Naturopathy

Contagious Enthusiasm offers two highly experienced naturopaths who share a common philosophy that combines a holisticab-352x170_860619906054666f11824c6d6a0bb96b approach with biochemistry and evidence-based natural medicine to correct health imbalances.

While both are very strong and passionate at treating chronic gut conditions, Alessandra is the methylation and nutrigenomic specialist, whilst Susan has a large interest and proven success at tackling mood disorders. Between the two, they provide extensive gut – mind expertise.

As part of their integrative approach, a tailored range of specialised pathology tests is usually conducted after the initial appointment to ensure a full picture of the client’s current medical status to plan a personalised treatment program.

Treatment is often focused on balancing the gut first and then moving on to address other health issues that are going on. Susan and Alessandra work as a team discussing in depth how to treat clients and integrating the nutrigenomic approach into practice.

 

Meet your Naturopaths

Susan Hunter - BhSc BA/ Clinical Naturopath

I am a clinical naturopath that is driven by one goal – helping my clients be as healthy as possible. I get results by tackling the underlying causes of health conditions. Some cases are straight forward while others are very complex, but in every situation I am rigorous in my application of susan ceevidence-based treatments. I work with each client to develop a unique care plan which takes into account their circumstances and the particulars of their case. When I’m not at work I’m a busy mum who balances a passion for natural medicine with two demanding young children, a husband and a household. With a hectic life of my own, I understand the value and importance of keeping naturopathic advice as practical and accessible as possible.

My special interest areas are:

  • Gastrointestinal disorders. Including non-responsive irritable bowel syndrome, Coeliac disease, fructose and lactose malabsorption, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Food allergies and chemical sensitivities
  • Autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, children’s behavioural disorders
  • Methylation imbalances (MTHFR defects)
  • Chronic tiredness and fatigue
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Stress and burnout
  • Chronic illness

I strive to educate each client by explaining all aspects of treatment, offering a complete picture of the underlying causes of your imbalance. Clients get options, where possible, for treatment, which I strive to fit into budget and lifestyle. Each and every client is treated as an individual, by taking into consideration their signs and symptoms along with general and/or functional pathology test results, a tailored plan with realistic health goals is prepared and implemented.

 

Alessandra Edwards – BhSc BA /Clinical Naturopath/ Medical Herbalist/FitGenes Practitioner

I am a clinical Naturopath and Nutrigenomic specialist with a clinical focus on gastrointestinal and mental health.

My main areas of interest are:alessandra ce

  • Parasitic and opportunistic infections (Blastocystis, Dientamoeba, Giardia, Streptococcus, Yeast etc)
  • Coeliac’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • SIBO
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Food and chemical intolerances
  • MTHFR and related genetic variants
  • Depression, anxiety, pyrroles disorder

I offer nutritional, herbal medicine and diet/lifestyle guidance as well as genetic report interpretation to optimise each client’s health.

I have a special interest in analysing a client’s genetic make-up as this tells me so much about their inherent tendencies. These are some of the things I can find out through a genetic report:

  • Detoxification capacity
  • Antioxidant status
  • Premature ageing
  • Coeliac gene
  • Tendency to high cholesterol
  • Mental health
  • Tendency towards low levels of beneficial gut bacteria
  • Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
  • Whether a high/low protein, high/low fat or vegetarian diet is most suitable

Available

All appointments and enquires to be made during reception hours

Monday – Friday : 9:15am – 3:15pm

Saturday : 9:15am – 1:15pm

 

Pricing

Susan Hunter Fee Schedule

Initial consultation* (60-90minutes depending on your case, please see below) : $250

Extended return visit (60minutes) : $185

Return visit (30minutes) : $125

Skype consultations are available. Consults conducted this way are pre-paid and no private health rebates apply

Private health rebates available

Please note bookings with Susan will need to be made via phone or email during our reception hours.

Due to their high demand no online bookings can be made at this stage

 

Alessandra Edwards Fee Schedule

Program based fees- Contact the clinic for information regarding making an appointment with Alessandra.

 

*NEW CLIENTS*

When making your initial consultation with Susan & Alessandra we will ask you for:

  • Your full name
  • Contact number
  • Contact Email
  • DOB

Once this information is taken and an appointment is created for you, you will receive an email inviting you to log into a client portal. Please take the time to fill in the intake form and questionnaire at least 48 hours prior to your consultation to allow us more time to take a look at your history and plan your treatment. If you have had any pathology tests of a recent nature (last years only) please bring them to your initial consultation or upload them to the client portal in the Documents section.

 

 

Contact Me

Susan Hunter & Alessandra Edwards

Contagious Enthusiasm & Wellness Centre

362 Hampton Street Hampton Victoria 3188

TEL: 03 9502 0650

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