Passion for natural health
Ebony Baker is a qualified naturopath, passionate about herbal medicine, nutrition and health.
I graduated from Murtoa College in 2009 and began studying a degree in Food Science and Nutrition at Deakin University in Melbourne.
I soon discovered this course was not right for me and sought a career path where I could personally help and interact with people using a more natural approach – so enrolled in a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) at Endeavour College.
This four-year degree involved extensive training across a diverse range of subjects including biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, clinical medicine, dietary planning, pharmacology, clinical examination, herbal medicine and nutritional medicine.
While studying I jumped at any opportunity to gain experience in the natural health field.
During university holidays I started working at Des Lardner’s Organic in Horsham. It allowed me to meet like-minded people in the industry, broaden my product knowledge, meet local customers and gave me first-hand experience in assisting people with their health conditions.
I worked in Endeavour College Clinic during my final two years of study, successfully treating patients with stress, sleep and digestive issues, poor immune function, autoimmune disease, thyroid conditions, pain and fibromyalgia.
The best part about being a naturopath is pulling together the pieces of someone’s health story to find and treat the cause of their health concerns, rather than just focusing on symptoms.
I believe it is important to educate people about their health and body; therefore I seek to explain complex processes to my patients in a simple understandable way, in order to empower them to take control of their own health.
I have a passion for using ‘food as medicine’ and creating healthy recipes using fresh whole foods packed with beneficial phytonutrients to fuel the body.
During a naturopathic consultation I look at all areas of health including digestive health, immune function, nutritional status, medical history, diet, lifestyle and stress response in order to provide you with a suitable, individualised treatment plan tailored specifically to your needs.
Take the first step toward a healthier you and book a naturopathic consultation with me on Thursdays.