Pas­sion for nat­u­ral health

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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.

Ebony Baker

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