Our Practitioners

It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has. – Hippocrates
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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.

Naturopath
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Elizma Lambert, BHSc Hom, Adv Dip Nat

Graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Health Science (Homeopathy) and Advanced Diploma (Naturopathy) which includes Nutrition and Western Herbal Medicine.  Elizma is passionate about finding connections between symptoms, biochemistry, environment, diet and genes.  Even as our understanding of chronic disease becomes more complex, the answers remain simple.  Disease is not a noun but a verb.  It merely shows that the body and biochemistry has become unbalanced.

“Our environment and food has changed so much and we are only beginning to understand the biochemical and epigenetic implications this is having on our health and the health of our future generations.  With the rise of chronic diseases it is clear that what we are doing is not serving us well, and we need to find better solutions.”

Elizma divides her time between research, fermenting, making bone broths, keeping active and spending time with her family.  She plans to retire when she finds the answer to longevity. Read more about Elizma…

Naturopath, Homeopath
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Courtney Jansz, BHSc. Nut

Graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional Medicine) from Endeavour College of Natural Health. Courtney as a Nutritionist is quite passionate about nourishing our bodies from the inside out, set ourselves up to not only heal and feel better but live better as well.

“Today many people have health conditions which they are lost to understand. In practice, I believe in educating my patients on how their bodies work and how their disease is contributing. More importantly I believe in educating them with regards to how to treat themselves moving forward; both to heal and prevent future disease.”

Her passion for using nutrition and other holistic co-therapies as preventative medicine sparked at young age, when she was first diagnosed with a mild form of ADD/ADHD. Her mother sought to look at the bigger picture, re-evaluating her diet, applying behavioural management and sporting activities to her routine. Fast forward to today, Courtney utilizes the understanding of bio- individuality, nutritional influences: either excess or deficiencies, and clinical studies to establish each individual’s health influences. Courtney has amassed an significant knowledge of evidence-based and clinically relevant treatments to assist her clients in achieving a higher level of wellbeing.

With metabolic conditions like obesity, fatty liver disease, and polycystic ovarian syndrome on the rise, Courtney is eager to arm her clients with the effective tools to not only understand, but manage and improve their conditions. Throughout clinic, her approach is founded on empathy and strategy as she investigates every facet of her clients’ concerns. With carefully constructed and individual diet and health interventions, She assist and encourages her clients every step of the way from where they started to where they should be.

Nutritionist
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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.

Naturopath