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Naturopath/Nutritionist in Brisbane?

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.jasmine. .jasmine. QLD Posts: 18
1 4 Jan 2012
Was wondering if anyone in Brisbane can recommend one that specializes in Vegan diets/advice?  I still haven't been checked out and now that my partner has been vegan for a little while we are keen to make sure we are on the right track. Would be much appreciated! (sorry if this has been asked before, google wasn't much assistance)
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PurpleFae PurpleFae NSW Posts: 283
2 4 Jan 2012
You don't need a naturopath for that.

Any GP should be able to let you know your on the right track but when you enquiry for an appointment, just ask reception if the GP has an interest in nutrition and if you want, bring up how you're vegan.

Just find a GP you're comfortable with. Even if you don't deal with them much, they can recommend other specialists that may assist you.

It  may take a few short visits to a few to see who actually isn't a judgemental and/or lazy GP but most will run through some tests and talk to you about your diet and exercise.

If the GP starts putting the 'but you must have meat' don't go back. If instead they go, 'Well what are you eating instead of meat' explain your diet and they will work with you if they any good at their job.

Good luck!
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.jasmine. .jasmine. QLD Posts: 18
3 5 Jan 2012
Nah, been to 4 different GP's and will not waste any more precious time or money. Thanks anyway!
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Artemisia Artemisia QLD Posts: 1
4 18 Jan 2012
Hi there,
I can help you with regard to advice on what constitutes a healthy diet - I am a degree-qualified naturopath in Brisbane.
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Rinny Rinny QLD Posts: 3
5 6 Feb 2012
Hi Jasmine,

I am a brisbane-based vegan naturopath. You can contact me via facebook- www.facebook.com/CorinneLeachNaturopath or email-

I am available for in-store consultations or via email/skype.

Just for your information, most GP's do not receive nutritional training, unless they have taken it upon themselves to do so.
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PurpleFae PurpleFae NSW Posts: 283
6 6 Feb 2012
Rinny said:
Hi Jasmine,

I am a brisbane-based vegan naturopath. You can contact me via facebook- www.facebook.com/CorinneLeachNaturopath or email-

I am available for in-store consultations or via email/skype.

Just for your information, most GP's do not receive nutritional training, unless they have taken it upon themselves to do so.
Sorry, but my position on alternative medicine be it naturopathy, homeopathy, iridologist etc is:
- it's exploitive and cruel business based on spreading misinformation to make profits.

While I'm aware that many practitioners in these areas truly believe in their treatments, their claims have been debunked many times.

I'm not willing to support an industry that in the long run causes suffering.
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PurpleFae PurpleFae NSW Posts: 283
7 6 Feb 2012
Lol forgot I use a username not my real name but my point still stands. Directing people away from GPs can lead to dangerous consequences. Alternative med should not be view as just 'what's the harm?'.
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Mordechai Mordechai WA Posts: 51
8 7 Feb 2012
Fae could you please provide information proving the debunk?
The growth of alternative med is in direct relation to the egoism in conventional med.
There is ego-ism in both, and thus neither are superior. People want 'results' by seeing that quality of life is better, while that has not proven to increase within conventional med, they then follow natural med. Fundamentally happiness will only come within, external will be inevitably fleeting resulting in some form of de-pression.  
The above asked for a naturopath, lets help her find a 'medicine practitioner' lets support her with what she wants to do, opposed to wall her in with what not to do.

There is a school in brisbane you could google called Endeavor College of Natural Medicine, they usually have a clinic where you can go and have consults via some 3-4th year students. I have used one, they offered some advise, a GP will be able to direct you to some deeper testing in terms of blood work and etc.
Thank you Fae, I keenly would like to read the debunks.

Namaste
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Rainbow Fox Rainbow Fox QLD Posts: 91
9 8 Feb 2012
Hi all!

In Bris (northside) there is also Amanda Benham who is an accredited dietican and nutritionist, specialising in vegan and vege nutrition. (www.humanherbivore.com)
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PurpleFae PurpleFae NSW Posts: 283
10 8 Feb 2012
Mordechai said:
Fae could you please provide information proving the debunk?
The growth of alternative med is in direct relation to the egoism in conventional med.
There is ego-ism in both, and thus neither are superior. People want 'results' by seeing that quality of life is better, while that has not proven to increase within conventional med, they then follow natural med. Fundamentally happiness will only come within, external will be inevitably fleeting resulting in some form of de-pression.  
The above asked for a naturopath, lets help her find a 'medicine practitioner' lets support her with what she wants to do, opposed to wall her in with what not to do.

There is a school in brisbane you could google called Endeavor College of Natural Medicine, they usually have a clinic where you can go and have consults via some 3-4th year students. I have used one, they offered some advise, a GP will be able to direct you to some deeper testing in terms of blood work and etc.
Thank you Fae, I keenly would like to read the debunks.

Namaste
This is a section harm done by naturopathy, but I encourage you to explore the content and references provided on this website to get a full picture of why alternative medicine is nothing but aiding suffering and taking money in the long run if you want to see all of this field debunked:
http://whatstheharm.net/naturopathy.html

Particularly, read these links giving you a run down on why those that think alternative medicine works, when it does not,  is really easy to explain:
http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/altbelief.html
http://www.quackwatch.org/04ConsumerEducation/placebo.html
http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/index.php/the-role-of-anecdotes-in-science-based-medicine/

You discuss about 'quality of life'. I never said a naturopath can't have a broader positive impact on that. What makes someone happy etc is subjective. My issue is alternative medicine practitioners are advertised as something they are not. They do not have science or health qualifications. Now you'd like to say 'but there's x degree at y' - have a closer look at the course program compared to a science or 'mainstream' medicine degree; they are not alike. But they mislead consumers to believe they are the same. Then you may say - but mainstream is not the one answer, corrupted anyway etc. Well the 'mainstream' has peer review evidence to back it up. The peer review evidence shows alternative medicine failing, not working or causing harm.

Alternative medicine that turns out to prove itself to work = medicine.
Alternative medicine has a mountain of study done on it and still does = it is not being suppressed.

You mentioned the person stated they'd be willing to see a naturopath, so we should just go 'sure thing!'. When you know a person could be likely to be harmed without you intervening with information so an individual has a better chance of making an informed choice -> do you really think it's ethical to tell them 'it's all fine' and leave it? Ethically, I cannot ignore the fact that I have a responsibility to provide a word of caution. It's up to the individual whether they take due care and research more, ignore me or listen to me with or without their own research.

TL;DR - Alternative medicine industry is harmful. It is cruel. It makes billions of profits. Don't kid yourselves.
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