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Naturopaths in Adelaide – Weight loss support you can trust

Are you having problems losing weight? Many patients we see here at the naturopath in Adelaide often have chronic health issues resulting in excessive weight. Did you know that PCOS and hormonal issues can cause problems with your weight loss goals?

Often people have been on countless diets only to regain all or more weight resulting in overwhelming frustration and often depression. Is this you? Do you have those feelings of failure and worthlessness around your body image and weight loss? That extra weight as you know will have detrimental influences on your physical and psychological well-being; catch 22, now you feel bad about yourself again? Don’t, it’s time to come in or Skype for a consultation to learn why things are going wrong and how to get back on track and regain your confidence in yourself, your body and your future.

There are numerous reasons as to why you may have gained excess body fat, have problems losing weight, or maintaining your weight after dieting, other than lifestyle and eating habits. Naturopathy is based on treating the cause of health issues and not just the symptoms; the same approach applies when addressing weight problems, the cause needs to be found and treated before adequate and life long weight control can be achieved.

Do you suffer from any of these issues? Some of the causes for resistant weight loss, regaining weight after dieting are:

  • Insulin Resistance
  • Thyroid Gland Dysfunction
  • Sex Hormone Imbalances
  • Fatty Liver
  • Toxicity
  • Inflammation
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Genetic Influences
  • Abnormal Appetite Regulation
  • Medication Related
  • Anxiety and emotional eating
  • Insomnia

Not only can these have an impact on your body composition, but also affect your health and well-being, thus treating your weight issues will often also correct many other health issues you may be suffering from at the same time. Our Natural Weight Loss Programs include an assessment of your medical history, dietary habits, insomnia and sleep habits and pathology testing to find out what may be the cause of your weight problems.

If your weight gain is purely caused by over eating around Christmas or during holidays then this can easily be corrected with a gentle detox/cleansing program and some extra physical activities with the guidance of our naturopath in Adelaide, Southern Suburbs along with hypnosis, to be completed ideally at least once or twice per year. Beware of quick weight loss programs or detox options from a retail shop or chemist as these generally only make you lose lots of water weight and muscle, which can initiate the commonly experienced cycle of weight loss followed by more weight gain. Want to start right away? The Mediterranean diet is the diet we recommend here at naturopath in Adelaide as this diet is supported with real evidence from many years and population groups.

Comparisons Between Naturopaths and Conventional Doctors
What is Naturopathy?
Naturopath Adelaide Southern Suburbs
Getting the right advice and support will hopefully keep you out of hospital.

Naturopathy is a title and degree qualification (please check your naturopath has qualifications) however anyone can say they are a naturopath, your plumber can say he’s a naturopath! He does after all deal with drains, plumbing & outlet channels, just as we will ask about your digestion and your poo! Herbalists and naturopaths have been around since time immemorial,  we make use of natural healing methods to help you get well. Here at naturopath Adelaide Southern Suburbs we undergo undergraduate and post-graduation training on naturopathy making us accredited professionals that treat patients in a natural and positive way.

Conventional treatment Vs Natural treatment

Whenever you feel ill or notice severe symptoms in yourself, the first person to rush to is a doctor who would see the way you look at that moment and the symptoms that you face. They will do essential tests and treat you appropriately and possibly give you medicines essential for your recovery. For extreme health disorders, these medicines do turn out to be life-saving which is wonderful, your doctor may then ask you to loose weight, get some exercise, change your diet etc. so by making an appointment here you are making a commitment to your future. Your medical practitioner will be thrilled to see you being so proactive and wanting to become well, happy and active again. As an ex-nurse as well as a nutritionist, herbalist and naturopath we have the resources and knowledge to support your recovery and road to well health in conjunction with your doctor. Each appointment is 45 minutes to 1 hour, so that by the time you leave you will understand the changes your doctor needs you to make to get better and be receiving the support you need to achieve your aims.

Naturopath Adelaide Southern Suburbs we are available via Skype for consultations if you’re not local.

Natural health treatments suggested by accredited an naturopath are known to have a long lasting and positive effect on the body. Your doctor has diagnosed your problem, we will help you understand it.  By understanding what actually led to this generation of the health problems and not just suppressing the present symptoms you will have a road map to longevity and well health that is specific for you and your problems. Whenever you have an appointment with a naturopath Adelaide Southern Suburbs, you have an hour dedicated to you as we want to know all about you and spend time doing additional research into your problem so we can really understand your needs. The questionnaires include the details of your food habits, the lifestyle that you lead, your daily routine, the levels of pressure you receive from both the domestic as well as the professional front along with troubles that you may face with relationships, medical history both current and past as well and your health goals will be discussed.

The difference in the appointment types

Not always will you obtain a prescription consisting of botanical medicine or supplement to help you with your ailment, as not all illnesses require medicines to heal them. Other natural therapies used here include hypnosis and helping you set up a diet that suits you. Correcting your lifestyle in a supportive way, helping you with counseling sessions and anxiety treatment Adelaide that are likely to help you gain normalcy and get rid of ill health without always consuming medicines. Natural healing wouldn’t take place within a day’s time or with one magic pill, our aim is to get rid of the problem from its roots, or to stabilise the problem so you can enjoy life again.

Naturopaths in Adelaide support people of all age groups. Each and every medicine is prescribed on an ethical, nutritional, herbal and academic knowledge base. Natural therapies, prescribed by an accredited natural therapist are suitable for all ages and are made specifically to suit you and your condition. Each appointment is unique, just as you are unique.

Skype Clinical Hypnosis for Insomnia with Naturopaths in Adelaide
Isn’t it incredibly annoying how you can’t sleep?

All your preparation (or lack thereof) for bed has come to naught. Sleeplessness… you know it’s going to happen yet you can do nothing about it? All you really want to a full night’s sleep, something you’ve not had for the longest time, perhaps frustration boils within you making it even harder to fall asleep? You don’t want to take tablets as they can often make you feel groggy in the morning and it just doesn’t feel like you’ve gone to sleep all, it feels chemically induced without the resultant refreshing afterglow of a real night’s sleep. Insomnia, how we hate it!

Hypnosis for Insomnia

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This is where some Skype sessions with Geraldine in Australia can help you. Time zones are in your favour, you can be seen when you need to be seen… When you’re preparing for bed, late in the evening when you know your head is still too full for sleep to be a possibility. Mix hypnosis with a desire to sleep and in just a few sessions you’ll be able to achieve your dreams!

In the first session with Geraldine we’ll go through your diet and lifestyle together, this is a theme through each consult, as there are many issues that lead up to sleepless nights, many that you are aware of, but are too tired to think of an answer to whilst you are so sleep deprived.

Foods can be a major trigger to sleep loss as can alcohol, coffee and other stimulants although you may not realise it at the time. Working right up to bedtime is often an issue with people as their minds are still active from all the work they have undertaken on the computer or on the phone. Not doing anything… Strange but true can be another reason for not sleeping, you’re so tired you laze in front of the television which stimulates the eyes and some of the brain but really not much else… Have you tried yoga or meditation?

Did you know you use more calories reading a book than watching the TV?

Each session will our naturopaths in Adelaide end with a hypnosis session, the first consult will only be a short relaxation session to get you used to the idea that you are in control that nothing will happen that you don’t want to happen. Clinical or medical hypnosis has grounding in ethics, unlike stage hypnosis a deep sense of relaxation and calm come with experiencing hypnosis. You’ll learn self-hypnosis with Geraldine enabling you to undertake this deeply relaxing and satisfying experience whenever you need to. You’ll learn about yourself in your own way and in your own time. Being able to communicate with an accredited practitioner means you know you are in the right hands.

So here’s a rundown of what to expect from your sessions:

  • Lifestyle and diet discussion with a plan for changes you’ll need to make for yourself (baby steps, at your own pace, no great leaps, don’t worrying!) short 10 minute relaxing hypnosis session.
  • Lifestyle & diet discussion, what worked and what didn’t, how we change and or improve on your wellness homework. Slightly longer hypnosis session, 15 minutes including some deepening and communication.
  • Short lifestyle & diet discussion with a 40 minute hypnosis session where you learn self hypnosis and make specific suggestions/requests to aid you in your day today life
  • Reinforce self-hypnosis learning; discuss how things are going and areas to be improved.

The first 4 sessions with our Naturopath Adelaide Southern Suburbs are planned quite close together and paid for as a group prior to commencement of the sessions via direct deposit. The fifth and subsequent sessions are support sessions and planned ahead (booked at the initial booking times) but paid just prior to session commencement. These sessions are similar to the first session format in that it’s a short hypnosis session, now reinforcing your own abilities rather than teaching them, but works on your diet and lifestyle changes supporting you to continue your new found self awareness and proven ability to change