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 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;

Fatigue and burnout, digestive health and gut issues, nervous system imbalances like anxiety and overwhelm, nutritional deficiencies and biochemistry imbalances, and offers stress management techniques and counselling to facilitate the optimal health & wellbeing of her clients. Grace is very experienced with the nature of highly sensitive people and offers a safe and supportive environment and treatment programs that tailor everybody’s 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

*Meditation one-on-one & Group Sessions

*Educational Health Presentations

*Adrenal Recovery Programs

 

Consultations

  • Initial consultation (your first visit): 60 mins + $120-150

  • An initial consultation is usually 60-75 mins depending on the complexity of the case.

 

  • Follow-up consultations:  Between 30 – 60 mins $70-$100

  • Follow-up consultation can range from 20-60 mins again depending on the complexity of the case

    Online / phone consultations and ‘Private Health fund rebates’ are available

What happens in a consultation?

In a consultation I will work to identify the underlying cause/s of your health concerns by investigating your signs and symptoms, goals, past medical history, family history and body system function including; energy levels, stress, sleep, immune function, reproductive health, lifestyle, 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?

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 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 your body is on track to reach your health goals. As each person is completely individual there are no set timelines for healing. Somebody 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 a consultation.

Grace’s Experience

With over 15 years’ experience practicing as an integrative Naturopath, Grace has a Bachelor of Health Science and Complementary medicine, an Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy and is certified in Western Herbal Medicine and  Nutrition.

Grace has a strong philosophy is that every person is completely individual, with unique individual biochemical needs and therefore needs 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 the prevention of illness & disease and is a pathway to health that is much easier to apply than waiting until you need a cure.

We need to use food as our medicine, as the body needs whole foods & good nutrition to heal from the inside out.

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. A holistic approach that addresses all these areas is essential in any preventative health treatment strategy.

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

Grace works with a diverse array of health ailments and specialises in balancing the nutritional and biochemical needs of the body. Covering methylation, urinary pyrrole disorder, mental health & mood disorders, women’s health, weight management, digestive health, fatigue and stress management.

 

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

 

Click here to request an appointment.

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