Her passions are holistic health which incorporates diet and lifestyle counseling, natural therapies and mind-body principles for healing. She practices by using the most up to date evidence-based methods.
She holds a Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy. This qualification has enormously exposed her to both traditional and modern approaches to health and healing using the modalities of Clinical Nutrition, Herbal Medicine, Iridology and Flower Essences. Currently, she is pursuing a research Master’s Degree in Health Services at the University of Technology Sydney to augment her practices around naturopathy.
She is a fully licensed member of National Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA) No. 155748. As a certified Naturopath, Nutritionist, Herbalist, Iridologist and Flower Essence Therapist, her goal is always to identify and treat the root cause of a problem. She takes the time with every patient to hear their whole story and develop a treatment plan that will lead to real, lasting solution.
Vanessa is an author and avidly involved in research within her field. Her recent publication is on “Advances in Integrative Medicine,” other articles are in the process of being published sometime this year. She
continuously stays informed and extends the existing knowledge regularly by attending to conferences and academic seminars to keep her skills at a cutting edge level.
Vanessa is a strong believer and follower of the six principles which Naturopathic medicine is founded on:
1. Do no harm
2. Identify and treat the cause
3. Use the healing power of nature
4. Treat the whole person
5. Healer as teacher
6. Prevention is better than cure
Vanessa is particularly interested in Diabetes management. She can aid in the management of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes by considering all aspects of the disease, including the cause and progression of the condition, the management, the potential complications and the personal battles one faces when dealing with this chronic condition.
Other areas of clinical interests:
Endocrine Conditions: Thyroid Disorders, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), metabolic syndrome, glucose metabolism, weight management
Nervous System Disorders: Stress, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, nerve pain, neuropathy (nerve damage)
Digestive Disorders: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), leaky gut, diverticulitis, fatty liver disease, food allergies, and intolerances.
Skin Conditions: Eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, acne, wound healing.
Auto-immune Disease: Rheumatoid Arthritis, System Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Coeliac’s Disease.
Cardiovascular Health: Atherosclerosis, hypertension, cardiovascular disease.
And many others: If you didn’t find the condition you are looking for on this list or if you have any questions, contact Vanessa to see if she can help you.