Stephanie Carey Naturopath and Nutritionist

Health Conditions

Digestive Disorders

The Digestive System is the central control of your whole health. When your gut isn’t functioning properly, the rest of your body including the digestive system is affected. The microflora (the community of bacteria) of your gut is not only responsible for the digestion and assimilation of nutrients but also the production of hormones, neurotransmitters and immune mediators – approximately 70 % of our immune system is actually produced in our gut.

Digestive Disorders Naturopathy can assist:

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Coeliac Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Parasitic Infections
  • Gastritis
  • Overuse of Antibiotic Therapy
  • Heartburn and Reflux
  • Diarrhoea and Constipation
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Anxious Gut (Stress & anxiety that affects the gut)
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Naturopathy for Stress & Anxiety

Stress and Anxiety

Stress and anxiety is the body’s response to a challenging or potentially dangerous situation. Stress isn’t always such a bad thing, as a small amount of it is actually beneficial and without it humans wouldn’t have survived today. However, prolonged periods of stress can have detrimental effects on our health both physically, mentally and emotionally. Stephanie is happy to work collaboratively with your doctor or psychologist and alongside your medications to ensure a holistic approach for treatment.

Naturopathy can assist:

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorders
  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
  • Chronic Stress

Immune Issues

The immune system is the body’s defence against infections and other harmful invaders. Our immune system is vital for protection against pathogens. Stress, poor diet choices and lack of sleep are all factors that contribute to a poor functioning immune system. From a holistic approach, Naturopathy can help improve the immune system naturally through diet and lifestyle changes and particular herbs and supplements.

Naturopathy can assist the following Immune Issues:

  • General poor Immunity
  • Allergies
  • Sinusitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Reoccurring Colds and Flu
  • Reoccurring Infections
  • Epstein-Barr Virus (Glandular Fever)
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Recovery from Surgery

Fatigue and low energy

Do you rely on your morning coffee for energy every day? While caffeine can give you that instant kick of energy, it can also put stress on the nervous system and adrenals causing an energy slump by lunch time.

Stress, lack of sleep, poor lifestyle and diet choices are all contributing factors that can lead us to feel tired and exhausted.

From a holistic approach, Naturopathy can help improve your energy levels naturally through diet and lifestyle changes and particular herbs and supplements.

Skin Issues

The skin can be one of the truest reflections of our overall state of health. Responsible for the elimination of wastes, thermoregulation, protection from harmful pathogens and the feeling of sensation – the skin has a huge role in keeping our body healthy. Both external (skin care creams, weather and chemical exposure) and internal factors are carefully taken into consideration during a consultation to ensure a holistic approach towards improving skin disorders.

Skin Issues Naturopathy can assist:

  • Acne
  • Psoriasis
  • Dermatitis
  • Rosacea
  • Fungal Infections
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Skin Dryness

Weight Management

Maintaining a healthy weight can be difficult in today’s busy society, especially with the rise of so many fad diets.

Using a wholefood diet, Stephanie provides patients with the tools and education to make long-term healthy eating habits that can promote permanent weight loss.

Through naturally promoting weight loss, other areas of your health can also be improved including: sleep, increased energy levels, improved digestion, healthy hair, skin and nails and improved self –esteem.

Health conditions associated with difficulty losing weight that Naturopathy can assist:

  • Thyroid Issues
  • Disordered Eating / Emotional Eating
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Depression
  • Menopause
  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Compromised Liver Function
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Female Reproductive Health

Hormones can be one of the most frustrating aspects of being a female, taking us on a roller coaster of emotions. Our hormones are important for growth, mood, reproduction, weight management and energy.

Many women’s health issues are associated with hormonal imbalances.

From a holistic approach, Naturopathy can help balance hormones naturally through diet and lifestyle changes and particular herbs and supplements. Stephanie is happy to work in collaboration with your endocrinologist or doctor and alongside medications.

Female reproductive conditions Naturopathy can assist:

  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Breast Issues
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Premenstrual Tension
  • Painful and Heavy Periods
  • Menopause
  • Osteoporosis
  • Post – Hysterectomy Support
  • Irregular Periods
  • Thyroid Issues
  • Pre-conception Care
  • Low Libido

Sports Nutrition

Sports nutrition is crucial for every athlete – from the novice runner to the professional athlete. The food that you put into your body also provides you with your result on race day! Stephanie is able to work in collaboration with your coach and training program. Creating a nutrition plan that suits your needs and allows you to perform to your full potential.

Focus areas:

  • Healthy Weight Loss or Gain
  • Diet Plans Specific to your Sport
  • Race Day Eating and Taper Plans
  • Energy Support and Fatigue Prevention
  • Post Race Recovery Support
  • Immune System Support
  • Hydration Education

 

Autoimmune conditions

Sometimes our very own immune system can be our worst enemy. Autoimmune diseases attack the immune system leaving us vulnerable to infections due to a breakdown of our defences.

Naturopathy can assist in the management of autoimmunity through supporting the immune system and help improve the overall quality of life. Stephanie is happy to work in collaboration with your doctor and alongside your medications.

Conditions Naturopathy can assist:

  • Thyroid Disease (Hashimoto’s and Graves)
  • Psoriasis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Celiac Disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Endometriosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus