At Forage Health we look at the person as a whole; mind, body and spirit and not just the presenting symptoms. We believe in an holistic approach to treatment incorporating; food as medicine, medicinal herbs, flower essences and homoeopathy. We believe that with the right tools and education you can control your health outcomes and be empowered to make the changes necessary to embrace healing and wellness.
THE 6 PRINCIPLES OF NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE.
1. The healing power of nature. Trust in the body's inherent wisdom to heal itself
2. Identify and treat the cause, look beyond the symptoms to the underlying cause
3. First do no harm
4. Doctor as teacher
5. Treat the whole person
The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must come from nature, with an open mind
— Paracelsus (1491 - 1541)
The use of Medicinal plants for therapeutic purposes is the oldest form of medicine and is practised world wide. It involves using plants and plant materials to create a tincture for the treatment of various illnesses. All parts of the plant, including flowers, roots, leaves, bark and fruit can be and are utilised. At Forage Health we use quality tinctures from reputable suppliers so you can be assured that our herbal medicines are of the highest quality and will benefit your individual needs.
Along side herbal medicine we also utilise Homoeopathics, Flower Essence and Celloids.
To the uninformed, naturopathic medicine , as well as the entire concept of natural medicine, appears to be a fad that will soon pass away. To the informed, however, it is quite clear that naturopathic medicine is at the forefront of the future
— Michael Murray
Nutritional Medicine is the therapeutic use of nutrient rich foods to improve health and wellbeing.
The saying “you are what you eat” truly is a representation of what food can do in your body and for your health. Food has the power to heal and the power to harm so it is essential to address the diet when seeking wellness. Nutrient rich foods are full of essential vitamins, minerals and micro-nutrients that our bodies instinctively use in all our cells.
We aim to use food as the first line of attack along with herbal medicine. The simple task of changing what you eat can impact your health significantly even at a cellular level. Removing inflammatory foods can make you feel better in as little as 24 hours, depending on your condition.
Once the Bio - compatibility test results have arrived we work through them with you and tailor a treatment protocol suited to you. We will educate and help you to discover the benefits of eating a whole food diet and assist you along the way. We also offer cooking classes to empower you in the kitchen so that you can make tasty, nourishing meals for yourself and your family.
“Those who do not find time every day for health must sacrifice a lot of time one day for illness
— Father Sebastian Kneipp (1821 - 1894)
500 BIO-COMPATIBILITY Hair test
What is the Bio-compatibility System Hair Test?
A sample of hair is taken and sent to a specialised lab where 500 different food and household items are tested to identify incompatible foods and/or chemicals which may create inflammation in different parts of the body and present as 'disease' or 'symptoms'. These results assist in unravelling possible health issues within the body; the results of this test are then incorporated into an individualised Naturopathic Wellness treatment plan. This testing requires a commitment of 6 months, with four follow up appointments to achieve the best possible outcomes. The basis for the programme is simple: nurturing the body correctly by avoiding foods and products that are 'bio-incompatible' with you as an individual.
This test is helpful for ALL conditions, especially:
Skin conditions - eczema, psoriasis, hives, rashes, dry itchy skin, allergies
GIT conditions - Bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, irritable bowel syndrome, IBS, reflux
Autoimmune disease, fatigue, poor sleep
Joint pain, hyperthyroid, hypothyroid, brain fog, cognition.
This test is simple and easy and suitable for adults and children. In conjunction with a Naturopathic consult the results speak for themselves. In conjunction with your initial consultation ($140) the test cost is $247.
This test can be order alone with a 15 minute consult to explain the results, price is $300.
Simple non invasive test suitable for babies, children and all adults.
Other Testing Available
At Forage health we have a range of in-house tests such as Blood pressure, nail analysis, tongue analysis, Iridology, urinalysis and blood glucose monitoring.
We also have access to top labs for further testing such as CDSA stool analysis, hormonal testing, liver function, thyroid function just to name a few. These tests are at extra cost to you however, they can identify imbalances in the body quickly and take the guess work out finding the right treatment. Only those tests deemed necessary will be recommended.
You body shows clues as to what might be happening in your body
Individualised Meal Plans
Meal plans tailored to your health requirements.
3 meals per day with snacks. You have the option for having leftovers throughout the week, or new meals every day.
Recipes for all meals and snacks.
Shopping list to make life easier.
Nutritional panel (optional)
Macros tailored to your requirements (optional)
Your choice of food includes, planned around you likes and dislikes.
Extra information is provided for you specifically.
Emailed as a PDF that you can print or store online.
7 Day meal Plan = $99
14 Day Meal Plan = $169
21 Day Meal Plan = $249
28 Day Meal Plan = $329
These meals can be used for the whole family and are a handy plan to be used over and over.
Contact us now to have a meal plan designed for your needs.