Frequently Asked Questions - Naturopathy

Here are some frequently asked questions about Naturopathy.  If you still have questions, feel free to contact me.

So What Exactly is a Naturopath?

Naturopathy is a wholistic healing modality that encompasses a natural and effective approach to health and wellness. It works on the principle that the human body has an inherent ability to heal itself, with the gentle assistance of a range of therapeutic techniques including herbal medicine, nutrition and vitamin therapy, food as medicine as well as positive lifestyle advice. This is where I can help you!

What Qualifications Does A Naturopath Have?

Little Alchemy's principle Naturopath, Lou is double- degree qualified Melbourne Naturopath, with studies in Psychology and Naturopathy. She has over eight years clinical experience helping people just like you.  She takes part in regular study to enhance her skills, whilst keeping up to date with the most current and well-researched approaches to health and wellbeing. You can read more about Lou here

What Testing Can Be Ordered to Support My Treatment?

Lou is registered with reputable functional testing laboratories and can order an extensive range of tests including:
  • Salivary Hormone and Adrenal Testing
  • Stool Analysis
  • Genetic Testing
  • Food allergy and Intolerance Testing
  • Hair Mineral Analysis
  • MTHFR and Pyrolle Testing

How Long Will It Take to See Results?

This is a great question and something that Lou discusses during the initial consultation. The answer is unique for every client and takes into consideration many factors including the severity and duration of current health concerns, dietary and lifestyle factors, the willingness of the client to make changes and how their body responds to treatment. Some clients experience positive results within days, whereas some clients may need weeks.

How Do I Book a Naturopathic Appointment?

Lou currently consults on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Shift Natural Medicine. They can be contacted directly for bookings with Lou on (03) 9530 5536 or via email info@shiftnaturalmedicine.com.au. Lou also offers Skype consultations which can be booked directly on 0478 039 118 or via email hello@littlealchemy.com.au You can also contact Lou directly here