Happy Birthday to Nurtura Health!!

Thank you to all of our wonderful clients which have made this a wonderful twenty-five year experience.  Without every one of you this achievement would never have been possible.  As we tell you all of the time… at Nurtura Health you are not just a number or a statistic.  We value every relationship we have built with you and your families.

Colin & I have been asked to reflect on the twenty-five years since we opened our Naturopathic Clinic in Bundaberg on 1 June 1993. We can still sense the excitement we felt after completing our initial three years of study in Naturopathy and opening the doors of our first clinic, Electra Court Natural Medicine and Therapy Clinic.  We are still in the same location at Shop 5/21 Electra Street, Bundaberg.  Over the ensuing years we have modernised our clinic, installed the latest technology to enhance our services to our clients, and continued to do further studies both in Australia, Germany and USA to keep abreast of the exponential advances in the modalities we practice.

We are so fortunate to continue to experience the same sense of excitement and anticipation coming in to Nurtura Health every day.  We have a wonderful clientele, and have had the great privilege of supporting three generations of some families who first came to consult with us in our first years of practice.  We can never express the gratitude we feel for the special clients who continue to come to Nurtura Health for health maintenance, support through acute and chronic illness, and to take measures to alleviate risk factors as they go through different stages of life e.g. the reproductive years, menopause/ mid-life, and ageing.

Our initial course of study was very clinically relevant and included western herbal medicine, iridology, segments of psychotherapy and Chinese medicine, and remedial massage.  During the ensuing years we have done further study in Bowen Therapy, Colon Hydrotherapy and Functional Medicine.  To continue to hold our professional registrations, it is mandatory that we undertake a minimum of fifty hours of professional development.  Generally we do closer to one hundred hours of attending seminars, doing updates and further training, and learning the latest advances in our industry.  In 2008 we both undertook further formal studies to upgrade from our Diploma of Naturopathy to Advanced Diplomas in Naturopathy, Western Herbal Medicine, Nutritional Medicine and Complementary Medicine (Naturopathy).

We have been delighted and almost in awe of the changes which have taken place in Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine since 1993.  Initially we had access to simple minerals, limited access to good quality herbal medicine and vitamins and nutrients.  We now have access to practitioner quality vitamins, nutritional medicine, western herbal medicines which have been exposed to stringent testing in the most up-to-date laboratories and have the guarantee that the products we use are of practitioner quality and backed with scientific assays to verify their effectiveness.    In addition we have some amazing testing equipment.  Using Iris Photography and interpretation, Quadscan Body Composition Analysis, observing live blood under microscopic conditions and using computerised analysis gives a comprehensive overview before treatment planning.

Our greatest satisfaction over the years is to witness the dramatic changes in people’s health and wellness.  We see people who have been unable to work, regaining their health and energy and who are then able to resume work and normal life.  We see males and females who have tried every diet and have had a lifetime struggle with their weight, achieving weight losses of over 50 kg.  This is life changing.  We see little children who have struggled with respiratory conditions and allergies gain relief.  It is such a joy when they “accidentally” eat foods which have been withdrawn from their diets for years, and have no reactions.  We see people who are suffering from chronic disease get their energy and vitality back and get relief from chronic pain.  We see couples achieve their dream of having a child, and even years later still tell us “we haven’t forgotten”!  We support people through the most challenging of essential medical treatments where using a combination of mainstream treatment and complementary medicines give the outcomes they are looking for e.g. more energy, less pain,  and better able to enjoy quality of life.

These are some of the reasons we still love what we do even though we should have been retired years ago!!!  To achieve this we have to practice our own medicine. We take our supplements, our herbal preparations, and do our own therapies to support healthy cognition, nourish our bodies and exercise to keep them moving, and continue to ensure the chronic inflammatory diseases are kept at bay into our seventh decade.  We count it a privilege to still be able to work in a field which gives so many people back their health, and gives us the greatest satisfaction every day.   Our philosophy is to focus on “Adding life to your years……and years to your life”.

If you haven’t ever had the experience of consulting with a Naturopath, we would invite you to pay us a visit at Nurtura Health where one of our friendly staff will show you around our clinic, treatment rooms and dispensary, and you can sit and have a cuppa with some healthy home-made cookies and just enjoy the friendliness and peaceful environment.  We are always here to help and support in any way we can and especially when it comes to your health and happiness.

Thank you again to all of our wonderful clients, some we have just met, and many we have seen since the inception of our clinic.  We look forward to seeing you all again soon.

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