With the Bureau of Statistics revealing 75% of Australians experience stress related health effects, it is clear that stress has become a part of the modern human experience. Of those polled 51% said they were not seeking help to address their stress and the most common coping mechanism for stress according to 86% of Australians was watching TV. With stress having substantial adverse physical and mental health affects, such as increase in hypertension, heart disease, anxiety and depression creating healthy stress management techniques can make all the difference.Read More
Emma McLaughlin is a passionate naturopath and modern herbalist. You can find her at The Health Lodge on Wednesdays and Fridays.
When did your passion for natural health first begin?
From a young age I spent time outside growing vegies and herbs in my garden. When I finished school, I worked in plant nurseries which evolved into a specific interest in medicinal plants and growing healthy food. Realising that a natural understanding of health managed by lifestyle was something that could be translated into a career, I chose to study naturopathy to help others understand how they can do this within their own lives and how it can be applied to managing certain health conditions.Read More
Recovery from long term illness is a delicate process that requires time, solid data and an integrated team of experts.
When Rachel*, 41, entered The Health Lodge it was uncertain what her most prominent ailment was. She presented with what we now know to be Post Natal Depletion (PND), Chronic Inflammatory Respiratory Syndrome (CIRS) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). As Clinical Director, and Rachel’s first port of call, Reine DuBois’ first thought was ‘where to start?’Read More
Reine DuBois, the founder of The Health Lodge, is an integrative naturopath who helps patients with complex health conditions establish true wellness.
She entered into the health industry as an aerobics instructor and quickly understood that we needed more than exercise to be healthy. Reine discovered the science of naturopathy and feel deeply in love with this modality. She was also struggling with her hormones at the time and was keen to address these issues without the use of the oral contraceptive pill. Her studies into naturopathy were put to use immediately and received its benefits first hand healing my Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).Read More