My Approach

I make personalised herbal tinctures and nutrient compounds to address infection, deficiency, illness and chronic conditions.  Having a treatment tailored specifically for your health and body means a highly effective streamlined solution.

The last few years has taught us all about the importance of wellbeing.  My focus in treatments is uncovering the health secrets of your body. Together we work to find the right solutions.  I lend you my extensive knowledge gained over two decades of intensive naturopathic work and show you how to connect the seemingly isolated signs and symptoms to understand what is happening. But more importantly, how to address it.

I treat both acute problems and chronic health issues.

We have an extensive herbal and nutritional dispensary and are able to Express Post your herbal tinctures and supplements Australia wide.

As we move through uncertain times increased workloads, worry and uncertainty can be particularly taxing for our energy but also our immunity.  There are many herbs and nutrients that support adrenal function and enable us to operate well under stressful circumstances.

With two decades of experience I craft personalised herbal tinctures and compounded nutrients especially for you.  Having a  herbal tincture created each session to address your exact health issues is the fastest and most effective way to address health problems.  Instead of taking a fistful of capsules we make a prescription nutrient powder personalised to you.  This streamlines what you are taking and makes a profound impact on immunity and general function.

Why Choose Naturopathy with Araleena?

As we move through uncertain times increased workloads, worry and uncertainty can be particularly taxing for our energy but also our immunity.

There are many herbs and nutrients that support adrenal function and enable us to operate well under stressful circumstances.

With two decades of experience I craft personalised herbal tinctures and compounded nutrients especially for you. 

Having a  herbal tincture created each session to address your exact health issues is the fastest and most effective way to address health problems. 

Instead of taking a fistful of capsules we make a prescription nutrient powder personalised to you.  This streamlines what you are taking and makes a profound impact on immunity and general function.

How I work With You

We hand make herbal tinctures and nutrients – these are powerful and accurate medicines.

I use bio-testing, functional pathology, and genetic data to assess the key underlying drivers of your illness.

Bring any blood tests and other pathology with you and I will show you how to assess these from a naturopathic perspective.

I work with you to find the best diet and lifestyle for vitality, strength and health.

Immunity & Health

How Can Herbs Support Your Immunity & Wellbeing

Support immunity

Increase stress resistance 

Improve sleep quality and length

Reduce inflammation and pain

Boost heart health and circulation

Address illness like cough, colds & infections

Improve autoimmune issues

Nourish digestion and increase energy

Digestive Disturbance

Our Gut, Our Foundation

We have a daily awareness of the health of our digestion. It is often the first area in our body that we become aware of imbalance through bloating, pain, reflux or problematic stools.

The health of the digestion has a significant affect on the rest of the body including the brain, nervous system and immune system. It is central to our health and wellbeing.

Identifying the problems

When necessary we use stool testing and allergy testing. I also use traditional naturopathic screening to find the more subtle cases of digestive problems.

This approach is especially useful when despite having lots of symptoms and many tests, yet no cause has been identified.

Once we have discovered the underlying issues I use nutritional and herbal medicine to address the issues and bring you back to health.

The Magic of Herbs

Herbal tinctures work on many levels. They are able to work on increasing our capacity to breakdown food, absorb nutrients, improve bowel function, and directly address the microbiome. 

The Best Nutrients

The lining of our gut and our digestive organs like the pancreas and liver require specific nutrients for health and function.  When these nutrients are depleted it creates a cycle of poor digestion that further depletes nutrient stores in the body.

Common Digestive Complaints

Bloating, discomfort and pain

Reactions to food/s

Feeling worse after eating, sometimes difficult to identify exactly what foods are an issue

Reflux, gas, burning sensations, pain

Inconsistent, too-frequent or infrequent stools

Stools with undigested food, or yellow, green or light brown stools

During your session I work closely with your diet. 

My aim is to find the right balance of foods that support your body both nutritionally and digestively at the same time as tasting great to you and being easy to prepare.

Chronic Health Conditions

Chronic health conditions occur when there are symptoms of ill health for an extended period of time, many weeks or months and sometimes years. Often there is a wide range of symptoms in different parts of the body. You may have gone to your GP or specialists and either had a vague diagnosis or perhaps there is no diagnosis at all.  Over the years I have specifically focused on these cases and work to unravel the causes of your ill health.

Having Hope

Chronic health conditions occur when there are symptoms of ill health for an extended period of time, many weeks or months and sometimes years.

Often there is a wide range of symptoms in different parts of the body. 

You may have gone to your GP or specialists and either had a vague diagnosis or perhaps there is no diagnosis at all.  Over the years I have specifically focused on these cases and work to unravel the causes of your ill health.

Why Has This Happened?

The underlying disturbances that developed before your illness became apparent are key to finding the why to your illness.

I collate all the testing that you have had to date and organise any additional standard or functional pathology to identify the main drivers of your ill health. This may include genetic screening if it is indicated.

Common causes associated with chronic illness are pathogens (virus, bacteria, fungus, mould, parasites, and other micro-organisms), toxic substances (pesticides, herbicides, chemicals, heavy metals), allergic reactions, and dysregulation of the immune system.

Methylation, at the heart of the problem for many...

One frequent and fundamental issue that can cause chronic ongoing health challenges is within methylation.

Methylation is the second most common chemical reaction occurring in the body. Methylation issues can become apparent as a consequence of ill health or can be a primary underlying cause of a chronic health condition.

One of the genes involved in methylation and the folate cycle is the MTHFR gene – this gene gets a lot of publicity and is frequently tested. However there are a raft of other genes that affect methylation. Testing the MTHFR gene for mutations only tells you one page of the whole story. It is important to understand that methylation involves a series of cogs turning into each other, and there is many points where issues can occur.

Methylation affects most organs and functions. From liver detoxification capacity, production of neurotransmitters (sleep, mood, gut, mental clarity), energy production and the regulation of hormones. As a consequence patients with impaired methylation tend to suffer from symptoms that are broad, varied and difficult to diagnose.

Methylation issues can cause...

There is no one symptom – it could be anything from chronic pain, infections, migraines, chemical sensitivities, iron issues, diabetes, metabolic syndromes, heart disease, autoimmunity, food sensitivities, leaky gut, mood/mental challenge, executive function issues like ADHD, various cancers, and hormone imbalance.  

To know if Methylation issues need to be addressed we can test your genes.  I also use traditional naturopathic screening to evaluate your methylation status. 

Lichens Sclerosis

Lichens sclerosis (also known as Lichens sclerosus) is an auto-immune disease that affects the mucus membranes of the genitals. There are a number of naturopathic interventions that are very effective at supporting mainstream treatments (the most common mainstream treatment is a prescribed steroid cream).

When I am treating this condition I view it from a whole body perspective because the entire immune system is involved. Therefore it is very important that any other auto-immune conditions are assessed and addressed at the same time, the most common co-condition being hyper or hypo thyroid function.

Lichens Sclerosis a Natural Approach

There is no single solution this condition. However the three main areas that I commonly address are:

Diet

Focusing on autoimmune-paleo or anti-inflammatory diet. These diets avoid sugar whilst increasing organic green leafy green and bright coloured vegetables. Quality protein, fats and unrefined vegetable sourced carbohydrates.  It can be challenging to make a long term leap into a new way of eating but I will be there with you every step of the way.

Immune Function

Supporting a balanced immune function – This is initially achieved with herbal medicine until your body has enough strength to maintain healthy function.

Underlying Causes

Finding the underlying causes – were you exposed to moulds, has a pathogen dysregulated your immune system, do you have significant allergies or reactions that may or may not be obvious, have you had toxic exposures

Breaking The Inflammation Loop

Treating the symptoms so that you can break the inflammation loop and support the healing of tissues.

Why Have a Naturopathic Session?

Sometimes the answers are very simple, other times your personal health history maybe more complex. 

With complex cases or when you feel overwhelm and it’s hard to believe that your health will change for the better.  This is the time to come and have a naturopathic session. It can be enlightening and lift the burden of any condition.

I offer sessions in person and also via secure web video world wide.  We are able to express ship your treatments to you on the day of your session.

Lichens Sclerosis & Perrin's Blend

I have found that Perrin Naturals Perrin’s Blend and Perrin Creme Complete are often beneficial because they are strong antioxidants and are therefore able to counter the inflammation that creates the pain and itching.

However please pay very close attention to your symptoms because if you have a fungal or bacterial infection these creams wont be as effective and you may find that you need first to address the fungal issue first. The crème complete is the easiest and most mild of the two and is often the best place to start.  There is also the Nutra Creme or emu oil which is good if there is high reactivity or high levels of inflammation.

We recommend that your source these products from Perrin Naturals Australia who are the offical Australian supplier and can express post your order to you via Australia Post.