Get Well With Gen

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How Naturopathy Can Help Anxiety and Depression

on May 17, 2016

How did you find Genevieve?

I was introduced to Genevieve through a friend who had started to see her.  She spoke about Gen and the treatment she was having – she was very excited about the changes that where happening to her because of the in-depth process Gen went through to understand her problems.   I could see the changes happening to my friend and I this peaked my interest in seeing if this would work for me.  My friend highly recommended that I see Gen and I thought I had nothing to lose to just talking to her and seeing if she could help.

How was your health when you first came to Genevieve?   

My health was not good.  I have suffered from severe depression and anxiety since 1988, on continuous medication all that time – some medication having adverse effects on my health such as massive weight gains.  Been on HRT for over twenty years – which the doctors seemed to be ok with.  I felt unwell most of the time,  tired continually,  I could not lose any weight,  I wanted to remove HRT from my life and I did not have a healthy relationship with food in general.

I just felt blah all day every day.   After so many years under doctors and taking the chemical treatments,  I thought there had to be a better way to feel and live my life.  After listening to my girlfriend and seeing the change in her,  I made a conscious choice to go down the natural path and see what came out of a meeting with Gen – I really had nothing to lose as I was always feel unwell and yet the doctors didn’t seem to know what was wrong with me or even how to treat me.   Most of the doctors blamed everything on the depression and anxiety.

What did Genevieve do to help with your health?

Within the first month Gen had helped with the withdrawal from HRT.  It was an easy step with her help and her natural medicines helped heaps.  As the HRT also helped with my anxiety,  I was very wary that once off the HRT that side effect would come roaring to the fore.   I had no adverse side effects from the withdrawal of HRT due to Gen’s help and natural therapies.

After this first step, Gen suggested some simple tests and the results showed I had a high level of Pyrroles.  Gen is helping with natural vitamins and minerals to balance this out and hopefully I will be able to drop down from the depressive medication.  She is also helping me with lowering my cholesterol level by natural methods instead of the harsh chemical medicine the doctors wanted to prescribe.

How do you feel now?

I feel much, much better.   After the first month of using natural treatments I have never felt better.  I am on a gluten free diet (I don’t always rigidly stay true to the diet, I do break out every now and then but try to stay gluten free as possible – cheese is my killer !!!) but it has been extremely helpful and makes me feel better.  I can see in the coming months of an increase in my overall health and I love that I am able to feel this way by natural support and Gen by my side helping me.

What advice do you have for others?   

I have always been very willing to follow doctors’ orders until recently.  As I have gotten older I have realised doctors don’t hold all the answer to my health issues but I do.  And in realising this I know I want to be able to make the choice of getting treatment for myself from both a doctor and my naturopath.  Natural remedies are so much more than our doctors allow us to understand.

The poo pooing that goes on when you mention to a doctor you want to work hand in hand with a naturopath for your own health treatments is something they will not have a bar of.  I don’t believe the doctors know everything but I think it is up to me to decide and I would like to have my doctors willing to use both medicinal and natural products to help me.  A holistic approach is more and more appealing to me.  Gen has improved my health greatly since I have been seeing her and by using her natural treatments.  I look forward to working with Gen, and my G.P. to move forward in a health and happy life.

Jo, Kellyville

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