How Naturopathy can help you
Working with Larissa Jane Naturopathy
My role is to empower you to make positive changes in your life to improve your health, and to support you to do this through education.
Changes take time and that's why naturopathy is not considered a 'one visit' solution. It's important that you feel ready to make changes to improve your health.
I'll be here to cheer you on!
What happens next?
The first consultation is about hearing your story. It's also a time for me to gather information about you: your current health, the foods your are eating, where you spend your days and how you relax and unwind. I'll also ask you about your gut function, your period and cycle as well as your sleep. I may also refer you for some testing to enable me to give you the most appropriate treatment.
At the end of your visit, I will give you a personalised treatment plan that is based on your individual circumstances. It will have nutritional advice and may include changes to your current diet. Nutritional supplementation may also be recommended, if required, as well as herbal medicine to support specific areas such as your nervous system or immune function. The plan will also contain lifestyle changes, as so much of our physical health is related to our mental and emotional health and I place a great emphasis on this part of my treatment.
It takes time to make changes part of your normal routine and so follow up consults are really important to keep you on track, as well as to make any changes to your plan along the way. It's also a great opportunity for you to ask any questions about your treatment or prescription. One of the most important aspects of naturopathy is to empower you through education so that you are able to maintain your health into the future.
How long will it take?
I'm often asked how long it will take to see improvements. The answer to this question depends on YOU. Improvements take your commitment to adhering to your treatment plan: making the changes we agree to and taking your supplements as prescribed. When you do this, improvements are usually quick to come. This might initially be in the form of: improved energy or better sleep. Most people need 3-4 consultations over 6-8 weeks to put in place the changes needed to improve their health and start seeing long term results.
Remember, if you've been experiencing health issues for many years, it is going to take more than one visit to resolve them. Your symptoms are only one part of the picture and the aim of my treatment is to address their underlying cause.
Common health issues
Anxiety gets in the way of enjoying life as it has you on constant high alert. Constant worry can leave you feeling exhausted and low. You might also have problems with your gut and even your hormones.
Long term stress is associated with most chronic disease. It can impact your health from getting a good night's sleep to maintaining healthy body weight. It can cause physical symptoms such as acne, high blood pressure, or a even cause havoc with your cycle and period.
We've come to accept that periods can be painful, delayed, heavy and prolonged. Many women also experience PMS symptoms that make them feel emotional, anxious or even angry. It shouldn't be like this!
Gut health is central to all health. It's vital for how we absorb our nutrients from food, as well as getting rid of waste. It has such a powerful impact it even affects our mental health, with most of our serotonin produced in our gut.
Our immune system protects us from the outside world. Healthy immunity requires our body to be in balance, physically and mentally.
The thyroid is responsible for regulating metabolism and other important body processes. An imbalanced thyroid can lead to weight gain, sleep issues as well as hormone imbalances.
Menopause is a normal part of a woman's life, but many experience unpleasant symptoms such as hot flushes, insomnia, anxiety and weight gain.
Seasonal allergies can be common and are often the result of an underlying gut and immune dysfunction.
Pregnancy is a time of great change, for both you and your developing baby. Nutrition is vital as well as focusing on supporting a healthy lifestyle.
Supporting your body with nutrients for breastfeeding, managing sleep loss and recovery. This is a vital time for both you and your newborn baby.
High-blood pressure has become a common condition, often related to diet and lifestyle. Managing stress and nutrition is key for cardiovascular health.
Getting back on track
Sometimes you don't need a clear health issue to seek help, sometimes you just want to get back on track and feel good in your body and mind. Let me help!