Brisbane West Naturopathy
All illness begins in your gut, How is your gut health?
At Brisbane West Naturopathy and Nutrition, Katrina has a passion for natural health and finding out why ‘I just don’t feel right?’ When was the last time you felt right?
Katrina graduated from Endeavour College of Natural Medicine (Brisbane) in 2013 with a Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy and is currently studying a Masters of Health Administration through Flinders University (Adelaide).
Katrina is a member of Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA) and is a SIBO Masterclass Practitioner. Katrina holds a current Blue Card and First Aid Certificate.
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 functional testing, herbal medicine, nutrition and dietary plans and lifestyle changes that will have you feeling vibrant, full of energy, sleeping better and healthy once again.
Naturopathy is still based on these beliefs:
- Mind/Body Medicine;
- Herbal Medicine;
- Clinical Nutrition;
- Identify and treat the cause of illness;
- Treat the body as a whole; and
- The clinician being your mentor.
At Brisbane West Naturopathy and Nutrition, Katrina is incorporating Reiki treatments into her consultations. Reiki is a spiritual practice and healing art in the form of energy medicine (Mikao Usui). Reiki supports your natural healing ability and your wellbeing.
Our Services Available to you
SIBO & Digestive Health
Stress Management & Wellness
Weight Loss Programs
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. 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 micro-biome. SIBO is usually caused from post infectious gastroenteritis, medications, chronic stress, 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, 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 SIBO breath test then if needed stool test (CSA+3), Food/Allergy testing, organic acid test, hormonal testing or heavy metal testing.
Women’s Health & Pregnancy & Post Partum
Menstruation, Pre-Conception Care, Pregnancy, Post Natal, Hormone Imbalances, Menopause
Katrina has a special interest in holistic care for the modern pregnancy. There is a lot to consider holistically prior to conception or you and your partner. If you are already expecting there are nutritional requirements, correct supplementation that are safe for you and your baby along with treating any health conditions that have occurred during pregnancy, such as nausea/morning sickness, Gestational Diabetes, Pre-eclampsia or stress related conditions such as anxiety or depression as pregnancy can be an extremely overwhelming experience for some people.
Post-natal care is important for not only the new mum, baby/babies or the new dad as anxiety and post-natal depression can cause added stress on the whole family. Having the right diet, getting enough sleep and other coping mechanisms can help to relieve these issues. A relaxed Mum and baby can certainly make a difference to how the whole family are coping with the new edition to the family.
Katrina also treats menstrual conditions such as PMS, PCOS, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, menorrhagia, endometriosis, thyroid irregularities and hormone imbalances.
For the Under 12s
Childrens health is important as they also suffer from digestive issues, food sensitivities, allergies, sleep issues, anxiety, restlessness, reoccuring colds, flu, ear aches or eczema etc.
Stress Management & Wellness Program
Stress Management + Self Care = Wellness
Stress affects us all in so many ways, effecting every system within our bodies. Chronic stress can cause addictive behaviours, digestive health issues, anxiety, insomnia, menstrual problems, thyroid conditions, adrenal fatigue, poor memory retention.
Stress also 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’!
The Total Body Reset Program
- 28 day reset
The Total Body Reset Program 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 Practitioner therapeutically graded for optimum health benefits and is suitable for vegans and FODMAP friendly.
Included in the program is:
- 3 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
- DNA health profile
- DNA diet profile
- DNA sports profile
- DNA oestrogen profile
Genetic testing and nutrigenomics are relatively new in individual healthcare. DNA life provide a 4 panel testing protocol – so that you have the most affordable, up-to-date and accurate results for you in regards to your health, the correct diet for you, exercise program for you and how your body is processing and metabolising oestrogen.