Frequently Asked Questions

How quickly can I feel results following a naturopathic consultation?

This is a common question and it all depends on the person, the severity of the health problem and duration of the illness and symptoms. Natural therapies and nutritional changes may not always provide instant results as it can take two to four months for the body to turn over a new cycle of stronger, healthier cells. However, many people notice improvements in energy, digestion, immune responses and reduction in pain after seven days. Compliance is essential and it’s not just a matter of taking a supplement as a quick fix. Lifestyle and nutritional changes are an essential part of well-being and the healing process.

When should I schedule a follow-up consultation?

A follow-up consultation is recommended two to four weeks after your initial consultation to review the treatment protocol. Dosages may need to be increased or decreased and reviewed.

Will natural supplements and herbs affect medication my doctor has prescribed?

Naturopaths are trained in drug/herb/nutrient interactions and will not recommend supplements which interact with medications. It is essential to disclose all medications and existing supplements during your consultation.

Can I bring someone with me to the consultation? 

You are welcome to bring a partner or friend if you need support. Please bear in mind I will be asking questions about your symptoms, health history and mental, physical and emotional health.

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