Welcome, I'm so glad you're here.Hey, I’m Manon
I am a qualified Naturopath, Herbalist and Clinical Nutritionist based in Scarborough, WA. I hold a Bachelor of Health Science from Endeavour College of Natural Health and I am a member of ANTA, my Professional Association.
My approach to health is holistic and patient-centred - meaning that I look at the entire person’s health and body systems which could be affected by or contributing to the current health issue. I will also provide symptomatic relief, but it is only the tip of the iceberg and we need to figure out what is the “underwater” issue or root cause that has led to your symptoms.
My aim is to empower you to take control of your health and I want you to have long-term health improvements.
With me, you can expect to find quality individualised health care that is evidence informed as well as based on thousands of years of traditional use.
The things I can help you with are very diverse and varied: it ranges from fatigue, poor immune system, digestive issues, stress management to thyroid imbalances, diabetes, hormonal irregularities, PCOS, painful periods and weight loss.
I am originally from Mauritius Island and have called Australia home since 2007.
Growing up, I was lucky enough to be surrounded by nature (Mauritius is a little paradise). During my spare time I was either surfing, snorkelling, hiking or horse riding. I grew up eating homemade food, had endless supply of mangoes and had my own home-based Osteopath, thanks mum! She had a very natural approached when it came to treating our colds and little injuries.
Prior to becoming a Naturopath, I completed a double Bachelor of Environmental Biology and Social Science (Anthropology) at Curtin University, which allowed me to work close to nature as a Botanist in remote parts of Western Australia for many years. However, I had always been drawn towards a career in Natural Health and decided to change career to become a Naturopath.
I absolutely love cooking, and creating delicious healthy meals, my mojo is “everything in moderation” so I will sometimes have take away pizza or desert when eating out, so when we discuss your diet and tweaks that need to me made, I am all about realistic changes!
Sustainable living and respecting the planet we live on is one my priorities and I have considerably changed my life around this.
Now that you know more about me, I can’t wait to meet you and learn more about you 🙂
What is Naturopathy?
Naturopathy is a holistic practice of health care that considers on all aspects of your health, aiming at finding and treating the root cause of your health complaints as well as the symptoms using the most natural and least invasive therapies.
It is one of the oldest forms of medicine and has been used for thousands of years.
The 6 fundamental principles of naturopathic medicine are:
1- The Healing Power of Nature - Trust in the body's inherent wisdom to heal itself.
2- Identify and Treat the Causes - Look beyond the symptoms to the underlying cause.
3- First Do No Harm - Utilise the most natural, least invasive and least toxic therapies.
4- Doctor as Teacher - Educate patients in the steps to achieving and maintaining health.
5- Treat the Whole Person - View the body as an integrated whole in all its physical and spiritual dimensions.
6- Prevention - Focus on overall health, wellness and disease prevention.
Because everyone has a different state of health, treatments are individualised according to your current health needs and can include a combination of:
- Lifestyle advice/techniques
- Dietary modification
- Herbal medicine
- Nutritional supplements
Conditions that I can help you with:
Digestive issues - bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, reflux, IBS, IBD, bacterial overgrowth, dysbiosis, candida
Women’s health - PMS, irregular menstrual cycle, absence of periods, painful periods, PCOS, endometriosis, menopause, thrush
Men’s health - prostate problems, andropause, male infertility, fatigue, stress
Preconception health - for both men and women
Pregnancy and post-natal support
Children’s health - behavioural issues, poor sleep, eczema, frequent colds, constipation
Metabolic conditions - insulin resistance, diabetes, obesity
Mental health - anxiety, depression, mood swings, irritability
Skin issues - acne, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, candida, rosaceae
Cardiovascular support - high blood pressure, low blood pressure, high cholesterol
Immune support - frequent colds, feeling rundown
Fatigue and low energy - including adrenal fatigue and chronic fatigue
Insomnia and sleep issues
Chronic pain - Osteoarthritis (OA), Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), joint pain, joint inflammation
Recurrent Urinary Tract infections/cystitis - overactive bladder
It can be scary to take the first step into your health, changing things and getting out of your comfort zone so I’m here to keep you accountable and guide you along the way.