Stress and anxiety
Mental health is multifaceted but can hugely benefit from specific herbal and nutritional medicines as well as dietary and lifestyle habits. I see everything from low moods/depression, anxiety, irritability, anger, compulsive and addictive behaviours.
The symptom pool is huge when it comes to hormonal imbalances. Poor sleep, inability to lose weight, menstrual abnormalities, fatigue, mood swings, body temp issues and thyroid abnormalities are all common examples of hormonal imbalances.
Sleep ailments can include poor sleep quality, trouble falling asleep, restless leg syndrome, repetitive waking, general fatigue and high stress. There is almost always a common reason for these disturbances that are causing your poor sleep.
Being a mum, and seeing plenty of other mothers and hard working females, this would be one of the most common symptoms I see in clinical practice. Adrenal fatigue due to overstimulation and poor stress management and sleep are often causes, as are nutrient depletions and nervous system imbalances.
Digestion and gut health
Along with hormones, gastrointestinal health is one of the system naturopaths and nutritionist excel in, as we have loads of tools in our toolbox. The gastrointestinal system starts in the mouth and ends, well, at the end. So everything from bleeding gums and reflux, through to bloating and diarrhoea/constipation can be resolved.
Eczema, acne and psoriasis are the most common skin conditions we see in practice, however there are numerous skin conditions that appear over the lifespan, many of which are indications of allergies/intolerances, poor gut health or systemic inflammation. Whatever the cause, we find out what the reason is to your skin concerns.