Your New Version of Healthy
Functional Naturopathy is a Naturopathic & Medical Herbalist Clinic based in Palmerston North, New Zealand.
What is Naturopathy?
Naturopathy is a safe, effective, patient centered form of natural medicine. The focus is not just on symptoms alone. Naturopath's consider all systems of the body, to look for the underlying causes of illness. In doing so, Naturopathy considers the whole person - including the mind, body and emotions, to help bring a person back to health & wellness.
Naturopath's utilize diet, lifestyle, herbs, supplements, detox, homeobotanicals and other natural therapies in their practice.
The Functional Naturopathy Clinic
What makes Functional Naturopathy different is that we offer gold standard naturopathic care. There is an understanding when people come into the clinic that you are more than just a client, illness or collection of symptoms. Instead, you are seen and treated as a whole person, with unique needs, and desires. These are all honored here and we do our best to make you feel supported, heard and understood.
Your practitioner will offer you complete confidentiality, hygiene standards & expert naturopathic advice. Each person is given a tailor-made report & care plan, complimentary email and phone support.
On-going practitioner education & focus on science based research/testing ensure you are getting credible and reliable health information and care.
In some cases, special testing is recommended to help you find the root cause for your health concerns.
There are over 90 comprehensive testing options offered at Functional Naturopathy.
Below, you can find descriptions of some of the most common tests available here.
Special Testing Packages available
Dried Urine testing is the most extensive testing available for your hormones. Testing your sex & adrenal hormones you can be confident to find answers for all your hormonal symptoms. Test samples are sent to Australia & USA.
There is a lot that your poo can say about you! A stool analysis can help detect parasities, good & bad bacteria, metabolism, inflammation, immunity & so much more!
Heavy Metal & Mineral
Toxicity & mineral deficiencies can be a culprit for chronic health issues. This hair analysis test can detect presence of heavy metals and minerals, as well as important mineral ratio's that determine other factors such as adrenal & thyroid health.
When assessing thyroid function it's important to get an extensive thyroid profile, rather than just your TSH. Thyroid tests include iodine, TSH, T3, T4, RT3 & antibodies.
If you are experiencing digestive, mood or skin symptoms, it is time to rule out food sensitivities. This simple hair test provides information about food & environmental sensitvities, alongside common gut pathogens like candida and h.pylori.
The organic acid urine test is a great all round test, checking for bacterial, yeast & fungal infection, neurotransmitters (feel-good hormones), toxicity, inflammation, metabolism, fat, protein & carb metabolism & liver function.
Your Naturopath & Herbalist
It all started after I had my tonsils removed in infancy. From that day onward I spent the next 2-3 years of my life in and out of hospital with severe digestive issues and complications which lead to my resuscitation three times. By the age of seven I was told that I would never have normal digestion so I was given the clear to go on with life with this forecast.
So, I never felt truly well growing up. And what started with chronic digestive issues began to spread and start impacting other areas of my body too. This combined with prolonged oral contraceptive use has impacted my body in more ways than one. Throughout my personal journey I have struggled with everything from digestive issues to hormonal imbalances. This includes struggles with irritable bowel, chronic digestive issues, candida, parasites, food sensitivities, acne, post-pill pcos, low progesterone, anxiety and depression.
After many years of feeling frustrated and confused with my symptoms, unable to get the answers from the medical profession I decided to turn to health. This journey has led me to healing my own body with natural therapies and to eventually training with the Naturopathic College of New Zealand to complete my 3 year Diploma in Naturopathy. I now am passionate about helping people find the answers they are looking for and guiding them on their natural journey back to good health. I encourage people to feel empowered, not powerless by their health. I want people to know there is always more wellness available to them, no matter how severe their health or symptoms may be.