As you may have seen lately, some suppliers of over the counter supplements may not be all that they claim to be. It is understandable that trying to decide which vitamin is needed for this or which mineral is needed for that and what at what dose can be a overwhelming experience let alone deciding on which brand has proven efficacy. How can you be sure you are buying the most affective and safest product? Well, unless you have been advised by someone that is specifically trained in this area, you cannot! You can be assured that the Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA) of Australia has the the most toughest standards for testing therapeutic supplements in the world. Supplements can and do work magic when they are practioner precribed in the right dose and form. But they need to be a part of a therapeutic health plan that has been prescribed by a practitoner trained in this area to be most effective.
Published by Theresa Stevenson
My passion for naturopathy and the desire to heal has been a long-standing tradition in my family with my grandparents living amongst the indigenous Aboriginals practicing traditional herbal medicine. Today, I have fulfilled my dreams to become a naturopath, living on the gorgeous Gold Coast with my family. My professional background is in retail management but as an adult, my desire to further my knowledge in natural medicine led me to undertake a health science degree in naturopathy. I was very fortunate to have such inspiring teachers/mentors and I embraced the naturopathic knowledge they passed down, especially in herbal medicine, nutritional medicine, iridology, extemporaneous compounding and Swedish massage. I wanted to immerse myself in the naturopathic world and support the profession wherever possible. This led me to apply for a volunteer position as a student representative on the board of The Australian Naturopathic Practitioners Association (ANPA) where I have resided for the past 3 years. Additionally, I was fortunate enough to be able to inaugurate a chapter group on the Gold Coast where I facilitate regular meetings where other local naturopaths are able to attend to in order to build and enhance their own naturopathic knowledge. As a naturopath, I believe that my patients’ health and wellbeing is paramount. I am passionate about the utilisation of naturopathic principals such as treating the cause, enhancing the body’s innate ability to self-heal and educating the patient. Therefore preparing a holistic treatment plan through to the taking of a comprehensive case history can provide the pathway to self- empowerment for the patient to achieve and maintain optimal health. Supporting the journey to total wellness with whole body therapy will engage the natural interplay that occurs between the physical, spiritual, mental and environmental elements that ultimately decides our health and vitality. I have available an array of evidence-based naturopathic treatment options such as herbal medicine, nutraceuticals, extemporaneous compounding, Swedish massage, or diet and lifestyle advice that will provide the healing properties needed to repair, restore and maintain internal harmony. I am passionate about naturopathy and look forward to supporting and participating in the health and wellness journeys of both my past and future patients. View all posts by Theresa Stevenson