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Certified Whals Protocol Practitioner
Fiona & Emily have a special interest in supporting those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and both are certified Wahl’s protocol health practitioners.
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Learn How To Manage Chronic Health Conditions Through Diet And Lifestyle
Both Fiona & Emily have a special interest in supporting those diagnosed with chronic neurodegenerative diseases through modifying dietary and lifestyle behaviours.
Emily has a special interest in Oncology, Multiple Sclerosis and Kidney Disease. She is both a registered nurse and fully qualified naturopath. Having a firm foundation in both the traditional medical model and natural medicine gives Emily a unique understanding of health and disease and she knows just how important it is to uncover and address the root cause of your disease rather than just putting bandaids on symptoms.
Fiona is a qualified Whals practitioner, a Team Leader for Dr. Joe Dispenza and manages a neurodegenerative health condition herself. She knows first hand the importance and impact that dietary and lifestyle changes can have on the course of a chronic health condition and the challenges and limitations that one may face in implementing positive change.
Registered Nurse & Naturopath
BHSc. Naturopathy (ANTA), BHSc. Nursing
I’ve always had a strong interest in health and understanding the human body. This, coupled with a desire to help people, resulted in me studying nursing. I completed my nursing degree in 2005 and when I went on to work in an acute care hospital, I noticed that despite access to good medical care, my patients continued to return to the hospital sicker and sicker. Clearly, we were missing something!
This prompted me to look elsewhere for a more holistic, natural approach to health care that addresses the underlying cause of disease and takes into account the whole person, leading me to study naturopathy.
Having a firm foundation in both the traditional medical model and natural medicine gives me a unique understanding of health and disease and I know just how important it is to uncover and address the root cause of your disease rather than just putting bandaids on symptoms.
Alongside my nursing and naturopathy qualifications, I’m also a Reiki and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) practitioner and have a particular interest in the role the mind plays in health and disease. I have experienced first-hand how changing your thoughts and emotions can profoundly improve your physical and mental health and I love helping people discover this for themselves.
My special interest areas in clinic are:
– Multiple Sclerosis
– Stress and Anxiety
– Kidney Disease
Naturopath BHsc., Whals Protocol Practitioner, Kinesiologist
I am a fully qualified Naturopath with over 15 years experience, and I practice using a vast variety of skills including herbal medicine, nutrition, food therapy, live blood analysis, essences, kinesiology and mindfulness.
I have a special interest in supporting those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and as such I have gone onto become Whals protocol health practitioner.
I am really passionate about treating you as a person and not a disease, as such I spend 4 – 8 hours researching each individuals case to make sure I recommend and prescribe treatments that I believe will have the maximum impact on creating health and wellness in your individual circumstance.
I also have a special interest in the link between the mind and health. I am a Team Leader for Dr. Joe Dispenza, and I personally practice meditation for 2 hours a day. I am also a kinesiologist and utilises this technique into clinical practice to support those with chronic disease and the effects of stress on the body.
When I am not busy seeing patients I will usually be found at a Dr. Joe Dispenza event as a Team leader, reading a book, riding her horses or spending time in nature.
Frequently Asked Questions
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What happens during a consult?
What is the cost of a consultation?
An initial consult is $350. This covers the 4 – 6 hours of research that is put into each and every case. We believe that by spending a lot more time at the beginning to understand your personal circumstances and properly test for underlying functional drivers of dis-ease we get much better long term outcomes, that in the long run cost you a lost less. We never want to guess with someone’s health, We would rather take my time to understand your situation and your body and prescribe dietary, lifestyle and therapeutic support based on sound evidence. We also work with a team of health care professionals and often we take time to discuss your case and work out a full supported health care plan.
I am in a wheel chair and find it hard to get to appointments
I am available to see patients via Zoom or Skype if travelling due to disability is hard. Our clinic in Templestowe is also wheelchair friendly.
How often do you need to see me?
After your initial consultation we will generally see you 4 weeks later for a follow up. This is to allow time for any pathology results to come back in. It also gives you time to integrate dietary and lifestyle changes and to see what effect these have on your health. After your first follow up consult we work out a plan that suits you, we are available in between consults via email for support. We believe if you have any questions that you should be able to ask we encourage patients to reach out to us, we often tweak and adjust things based on your feedback between appointments so you have the maximum results in the time between consults.
Do I have to change my diet to get results?
The short answer… If you keep doing what you have always done, you will keep getting what you have always got. What we put into our mouths play a huge role in how we feel day to day, which is magnified if we have an autoimmune or neurodegenerative health condition. We will always work with you to make it realistic, but the short answer is yes. You may just have to make friends with green leafy vegetables.
How much does pathology testing cost?
That will depend on the type of pathology testing we decide to have done. As much as possible we will work with your doctor to run basic tests that are often covered by Medicare. We will discuss anything else that might be useful and decide whether extra testing is useful on a cost to benefit ration.