Your Body Knows Best
The human body possesses the inherent ability to restore health, but many people ignore the body’s signals or pop a few pills for temporary relief.
Naturopathic medicine is designed to help you achieve optimal wellness by combining traditional and natural approaches to healing.
We’ll teach you how to listen to your body and take charge of your mind, body and spirit for life.
We aim to empower, motivate, guide and support each client on their journey to health and wellness. As a naturopath, nutritionist, herbalist and registered nurse, Elisabeth works in with medically prescribed treatments to offer patients safe and effective natural treatments.
We really take the time to listen to your health concerns and offer explanations you will understand.
We promote a more scientifically-based approach to natural healthcare.
We use general and functional pathology testing as benchmarking tools to help detect the root cause of your health issue.
We offer realist advice and practical, easily-manageable plans that deliver measurable results.
Brisbane’s Expert Naturopath
Who is Elisabeth Singler?
Elisabeth Singler has been a passionate, caring naturopath, herbalist, nutritionist and health counsellor for 14 years and has extensive experience in treating a wide variety of health conditions.
Before becoming a naturopath Elisabeth worked as a Registered nurse for 20 years in many areas of the healthcare system from special care, children’s ward, medical wards, age care and pathology which gave her great experience and a solid background in helping clients to regain their health.
Elisabeth believes that with the right individualised treatment, health and wellbeing can be regained, even from serious chronic health problems. Our bodies are designed to heal and a naturopath supports this innate healing process with nutritional advice, herbal medicine, detoxification programs and individualised treatment plans.
See Elisabeth’s website Brisbane Naturopath for more information.
Conditions that we have experience in managing, include but not limited to:
- IBS, Indigestion
- Comprehensive stool analysis
Babies & Children’s Ailments
- Bowel, Liver, Kidneys
- Heavy Metal
Blood Sugar Problems
- Liver disease support
Allergies and food sensitivities
- Lack of energy
- PMS, Menopause
- Prostate, PCOS
- Nutritional programs
- Weight loss
A range of assessment tools are used by Elisabeth:
- Comprehensive health assessment and health history
- Advanced body composition, toxicity and inflammation evaluation
- Hair analysis
- Blood tests
- Kryptopyrrole testing
- Comprehensive stool analysis testing
Naturopath Consultation: 90-minute comprehensive health analysis – $150. Includes:
- Assessment of nutritional deficiencies
- Referrals to pathology or functional medicine testing if indicated
- Attempt to work out the root course of the disease, not just the symptoms
- Nutritional and supplement advice
Follow up Naturopath Consultation: 30-45 minutes, assessing and fine-tuning the treatment plan
As a registered Naturopath member of ATMS Elisabeth continually updates her skills and knowledge through seminars, conferences and workshops to be able to provide the safest, most current and most effective, evidence-based treatment for her clients.
- Qualified Naturopath, Nutritionist, Herbalist, Iridologist
- Registered Nurse
- Member of ATMS
- Remedial massage therapist
Australian Traditional Medicine Society (9384)
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) – Nurse (NMW0001432460)
Not sure if naturopathy is for you?
Book a free 15-minute phone consultation with Elisabeth to get advice on your situation. You don’t have to make any commitments or payment.
What Does a Naturopath Do?
A naturopath will assess a person’s symptoms and work with other diagnoses from other medical professionals to create a treatment plan that could help a person overcome diseases. However, the naturopathic care method focuses on treatment in a slightly different way than other types of care methods. First of all, they try to work with the body rather than against it in their care.
Naturopaths define this concept in terms of understanding why disease symptoms occur. They see these symptoms as a reaction by the immune system and the body as an attempt to fight a disease. As a result, they don’t try to suppress these symptoms – unless they cause suffering – and work with the immune system to help fight against an infection by bacteria or viruses.
As a result, a naturopath can suggest homeopathic and holistic treatments to boost the immune system. These changes might include dietary changes – such as avoiding or eating specific types of foods –, the use of vitamins to promote overall health, drinking nutrient-dense vegetable and fruit juices, and taking a variety of herbs to naturally support the immune system.
Many types of naturopaths will also work to eliminate toxins from a person’s body. They will help a person quit smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol. However, they will also work to provide body cleanses that they believe eliminate chemicals and preservatives that may linger in the body after eating food. Counseling sessions – specifically those that focus on anxiety and depression – may also be utilized as an attempt to manage the impact of stress on a body.
What are the Benefits of Naturopathy?
Naturopathic medicine is designed to potentially help people with a variety of diseases. For example, high-quality naturopathic medicine may promote a person’s overall health by providing them with a higher concentration of essential vitamins and minerals. In this way, an individual may be able to fight off infections and other types of diseases more efficiently and without as much of a struggle.
Naturopathy is often a little more natural on the body than other types of treatment methods. The all-natural methods used typically don’t agitate the body or cause many kinds of side effects. Therefore, a more sensitive individual who responds poorly to other types of medications may use naturopathy as a supplement to more focused treatment methods.
Homeopathy also provides a more individual treatment method that may be harder to get with other types of care options. That’s because naturopaths must adjust their treatment methods to suit the unique health needs and problems of their patients. Therefore, individuals getting this type of care may receive more specific and accurate healing methods.
Just as importantly, naturopathy could provide some individuals with the health support that they need going through more difficult medical treatment routines. For example, an individual with Crohn’s or other types of digestive disorders may receive some relief from naturopathic medicine paired with more specialized hospital care methods.
Will It Work for My Condition?
Naturopaths can provide many types of treatment methods that could manage the symptoms of many issues. Just a few problems that naturopathic medicine claims to treat include:
- Headaches and dizziness
- Problems with digestion
- Weight-control issues
- Pain problems
- Chronic fatigue
- Allergic reactions
- Hormone imbalances
- Spinal imbalances
- Pregnancy problems
What to Expect on a Visit to a Naturopath Practitioner?
A visit to a naturopath professional lasts anywhere from 1-2 hours because the practitioner needs to talk to their client in an attempt to fully understand any health issues that may be plaguing them. Once a naturopath has a feel for these issues through a detailed interview, they can start to understand what is bothering them and come up with a treatment plan that they think is effective.
Beyond these interviews, a naturopath typically looks at a patient’s charts from a doctor and any prescriptions that they may have received. The patient’s full medical history may also be examined as a way of assessing any further complications that could worsen their overall health. This holistic understanding helps a homeopathy professional better understand what a patient needs for their care.
At this point, a naturopath is likely to suggest treatments – such as dietary changes, acupuncture, or even enemas – to suit the individual needs of the patient. By tweaking the care method given to each patient, a naturopath hopes to find a care plan that naturally supports a person’s health without triggering any side effects.
What are the Possible Side Effects of Naturopathy?
Naturopathy treatments are designed to have as few side effects as possible. However, some individuals may be allergic to the ingredients used in naturopathic care treatments. For example, somebody might be allergic to an herbal remedy provided by an herbalist. As a result, potentially dangerous allergic reactions could occur that could put a person in the hospital.
And the excessive use of certain types of homeopathy treatments could be an issue. For example, restrictive diets such as the keto diet could cause health complications if a person does not follow their doctor’s recommendations. Others may merely react poorly to these diets or become undernourished. Proper dietary maintenance on these routines requires working with a doctor on these issues before they develop.
Other treatment methods, such as enemas or fasting, can become a problem if a person over does either. A single enema once every few months may be an effective way to clean the colon and promote overall holistic health. However, multiple enemas over a short period can put a severe strain on the bowels and digestive system that could cause severe complications if left untreated.
The biggest issue that plagues naturopathic care is when a person relies entirely on these treatment methods for their care. While minor conditions may be managed by these methods alone, most medical problems need artificial treatment methods to succeed. For example, someone with AIDS will not survive just by adjusting their diet or avoiding specific actions.
That said, most naturopaths will avoid telling their patients that they are the only care provided that a person needs. Anybody who argues this point – or who tries to sell a person on the idea of naturopath vaccinations or other unrealistic treatments – should be avoided and reported to medical authorities for operating in an unsafe and potentially dangerous way.
Are You a Good Candidate for Naturopathic Treatments?
Naturopathy is a treatment method that may not be right for all individuals. For example, some people may have very severe health problems that require more specialized and specific treatment methods to manage. However, many individuals may experience great results when getting naturopathic care.
For example, individuals who cannot be treated with more conventional methods may use naturopathic care to manage some symptoms. Typically, though, naturopathy is best used as a supplement to and not a replacement for these methods. In this way, an individual’s body may be better prepared to fight off serious health issues that could otherwise knock them for a loop.
For example, an individual going through chemotherapy for cancer may benefit from some types of homeopathy care. Vitamins, minerals, massages, and other holistic care methods could provide pain relief that helps make chemotherapy more manageable. However, individuals with cancer should never use homeopathy alone as a treatment method for this potentially deadly disease.
Herbal Medicine uses herbs for their therapeutic or medicinal value. Concentrated liquid extracts of herbals, blended by the practitioner for each individual patient according to his/her needs. These medicines have stood the test of time. Herbs or herbal remedies are used to maintain health and to prevent, alleviate, or cure disease. Herbal medicine is the oldest form of healthcare known to mankind
Homotoxicology is a sophisticated form of Homeopathy. It re-establishes the regulation of the body’s functions. This includes deep detoxification, reducing inflammation and improving cellular metabolism. There are no harmful side effects, the remedies are not habit forming, can be used with conventional orthodox medical treatments and they are safe to use in pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
Homotoxicology is administered in Europe at the rate of about 70 million treatments each year to treat muscular pain, chronic pain, lower back pain, neck pain, sports injuries and arthritis. BMT uses homeopathic products and the stimulation of specific points (acupuncture points, trigger points and specific local pain points) with a saline solution via injection. Very fine needles are used to cause minimal discomfort.
Clinical Nutrition is concerned with the relationship between diet and disease. There is a large body of scientific knowledge now that supports what Naturopath have been actually practising for more than 100 years. Naturopathic doctors focus on educating patients about food quality and preparation. A nutritional program may also involve vitamin, mineral and enzyme supplementation
Flower essences are dilute extracts of various types of flowers and plants that are used to treat animals and people. The flower remedies balance disharmony in the emotional and spiritual body and bring about gentle healing by bringing the body back in balance with itself.
The habits and daily living choices we all make have a tremendous influence on our health. Naturopaths explore these choices with patients to determine how they are affecting health.