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How Naturopathy Can Help With Child Behavioural Issues

I received this email from a client who is pleased with the progress of their child’s behaviour since coming to see me. The mother told me that I could share this but her name has been omitted and the child’s name is changed for privacy reasons.

Hey Gen,

I just wanted to give you an update as I’m feeling a little emotional this evening.

Riley started his supplements on Friday. Prior to that he was in the Metagenics Femmex – ½ tsp – for 10 days.

On Friday afternoon, a friend commented on what a good mood Riley was in on the soccer field.  He is often emotional and cries on the field sometimes when he makes a mistake.  He is frequently grumpy and sullen after the game.  I’ve always put it down to tiredness, but on Friday he was peppy and chatting and having fun on the field.

Last night, hubby and I agreed that it seems the lows have disappeared and he was really happy and chatty over the weekend.

Today at about 5pm, I discovered he hadn’t eaten much from his lunch box.  The last time his lunch box was like this, his behaviour reduced me to tears and it prompted the message to you!  But today, he came home and did homework, read two novels, watched a bit of TV and asked his siblings if they wanted to play outside with him.

I was busy all afternoon and no one asked for food so afternoon tea was just some fruit as dinner was going to be early.  When I noticed his lunch box at 5pm, he explained a kid had handled his lunch and he didn’t want to eat it.  I stated he must be starving and he agreed and I got him a snack.  I couldn’t believe he level-headed and calm he was this afternoon.

Sure, missing out on lunch isn’t ideal but this would’ve been catastrophic any other day.  I spent this evening reflecting and am realising how on edge I am, waiting for the explosion of emotion over any little thing.  I’m hoping this isn’t a co-incidence and there are many more positives to come.  I just thought you’d like to hear this very early update.

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How Naturopathy can help prevent miscarriage.

How did you find Genevieve?

Genevieve was recommended to me by a friend and also through the Hills District Mums (Facebook group).

How did she help you to prevent miscarriage?

Genevieve looked at all of my blood results and worked out what supplements I needed to be on during the pre conception phase. I had thyroid issues that needed to be treated along with a MTHFR mutation that needed to be treated which I strongly believe played a significant role in my miscarriages.

Did she treat your partner as well?

Yes, Genevieve also treated my partner. He had thorough blood tests and we found out that he not only had an MTHFR mutation but that it was the same one I have, which made it even more likely that was playing a role in our miscarriages. He was also on a regime of supplements during the pre conception phase.

What benefits did you get from your consultations?

The benefit is ultimately the resulting healthy pregnancy that followed the pre conception care (quickly falling pregnant on the 2nd cycle). This led to a healthy baby girl. Even prior to falling pregnant it felt really good to pro-actively try an alternative to fertility specialists and regular medicine, as we had just been told by doctors there was no reason for the miscarriages and that 3 consecutive miscarriages was just bad luck. Genevieve saw it very differently and knew she could get us a healthy pregnancy, for which we are very grateful!

Do you have any advice for others?

I strongly urge anyone having fertility issues, particularly those surrounding miscarriage to have a consultation with Genevieve.

Amanda, Kings Langley

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How Naturopathy Can Help Whooping Cough

I had my son tested for whooping cough by the doctor as he was showing signs of a runny nose and was experiencing mild coughing fits. The school he currently attends had put out notices of Whooping Cough cases, which helped me diagnose it faster thankfully.
He was prescribed antibiotics of Arithromizin after his swab test came back positive. After completing his 6 day course of Arithromizin, his second swab test came back positive much to the doctors surprise, proving the antibiotics were ineffective at ridding the bacteria…the doctor prescribed more antibiotics.
I chose to eliminate Whooping Cough naturally with Genevieve, who approached my sons case with informative care. She was thorough and quick to help me. Through her prescription of certain vitamins and herbs (for 5 days) on my sons third swab test the results came back negative! I was so happy and relieved as the swab tests themselves hurt.
I observed that the symptoms subsided faster when we were treating Whooping Cough naturally then when on antibiotics, which means a lot when dealing with children and Whooping Cough being so contagious.
I would thoroughly recommend Genevieve to any parent concerned about their child’s health. Her knowledge of the human body together with her experience as a mother greatly added to our case.
Elle, Stanhope Gardens
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How Naturopathy Can Help Anxiety and Depression

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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How Naturopathy can help Chronic Fatigue?

How did you find Genevieve?

I found Genevieve through a series of coincidental events. Well, that’s not entirely true actually, because I don’t really believe in coincidences any more! I believe that everything in life happens for a reason. So, these are the series of events that happened “accidentally on purpose”, which led to my partnership with Gen…

My mum had recently purchased some natural supplements from a health care practitioner for her arthritis. She was no longer seeing this particular practitioner, but wanted to purchase more of these supplements, as they had helped her considerably. She got online to start searching for the product, and found that there was a clinic she worked at that stocked it. Mum got in touch with this clinic to order the supplements. She chatted to the receptionist about her current health concerns, and learned about a naturopath working there called Genevieve.

Mum was very interested in natural healing and was intrigued to learn more about it, so she decided to book an appointment with Genevieve.

Naturopathy was something that was quite new to my mother. I, on the other hand, had been dabbling in it for years. Mum was therefore a little apprehensive about embarking on this new adventure, so she asked if I would mind accompanying her to her first appointment. I was more than happy to go along, and had to admit that I was quite intrigued by it all myself. During mum’s appointment, I was very impressed by Genevieve’s knowledge, experience and passion.

Gen even made same time to give me a few helpful tips during my mum’s appointment! I had been experiencing quite a few health challenges myself, so I decided to book myself in for an appointment with Gen too, and the rest, as they say, is history!

How was your health when you first came to Genevieve?

My health was at an all time low before I went to see Genevieve. I had been through a lot of prolonged stress, and it had really taken a toll on my body…I wound up with glandular fever, adrenal fatigue, chronic pain, migraines, insomnia and serious digestion issues. My health challenges had become completely debilitating and frustrating.

I had been reading, researching and trying my best to make positive life changes in order to improve my health and get my life back. I learnt a lot and experienced some success myself, but I knew that I still had a way to go. I also came to the realisation that I needed professional help and support in order to really heal myself and reach optimal health again.

What did Genevieve do to help with your health?

Wow…where to begin? Gen has done so very much to help me with my healing journey! It started with her recommending the GAPS diet to me. I had wanted to start this for some time, but felt too overwhelmed by it all and didn’t know where to begin. Gen not only provided all the necessary information to begin this diet, she supported me and guided me through it every step of the way. I am still on this diet, about a year later, but have relaxed into it a lot more now, and don’t need to be as strict with it anymore. It has become more of a way of life than a diet for me.

Gen also paid great attention to my symptoms, concerns and aspirations. She recommended various tests along the way, supplements and herbs when needed, as well as an amazing holistic doctor- whom she worked with side-by-side to get me kicking goals again in my life.
I had regular consultations with Gen, but was also able to contact her via phone and email when I needed to ask extra questions, gain further clarification about things, or order additional supplements when I ran out! She was extremely supportive and was always there for me when I needed her. This was really important for me, because my healing was like a bit of a roller coaster ride for a while there!

How do you feel now?

I now feel like a whole new person! I have worked closely with Gen, a holistic doctor, a specialist and an osteopath/trigger point therapist to heal my body. I have also done a lot of work myself through good nutrition, yoga, exercise, mediation etc. It really has to be a team effort, and you have to be 100% committed to getting well.

I have certainly come a long way in terms of my health. If I look back to where I was a year ago, I feel almost unrecognisable. The healing that has taken place is absolutely wonderful, don’t get me wrong, but I still have quite a bit of work to do. A year from now, if I continue to do all the right things and concentrate on getting well, I think I will most likely be at optimal health again. It has been many years since I remember feeling really well, healthy, fit and energised, but I can see that that day will be here again before I know it!

What advice do you have for others?

I have to say in all honestly that getting well can be quite a challenging journey at times…Often you feel worse before you feel better. But like everything in life, this passes, and soon you start to get glimpses of your best, healthy self. When you see this, you know that you are on the right track and that all your hard work and determination is paying off. This is all the encouragement you need to keep going…

Gradually, the “glimpses” last for longer and longer…hours…days…and you start to feel really great! It is such a wonderful and exciting feeling! You feel so alive…so excited and blessed and like the world is your oyster!

I still have bad days and I still experience setbacks from time to time, however, they pale in comparison to what they used to be like. My bad days are never quite as bad now. My setbacks are never as difficult either. I have also become stronger and more resilient- my immune system is the best it’s ever been in my life, and I bounce back so much more quickly than I ever used to. I don’t just feel physically stronger, I feel mentally stronger and happier too. Getting well was both the hardest and the best thing I ever did. If you have been thinking about making changes in your life, small or large, in order to be the best, healthiest version of yourself that you can be, I’d encourage you to stop thinking about it and start doing it!

You never need to feel alone. Gen is amazing- she will be a wonderful support to you and she can also put you in touch with anyone else that you need on your road to recovery. I would like to thank Gen for her ongoing support and her amazing commitment to helping me and many others get well. Thanks Gen!

Sarah, North Rocks

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How Can Naturopathy Help Prevent Miscarriages?

How did you find out about Genevieve?

I have known Gen for nearly 7 years after we went to the same mothers group and started seeing her as a naturopath nearly 3 years ago but in between she has always given me great advice!

How was your health when you first came for an appointment?

After having 2 miscarriages and doctors being no help I was feeling completely lost.

How did Genevieve help you?

Gens first thought was to do a saliva test which showed how my hormone levels were not as they should be….she then prescribed various products…within a few weeks I started feeling different and I can now say I am now the proud mama of a 5 month old baby girl!!!!!!

It was not only this …it was the support throughout the pregnancy and she made sure I was at peak health and emotionally supported me through a very nervous and scary pregnancy!

How did your health change?

I credit Gen with the birth of my baby as the doctors were not finding anything wrong with me and she picked it up straight away!

How did Dan’s health change once he started on the treatment?

My hubby was on a lot of meds at the time we were trying to conceive and as normal doctors never look at the male.  Gen asked all the right questions so we then realised he needed to be looked at as well.  Gen prescribed some natural products to help with sperm production as well.

What advice do you have for others?

I would definitely recommend Gen….she is so thorough and looks at all areas of what might be going on …she is very knowledgeable and on top of that gives the emotional support on your journey.

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How can a Naturopath Help With Warts?

How did you find out about Genevieve?

Through an Attachment Parenting Facebook group

How was your health when you first came for an appointment?

I was in good health but one concern I had was I had warts on my fingers and legs that started maybe 20 years ago that were spreading and I had tried almost everything to get rid of them.

How did Genevieve help you?

By given us accurate diagnosis and treated them successfully through the use of natural remedies and supplementation.

For over 10 years I had taken countless trips for painful treatments to the doctors to get my warts  burned off and even lasered – nothing seemed to work and I almost resolved to the fact that I would be scarred with embarrassing and painful warts for the rest of my life. I knew thought I had to address the wart virus internally. A dermatologist recommended I take a very strong course of medication which i declined as I was breastfeeding.

When I showed Gen my concerns she told me about the success she’s had with homoeopathics. I took the course of remedies and to my surprise within 3-4 weeks the warts appeared to reduce and within another few weeks totally gone! It really was like magic! Nothing I had tried previously worked and they had all been invasive and painfully and here the remedies, although tasted awful worked a treat! I was absolutely thrilled. No scarring and one of my thumbs which I thought would be disfigured has healed and grown back normally.

I have since seen Gen through my second pregnancy and continue to see with her any concerns we have with our children. Most recently , Gen diagnosed Candida in my 5 month old baby who was developing eczema like rashes. From a simple heal prick she studied his bloods and diagnosed is problem as Candida and made recommendations as to how to manage and address the cause. The rash subsided within a few days and he’s now eczema free. All without any drugs or steroids. She’s definitely on our ‘go-to’ list for any health issues we may have for safe and drug free recovery.

How did your health change?

For treatment during my pregnancy, Gen was able to read my blood tests and recommend appropriate supplementation. I had a very comfortable pregnancy with strong energy levels.

What advice do you have for others?

Gen is a wealth of knowledge. If you have any form of health concern it’s definitely worth having a consult with her to find out what the underlying cause could be and how she can help. Having a health practitioner like her whom is so easily accessible gives me a lot of assurance that my family’s health is in good care.

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How Can A Naturopath Help People With Gestational Diabetes?

Do you know someone with Gestational Diabetes? I helped a lady in clinic last year and here is her amazing testimonial.

How did you find out about Genevieve?

Genevieve came highly recommended by a number of parents on a Facebook group I am on when I asked about local Naturopaths.

How was your health when you first came for an appointment?

I had just been diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes when I first saw Gen. While this was the primary reason I sought out Gen’s services I found out so much more about my health and walked away from my first appointment feeling like I knew myself so much more and that health issues I had been struggling with for years I no longer needed to struggle with.

How did Genevieve help you?

My primary agenda for seeking Genevieve’s help was to enable me to control my GD without having to go onto medication. I desperately wanted a home birth and this would only be possible if I could control my GD without medication. Genevieve prescribed various natural remedies and worked on a meal plan and exercise regime that was specific to what my needs were at the time.

Along with the presenting GD I was also very unwell with my pregnancy and Genevieve was able to assist me in a wide range of areas including morning sickness and exhaustion.

How did your health change?

I was advised by medical doctors that it would be highly unlikely I would be able to manage my GD without medication and to expect to start within a few weeks of being diagnosed. I am so pleased to say that with the help of Gen I was able to manage my Gestational Diabetes extremely efficiently and effectively throughout my entire pregnancy! I was in turn able to have the birth I wanted.

I was so impressed with how Gen was able to help me that I continued to see her well after the birth of my daughter and the GD had gone. She has gone on to help me in many areas of my health and well-being.

What advice do you have for others?

Genevieve was the very first Naturopath I had ever seen. I didn’t understand much about Naturopathy or how it could really help but was desperate to give something a try in order to avoid medication. Since my first consultation I haven’t looked back. It is definitely worth the initial consultation, you will find out so much about yourself you will be amazed. Gen is such a personable and approachable person who has the ability to genuinely care and professionally guide you in the direction that’s best for your individual needs. She will work with you to establish what works best for your body and is always evaluating and considering your needs.

Julie, Marayong

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