At tonika health, you’ll receive support through holistic and realistic nutrition and naturopathic advice. 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 charge of your health in simple steps. This can help you with particular problems, including with stress and anxiety, fatigue, sleep, digestive woes, women’s health and more. It could also be a key to simply feeling better, having more energy and recovering more quickly from being sick or injured.
Nutrition is a vital part of your health. 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 find what makes sense, and help you apply that 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.
At tonika health, we don’t just consider what you eat, but also your thoughts, feelings and behaviours around food. We understand that all the conflicting messages about food can be confusing and overwhelming, often leading to fears and anxieties about food. That’s why we feel so passionate about taking an individualised approach to help you navigate this world, and to truely enjoy food as medicine. This is powerful and transformative. When you can better understand WHY you’re doing what you’re doing, and can feel the changes, it’s so much easier to make better food choices and create long lasting change.
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 of 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.
Both naturopathy and nutrition use 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 food, nutrients and herbs as medicine as well as other techniques to support you.
“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.”