Bringing naturopathy, nutrition and herbal medicine to families of Melbourne's Inner West.
Westside Wellness is committed to enhancing the wellbeing, nutrition and lifestyles of families living in the western suburbs of Melbourne. Our focus is on improving and maintaining health from pre-conception to birth and beyond for every member of your family.
We are all about helping you to make practical, personalised and gradual changes to your health to yield lasting results. We focus on setting achievable goals for you by determining your capacity for change and identifying any barriers for you to overcome in order to achieve your health goals.
Westside Wellness uses herbal medicine, flower essences, nutritional supplements, dietary analysis and probiotics along with health coaching and lifestyle advice to help you achieve your optimal health. We offer predominantly mobile consults (we come to you!) for residents of Melbourne’s inner west and surrounding suburbs, in clinic consults at Growing Bones in Yarraville and Skype consults for those living outside of Melbourne.
We are now available for bookings.
Herbal medicine is the practice of medicinal and therapeutic use of plants or part of the plant for healing purposes. We use both traditional and evidence-based methods to utilise herbal medicine as part of our consultations. Different herbs act on varying systems of the body and the aim of herbal treatment is to return the body to a natural state of balance. We have extensive knowledge of herbal medicine and utilise this knowledge to ensure that our use of herbal medicine is safe and there are no know interactions with medications or stages of life (pregnancy, breastfeeding etc).
Nutrition is the process by which we take in and utilise food substances that are required not just for good health but also survival. Nutrition is essential for healthy growth, development and overall wellbeing. Eating a healthy diet prevents nutritional deficiencies and disease states in the future. Your nutritional status is determined not only by what you eat but also how you digest and absorb nutrients, your current health status, lifestyle factors and factors increasing demand such as pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Dietary analysis & advice
Dietary analysis is an in-depth assessment of the food you eat, how it is cooked or how/where is purchased and how this may affect your wellbeing and nutritional status. We use extensive diet diaries and in-depth questioning to determine if you are getting the food and nutrients you need. We then use this information to establish a food as medicine based treatment to improve your health.
We work with you to establish barriers you may need to overcome in order to improve your health and wellbeing, set health goals and educate and support you to achieve these health goals. We see ourselves as mentors and your support team when it comes to motivating and keeping you on the path to better health.
Functional pathology testing & pathology testing interpretation
We utilise function and pathology testing to give greater insight into the physiological aspects of your health. We interpret pathology testing ordered by your doctor and can also refer you for further (paid) pathology or functional testing if warranted and after discussion during consultation.
We also utilise other methods for assessing your health including:
· Zinc tally testing
· Blood pressure testing
· Iris analysis
· Nail and tongue analysis
· Examination of vital signs such as pulse, temperature and respiratory rate
Stress relief & lifestyle advice
It is well established that ongoing and chronic stress has a detrimental impact on our health and wellbeing. Because our focus is on all aspects of your health, we will work with you to reduce the stress or effects of stress on your body. This may be in the form of advice on lifestyle changes, meditation, mindfulness or yoga and/or referrals to the appropriate health professionals we work with.