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Phone Consultations for Nutrition and Naturopathy

Distance Nutrition and Naturopathic consultations are an easy and convenient option for many patients who are wanting advice via phone or online. This option is available to both new patients or existing patients needing a review consultation but cannot access the clinic.

Stacie is our Clinical Nutritionist who works in conjunction with Sandra Sapio, our Clinical Naturopath and Acupuncturist to support patients in achieving optimal wellbeing.

Patients will need to book an appointment with Stacie for a Nutrition consultation, which is the most important foundational aspect to get right before any healing, optimisation of your health, or support for your hormones or fertility can begin.

Sandra is available for naturopathic support once you have implemented the necessary nutritional changes with Stacie.

Initial Consultation

Upon making an appointment, you will receive an email with a detailed new patient information form that will ask questions about all the relevant information we will need relating to your health. This allows us as much information as possible about your lifestyle, diet, medications, current and past-history health, procedures or significant health events as well as presenting symptoms.

For IVF patients an additional form is sent out for you to complete which give us details on previous IVF cycles, the medications used and the outcomes with each cycle whether stimulated (fresh) or frozen cycles.

Couples

If you require a joint fertility support consultation for both you and your partner, we also offer a reduced fee for couples. This is a popular option for couples who cannot attend the clinic in person due to working outside normal business hours.

Essence of Health Nutrition and Naturopathy packages

We offer combined Nutrition and Naturopathy packages or Nutrition as a standalone option.

New Patient Package: Initial Nutrition Consultation (45 min) in-clinic or via telehealth, plus a 10 min follow up and Initial Naturopathic Telehealth (30 min)

Existing Patient Package: Initial Nutrition Consultation (45 min) in-clinic or via telehealth, plus a 10 min follow up and Initial Naturopathic Telehealth (15 min)

Nutrition Only: Initial Nutrition Consultation (45 min) in-clinic or via telehealth, plus a 10 min follow up

Review appointments

Following your initial visit, you may require a follow up appointment. A review appointment is available for patients as a subsequent review to their initial appointment or existing patients needing a phone consultation to discuss their treatment plan or any changes to their fertility journey.

Standard nutrition follow up (30 min) in-clinic or via telehealth

Standard Naturopathic telehealth review (30 min) via telehealth

Short Naturopathic telehealth review (15 min) via telehealth

What’s involved in a review?

  • Progress checks on your health
  • Modifications to your treatment plan
  • Review of any test results
  • Discuss any new events or factors that could change treatment goals
  • Review physical, mental and emotional well-being and any changes to symptoms

Sandra is the clinic’s Naturopath and Acupuncturist. With a strong interest and passion in IVF support, reproductive health, natural fertility, and hormone balancing.

Sandra is available for naturopathic support once you have seen and implemented the necessary nutritional changes with our Nutritionist Stacie.  Stacie and Sandra work closely together.

In situations where patients have already made their own dietary changes, we still recommend an initial review with Stacie as she may still need to recommend modifications based on the collaborative approach that Stacie and Sandra use for treating certain health conditions, and which foods will best support any healing, hormone support or fertility health.  Stacie will go through with you the necessary recommendations to further support your health by nutritional changes or tweaks to your existing diet.

Sandra looks at the various factors contributing to infertility and hormone imbalances. She believes everyone’s response to such factors is different which may or may not affect fertility and hormone health. It also cannot be ignored that those who are affected are often left without answers as to why trying to conceive has become so difficult, and why their body is not regulating or processing their hormones correctly.

Sandra incorporates the complementary therapies of Naturopathy and Nutritional Medicine as part of her Acupuncture treatments to give patients the highest level of personalized care. Diet and Supplementation advice is also recommended as part of an ongoing service to ensure optimal health.

Sandra has a particular interest in improving egg and sperm quality, and this comes down to her knowledge in nutritional medicine.  Sandra promotes products that have TGA approved ingredients that have undergone clinical trials to show benefit and efficacy in relation to IVF improvement in egg and sperm quality, Natural fertility and gynecological conditions.

Sandra believes in looking at all the factors both for female and male fertility and recommends a Nutritional treatment plan based on a couple’s current test results, history and age, which may provide assistance.

Sandra has also had extensive experience and ongoing success with supporting hormone imbalances. As a mother of two children and a busy clinic, she understands first hand the importance in supporting the body’s hormones and adrenals. She has helped hundreds of women to feel a renewed sense of balance physically, mentally and emotionally. Some of the common symptoms treated and supported include;

Physically

Heavy periods, period pain, skin issues, low libido, fluid retention, weight gain, fatigue, hormonal night sweats,

Mentally

Lack of concentration, headaches, migraines, uncontrollable cravings, insomnia

Emotionally

Stress, irritability, volatility, mood swings, anxious, sad and teary


What is involved in a Naturopathic consult via telehealth?

The first part is dedicated to going through your health questionnaire as well as any other relevant information that Sandra may require. It is important at this time for Sandra to get a good understanding of your health goals and how you are feeling not just physically, but also how your health concerns may be impacting you mentally or emotionally.

The second part occurs once the consultation is finished and involves Sandra making a final review of your consultation as well as reviewing relevant blood tests or results and formulating a treatment plan.

Our reception staff will organise all the treatment plan information and send it to you along with any blood test or supplement recommendations Sandra may have. Normally we recommend a follow up appointment to monitor your progress and make any necessary changes at that time. Any supplements that are recommended by Sandra can be posted out to you or arranged to be collected at the clinic.

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Stacie is our Clinical Nutritionist who works to support patients in achieving optimal wellbeing.

Stacie will begin consultation with you first for the nutrition component, which is the most important foundational aspect to get right before any healing, optimisation of your health, or support for your hormones or fertility can begin.

Stacie supports her clients to achieve optimum health, using a food as medicine approach to address hormone imbalance, reset energy levels, digestion and inflammation, sustainable weight-loss, and develop fertility-friendly diets.

Stacie also has a special interest in children’s nutrition and can work with families to address nutrient intakes and deficiencies, food preferences, fussy eating habits and food behaviours.

An initial 45 minute appointment with Stacie includes:
  • A review and assessment of your current diet including food diary analysis
  • An individualised healthy eating plan with the right dietary approach to help your condition
  • A specialised 7-day meal plan tailored to your health concerns, including recipes and shopping list. Common health conditions and plans available for;
    • Weight-loss
    • Detox
    • Fertility-Friendly – Women & Men
    • Hormone Imbalance
    • Energy Reset
    • Low Inflammation / Gut Healing
    • Children’s nutrition specialised resources
  • Following your initial in clinic consultation, there will be an additional 10 minute phone consultation review as part of the initial consultation.
Stacie’s Nutrition Initial and follow up consultations are available on Tuesday and Friday in-clinic and via telehealth.

Our Clinical Naturopath Sandra is available for naturopathic support once you have implemented the necessary nutritional changes with Stacie.  Stacie and Sandra work closely together.  In situations where patients have already made their own dietary changes, we still recommend an initial review with Stacie as she may still need to recommend modifications based on the collaborative approach that Stacie and Sandra use for treating certain health conditions, and which foods will best support any healing, hormone support or fertility health.  Stacie will go through with you the necessary recommendations to further support your health by nutritional changes or tweaks to your existing diet.

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