Feeling the symptoms of a cold or flu coming on? Signs of anxiety or stress? Struggling to sleep? Come in and see our passionate and friendly naturopaths at The Health Lodge herbal dispensary.

The qualified naturopaths at our herbal dispensary can assist new and existing patients with a comprehensive range of evidence-based, high-quality herbal and nutritional medicines. Our extensive over-the-counter herbal dispensary not only offers affordable prices but also professional on-the-spot healthcare advice.  

 
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Forget waiting in line at conventional medical clinics, our certified naturopaths can assist you with a variety of health concerns such as cold and flu, post-recovery from antibiotics, sleep support, general stress and anxiety, acute tick bites, acute children’s ailments and much more. 

At the herbal dispensary, we provide high-quality, prescription-only healthcare products that have been sourced specifically to meet the needs of our patients. This includes:

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  • Extensive herbal dispensary offering herbs well beyond the scope of a typical dispensary

  • Quality nutritional supplements such as vitamins, mineral therapy, antioxidants, fish oils, amino acids and nasal sprays

  • Full Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) herbal dispensary (consultation required by our TCM practitioners)

  • Homoeopathic medicines

  • Topical creams for a variety of ailments

  • Organic, wild-crafted tea and custom tea blends

  • Hypo-allergenic household cleaning products

  • Refilling prescriptions

With clinical experience assisting doctors and other practitioners, our skilled naturopaths can help identify the underlying source of concern and can offer treatment options, lifestyle suggestions and sound advice. If necessary, the naturopath will refer you to our health clinic for more personalised care and support.

The Health Lodge difference

At The Health Lodge, we provide a holistic and fully integrative approach to wellness.

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The ongoing health and wellbeing experienced by patients of The Health Lodge can be attributed to our unique integration of medical and complementary healthcare services. We understand first-hand the stress it causes when patients move from specialist to specialist, place to place or treatment to treatment. We take a different approach here at  The Health Lodge and offer combined consultations. Some commonly used integrative combinations are:

  • Doctor and naturopath

  • Psychologist and doctor

  • Naturopath and chiropractor

  • Osteopath and physiotherapist

Through combining consultations in different modalities, we’re able to better understand the underlying causes of your condition. This helps us to create a unique roadmap for you to achieve optimal wellness.

Meet our team

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Leilani Kvia is a passionate naturopath and herbalist at The Health Lodge. .

When did your passion for natural health first begin?

I grew up on a small organic self-sustainable acreage in the Adelaide Hills in the 70s and early 80s. My father was relentless in teaching us to really consider the impact of our actions and our consumption on the planet. Whilst the main driver was conservation of mother earth, the roll-on effect was that our lifestyle was fundamentally grassroots, natural, toxin-free and healthy. Later as a young adult I travelled Australia extensively. I stayed for months at a time in remote areas meeting women who knew about plant medicine and the healing nature of herbs. I knew without doubt that I wanted to be one of those women. From then, it was a natural progression.

In your clinical practice, what areas do you focus on?

The tale goes that historically in ancient medicine, the doctor was paid to keep his villagers healthy and would not be paid when they were sick. I love this story; it is the ultimate in preventative medicine. I am passionate about keeping my community healthy and inspiring people to do what they can to bring more wellness and vitality into their lifestyle. I do this by utilising herbs, supplements, detoxification protocols and food as medicine. I’ve also drawn to the journey of a midlife woman and recognise the importance of tuning the nervous system, adrenal glands, sex hormones, blood sugar levels and restorative sleep patterns from a woman’s early 40s for a healthy and harmonious transition of the (peri)menopausal years.

What drew you to working at The Health Lodge?

The college where I studied Naturopathy was owned and partially operated by Doctors and as a new graduate I saw very clearly and perhaps somewhat naively what a dynamic complimentary team a Naturopath and Doctor could be. In reality though I found it quite daunting communicating with Doctors via email for my patients. I had worked in various multi modality clinics and loved it but The Health Lodge is more than that. It’s an Integrative Medical Clinic of practitioners quite literally working as a team for the best outcome of the patient. I was curious to be a part of such an innovative movement. I also knew several of the practitioners at The health Lodge and held them in high regard so when approached to step in I couldn’t say no.

What are your four top tips/non-negotiable when it comes to thriving health?

  1. Clean pure water and plenty of it – but not with meals as it dilutes digestive enzymes

  2. An abundance of fresh colourful herbs, vegies and berries chewed mindfully

  3. Any kind of movement outside in the sunshine

  4. Breath awareness


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Naturopath Kristin Zanotti has been working in the wellness industry for 20 years. For Kristin, naturopathy combines all of her passions: people, health, food and research.

When did your passion for natural health first begin?

My mum was passionate about herbs and homeopathy, so I grew up learning about natural medicine and growing herbs. I started studying naturopathy after seeing a naturopath in my 20s who helped me with anxiety and some issues with fatigue. I really felt my body “singing” with the treatment and my health steadily and robustly increased. Going through your own healing journey really helps you to understand the levels others go through when recovering from an illness.

In your clinical practice, what areas do you focus on?

I have a few areas of special interest; I love working alongside Dr Oscar Serrallach to help postnatal mums in their journey back to health. I also love preparing couples for conscious conception and supporting pregnancy.

I have a natural interest in paediatrics and also behavioural disorders and mental health. Mercury detoxification and Biotoxin Illness are both areas I have naturally fallen into. I really am a bit of a “jack of all conditions”. I also love over the counter prescribing as well as researching any presenting condition.

What initially drew you to working at The Health Lodge?

The team approach! It has always been a dream of mine to work alongside doctors and other allied health practitioners. It really is so wonderful to use traditional and conventional medicine where indicated.

Take us through “a day on your plate” – what do you eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks and snacks?

I start the day with warm lemon water followed by an earl grey tea with coconut milk. Then, for me, breakfast is big! Fried vegetables, eggs, paleo toast, sauerkraut and goat’s cheese. Sometimes a bulletproof coffee or mushrooms and cocoa drink. For morning tea I’ll have bone broth and collagen or just some nuts. Lunch varies from salmon, salad, avocado or leftover dinner, dhal and vegies. In the afternoon, I’ll have some keto chocolate (that I make with collagen and coconut oil) and an earl grey tea. For dinner, I love having roast vegies and lamb or chicken or prawns/fish with salad washed down with the occasional glass of red.

Where to find us

Whether you’re a local or simply passing through beautiful Byron Bay, pop in and see our friendly and experienced team of naturopaths, doctors, chiropractors, psychologists, acupuncturists and osteopaths.  

Located in the heart of Byron Bay, The Health Lodge herbal dispensary offers easy on-site parking and is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. You can find us at 78 Bangalow Road, Byron Bay or call us for more information on 6685 6445.


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