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Hi, I'm Sarah

I help women in their 40s master chaotic mood-swings & changing hormones, so they can feel calm, balanced & in control (& make it to menopause without it ruining their lives!)

Like you, I am many things to many people

For you, I am a Naturopath. Nutritionist. Herbalist. Breastfeeding Counsellor. Most importantly, I am a mother. So I get it. I know what it is like to be deep in the trenches of parenting babies, toddlers, children and teens. I understand how hard it can be to focus on you or to make food and lifestyle changes in your home.

There are many demands on you

Leaving you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, exhausted and increasing your risk of chronic health problems. Potentially, you may already have chronic health problems from these stressors. You may have symptoms like:

  • Fatigue, disrupted sleep, headaches, migraine, brain fog
  • Irritability, depression, anxiety
  • Diarrhoea, constipation
  • Immune dysfunction (allergies, autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto’s, rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Metabolic dysfunction (diabetes, PCOS, sugar cravings, non-alcoholic fatty liver), weight gain, hormonal imbalances
  • High blood pressure
  • Muscle or joint pain

Having a chronic health problem increases your stress levels

It’s a vicious cycle. You can’t easily change the stressors and demands of your life. Maybe you don’t know where to start or how to change. I understand how hard this can be on you as a parent and how this affects your family’s dynamics and stress levels.

This situation is close to my heart

I have been there. Like you, I was feeling stressed, tired, overwhelmed, anxious and depressed. I was burnt out from caring for my children and mothering in the isolation of a modern world. As a result, there were many times when I couldn’t see my way out of these feelings. That’s when I would get frightened that I was always going to feel tired, sick and in pain. Were things always going to be this hard?

Because of my experience and the experiences of women I have supported, I can tell you that they won’t stay this way. Things can change with the right support. I see you and the work you do. And it drives my passion to empower you to take control of your (and your family’s) health and show you that you CAN do it. You don’t just have to survive, you can thrive.

 

Take control of your health

First and foremost, there are natural approaches that may help you become more resilient and cope during stressful times. Secondly, if stress has taken a toll on your health, there are ways to support your body and encourage it to recover and heal.

There’s so much conflicting information available on the internet and social media these days. How do you know what to do? Who should you listen to? What will work and what is a waste of time? I can show you which herbs, supplements, and natural approaches to lifestyle and food really work. Lastly (and essentially!), I will help you to use them safely and effectively, even for those with sensitive taste buds.

Health and wellness for you and your family

Healing and optimal health is a process that is unique to each of us and the strengths and nurture points we are born with. This is why I tailor my practical and realistic advice to you, your lifestyle and your budget. Allowing you to reclaim your energy and enthusiasm, helping you live and enjoy the life you deserve. One full of happiness, wellness, vitality and clear-headed energy.

Start your journey to feeling more like you did before kids by booking a free discovery call and find out how I may support you.

Naturopathic Support

Take a deep dive in to your health and get to the bottom of what’s contributing to your current symptoms. You get lots of my time and knowledge, so you get to know your body’s strengths, nurture points, and the messages it is sending through symptoms and physical signs. Knowledge is power. My aim is to empower you with the knowledge and an understanding of what’s going on in your body and why, so you can take control of your health and wellness now and in to the future.

acute consultations

Want to help speed your recovery from a virus or help the kids stop coughing all night long? Acute consultations are available for those wanting Naturopathic support with an illness like (but not limited to) cold and flu; hand, foot and mouth; molluscum contagiosum; ear infections; hay fever; warts; cold sores; tonsilitis; thrush; or recovery from gastro. This short, 20-minute consultation focuses only on your current presenting symptoms rather than taking a full look at your health history.

Akeso Health workshops

I love sharing my knowledge with you in a way that makes it easy to understand and implement in to your home. Webinars and workshops are run regularly online, but you’ll also find me popping up as a guest speaker at other events and conferences in Melbourne and especially in the Dandenong Ranges. Topics include gut health; fermenting food; kombucha; eating for energy; kicking sugar; beating burnout; women’s hormonal health; and acute naturopathic care at home.

ARE YOU DOING ALL THE RIGHT THINGS, BUT STILL FEELING TIRED, IRRITABLE & OVERWHELMED? GOT A NIGGLY FEELING something isn't right, even though you've been told everything is 'normal'?

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