find options to support healthy weight in our children. Together we can put into place an easy-to-follow, child-friendly diet and lifestyle program to help your child grow into a healthy adult. Perhaps you need only a few consults to get you on the right track, on maybe a programme would be a better fit. Get in touch to discuss your unique situation.
Preconception Care/Preganancy Care Programme
Having a baby is probably the most amazing thing your body will ever do. I think it should be the definition of awe-inspiring. The way this journey of pregnancy and giving birth changes your life forever is almost unfathomable.
Over the years my practice has slowly morphed from being a very general practice to one that specialises in fertility, pregnancy and children’s health.
If you are reading this website you are probably one of the growing number of people who understand that being in the best health possible before you conceive and during your pregnancy is good for you and your baby. What you do before your pregnancy (preconception care), and during, sets your body up for making the best genetic contribution to your offspring.
I believe with my whole heart that preconception, and pregnancy care can have a huge positive impact on the health of your pregnancy and future health of your developing child.
Preganancy Care/Birth Preparation:
This is a great adjunct to your midwife or obstetrician care, giving you a well rounded support system.
Please note that any medicine costs are not included in this price.
Warrant of Health
Would you pass a WOH?
It may be a common analogy but it’s a good one. We tend to look after our cars better than we look after our bodies. When was the last time you had some vital assessments such as blood pressure, weight, body mass index, HDL cholesterol and blood glucose?
All too commonly I hear from patients that suddenly they were prescribed blood pressure medication, or that out of the blue, they have been told they are pre-diabetic. These changes in our health don’t happen overnight, so what happened between healthy and sick? My health philosphy is based strongly on prevention and I really feel there is a lack of awareness about prevention among the medical profession and public alike. Let’s face it, most of us still die prematurely of preventable diseases, and there are more people on pharmacuetical drugs (and suffering the side effects) for lifestyle diseases such as high cholesterol and type II diabetes than ever.
In my clinic we have started a Warrant of Healthprogramme to help our clients keep track of some vital statistics. With this crucial information we can be proactive about preventing what I call the ‘Big Three’; heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer.
1 hour initial consultation in which a full health history is taken. From this, we discover your strengths and weaknesses healthwise as well as what your genetic predispositions are, giving us clear areas to focus on.
In this session we also assess:
Liver function, B12, folic acid and iron status with live blood analysis
BMI, weight and waist circumferance
Optional: I can send you for blood tests such as cholesterol, triglycerides and thyroid hormones (note: the costs of these tests are not covered in the price of consults)
From this information we put together a plan specific to your needs including diet, exercise, natural treatment of any conditions with either herbal medicine or supplemental therapy.
1 initial consultation and 3 follow up sessions throughout the year are included in this programme.
NOTE: Any medicines or supplements are purchased additionally to this price and external blood tests (if required) are paid for directly to Labtests or Diagnostic Medlabs.
The modern world can expose us to an unprecedented amount of pollutants and toxins, from the air we breathe to the food we eat to the water we drink. Many disorders have been linked to toxin exposure from chronic dermatitis and allergies to many cancers and reproductive disorders. More than just cutting out alcohol and take-aways, supervised detoxifiction can change your whole relationship to food and raise the bar on what ‘healthy’ means to you. Extra energy, clear mindedness, easy digestion, weight loss for those that need it, all result from real detoxification. Depending on your level of health and any existing health conditions, a detoxification programme of 2 or 6 weeks can be the most effective strategy for improving your health.
My Detoxifucation Programme works by:
- Removing toxin exposure through dieatry and lifestyle changes
- Removing bad bacteria and waste from your digestive system
- Renewing your digestive lining and healthy flora to improve your digestive function: and
- Releasing those toxins so they can be eliminated
Detoxification should not be attempted during pregnancy; however, it is ideal as a preconception programme.