I mean, really well.
The kind of wellness that means you’re not…
Perpetually exhausted, sleeping so hard on your commute that you often miss your stop
Living in a body that you no longer recognise and one that you have no clue how to fix
Tormented by PMS, heavy periods, fibroids or hot flashes that cause you to invent reasons month after month as to why you’re off sick again, because it’s easier than explaining
Always turning down social plans for fear of being somewhere without a toilet nearby.
In so much pain that you have to dose yourself up just so you can soldier on and try to make it through each day as best you can
Spending another year losing the battle with your weight, because you know there’s so much more to weight loss than just “eat less, move more”
A shell of your former self, plagued by low self-esteem or a lack of confidence because your skin is peppered with spots from years of acne or itchy, flaky and sore with eczema or psoriasis
Left frustrated and vexed by a doctor who tells you there’s “nothing wrong, all the tests came back normal”… because you know there’s nothing normal about the way you feel
I’m a biomedical scientist, public health epidemiologist and health improvement specialist.
And I’m a problem solver at heart.
I specialise in helping people finally feel well again, by using a science based approach to health and healing that investigates the root cause of the illness and symptoms. It’s a technique that seeks not only to re-establish good health, but also to avoid disease in the first place.
Because the science is in
YOUR GENES ARE NOT YOUR DESTINY
We all have between 25,000 and 35,000 genes in our cells and according to the Canadian Institute of Advanced Research only 15% of our health is determined by our genetics.
There isn’t a single gene that controls the presence or lack of a chronic health condition.
Our genes are influenced by a number of factors including pollution in the air we breathe, the foods we eat and how active we are.
Essentially our lifestyle and our environments drive our risk of disease. You might even say that our lifestyles are our destiny.
Add to this the uniqueness of our genetic makeup and you start to understand why exposure to the identical risk factors can lead to very different health outcomes.
THE HUMAN BODY CRAVES BALANCE
Staying well is all about maintaining our body’s balance (otherwise known as homeostasis). Your body needs the right amount of raw materials, to create the energy it requires to function properly and remove watste.
If this balance isn’t maintained, imbalances will develop that change the way the body functions.
These imbalances happen through interactions betwwen our genes, our lifestyle and the environment.
And overtime the changes in functioning of various bodily processes become more and more apparent, as the signs and symptoms of disease.
Intervening with the appropraite changes to our lifestyle and environment can bring the body back in balance.
WELLNESS IS NOT MERELY THE ABSENCE OF SICKNESS
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as a “state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
Most health conditions are usually diagnosed after the ability of our body to function properly has declined enough to show signs and symptoms.
This explains why we feel a distinct difference in they way we feel or our body behaves, but tests results come back as normal or within range. The fact is ‘normal’ doesn’t necessarily equate to ‘optimal’.
Let’s Fix The Imbalance
Choose Your Path
For All Your Health Needs
For Specific Health Concerns
I had been suffering with stomach issues for so long. I was continuously going to the GP and they kept prescribing me medications which weren’t giving me any results.
Leah and I created a plan and slowly, I started to feel different. The aches and pains were reduced, the bloating was gone, my mood was better and I had a lot more energy. It was actually working!