General Health

 

 

Naturopath Cherie Caut, can help you to manage a range of health conditions such as digestive disorders, food allergies, fatigue, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose.

+ DIGESTIVE DISORDERS

Supporting digestive health and conditions such as reflux, bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease).

The management of disorders of the digestive tract is a multi-faceted approach that requires the consideration of mental/emotional health, immune system health, food allergies, food intolerances, parasitic infections, bacterial imbalances, digestive secretions and enzymes and the integrity of the digestive tract (intestinal permeability).

Treatment approaches consider appropriate dietary management based on condition, specific strain probiotics and anti-inflammatory properties of specific herbs and nutrients as well as the clinical evidence of the relationship between anxiety and depression in such gastrointestinal conditions as IBS.

+ ALLERGIES & INTOLERANCES

Identifying food allergies and intolerances can be difficult as there are often a number of reactions that occur hours or days after the ingestion of the food. In addition to elimination and re-challenge diets, it is important to assess when appropriate testing for IgE, IgG and/or IgA immune responses to foods is required.

Food allergen testing is an important consideration in cases of post nasal drip, asthma, facial swelling, bouts of sneezing, skin rashes, eczema, diarrhoea, IBS, headaches, chronic pain, some cases of depression and anxiety, some cases of behavioural changes in children and physical signs of mucous membrane inflammation such as mucous in the stool and nasal/throat congestion.

+ FATIGUE

Long standing physical demands, illness or emotional stress can result in compromised adrenal gland function and energy metabolism. Correct nutritional and herbal medicinal support alongside lifestyle therapies are important for recovery.

There are several identifiable phases of adrenal gland function and variations in cortisol production that occur in states of acute stress, chronic stress, chronic fatigue and exhaustion. Functional medicine pathology testing can guide individualised treatments through the identification of these varying stages.

The presence of recent viral infections and the appropriate treatment of these can also improve recovery as well as supporting other areas that may compromise cellular energy metabolism such as diminished digestive function, thyroid hypo-function and some gene variations/SNPs.

+ MENTAL HEALTH & SLEEP

Sleep-Wake Disorders, Anxiety Disorders and Depressive Disorders can be supported through a combination of herbal, nutritional and lifestyle medicine. This can work quite well when in conjunction with other physical, counselling, psychological and mindfulness therapies.

When a condition is complex the combination of natural medicine approaches that includes targeted nutritional therapies and an understanding of genomics (genes and their variations that can cause functional changes) in mental health can offer to support as an adjunctive therapy with the aim to improve treatment outcomes.

+ OTHER CONDITIONS

Acne, Anaemia, Autoimmune Disorders, Colds/flu, Chronic Pain, Cystitis, Diabetes, Eczema, Fibromyalgia, Fungal Infections, Headaches, Heavy Metal Toxicity, High Cholesterol, Hyperthyroidism, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, Insulin Resistance, Methylation Imbalances, Migraines, Osteoarthritis, Parasitic infections, Poor circulation, Poor immunity, Psoriasis, Reflux, Varicose veins