Meet the team - Q&A with Emma McLaughlin, Naturopath

Meet the team - Q&A with Emma McLaughlin, Naturopath

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.

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Integrative Medical Retreat Case Study - Treating Chronic Illness

Integrative Medical Retreat Case Study - Treating Chronic Illness

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?’

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Meet the team - Q&A with Reine DuBois, Integrative Naturopath

Meet the team - Q&A with Reine DuBois, Integrative Naturopath

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).

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Colon hydrotherapy treating SIBO

Colon hydrotherapy treating SIBO

Experiencing bloating, cramping, burping, gas, indigestion, constipation, diarrhoea and brain fog? You may have SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth).

SIBO, occurs when the normal bacteria in your small intestine are not being shifted down into the large bowel, leading to an overgrowth.

Most of our gut bacteria is meant to be in our colon, where they help to break down food, produce vitamins, and eliminate waste. When these normal and healthy bacteria (normally found in the colon) colonise the small intestine, SIBO occurs.

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