At tonika health, you receive naturopathic treatment and advice, as well as support for better nutrition. Our aim is most definitely NOT to make your life ever more complicated and get you worried about everything you put into your mouth. Instead we want to help you understand how to take control of your health in simple steps. This can help you with particular problems, such as with sleep, skin, women’s health, fatigue and anxiety. It could also be a key to simply feeling better, having more energy and recovering more quickly from being sick or injured.
The roots of naturopathy go back thousands of years, relying on the healing wisdom of many cultures, including Indian (Ayurveda), Chinese (Taoist), Greek (Corpus Hippocraticum), Arabic and European Egyptians (Monastic). In these early civilisations people lived in a harmonious relationship with their surroundings, and the understanding of disease was accomplished by observing nature and how it interplayed with human life.
Despite all these influences, naturopathy is considered a system of traditional medicine from Europe. In the late 1800s the practice of naturopathy spanned into North America, Western Pacific, and India. Today, naturopathy / naturopathic medicine is practiced in over 80 countries, spanning all world regions. And interestingly, everywhere naturopathy is fundamentally still based on the same 7 key principles, showing how they pass the test of time beyond cultural differences: First, Do No Harm (primum non nocere), Healing Power of Nature (vis medicatrix naturae), Treat the Cause (tolle causam), Treat The Whole Person (tolle totum), Doctor as Teacher (docere), Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, and Wellbeing.
Naturopathy is using the power of nature to boost and maintain your body’s strong natural ability to heal. It’s an approach that looks at the big picture, knowing that illness occurs on many levels, not just one. You’ll experience the benefits of herbal medicine as well as other ways and techniques to support you.
Good nutrition is an important part of health, and we integrate naturopathy with nutrition advice.
While many people basically know at least some parts of a healthy diet, good nutrition is certainly not about calorie counting or cutting out ever more supposed ‘problem foods’ based on questionable information from a blogosphere gone crazy. Getting good nutrients in the right portions; knowing how nutrition can help certain health conditions; or simply feeling awesome – we help you to find what makes sense; and then applying it to your own eating.
We will teach you how to build healthy and nutritious meals, and only when necessary suggest complementing them with therapeutic doses of nutritional supplements that are superior quality and only available from qualified healthcare practitioners.
“Thanks again for a great session. I really enjoyed it, you were very professional and I certainly learnt a lot. In fact, I thought the way you explained all the nutritional concepts was very concise and easy to understand, which is a credit to you and how you run your practice."
"Kate has really assisted me in my nutrition goals. I have been working towards a healthy lifestyle for many years and Kate's knowledge, insight and support has enabled me to take it to the next level. From testing my intolerances to providing me with herbal tonics to assist with my rest and recovery, Kate has provided me with so many tools to improve my wellness!"
“My doctor says I'm in good hands in regard to your advice and treatment - but I knew that already.”