– HippocratesIt is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.
Rike Ehm, Adv Dip Nat
Graduated in 2007 with an Advanced Diploma (Naturopathy) which includes Nutrition and Western Herbal Medicine. Rike is very passionate about good nutrition and likes to focus on improving gut health to create a solid foundation for the whole body. She feels honoured to be able to help families overcome health challenges and enjoys watching her clients take charge of their health again.
“Very often I see clients who have been told to avoid certain foods in order to deal with their food intolerances but not what they can eat to help their body heal itself. This is where nourishing, nutrient-dense foods come into play and the GAPS diet is a great tool to heal the digestive tract to help resolve many food intolerances and allergies.”
Eating a diet rich in nutrients and avoiding toxins is especially important for preconception and during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Rike has a young daughter and knows how challenging it can be to feed your child well, so she can offer many suggestions on how to get your child interested in eating nutritious foods.
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Gedas Laurinaitis, Adv Dip Nat
Graduated in 1995 as the top Naturopathic student at Australian College of Natural Medicine. Gedas has now diversified into Bioenergetic Medicine using the latest and most sophisticated electrodermal screening technology, to ‘get under the surface’ and help identify the hidden causal factors behind ill-health or un-wellness.
“I see the modern living environment as one that is full of potential hazards to human health, with an unprecedented exposure to some 80,000 chemical pollutants, of which only a few thousand have ever been proven safe. Couple that with other stressors such as environmental heavy metal exposure, electro-smog, mycotoxins, nutrient deficiencies, food sensitivities and psychological stress, and the biological terrain inevitably changes to suit invasion by pathogens, or the chemical and hormonal imbalances that result in most chronic disease.”
Gedas’ use of the Asyra technology involves investigation and treatment at all these levels, including addressing specific emotional stressors.
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Dean Gainsford, Adv Dip Nat
Dean is an experienced Naturopath with a background in herbal medicine, homeopathic medicine, kinesiology, nutritional medicine and wellness coaching. He believes in managing each case as a whole constitution taking into account the physical, psycho-emotional and energetic combing the most up-to-date research to provide professional and comprehensive treatment. Dean has worked with people of all age groups and stages of illness. With his passion for functional medicine; Dean specializes in the treatment of anxiety, ADD/ADHD, depression, menstrual irregularities and thyroid disease.
“My life and career focus is all about health and happiness. I believe the two are interconnected and I like to work holistically with clients to optimise treatment outcomes. It can be easy to lose the forest for the trees in the information age but realistically the answer is usually simple and right in front of our noses. I am intrigued by nature and its grasp on biochemistry which fuels my desire to understand the answers which lie behind each condition. I hope to facilitate clients so they may take back control of their wellbeing and happiness.”
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