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Naturopathy is a science and an art. It is a complete system of health care, working with the tools that nature has provided to enable people to obtain optimal health. Naturopaths work holistically. Every body system is interconnected, so the principal of Naturopathy is to treat the body as a whole, rather than breaking down systems and just treating that particular system.
It is estimated that up to 80% of the world’s population rely on herbal medicinal products as a primary source of healthcare. Throughout human history, herbs have been used to treat and prevent illness. Around 50% of all pharmaceutical drugs have been derived from nature. As a herbalist, I offer an extensive range of liquid and tablet herbs for many and varied conditions.
You can’t put the wrong type of petrol in your car and expect it to perform well, just as you can’t put the wrong type of food in your body and expect it to remain healthy. Good nutrition is the core of good health and everyone is an individual. I will teach you the rights and wrongs of food for your body so you can regain your health now and into the future.
Brisbane Naturopath, Herbalist and Clinical Nutritionist
Andrea Southern is a qualified Naturopath, Nutritionist and Herbal Medicine Practitioner with a clinic, Southern Health & Wellbeing, in the beautiful bush surroundings of The Gap Brisbane Qld. With over 10 years experience, taking a holistic approach Andrea treats both the symptoms and the underlying causes of health issues, with her aim of helping clients learn about optimum health and nutrition and empowering them to live a healthy, happy and well balanced life. Andrea has a wealth of knowledge and is passionate about empowering her clients with the knowledge needed to continue their health journey.
There is nothing “one size fits all” about Andrea. As everyone is an individual, she teaches her clients about the food that is healthy for their body and the lifestyle choices that will suit them. This then enables them to take control of their own health now and into the future.
My Natural Health Clinic Expertise
Are you feeling constantly tired, suffering from brain fog and poor memory, hair falling out, gaining weight? Or maybe you are having heart palpitations, anxiety, insomnia, weight loss? These are symptoms of an underactive or overactive thyroid. My extensive experience in thyroid conditions will have you feeling like your old self again. Learn more here
Are you tired of just taking drugs to treat the symptoms of your autoimmune condition? Would you like to get to the cause of it so you can take control of your own health? My research and experience in autoimmune conditions means that I will delve deep to find the cause of your autoimmunity and treat accordingly to free you from the shackles. Learn more here
Do you feel like when the cold weather starts you are catching every bug floating around? Or maybe it takes a long time to get over a cold or the flu? Your immune health is directly connected to your digestive health, the food you eat, and your stress levels. I will help strengthen your immune system by investigating which other system is out of balance. Learn more here
Beauty is only skin deep is such a true saying. Our beauty lies within us as a person. But if you suffer from skin conditions that are there for the world to see, it can have a big impact on self-esteem. Whether it is psoriasis, eczema, acne or another skin condition, I am here to help. Learn more here
Stress and Anxiety
Are you finding it difficult to cope with the stress in your life? Are you feeling anxious and unable to sleep well? Stress and anxiety can be debilitating but it doesn’t have to be that way. Herbal and Nutritional Medicine are well placed to give you symptomatic relief while also treating the cause of your stress and anxiety. Learn more here
Bloating, abdominal pain and discomfort? Bowel motions erratic? Is your body complaining about everything you eat? Gut issues, like food intolerances or diseases like Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis can feel like they have taken over your life. Let me help repair and restore your gut so you can get back to eating without the discomfort and pain. Learn more here
Taking hours to get to sleep or tossing and turning all night has a terrible impact on your health, both physically, mentally and emotionally. That feeling of brain fog and fatigue is difficult to escape. Herbal Medicine is the perfect treatment for insomnia, with many herbs scientifically proven to calm the nervous system and induce sleep. Learn more here
Do you suffer from sore joints, muscular pain, nerve pain, niggling pain that comes and goes, headaches? That unrelenting pain can make life a misery. Often the only relief is through pain medications that wreak havoc on your body in different ways. Learn more here
Is that black dog tying you down? Are you tired of struggling for motivation? Do other people find it difficult to understand why you are feeling like you are? It’s not all in your mind. There are biochemical reasons you are feeling depressed and once these have been determined, there is light at the end of that long, dark tunnel. Learn more here
Are you feeling like your body has let you down? Have you been everywhere and still can’t find the answers to why you are feeling the way you are? Do you feel like no one is listening or able to help? Maybe it is time for a fresh approach. I will run through your health history extensively and delve deeply to find you the answers you are looking for. Learn more here
Feel like you just don’t have the energy to live life to the full? Waking up tired and feeling like that for the rest of the day? Some causes of fatigue can be Post Viral Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypothyroidism, food intolerances, poor diet and more. Naturopathy investigates what is causing the fatigue and addresses that. Learn more here
It feels horrible doesn’t it – bloating, abdominal pain, heartburn, erratic bowel motions, flatulence, mood swings, anxiety, nervousness, skin rashes. These are just some of the symptoms of food intolerances. Learn more here
Andrea’s Approach & Values
There are a lot of Brisbane Naturopaths but you need to find one with experience. Years of clinical experience in Brisbane have taught Andrea that there is no “one approach” to any health condition. As everyone is an individual, everyone’s health will be treated individually. With Andrea’s services and experience she will delve deeply into your health history in order to ascertain the origins of your health issues.
As a client, you would be directly involved in the treatment process. Andrea deeply values her client’s input when prioritising natural health treatments.
Symptomatic relief is a big part of Naturopathy and one that is dealt with from the initial consultation, together with investigating and determining the cause. By involving you every step of the way, you will walk away from the appointment with a greater understanding of your health. Andrea will go in depth to help discover the root cause of your issues.
Andrea focuses on food as Nature intended – whole nutritious food for health results. Whether it is weight loss nutrition or nutrition that is relevant for your specific health condition, Andrea will guide you. Once your health is back on track, food is one way to continue to remain healthy and vibrant, way into the future.
It is also important to consider other lifestyle aspects such as sleep, stress, exercise and mental health. Life coaching is an integral part of all treatment plans.
Andrea will treat every client that walks in her door as an individual. She will consider you as a whole person, not just as your health condition, and address your physical, mental and emotional needs.
With a wide range of nutritional supplements to help you achieve your optimal health get in touch with Andrea today to learn how to overcome your health issues.
“I had been battling diverticulitis for 10 years and after 3 hospital admissions and on IV antibiotics each time, I decided to take a more natural path to wellness again. Andrea has lead me through an understanding of how certain food intolerances, pharmaceuticals and chemicals affected my immune system to the point where I kept relapsing back into ill health. I’m so grateful for Andrea’s counsel, encouragement and expertise in nutrition, natural meds and for her sincere care to journey with me to greater health and well being.”
Meralda, age 67
“I found Andrea to be a compassionate, dedicated, empathic and understanding person. Her caring nature coupled with her outstanding wealth of knowledge and expertise in both nutrition and naturopathy helped me extensively to overcome my continuous and ongoing digestive issues along with my long-standing anxiety. I am very thankful for the referral to see Andrea, as I believe without her, I would still be suffering from a supreme lack of energy, frequent panic attacks and a constant feeling of being generally unwell.”
Katie, age 26
“Andrea is one of the most experienced Naturopathic practitioners I’ve experienced. She is an expert in her field, empathetic & has such a willingness to want to help you to a brighter path.”
Tabbitha, age 38
“Andrea helped me regain my energy and after zest for life after living with a poorly managed autoimmune condition for years. I feel strongly that with her guidance and support I will maintain my health and be able to enjoy my life to the fullest. I would, and have recommended her practice to family and friends.”
Kym, age 47
“After many years of blood tests with standard doctors and not feeling as well as I could be, I decided on a friend’s recommendation to work with Andrea. Her deep knowledge of human systems and experience has improved my health further and I have no hesitation in recommending Andrea.”
Murray, age 59.
“My health focus has always been proactive and natural, rather than reactive and pharmaceutical. Andrea Southern is a champion in this area and has proven immensely helpful. Thank you Andrea”
Bill, age 73
How to find the best Naturopath Brisbane has to offer
Finding a Naturopath in Brisbane can often be daunting. People sometimes google Good Naturopath Brisbane or Best Naturopath in Brisbane or Brisbane Naturopaths, but how do you know that you are getting the best? Obviously there won’t be one Naturopath who is better than everybody, but there are certain things to look out for that can be an indicator as to how well your Brisbane Naturopath will work with you.
Reviews are a fantastic way of gauging how well a Naturopath works with clients and how successful they are in resolving health issues with natural health techniques. There is often a theme running through reviews that sends a strong message about the type of Naturopath they are.
Also consider looking for someone who writes health articles. This shows a passion for health that goes way beyond sitting in front of a client.
Experience and years of practise is also a good indicator of someone who has made a success of being a Brisbane Natural Health Practitioner with a wealth of knowledge.
Find someone who takes the time to listen and chat with you before an initial appointment to make sure you are a good fit. A big part of finding the right Naturopath in Brisbane for you is to talk with them first. Just by chatting, you will learn a lot about how they practise and how they can help you.
Another important thing to look for is someone who will listen to you and treat you as an individual. There is no “one size fits all” in Natural Medicine.
Finding a practitioner with years of health experience who works from a Brisbane Naturopath and Wellness Centre is always a great option so clients can be referred onto other modalities. My clinic offers other modalities such as Acupuncture, Massage, Psychology, Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Chiropractic and more. Finding an holistic Doctor Brisbane area is also of benefit. I work closely with a number of holistic Doctors.
Whether you are looking for a Naturopath North Brisbane, a Nutritionist Brisbane North or a Herbalist, I service all areas and cover all modalities.
For any questions about general of specific health issues or health conditions book an appointment at Southern Health and Wellbeing today.