When you come for a consult at Body Institute, our naturopaths will educate, empower and motivate you to take control of your health.
Naturopathy treats the entire person, mental, emotional, and physical, not just the narrowest physically defined medical problem.
Body Institute is home to a team of passionate Adelaide based Naturopaths. Combined, we have over 25 years of industry knowledge and experience.
We work a little different to some and it’s often helpful for you to understand the process before you arrive for your first appointment.
Your initial consult is all about you.
It’s time to talk, it’s time for you to really explain what you’ve been experiencing and tell us, how we can help you. We will guide you through this with a series of questions about your health history, your current symptoms, your lifestyle and your diet.
By the end of this appointment you’ll be feeling empowered and ready to start taking simple steps towards change.
Your second appointment we start testing.
This is where we look at your blood, your skin, your eyes and in some cases even your urine to really understand how your body is functioning and where it needs support.
We don’t believe in guess work and we use the very best in functional pathology to test for food intolerances, hormonal imbalances, parasites and more.
Follow up consults are necessary even if you are feeling better after the first consult. This is because treatment is a process. While symptomatically you may be feeling relieved, one consult is not enough time to treat the cause. These follow up consults are about healing and activating the multiple areas of your body that may be under stress or working ineffectively these are also about supporting you in changing your diet and lifestyle habits bit by bit.
So what do these treatments involve?
This obviously varies from person to person. However as naturopaths, we use a combination of dietary changes, lifestyle changes, nutritional supplements and herbal medicines as needed to achieve optimal results.
At the Body Institute we don’t believe in giving you a list of what not to do and sending you on your way. Naturopathic Nutrition is about looking into your current diet and lifestyle and finding ways to constantly improve upon it. You’ll be armed with recipes, meal plans, and information on how to read labels and what to look out for.
Changing your diet isn’t always about weight loss; at the Body Institute we believe that food can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison. With that in mind our Naturopaths can help you to plan healthy meals, adapt recipes to suit your needs and can even arrange private cooking lessons to ensure you have all the skills to change your life.
Occasionally Nutritional supplements are necessary. Soil depletion, previous lifestyle choices, smoking and stress, can all lead to deficiencies in certain vitamins and minerals. In many cases supplementation is short term while we make dietary and lifestyle changes. However some people will require long term supplementation in order to achieve and maintain optimal health.
At Body Institute we only use the highest quality Herbal Extracts from brands such as MediHerb, The herbal Extract Company of Australia and Nutrition care. These extracts have undergone extensive clinical trials and rigorous testing to ensure their safety and efficacy.
Herbal medicine uses the therapeutic actions of plants and their constituents to treat a broad range of health conditions. Various kinds of plant material may be used such as flowers, fruits, leaves, roots, bark or whole plants and are then dried or powdered, infused in hot water, or extracted with alcohol to create a tincture. These herbal extracts have been used for thousands of years to maintain good health, prevent and even treat disease. In general Herbal remedies have fewer side effects than pharmaceutical medications.
At Body Institute, we have a full, onsite herbal dispensary where we can formulate and dispense herbal blends specific to your needs.
If you’re in need of a health overhaul, if you’re ready to find the cause of your symptoms and seek a treatment that is long lasting this one’s for you.
We take time to assess multiple areas of your health, seeking out the root cause of your symptoms and formulate a treatment plan to help you achieve your health and wellness goals.
Our Naturopaths have a strong passion for using nutrition and lifestyle as a primary treatment and use evidence based natural medicines including herbal and nutritional supplements, as needed to treat the underlying causes of your symptoms.
Our Naturopaths also utilise both in clinic blood screening and functional pathology tests to fully understand how your body is functioning and how we can best support optimal health.
We also offer acute consultations for fast, effective, natural relief.
If you’re struggling with a cold or the flu, or perhaps a UTI has started to take hold, drop in or book an acute phone consultation with one of our naturopaths.
Unsure what appointment to book or who to book in with? Phone us or book a free Pre-Consult Discovery Session and let our Naturopaths guide you.