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You absolutely do not need to be vegan to use my consultation services, though I do not prescribe animal-based natural medicines or dietary changes. I truly believe that any meal that doesn’t contain animal products, regardless of who eats it, is a massive contributor towards a better, happier planet and a healthier, happier you.

I do, though, have a lot of experience helping vegetarian and vegan clients with their health problems or just ensuring they are meeting their nutritional requirements, and having lived this way for a long time myself, am very well versed in the science of plant-based nutrition.

Many people like to see a naturopath because they’ve struggled to find meaningful answers through the Western medical system. You might not feel like you have the time you need with your GP to get to the bottom of your health condition or make progress, or that you’d rather try natural medicine than pharmaceutical options.

You might also be looking to optimise the good health you already do enjoy, or prevent chronic diseases that may be common in your family.

The Western medical system can be fantastic and has been truly life-saving, however time and money constraints mean that appointments can be short, and there’s not time to look at much aside from medication prescription. You might be looking for individualised treatment that takes into account all aspects of your life.

Conditions I’ve supported include period problems (AND absent period problems), autoimmune conditions, gut problems, chronic fatigue syndrome, and mental health conditions. I’ve also helped people whose goal was weight loss, enhanced cognition, lower cholesterol, improving iron levels, or just gaining greater energy and joy in life.

I have a particularly strong interest in mental health conditions, but frankly any condition interests me if it’s adversely impacting your life.

Whilst I’ve personally had some great experiences with energy healers, no this is not energy healing.

This is a tricky question! If you’re asking me if there’s any science backing up the main tools (nutrition and herbal medicine) that naturopaths use to enable health transformation there is TONS! Check out my blog posts to start getting down with the science.

Naturopathy as a profession per say is a difficult one to collect data on for a number of reasons: firstly, money- our industry does not have the vast finance of the pharmaceutical industries; secondly, the highly individualised nature of our treatment means it’s not suited to the gold standard for scientific evidence (the double or triple blinded randomised controlled trial). There are a few other reasons, but I won’t bore you with the details.

It’s also true that we use some natural medicines that have been traditionally used for centuries, and haven’t yet had sufficient interest to garner scientific research. I predominantly err on the side of science in my treatment protocols; although I’ve had amazing personal results with flower essences and some clients have responded very well to them also. I tend to offer the more “energetic” options only to those who are keen to try them.

I have a Bachelor of Health Science degree in Naturopathy, a 4 year (very) full time degree that comprises biosciences, pharmacology, pharmacognosy, nutrition, research skills, Western Herbal Medicine, clinical skills and examination and extensive supervised clinic hours. I am a member of the Australasian Society for Lifestyle Medicine (working towards board certification) and ANTA (Australian Natural Therapies Association). I am shortly commencing a Master’s degree programme.

Absolutely! Yoga pants, pyjamas, zebra-print onesie. However you feel most comfortable. I just promise not to wear mine since I don’t think it would be tremendously professional.

Unfortunately whilst I’ve seen amazing results with the people I’ve worked with, treatment success comes down to a number of factors outside my control; your compliance in taking the prescribed natural medicines and the ability for you to make changes to your diet and lifestyle, and the relationship your mind and body have to the healing process being a few of those factors. I cannot predict how long it will take to see results, nor what investigations or possibilities may need to be excluded on our quest to pick apart your health puzzle. Therefore, there is not a money back guarantee. What I can guarantee you is that I will be fully committed to your health progress, and that a lot of work will be put in behind the scenes to ensure that you are receiving the best possible treatment.

Where do I begin? Check out my blog post for an extensive examination of the scientifically corroborated health benefits associated with this kind of a diet. Anecdotally you can also expect more energy, more joy, glowing skin and a zest for life. Aside from these awesome benefits, it’s a way of living which massively reduces your environmental footprint and has so many other positive impacts on the planet. See “Purpose-driven” for more.

You’d be surprised how palatable they become when they transform your health! In all seriousness, whilst individually formulated herbal medicine can be the ultimate prescription and I can give you a couple of tricks to make them go down the hatch easier, if you really can’t bring yourself to take them, we can always work around this. There is a wide variety of practitioner-grade pre-formulated tablets or (genuinely) nice tasting powders available, many of which are very good.

I will always work within your financial limitations, and nothing will be prescribed with the intent of getting you to spend money.

 

Sometimes tests that can seem expensive, can actually end up saving you a lot of money in pointless treatments by providing us with information that can help me get right to the core of what’s going on. If I think that a certain test might be helpful for you I will explain to you precisely why.

Absolutely- like any good white witch I love compounding my own herbal medicine formulas or nutritional supplements. Not only is this fun for me, but it also gives you extremely targeted treatment with everything you need, and nothing that you don’t.

For a happier, healthier you, and a happier, healthier planet.
Camilla Clare Naturopathy
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Fabiana Loddo
Fabiana Loddo
23:10 20 Jul 21
In the past, what I found difficult with doctors was the fact that they did not listen to me; they literally finished... the sentences on my behalf all the time, rushing a diagnosis!Camilla is such a great listener, she really took all the possible information from me, she studied my case meticolously and came up with a cure which makes a lot of sense...and she explained it to me! Some other practitioners just prescribe lots of things and do not even explain what is cointained in those supplements/herbs and what they are specifically for.I highly recommend Camilla to all the ones who want a "same-level" relationship which their practitioner and not a "yes, I trust you, you are the expert" kind of relationship.Thank you Camilla!read more
Julien Fouquet
Julien Fouquet
11:31 19 Jul 21
I'm so glad I went to see Camilla, being vegan it's nice to find a naturopath who shares the same values.She asked me... a lot of questions during the initial consult, I felt that she was genuinely trying to help. After a few weeks and some tests done, she made a very detailed treatment plan which was very thorough and well explained.After only a few weeks following the treatment plan, the symptoms greatly improved as my gut health got better.I'd highly recommend Camilla as she has great knowledge combined with a caring and effective holistic approach.read more
Charlene G
Charlene G
02:35 18 Jul 21
I truly wish I found Camilla earlier and I HIGHLY recommend her to anyone looking for a naturopath! I've been seeing... her for a few months now and I'm constantly impressed at how thorough, knowledgeable and passionate she is. I've had gut and hormonal issues for as long as I can remember, and from the get-go, I felt Camilla was truly invested in finding the underlying causes and helping me resolve them. She is also the warmest, kindest person - an absolute joy to work with.I've already seen such vast improvements in my health, and for the first time in my life, I'm confident that my issues can well and truly be resolved. I also really appreciate working with a fellow vegan who not only understands my values, but is equally passionate about them too.Thank you so much, Camilla! I cannot recommend her enough!read more
Libby Penney
Libby Penney
07:09 05 Jul 21
I am so grateful I have found Camilla. We hit it off straight away and she understands me. Her knowledge is second to... none. She goes above and beyond and has helped me so much, so quickly. I honestly don’t know what I’d do without her. Thank you Camilla.read more
Matt Gussin
Matt Gussin
16:41 22 May 21
I've had a pretty horrid time with gut and fatigue problems for over two years and in this time, I have seen countless... doctors, naturopaths, gastroenterologists, Chinese medicine practitioners and so on...Some of which told me to stop my vegan diet, so this was when I searched for a vegan Naturopath and found Camilla.Camilla has been nothing but outstanding since our first contact. She is the first person in my health journey who I feel is genuinely invested in my health and has worked tirelessly to help and provide answers. She is always quick to reply to my lengthy emails and although currently at the early stages of my treatment, every piece of advice and treatment given has been based off facts and logical reasoning.I really recommend Camilla. I have felt very comfortable with her from day one and you will get someone who is knowledgeable, passionate but most importantly, will do her utmost to help you through any problem.read more
Sophie Smith
Sophie Smith
02:36 22 May 21
I would without a doubt recommend Camilla to anyone looking for a naturopath. She is so warm, caring, knowledgable and... helpful. I sought Camilla’s help to work on my severe PMS, heavy and painful periods and PTSD and mental health. From the moment I saw her she went above and beyond and is always there to help whenever I have any questions or concerns. I have just started my treatment plan and feel confident that I will see an improvement with my concerns.Thank you so much Camila xread more
Laura Harper
Laura Harper
02:59 07 Apr 21
I have been working with Camilla for a couple of months now with the aim of treating and managing hair loss, stress,... and anxiety. Camilla's process is incredibly thorough and informative and it has been amazing to not only feel better, but learn SO much in the process. My treatment plan has been very manageable, and Camilla has always made sure I understand why we are doing things rather than just telling me. This ​has really helped me to feel more in control and kept me committed to the lifestyle changes. Prior to working with Camilla, I felt a pretty overwhelmed with information, none of which I could be certain was true or even relevant to my symptoms whereas Camilla's process is so personal, and completely tailored to the individual.Camilla has been so kind, and understanding and has made the whole experience as comfortable and easy as possible. I have been shocked by how quickly I began to feel positive changes, and cant wait to see them continue!read more
Millie Guest
Millie Guest
02:45 04 Mar 21
Camilla is an incredible naturopath. I was recommended by a friend. I was struggling with my energy levels and needed... help to figure out why. The consults were thorough and in-depth and camilla made me feel super comfortable the whole way through.I had bloods done which confirmed i was low on iron as she had predicted. She wrote me an amazing in depth treatment plan, which included when and how to take my supplements with loads of tips & tricks on how to get the most out of them and include more into my diet. She also gave me loads of great recipes to cook to help with my iron intake.It has been over a month into treatment and i feel super energetic and full of life again. It was exactly what i needed to help get back to myself.I couldn’t recommend her enough. If you’re struggling with anything her in-depth knowledge in her field will help you.Thankyou camilla.read more
Sophie Farrelly
Sophie Farrelly
03:42 29 Dec 20
Camilla is very knowledgeable, helpful and has a wonderful nature. She’s caring and goes above and beyond to help. I... can’t recommend her enough. Thank you!read more
J D
J D
02:07 06 Nov 20
Highly recommend. Camilla is a delight, very passionate and committed to getting clients back to their best!
Vivian Ruth
Vivian Ruth
09:03 28 Oct 20
I’m so grateful for the treatment that I received from Camilla. My results improved within a month!! She is very... attentive, knowledgeable and caring. I highly recommend her for everyone!!read more
Chloe Compton
Chloe Compton
10:20 24 Sep 20
I had several online consultations with Camilla. She was a pleasure to work with and very knowledgeable. Her treatment... plan has really helped me and improved my skin condition. Highly recommend.read more
Lilla Magyari
Lilla Magyari
11:16 01 Sep 20
Camilla is an amazing Naturopath! Her knowledge and enthusiasm is absolutely fantastic! She helped me a lot in the past... and still does whenever I need. You can count on her 100%. I only can recommend her!!! 💚 🌱 💚🌱💚🌱💚🌱💚read more
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