About

As a qualified, registered and TGA accredited Naturopath our clinic practitioner focuses on resolving the cause of disease rather than treating its symptoms, we use evidence-based research in the field of natural medicine, herbs, nutrition, supplements and lifestyle along with functional pathology testing.

Having spent 20+ years as a Chief Financial Officer, Business Manager, Company Director and consultant for various companies, non-profit organisations and trusts an undiagnosed, life threatening illness in my son (at birth) was the catalyst for a change in career. The arbitrary focus on suppressing symptoms rather than finding and treating the cause of his illness fostered a passion for clinically relevant, evidence-based research in natural medicine. Getting few answers and even less help from conventional medicine over the first 12 months of his life took us on a journey to a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) specialist in Orlando, Florida. This was followed by a stay at a dedicated ‘live-in’ treatment clinic in Adelaide under the care of a paediatric therapy team including paediatric dieticians, occupational therapists, speech pathologists and an integrative paediatrician. For me, this insight and newly found interest in natural treatment and disease prevention prompted a return to study at the Southern School of Natural Therapies. Finishing my Bachelor of Health Science degree in Naturopathy saw the cultivation and birth of Elemental Life. Having 3 children of my own, a background in junior sport coaching and speaking and training engagement both in Australia and overseas as well as a prior life as a senior instructor with the Royal Life Saving Society of Australia, I have a special interest in paediatrics and their health from a clinical and educational perspective.