Brisbane West Naturopathy
Repair, Re-balance, Restore
Katrina from Brisbane West Naturopathy and Nutrition has been working as a Naturopath for the past six years and has a passion for natural health and finding out why ‘I just don’t feel right?’ Katrina graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) from Endeavour College of Natural Medicine (Brisbane) in 2013, opening her clinic in Moggill shortly afterwards. Now Katrina has two busy clinics at Yeronga and Moggill.
Katrina is a SIBO Dr approved Practitioner which is her latest qualification in regards to treating clients with SIBO and IBS. This is Katrina’s main area of Practice and covers clients who are suffering from diarrhoea, constipation or a combination of both, abdominal cramps, bloating and flatulence.
Becoming a Naturopath has been Katrina’s life long passion. Naturopathy has allowed Katrina to work with her clients to achieve the results they want – whether it is healing their gut, reducing their stress or anxiety, working with them in particular areas of women’s health, children’s health or weight loss.
Naturopathy and Nutrition are constantly changing due to more scientific research within the natural health world. Katrina incorporates both traditional and scientific practices into designing a Personalised Treatment Plan for you. This includes herbal medicine (liquid or capsule), nutrition and dietary plans, easy to incorporate lifestyle changes and may include functional testing, that will have you feeling vibrant, full of energy, sleeping better and healthy once again – Repair, Re-balance, Restore!
Katrina’s areas of practice are:-
• Women’s Health for Women of all ages – Perimenopause, Menopause, Hormone imbalances, Endometriosis, PCOS, Post Birth Control Syndrome, Menstruation issues, Thyroid, Inflammatory Conditions and Autoimmune conditions;
• Digestive Health – SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Diarrhoea, Constipation, Candida, Irritable Bowel Disease, Parasites, Leaky Gut, Bloating, Reflux and more;
• Stress, Overwhelm, Burnout and Anxiety; Chronic Stress, Panic Attacks, Adrenal Dysfunction, Insomnia, Emotional Eating, Digestive Disorders, Addictions, Poor Nutritional Choices (weight gain or loss), Reoccurring illnesses, no energy/feeling flat, Brain Fog, Headaches, Migraines etc.
• Children’s Health – Fussy Eaters, Food Sensitivities, Night Terrors, Respiratory Conditions, Digestive complaints, Vaccination support; and
• Weight Loss – I use Practitioner formulated products to assist you in achieving a healthy weight loss and support to keep those extra kilos from coming back.
Katrina is a member of Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA) and is a SIBO Dr approved Practitioner. Katrina holds a current Blue Card and First Aid Certificate.
Our Services Available to you
SIBO & Digestive Health
Women's Health for Women of all Ages
Feeling Anxious, Exhausted or Stressed out?
Holistic Anxiety Treatment
The 'Total Body Reset' Package
SIBO & Digestive Health
SIBO, IBS, IBD, Parasites, Candida, Reflux, Bloating, Leaky Gut, Food Sensitivities, Autoimmune
Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) affects many of us on a daily basis and the symptoms are very similar to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). SIBO is associated with the malabsorption of nutrients. Bacteria are normally found in the large intestine where they are happy going about their business of keeping our bodies healthy with the correct microbiome. SIBO is usually caused from post infectious gastroenteritis, medications, chronic stress or altered anatomy – surgical interventions causing scarring, adhesions and malnutrition.
Astonishingly 84% of IBS patients exhibit bacterial overgrowth based on the lactulose breath testing results (SIBOtest.com.au).
SIBO can result in – diarrhoea, constipation, alternating diarrhoea/constipation, food sensitivities, abdominal cramping, bloating, flatulence, burping, reflux (these link in with IBS), joint pain, skin rashes, iron and b12 deficiency and respiratory conditions, such as asthma (SIBOtest.com.au).
Conditions associated with SIBO – fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, coeliac disease, interstitial cystitis, diverticulitis, leaky gut, candida, chronic prostatitis, acne rosacea, restless leg syndrome, (SIBOtest.com.au).
Other digestive health issues include – mouth ulcers, haemorrhoids, gallbladder or pancreatic inflammation, autoimmune conditions, bacterial – Helicobacter pylori, parasites – Blastocystis hominis, Giardia duodenalis, and fungal infections.
* Naturopathic Digestive Health Support includes – comprehensive case taking, treatment & dietary plans, supplements and ordering your SIBO breath test. Katrina may also require you to have further testing to be done if required as part of a change in your treatment plan.
Women’s Health for Women of all ages
Perimenopause and Menopause; Hormone Imbalances; Post Birth Control Syndrome; Auto-Immune Diseases, Thyroid, Diabetes, Inflammatory Diseases; Cardiovascular Health, Anxiety, Insomnia; Menstruation Irregularities along with PMT, Endometriosis, PCOS and Healthy Pregnancies.
Women’s heath covers such a vast range of conditions that can be supported and treated with Natural Medicine. Katrina sees women of all ages in regards many health conditions and imbalances and the above list is just some of them.
Holistic Menopause Support
Perimenopause generally starts in a woman’s 40s but can start earlier in some women. Perimenopause can last between 4 to 6 years (sometimes its shorter other times it can be longer depending on the individual) and is the lead up to menopause (in your 50s).
Perimenopause is the beginning of a lot of hormonal changes and fluctuations within your body. You may notice that your thyroid isn’t functioning as well as it should be, you have issues with your blood pressure, cardiovascular problems such as heart palpitations or arrhythmias. Inflammatory diseases are flaring up causing joint pain, arthritis, Type II Diabetes along with other types of autoimmune conditions (I feel the list is constantly growing with this!)
Most women find that they cannot lose weight as easily as they once did and find that even though they have kept eating the same diet and exercising (which used to work) they are now gaining weight. This is partly due to your metabolism slowing down, hormonal fluctuations, problems falling asleep or staying asleep, night sweats, exhaustion, mood changes, migraines or hot flushes and changes in your vaginal microbiome (pain and dryness) – these contributing factors can cause poor dietary choices as you can feel rundown, exhausted or overwhelmed by these changes.
To help you ease through perimenopause and transition into menopause Katrina will create a beautiful, holistic package tailor made just for you!
* Please note that there is so much a Naturopath can assist you with that will have you feeling vibrant and bouncing through this stage of your life!
Another condition that has a special interest for Katrina is Post Birth Control Syndrome (PBCS) – this can cause irregular periods, hormonal changes (infertility, hypothyroidism), body composition changes (weight gain), Mood Disorders, Digestive Symptoms (Constipation, Diarrhoea, Bloating), Acne, Immune Imbalances, Hair Loss and rebound of symptoms that put you on the pill or contraception initially.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or are still taking any form of hormonal birth control Katrina can certainly assist you whilst taking these products.
Thyroid health, Autoimmune Disease (Type II Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Raynaud’s Disease – just to name a few!) PCOS, Endometriosis and other Inflammatory Diseases are other areas of women’s health that Katrina treats. Inflammation affects us all in various ways leading to multiple health concerns if left untreated. Katrina uses a holistic approach to treat these conditions and you will be feeling vibrant once again.
For the Under 14s
Katrina has recently completed a Paediatrics Mastery Course that has given up-to-date information and treatment plans for babies, toddlers and children up to the age of 12.
Children’s health is important as they also have issues with digestive health including SIBO, constipation or diarrhoea, leaky gut syndrome, candida, food sensitivities, seasonal allergies, sleep issues including night terrors, anxiety, restlessness, colds, flu, ear, nose and throat problems, skin problems such as eczema, dermatitis and acne.
Katrina also sees children who are beginning their transition into Puberty/Tweens – Girls 8 to 14 years of age and Boys 9 to 16 years of age. Precocious Puberty (beginning puberty early) – Girls <8 years of age and Boys <9 years of age) along with children who have delayed puberty. This is a time of many hormonal changes which eventuates into adulthood.
- Brisbane West Naturopathy and Nutrition also offer vaccination support for your child.
Feeling Exhausted, Overwhelmed or Stressed out?
This is tailor made for you, as these feelings affects all of us differently!
Chronic stress which leads to burnout or exhaustion can cause addictive behaviours, digestive health issues, anxiety, insomnia, menstrual problems, thyroid conditions, fatigue, poor memory retention and affects your HPA-axis (Brain and Adrenals) Adrenal Dysfunction.
Stress/burnout/exhaustion affects our wellness – our mind, body and spirit. It’s important to look at different ways to alleviate your stress levels and incorporate wellness into your daily routine. Its all about creating with the help of a Naturopath a more balanced lifestyle. Self Care is essential as the saying goes ‘you can’t pour from an empty cup’!
Katrina incorporates herbal medicine, nutrition, reiki and flower essences along with life style changes into your personalised treatment.
While anxiety is usually a natural and short-lived reaction to a stressful situation, for some people anxious thoughts, feelings, or physical symptoms can become chronic, severe and upsetting, and interrupt daily life. Severe, frequent, recurring, and persistent anxiety symptoms may be considered an anxiety disorder.
Anxiety disorders are the most common type of mental health disorder diagnosed in Australia affecting around 14% of Australians every year (Australian Psychological Society, 2019.)
What are the symptoms of anxiety? Anxiety is characterized by uneasiness, apprehension, fear or terror, panic, worry, dread, and/or uncertainty. Physical symptoms which often escort the feelings of anxiousness including insomnia, jitters, fear, shortness of breath, sweating, heart palpitations or rapid heart rate, decreased sex drive, diarrhea, chest pain, and/or nausea.
Anxiety can turn into a larger health problem if the symptoms persist and become excessive or when symptoms interfere with regular activities of daily life, or cause emotional stress.
As a Naturopath Katrina uses traditional herbal medicine to create formulas that are tailor made to treat your symptoms. Katrina also uses a nutritional ‘food as medicine’ approach that will nourish your body and help to decrease your anxiety. Katrina is also a Reiki Practitioner and incorporates the healing energy of Reiki into her treatment plans. Flower Essences are also prescribed as they have beautiful energetic healing properties.
The Total Body Reset ($350)
28 day reset
The ‘Total Body Reset’ package is a must if you are time poor (especially in the mornings) as it is a quick and tasty ‘complete protein’ shake that is a fantastic way to start your busy day! The Medi-Restore Powder is therapeutically graded for optimum health benefits and is suitable for vegans and is low FODMAP friendly.
I have included BioMedica’s PhytoZyme digestive enzymes and Tri-Flora probiotic into the package as these products assist with improving and supporting your digestive health. This completes The Total Body Reset Package as these three products are Practitioner only (meaning that they are of high therapeutic quality) as they work in synergy together to Repair, Re-balance, Restore!
Included in the package is:-
- 2 x Nutritional Weight Loss Consultations;
- Medi-Restore 640gms Powder;
- Free Shaker Bottle;
- Patient Guide – foods to increase, foods to avoid, easy to make recipes;
- Weekly Food Planner;
- Extra recipes are also included along with the extra beneficial support of;
- BioMedica PhytoZyme – Digestive Enzyme which supports the breakdown of foods such as carbohydrates, proteins, fats and vitamins; and
- BioMedica Tri-Flora – Probiotic Capsule to improve healthy gut microbiome.
* For people wishing to take Medi-Restore twice a day (for example, a breakfast shake and quick lunch or afternoon tea) please add a further $85.00 onto the package price as you will require another tub of Medi-Restore. This is a great idea if you are wishing to lose extra kilos.
Brisbane West Naturopathy and Nutrition is open 4 days a week. If you require a consultation on a Monday or Tuesday Katrina is able to see you at Moggill or by phone. Before or after hours appointments are available, please contact Katrina to organise a time that is suitable for you.
Wednesday and Fridays (9:30 am to 6:00 pm) you will find Katrina at Indigo Soul Wellness, 46 Shottery Street, Yeronga
Thursdays (9:00 am to 5:30 pm) and Saturdays (8:00 am to 2:00 pm) you will find Katrina at 130 Jarrah Street, Moggill
If you live outside the Brisbane Area (Australia only – due to licencing) Katrina is available to do consultations via Skype or phone. Same fees apply whether you are visiting the clinic or online.
Book your consultation online (24/7)
Consultation Fees are:-
Adult – Initial Consultation – $180
Adult – Follow Up Consultation – $100
Children (under 14s) – Initial Consultation – $100
Children – Follow Up Consultation – $75
Holistic Weight Loss Packages
- Total Body Reset – 28 day Reset – $350 (need a second Medi-Restore powder add a further $85.00)
- Aryia Purity HCG Weight loss – 23 day full kit – $550
- Aryia Purity HCG Weight Loss – 43 day full kit – $650
Cancellation Policy/No-Show Policy
Brisbane West Naturopathy and Nutrition will remind clients of upcoming consultations via email and SMS the day prior to your consultation. If you need to cancel or re-schedule your consultation please advice as soon as possible. However, I do understand that sometimes life happens and other commitments take priority.
If possible 24 hours notice is required for consultation cancellations and a 50% fee may also apply to No-shows. With no-shows Brisbane West Naturopathy and Nutrition requires any outstanding fees to be paid before rendering any future consultations.
By partaking in your consultation with Brisbane West Naturopathy and Nutrition, you agree to the above terms and conditions.