Consultations

Consultations

Grace Hawkins

Naturopath and Nutritionist

BHSc (ComplMed) Adv. Dip (Nat)

What is Naturopathy?

Naturopathy is a system or method of treating illness & disease that employs no surgery or synthetic drugs but uses food as medicine, specialised diets, herbal medicine, nutrient therapy (supplements) lifestyle changes and counselling, where appropriate, to assist the natural healing processes of the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual body.

What is Nutrition?

Nutrition is the science that interprets the nutrients and other substances in food in relation to maintenance, growth, reproduction, health and disease of the body. It includes food intake, absorption, assimilation, biosynthesis, catabolism (breakdown) of molecules and the excretion of waste from the body.

Grace has a deep passion for complementary, integrative and preventative health medicine. She loves guiding people to help them achieve their optimal health, well-being and balance by utilising her diverse naturopathic and nutrition skillset to support her clients to bring balance to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies.

 

Grace specialises in supporting the following health issues;

  • Nervous system imbalances including; sleep disorders, mental health and mood imbalances, anxiety, fatigue, feelings of overwhelm and urinary pyrrole disorder.
  • Digestive health issues including; irregular bowel motions, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and disorders (IBD), difficulty eating, poor appetite, discomfort or pain after eating or during digestion, heartburn, reflux and indigestion.
  • Women’s reproductive health including; menstrual cycle regulation, reproductive health, pre and post pregnancy care and hormones imbalances.
  • Adrenal and Thyroid imbalances including; weight management, low or varying energy levels throughout the day, inflammation issues, hashimoto’s, hypo (under) or hyper (over) active thyroid, poor stress management and hormonal issues.
  • Nutritional assessments including; diet planning and guidance, specialised meal plans, digestive recovery and food support.

 

Grace works with a diverse array of health ailments and has had the opportunity to work with a large cross-section of the population over her career in the complementary medicine field, affording her insights into the varying needs of her clients. She works with children, teenagers, adults and the elderly alike and specialises in balancing nutritional requirements and identifying body systems that are in need of attention. Learn more here. 

She offers supportive resources and lifestyle techniques, including counselling and stress management techniques to help her clients manage their nervous system, which encourages healing and facilitates optimal health.

Grace is very experienced with the nature of highly sensitive people and offers a safe and supportive environment and treatment programs tailored to meet individual needs.

 

Integrative naturopathic consultations may include any of the following;

*Blood Pathology Review

*Functional Medicine Testing

*Western Herbal Medicine

*Food as Medicine Nutritional Support

*Supplement & Nutrient therapy

*Emotional Support

*Lifestyle Guidance and Resources

*Meditations, One-on-One & Group Sessions

*Adrenal Recovery Programs

*Educational Health Presentations

 

Consultations

  • Initial consultation (your first visit): 60 – 75 mins  $130

An initial consultation is usually 60-75 mins depending on the complexity of the case and covers a comprehensive look at your health picture.

 

  • Follow-up consultations: $90

Follow-up consultations help me to assess how your treatment protocol is going and allows for a more accurate look at your individual systems and how they are functioning. Adjustments to your initial protocol can be made if indicated and more specific support to remaining health concerns can be addressed in more detail. Follow-up consults help you to recognise the progress you are making on your health journey and are essential to maintain the motivation needed to be accountable for your wellbeing.

 

  • Email correspondence for follow-up consultations only: $40

This may include a review of any results and/or to get a script made up.

Online / phone consultations available.

 

Private Health fund rebates available for ‘Nutritional’ consultations only, please indicate at the time of booking if you are covered for private health insurance rebates.

What happens in a consultation?

In a consultation I work with you to identify underlying cause/s of your health concerns by investigating your signs and symptoms, your health / lifestyle goals, past medical history, family history and body system function including; energy levels, stress levels, sleep quality, immune function, reproductive health, lifestyle habits, digestion and diet. The information gained is compiled together like a jigsaw puzzle to help make sense of why the existing concern/s have occurred and to make a plan on how to restore your body back to its optimal function.

I then create a report for you with the recommendations I’ve made based on your individual needs and this may include any of the following; dietary support, supplements, lifestyle, resources, further investigations and a follow-up review time.

 

Your one-on-one consultation will often include a combination of:

  • Detailed medical case history, health time-line and ‘matrix’ look at your health history
  • Diet Analysis
  • Blood pathology review – or Non-medicare pathology request form for further investigations into your health.
  • Strategies and preventative health solutions to help you achieve your health goals and maintain optimal well-being.

 

How many consultations will I need?

Most Naturopath’s work with the natural cycles of your body and base your healing around the length of blood cycles, which on average is about 120 days as this is how long it takes for every red blood cell in your body to renew itself (roughly 4 months). For this reason it will be likely that you will need to revisit your naturopath for follow-up consultations at certain intervals throughout the 4 month period to make sure you are on track to reach your health goals. As each person is completely individual there are no set timelines for healing. Some body systems will need longer than others to reach their optimal health and this will be dependant on many factors that your naturopath will discuss with you in your consultation.

 

Grace’s Experience

Grace has a Bachelor of Health Science and Complementary medicine, an Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy and is certified in Western Herbal Medicine and  Nutrition. She has over 15 years’ experience practicing as an integrative Naturopath and has developed a strong philosophy and understanding around each person being completely individual, with unique biochemical needs that require to be assessed and treated as such. The integration of medical science and naturopathic science is the ultimate health care available in the quest for prevention of illness & disease and is a pathway to health that is much easier to apply than waiting until you need a cure.

Using food as medicine is an essential quality that Grace brings to her consultation, recognising that the body needs whole foods and a wide variety of good nutrition packed full of micro and macro nutrients so that it can heal from the inside out.

She understands how our mental, emotional and spiritual spheres influence our physical body and can have a large impact on our everyday functioning, for example everyday stress can create blockages on our path towards health, healing, longevity, vitality and well-being. She believes that a holistic approach that addresses these areas is essential in preventative health treatment strategies.

Grace is also involved in Naturopathic consultations and Preventative Health Eduction at Mullumbimby Comprehensive Medical Centre and has practiced consulting at several leading health retreats and integrative medical centre’s within Australia. Learn more here. 

 

 

Testimonials

Grace is an intelligent, thoughtful and gracious professional. She breaks down what you need to know in a way that is accessible and practical. She has supported my family, and I look forward to working with her in my business as well.

 

Rochelle Barclay
Preventative Health Solutions
5
2020-04-04T20:17:22+10:00
Grace is an intelligent, thoughtful and gracious professional. She breaks down what you need to know in a way that is accessible and practical. She has supported my family, and I look forward to working with her in my business as well.   Rochelle Barclay


I had ongoing health issues from anxiety, thyroid issues, PCOS symptoms to adrenal fatigue that were really getting me down. After spending thousands trying to get answers from medical professionals, I got nowhere. I was ready to give up. Then I found Grace - My saviour. I have never met a practitioner as thorough, caring and knowledgeable. Grace was quick to work out what was going on with me. She created a wholistic program for me to follow that included supplementation support. I live on the Gold Coast but was able to consult with Grace via Skype. I am so grateful for the ongoing wholistic health care support Grace has provided to myself and my family. She is an amazing woman who understands the human body on ALL levels.




 Brooke James
Preventative Health Solutions
5
2020-04-04T20:31:24+10:00
I had ongoing health issues from anxiety, thyroid issues, PCOS symptoms to adrenal fatigue that were really getting me down. After spending thousands trying to get answers from medical professionals, I got nowhere. I was ready to give up. Then I found Grace - My saviour. I have never met a practitioner as thorough, caring and knowledgeable. Grace was quick to work out what was going on with me. She created a wholistic program for me to follow that included supplementation support. I live on the Gold Coast but was able to consult with Grace via Skype. I am so grateful for the ongoing wholistic health care support Grace has provided to myself and my family. She is an amazing woman who understands the human body on ALL levels.  Brooke James


Grace is one of the most nurturing, gentle and informed practitioners I have worked with. She works from a place of compassion and is a wealth of knowledge which shows in the results I gained in the time she treated me. Thank you x




 Candice Briggs
Preventative Health Solutions
5
2020-04-04T20:25:43+10:00
Grace is one of the most nurturing, gentle and informed practitioners I have worked with. She works from a place of compassion and is a wealth of knowledge which shows in the results I gained in the time she treated me. Thank you x  Candice Briggs
Grace had been my Naturopath for nearly 10 years. She is enormously helpful with any health issues and is extremely caring and knowledgable. I would recommend Grace to anyone.

 

Vicki Beven

 
Preventative Health Solutions
5
2020-04-04T20:12:02+10:00
Grace had been my Naturopath for nearly 10 years. She is enormously helpful with any health issues and is extremely caring and knowledgable. I would recommend Grace to anyone.   Vicki Beven  
My wife, Sarah, referred me to Grace in September last year. Grace has a holistic approach that enables her to identify root causes of conditions. She digs deep, has a wealth of wisdom and does her research.
Sessions are not just about prescribing something to treat a condition. With her personable style, Grace builds rapport, provides advice to compliment what she prescribes, with the ultimate aim of solving the issue.
Grace has resolved some key issues with me - Restless legs were healed in a few weeks, currently working on a chemical imbalance in my system. I have been following a prescription for 3 weeks and am already noticing changes as my body releases toxins related to this imbalance.

I am in awe of what Grace does and would highly recommend that anyone with any condition should see Grace

 

Simon Moses
Preventative Health Solutions
5
2020-04-04T20:28:24+10:00
My wife, Sarah, referred me to Grace in September last year. Grace has a holistic approach that enables her to identify root causes of conditions. She digs deep, has a wealth of wisdom and does her research. Sessions are not just about prescribing something to treat a condition. With her personable style, Grace builds rapport, provides advice to compliment what she prescribes, with the ultimate aim of solving the issue. Grace has resolved some key issues with me - Restless legs were healed in a few weeks, currently working on a chemical imbalance in my system. I have been following a prescription for 3 weeks and am already noticing changes as my body releases toxins related to this imbalance. I am in awe of what Grace does and would highly recommend that anyone with any condition should see Grace   Simon Moses
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Preventative Health Solutions

I look forward to helping you create a joyful path towards your Optimal Health and Well-being.

To book your One-on-One Naturopathic session or Online / phone consultation please call 0420451 177 .

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