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  • Why Am I Losing My Hair?

    Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss in both men and women. On most days we lose around 100 hairs per day. Greater than this number can be a sign that things are not right with our bodies, and we need to explore why. Stages of Hair Growth and Loss To understand hair loss, we need to understand the normal stages of hair growth and loss. Image Source There are 4 stages in the cycle of hair growth and loss. Anagen (Growing Phase) - this stage is highly mitotic (cells are undergoing a lot of cell division), that leads to the production of the hair shaft from the hair follicle. Usually 90% of our hair is in this phase. This stage lasts for years. Catagen (Transition Phase) - where the hair follicles shrink and hair growth slows. The hair separates from the hair follicle but remains in place. This lasts roughly 10 days. Telogen (Resting Phase) - new hair starts to form in the hair follicle to replace the hair about to be shed. This lasts about 3-months. Exogen (Shedding Phase) - where old hair sheds, and new hair growing in the hair follicles (over a 2-5 month period) is ready to replace lost hair. Losing up to 100 hairs per day is normal. When we have more hair moving from the growing phase to the resting and shedding phase, we can see excessive hair loss. This is often seen when our body is inflamed. The point is to understand why our body is inflamed. Why Am I Losing My Hair? There are many causes of excess hair loss. This may help you identify a reason behind your question, 'Why am I losing my hair?' Nutritional needs are not met - like the rest of our body, we need a full complement of vitamins and minerals for optimal hair growth. Sudden weight loss can result in temporary hair shedding. This can be from Iron deficiency, Zinc deficiency, B vitamin deficiencies etc. Stress causing Telogen effluvian - this is a reversible condition in which hair falls out after a stressful experience. The stress pushes large numbers of hair follicles into a resting phase. Within a few months, those hairs can fall out. In many cases, no treatment is required and the hair often grows back when the stress goes away. Androgenic Alopecia (Reproductive Hormonal imbalance in females) - excess androgens like testosterone can lead to female pattern baldness in conditions like Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). This can resemble male pattern baldness. Androgens can lead to miniaturisation of the hair follicles. Hair grows in tufts generally, so if the tuft shrinks and miniaturises, it leaves bare scalp between tufts. Thyroid Disease - Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's Thyroiditis is associated with hair loss, and we often see the outer third of eyebrows lost for example.. Autoimmune Conditions - Alopecia Areata, Alopecia Totalis and Alopecia Universalis are all autoimmune conditions (and discussed below), where an immune response is targeted at hair follicles at certain spots on the scalp causing hair loss in patches (Alopecia Areata), or total hair loss from the scalp (Alopecia Totalis), or where complete loss of hair on scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes, pubic hair, legs, arms, beards, etc is lost (Alopecia Universalis). Finding out what is triggering this is key. People with Alopecia Universalis often present with other immune issues including Eczema (atopic dermatitis), and autoimmune thyroid disease. Autoimmune conditions can be triggered by many external factors including viral infections and this is discussed below. Lichen planopilaris is another autoimmune response where the hair follicle is destroyed and hair loss occurs on the sides, front and back of lower scalp. Trichotillomania - is a psychological condition whereby you obsessively pull hairs out due to stress and anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).Post-Partum - changes in hormone levels post pregnancy can result in hair loss (Telogen effluvium) where hair comes to the end of its cycle quicker and results in widespread shedding of hair where your hair may feel thinner all over. This usually settles after 3 months. Traction Alopecia - Broken hair and sore skin with hair loss from damage or strain to the hair follicles by physical mishandling - straightening hair, tying hair too tightly etc Infections - Syphilis can cause patchy hair loss. Scalp Infections - like folliculitis, fungal infections (ringworm) for example can cause hair loss. Viruses - studies have shown that many viruses have been implicated in hair loss, and in autoimmune conditions. This is discussed in detail below. Psoriasis - from an overproduction of skin cells that can damage hair follicles and cause hair loss. Inflammation - Seborrheic dermatitis as seen by itchy red patches, that can lead to loss of hair in patches. Menopause - from resultant lower levels of oestrogen. Ageing - both men and women will lose hair as the cycle of hair growth slows down and volume diminishes as they age. Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA) - a type of scalp scarring that begins in the centre of the scalp and spreads out slowly. Genetics and Hereditary causes - male and female pattern baldness can be genetically linked. Hereditary hair loss in males for example, is seen by a 'U-shaped' loss of hair as a result of genes passed down from both sides of the family. Medications - Chemotherapy, excessive Vitamin A, antidepressants, oral contraceptive pill, immunosuppressives, anti-clotting drugs (anticoagulants), and medications for lowering cholesterol can all interfere with cell division and growth. Hair loss from chemotherapy usually begins 2-4 weeks after commencement of therapy. Excessive sun exposure - this causes an impairment to the hair shaft from triggering superoxide to form, that pushes hair from Anagen to Telogen phase. Image source Image source Autoimmune Disease and Hair Loss Alopecia Areata, Alopecia Totalis, Alopecia Universalis and Lichen planopilaris are caused by an autoimmune reaction, which occurs from a dysregulated immune response. Often (but not always) there is a genetic predisposition, but there needs to be a trigger to initiate the autoimmune response. Triggering factors can include pathogens, toxic chemicals, diet as well as viral infections. Oxidative stress from either an inadequate antioxidant defence, or an overproduction of free radicals (reactive oxygen species - ROS), can lead to the collapse of the hair follicle and play a role in Alopecia areata. It is well documented as a cause of hair loss. Oxidative stress can be caused by chronic inflammation, hypoxia (lack of oxygen), infections, physical and psychological stress, trauma, chemical reactions etc. Glutathione is our body's major antioxidant able to assist with neutralising reactive oxygen species (ROS). Therefore it is important to ensure our biochemical pathways are running optimally, to obtain beneficial amounts of glutathione. Homocysteine is a test marker that can help us determine how well our pathways are running. It has been reported in scientific literature that Alopecia areata may be a dermatologic manifestation of COVID-19, with cases most often appearing 1 to 2 months following infection. Additionally, SARS-CoV-2 infection and its inflammatory sequelae have been reported to affect hair, with the most common association being telogen effluvium. The implicated mechanisms include stress of the disease, pro-inflammatory cytokine release, or direct viral damage to the hair follicles. COVID-19 has also been directly associated with the exacerbation of other autoimmune conditions. Additionally, when viral infections are chronic they can sustain long term inflammation that can lead to autoimmunity. It's important to have a thorough understanding of your history of viral infections to determine if this could be part of your hair loss explanation. Prevention of Hair Loss Healthy hair growth comes from a good blood flow, with nourishing nutrients with lots of beneficial antioxidants. Suggestions include: Eat nourishing meals to ensure you are eating a full compliment of vitamins and minerals. Managing nutrition helps manage our hormones and immune system that may be involved in hair growth and loss. Good hair and scalp hygiene. Scalp massages that stimulate blood flow. Manage your stress levels. Healthy sleep hygiene with consistent sleep hours (in bed by 10pm), and good length of time sleeping (7-9 hours per night). Avoid inflammatory substances like smoking, excessive alcohol, poor eating habits, poor hygiene. Where possible, minimise medication usage that can interfere with cell division. Have pathology testing performed if you start to see excessive hair loss. There can be conditions that need correcting and early diagnosis is key. If you would like to discuss your own personal hair loss concerns, and understand potential causations, then please don't hesitate to make a booking with me. Sign Up for Further Educational Material If you would like to make sure you don't miss a Blog update from me, or would like to receive more information in the form of upcoming e-Books and Online courses, then please subscribe to my mailing list at the bottom of the Blog front page. References: What are the four stages of hair growth? What is alopecia? Ten most common causes of hair loss Alopecia Areata: A Review of the role of Oxidative Stress Possible Association Between Alopecia Areata and COVID-19 Vaccination and InfectionIntegrative and Mechanistic Approach to the Hair Growth Cycle and Hair Loss A case of Alopecia Universalis after mild COVID-19 Oxidative stress and Alopecia areata Viral-Induced Rapidly Progressive Alopecia Universalis: A Case Report and Literature Review ARTICLE/CONTENT DISCLAIMER The information provided in this blog/article/handout is for your personal or other non-commercial, educational purposes. It should not be considered as medical or professional advice. We recommend you consult with a GP or other healthcare professional before taking or omitting to take any action based on this blog/article/handout. 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  • Signs of Chronic Kidney Disease

    Do you have signs of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)? Without the results of pathology tests, many of us won't know as the signs and symptoms can be quite subtle. Maintaining optimal kidney function is crucial for our longevity, and knowing how to look for signs in your pathology results is crucial. Two types of Kidney Disease There are 2 types of kidney disease: Acute Kidney Injury - where there is lack of blood flow to the kidneys from an injury, infection etc, but recovery back to normal function happens within a 3-month period. Chronic Kidney Disease - is progressive, and is associated with high blood pressure, diabetes, immune dysfunction etc. Whilst it can't be reversed, it can be prevented from progressing further with diet and lifestyle improvements. Signs of Chronic Kidney Disease The below symptoms may be present for other conditions, not just Chronic Kidney Disease. It's important to be checked by your healthcare practitioner. High blood pressure Change in frequency of urination Changes in appearance of urine (e.g. frothy or foaming) Blood in urine Puffiness in legs, ankles, and around eyes Pain in kidney area Tiredness Loss of appetite Difficulty sleeping Headaches Lack of concentration Itching Shortness of breath Nausea and vomiting Bad breath and a metallic taste in your mouth Muscle cramps Pins and needles in your fingers and toes Stages of Chronic Kidney Disease There are progressive stages to kidney disease, and these can be predicted by measuring: Blood Pressure - healthy is now considered <120/80 Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR) - estimated as it is based on our blood Creatinine levels (which is a waste product), your age, sex and ethnicity. The higher your Creatinine level in blood, which is a toxic waste product, the lower the amount is filtered out urine, which reflects the decreased kidney function. This is discussed in greater detail below. Urinary Albumin:Creatinine Ratio (UAC) - healthy kidneys will prevent the leakage of albumin filtering out of our kidneys, while unhealthy kidneys can be shown with albumin present in our urine, even if our eGFR is normal. This is discussed in greater detail below. Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate The 5 stages of Kidney Dysfunction via the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) are shown below. Hypertension and Heavy Metal Toxicity have an impact on eGFR, as well as ageing, protein intake and dehydration. Stage 1: >90 Stage 2: 60-89 Stage 3a: 45-59 - this is the level where Chronic Kidney Disease is defined Stage 3b: 30-44 Stage 4: 15-29 Stage 5: <15 or on dialysis Image source Urinary Albumin to Creatinine Ratio The collection of a first void urine is used to calculate how much urinary albumin is released, and is often an earlier marker to change before eGFR does. Urinary Albumin to Creatinine Ratio - normal values are <2.5 for males and <3.5 for females Image source Other Pathology Tests to Monitor for Kidney Disease There are many other indictors of impending Chronic Kidney Disease. Keeping these markers at optimal levels will help prevent Chronic Kidney Disease. Urinalysis by dipstick - the presence of protein or blood may be a sign even before eGFR impacted. Dipsticks are purchasable form chemists for home checks (as shown by graphic below) Anion Gap (which measures metabolic acidosis, and is a measure of Sodium + Potassium - Chloride - Bicarbonate) - optimal is 10-14 Serum Urea - optimal is 4-7mmol/L Serum Creatinine - often doesn't change until there is up to 50% loss of eGFR Fasting Insulin - optimal is 3-10 mU/L Fasting glucose - optimal is 4.2-4.8 mmol/L HbA1c - Optimal is up to 5.9% HDL - Optimal is 1-1.6 mmol/L Triglycerides - Optimal is up to 1.5mmol/L ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) - Optimal is 0-7 mm/hr C-Reactive Protein - Optimal is 0-5 mg/L High sensitive CRP (hsCRP) - Optimal is 0-1 mg/L Image source Dietary and Lifestyle Improvements While Chronic Kidney Disease cannot be reversed, further progression downwards can be halted with dietary and lifestyle changes like: Give up smoking Eat a diet that focuses on more alkaline generating foods like vegetables and fruits, rather than a lot of acidic producing foods like red meat, sugar, and processed foods. An alkaline diet is called a Potential Renal Acid Load (PRAL Diet and this can be found in my Resources section) Minimise/ eliminate alcohol Improve exercise and daily movement If you would like to discuss your own personal kidney results and dietary needs, then please don't hesitate to make a booking with me. Sign Up for Further Educational Material If you would like to make sure you don't miss a Blog update from me, or would like to receive more information in the form of upcoming e-Books and Online courses, then please subscribe to my mailing list at the bottom of the Blog front page. References: Kidney Health Australia National Kidney Foundation BioConcepts Handout: Kidney Function: Using Pathology to assess metabolic and inflammatory markers Urinalysis Dipstick Interpretation ARTICLE/CONTENT DISCLAIMER The information provided in this blog/article/handout is for your personal or other non-commercial, educational purposes. It should not be considered as medical or professional advice. We recommend you consult with a GP or other healthcare professional before taking or omitting to take any action based on this blog/article/handout. While the author uses best endeavours to provide accurate and true content, the author makes no guarantees or promises and assumes no liability regarding the accuracy, reliability or completeness of the information presented. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this blog/article/handout are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this blog/article/handout is done at your own risk. Any third-party materials or content of any third-party site referenced in this blog/article/handout do not necessarily reflect the author’s opinion, standards or policies and the author does not assume any liability for them whatsoever.

  • What Am I Supposed To Eat?

    Eating can be so confusing these days! What am I supposed to eat I often hear? How much of everything should I be eating? It can often be a very confusing minefield understanding what to eat, so let's break it down to make it easy. In essence, for optimal health, we need to eat foods that feed our gut microbiome and protect our liver. What am I supposed to eat made easy A very easy way to consider what you need to eat is simply by looking at your hand, as per below. This means no weighing foods, and is perfect for your body, as a small body frame will have a small hand and smaller consumption needs, while a larger body will have a larger hand with larger consumption needs. Image source What foods to eat with greater explanation Firstly - avoid, or minimise processed foods. If it can sit on a shelf and not 'go off', or it comes with a whole list of ingredients that you know are required to preserve it, or sweeten it, then try to eliminate these from foods you consume. Secondly - minimise or eliminate (depending on your health), gluten, sugar, alcohol, and dairy (milk). These foods are all inflammatory to our bodies. Keep them for special, social occasions. Thirdly - the foods that we are left with are natural, whole foods. Once we are consuming these and restricting processed foods, we can focus on our macronutrients and micronutrients balance. What are macros and micros? Food is broken down into macronutrients and micronutrients. Macronutrients (Macros) Macronutrients are classified as the protein, carbohydrate and fat we must eat, and they provide us with the energy that we need, and building blocks for growth and repair. Protein is our source of meat, poultry, fish, eggs, legumes (lentils, chickpeas, beans etc), seeds (chia, linseeds, pumpkin, quinoa etc), cheese etc. Fat is our butter, avocado, oils, nuts, seeds etc. Carbohydrate is our bread, grains, and includes our fruits and vegetables etc. To make it relatively easy to consider for the average person, we should aim for: Fat - 30% of what we eat should come from fat Protein - intake should be roughly calculated on your body weight (0.75g -1gram of protein/ kg of body weight) Carbohydrate - the rest should be made up of carbohydrate. Proteins Proteins are often seen in a great light these days, with many people consuming protein smoothies. Protein intake is essential, and should aimed to be consumed across the 3 meals of the day, but make sure the amount is just right as too much can lead to kidney issues, while too little can lead to carbohydrate cravings as your body isn't nutritionally satisfied. Proteins are made up of amino acids, of which there are 20. Some of the amino acids are essential amino acids and others are non-essential. Essential amino acids, of which there are 9, cannot be made in the body and so it is essential that we get them from our diets. The essential amino acids are arginine, histidine, isoleucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine. The remainder are non-essential amino acids meaning we can make them in our bodies and therefore not essential to obtain from our diets. It's a good idea to eat protein spread across all the meals of the day. A vegan diet will usually have some but often not all of the essential amino acids so ensuring you have a variety is imperative to ensure you consume all the essential amino acids. Some foods that do have a complete essential amino acid profile include quinoa, and hemp. Only athletes and extreme exercisers should aim for more protein. Consuming too much protein when you are inactive is actually a negative and can place a burden on your kidneys and liver. Signs of Protein Excess Constipation Liver and kidney overload Calcium leaching from bones Strong body odour Signs of Protein Deficiency Tiredness, weakness, mood changes Poor wound healing Diarrhoea Bloating and poor digestion Fats What is important to consider for fat consumption, is the type of fat consumed. A healthy Omega 3 source is desired. More information is found on the blog discussing healthy forms of fat. Carbohydrates Carbohydrate tends to be either overly represented in a lot of people's food intake, or demonised and under-represented. Carbohydrates are our brains first choice for fuel. As the brain needs it to survive, when we are low on 'carbs' we can have negative mood changes , and feel very tired. Carbohydrate sources include breads, fruits, vegetables, milk (providing lactose), seeds and nuts. We need great sources of fibre via our carbohydrate food sources to fuel our microbiomes needs, not just our tongue. The ideal amount is 1-5g/ kg body weight, depending on the amount of exercise you do. Excess carbohydrate consumed beyond our needs can potentially be stored as fat. Micronutrients (Micros) Micronutrients are the smaller vitamins and minerals found in our foods, that we need but in smaller amounts. Conveniently, micronutrients are found in the macronutrients we eat. Vitamins Vitamins include fat soluble vitamins Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin D, and Vitamin E. We need fat in our diets to be able to absorb these fat soluble vitamins. Vitamins also include water soluble vitamins Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B9 (Folate), Vitamin B12, Vitamin C. The food sources can be found here. Being water soluble means we need a constant supply as they will flush out in our urine on a daily basis. Minerals Minerals include iron, zinc, magnesium, molybdenum, calcium, iodine, selenium, manganese etc. The food sources can be found here. If you would like to discuss your own personal dietary needs, then please don't hesitate to make a booking with me. Sign Up for Further Educational Material If you would like to make sure you don't miss a Blog update from me, or would like to receive more information in the form of upcoming e-Books and Online courses, then please subscribe to my mailing list at the bottom of the Blog front page. References: Macronutrients versus Micronutrients Eating a Balanced Diet starts with your hand Macro CalculatorProtein ARTICLE/CONTENT DISCLAIMER The information provided in this blog/article/handout is for your personal or other non-commercial, educational purposes. It should not be considered as medical or professional advice. 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  • m-pATH Naturopathy | Kim Atherton | Biomedical Naturopath

    Welcome! My name is Kim Atherton from m-pATH Naturopathy. I am a Clinical Naturopath, Clinical Nutritionist and Biomedical Scientist. I have always been interested in the science behind health since I was a teenager. I studied Biomedical Science at university and have worked in the pathology industry since 1986. It has seemed to me over the years that early signs of poor health are often missed, and things that feel not quite right - tiredness, stress, weight issues, menstrual issues, pain, emotional changes, bowel issues, skin issues can often be overlooked for what the body is trying to tell us. Hence my studies in Clinical Naturopathy and Clinical Nutrition. As a mature aged consultant, I also bring my plentiful life experiences (I'm still on my own health journey), along with my scientific knowledge and intimate understanding of the usefulness of pathology and functional testing to truly understand what's going on at an early stage. Not everything requires testing, but if it does I have the expertise to interpret and provide guidance on how best to assist. If you would like to speak about any health concerns you have, please feel free to reach out. I'd love to hear from you. My goal is to empower you to understand what your body is telling you, ensure your pathology results are explained, and to empower you to address the changes you need. Be the person you want to be by taking your health in your hands. I look forward to working with you! Kim x Book Now m-pATH Naturopathy m-pATH Naturopathy bore its name through a journey of serendipity from discussion with my family. The word serendipity has always meant so much to me as everything in my life that has been good, has been stumbled upon by accident. The same is true for my journey into natural health and my business and its name. m-pATH – is for Empathy which is the non-judgemental, supportive emotion I bring to every client consultation. m – is for Empowering which is how I help educate and train you in simple, understandable language that helps you take control of your own health journey. m is also for MTHFR which is the genetic variant I have that explained so many life circumstances I had experienced. Importantly, I now know how to work with this gene and many hundreds of others, via the process of nutrigenomics. This is using nutrition from food and supplements, herbs and homeopathy to optimise my health and that of my family, and yours! pATH – is for Pathology which is where I have spent my entire career spanning over 35 years and is the expertise I bring to all my consultations. pATH – is also for the pathway or health journey we are all on and which I would be happy to assist you with. ATH – is for Atherton which is my family name and my family (my husband, two daughters and our lovely dog Lola) mean the world to me. m – is for Metabolic Pathways and the deep knowledge of these biochemical pathways and how the smallest changes can alter them positively (or if ignored, negatively). I bring this deep knowledge to share with you in your consultation, and ensure your pathology results are explained. The curved m design is ‘organic’ in nature reflecting the organic nature of the healing process, as well as resembling a heart which reflects what I bring to every consultation. What makes me even prouder of my business name is that it is fully branded by my daughter, Ella. Why so many beach scenes? I grew up on the beach, and if you've ever known how good a swim is in the ocean, you are beginning to understand the power of one of our most essentials minerals - Magnesium - a mineral that is so helpful for us, yet nearly all of us are deficient in. Let me help you understand more. ​ Find Out How - Book Now My Qualifications Bachelor of Applied Science - Biomedical Science My interest in Biomedical Science began in high school when I completed an assignment on anaemia. Little would I know that in my 50's I would still be endeavouring to understand the complex, many causes behind anaemia (which is not as straight forward as my Biomedical Science training had me understand). I decided back then that a career in Biomedical Science was my calling. I have worked in many fields of pathology over the past 35 years, both in the laboratory and commercially. It has always been the clinical science that has fascinated me. AdvDip. Clinical Naturopathy AdvDip. Clinical Nutrition AdvDip. Western Herbal Medicine Associate Fellowship of Advanced Homeopathy AdvDip. Integrative Natural Health My qualifications in Clinical Naturopathy, Clinical Nutrition, Western Herbal Medicine, Integrative Natural Health and Homeopathy enable me to help clients understand the progressive nature of declining health. We are generally not 'healthy', then suddenly 'unhealthy'. There is a continuum and our bodies give us messages. Little 'niggles' that we know aren't quite right. This is the gap where I can help you understand what is going on, and provide guidance on how you can turn that around. Dip. Marketing Dip. Business Management Dip. Finance Dip. Financial Markets Over the years I have gained qualifications in business, marketing and finance as I have always thought that one day I would start my own business that would help others gain knowledge off the back of my many decades of learning. Learning is what I love to do, and arming you with that knowledge would give me such joy. ​ Here we are with m-pATH Naturopathy, and here we are that you've found me. I am ready to empower you to be the person you want to be . Are you ready to take back your health in your hands? Read my Educational Blogs Interested to know how I can help you? Feel free to contact me by booking online for a 10-minute Discovery call to see if I am a good fit for your needs. Be the person you want to be by taking your health in your hands by having your pathology results explained! Book a Discovery Call Now

  • m-pATH Naturopathy | Kim Atherton | Biomedical Naturopath

    m-pATH Naturopathy Be the person y o u want t o be! Imagine a world where everyone has the knowledge to understand the subtle messages their body is telling them, and importantly how to rebalance them before illness sets in. My name is Kim Atherton - a Biomedical Naturopath with Clinical Naturopathy, Clinical Nutrition and Biomedical Science qualifications. I will ensure your pathology results are explained, and bring my holistic knowledge to your consultations to address your health concerns to empower you to be the person you want to be . This will enable you to eventually take back y our health in your hands! ​ ​ ​ Find Out How - Book Now Pathology Results Explained I can be considered a 'Biomedical Naturopath'. I am an accredited Clinical Naturopath and Clinical Nutritionist along with a Biomedical Scientist. Clients often ask me if I have a specialty 'niche' area that I focus on. I focus on the whole body. What is often not understood is that the body operates as one, and not as separate systems. Focusing on a niche area means often not getting to the root cause which is what I focus on and why I have success in helping clients. I will help you understand the clues your body is giving you, and importantly how you can address that change. My focus is on empowering you with the knowledge to understand your concerns. If you want your pathology results explained along with more extensive functional pathology tests, then book in for an appointment! Be the person you want to be! Where is a Naturopath near me you ask? My online services mean I can help clients from any location. My unique qualifications of Biomedical Science, Clinical Naturopathy and Clinical Nutrition mean I can help you in a truly holistic way, and ensure your pathology results are explained! Be the person you want to be by taking your health in your hands! About Kim What do you see a Naturopath for? Many issues including bloating, acne, weight control issues, blood sugar dysregulation, menstrual issues, skin issues, gout, hypothyroidism, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, flatulence, high cholesterol, blood pressure concerns, irregular periods, painful periods, libido concerns, preconception care, post-natal care, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), fertility concerns, autoimmune concerns, addictions, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), anaemia, nutritional concerns, heavy metal toxicity, histamine intolerance, methylation issues, fatty liver, menopause and perimenopause symptoms, if you need help to lower oestrogen and improve progesterone, deal with androgen issues, stress, and so much more. I can order general and specialised pathology testing, gut microbiome and SIBO testing, hormone testing, organic acid testing, genetic testing including MTHFR, and so much more! As well, I will ensure your pathology results are explained and well understood! ​ Book an appointment and find out how I can assist you with your health issues. Be the person you want to be by taking your health in your hands! ​ Book an Appointment Available Services Clinical Naturopathy Holistic disease prevention through natural remedies allowing the body to gently heal and nourish itself. Clinical Nutrition Nutritional guidance to improve your health goals, based on current health related circumstances. Homeopathy Activating the body's natural defences with small doses of "like with like" healing mixtures. Includes Bach Flowers . Iridology Understanding your body's unique heredity and hence your body's unique potential health strengths and weaknesses. Book Now Review my Educational Blogs My Vision Imagine a place where any person seeking answers to their health concerns can understand the underlying cause, and be empowered with knowledge, choice, and natural healthcare options to rectify that pathway. Empowering people through knowledge can achieve that, and I dream of being one of those people that can change the history of proactive healthcare through empowerment and education. Be the person you want to be by taking your health in your hands! Book Now Kim is simply a great biomedical naturopath. She is incredibly knowledgeable and thorough and thus able to accurately pinpoint the factors that need to be considered and focused on during your particular health journey. We consider ourselves lucky to have found her and have had her help in our prenatal plan. She has helped and supported us both, my husband and I, in this beautiful process that is preparing the path in the best way possible for our growing family, and has done so in a very reassuring and nurturing way. She combines her precise and meticulous approach with kindness, empathy, dedication and a true commitment to help you. She is patient and not only answers to all your questions, but also provides extensive and clear explanations and relevant information for every step of the way. Kim will support you and listen to all of your needs, keep it all in mind and make a detailed and tailored plan to your case that is also backed up by her biochemical knowledge. Her strong background in biomedical science and nutrition keeps your mind at ease, and how she uses and includes that into her natural approach makes it all just perfect. We couldn't recommend Kim enough! If you are looking for a holistic and trustworthy naturopath, you have already found her! YE, Sydney In the spirit of reconciliation, Kim Atherton from m-pATH Naturopathy acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and Traditional Healers of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. I pay my respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

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