Naturopaths, Massage, Nutritionists, Acupuncturists & Osteopaths in Brisbane

Naturopaths at Vibe Natural Health in Brisbane

 

The Naturopaths at Vibe Natural Health in Brisbane work as a team, learning from and mentoring each other. Our Naturopaths provide you with the best of natural and conventional health care, as we work closely with local GPs, Specialists and the other integrative practitioners in our team at Vibe Natural Health. We leave no stone unturned when it comes to helping you with your health goals, looking for a long term solution to treat the cause and also quickly addressing your symptoms.

Elysia Humphries  :  Naturopath - Nutritionist -  Clinic Founder

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Elysia has a passion for health care and education. She has 17 years clinical experience working as a Naturopath in Brisbane. She created the Vibe Natural Health clinic with a view to providing clients with results based natural health care, within a friendly and personalised environment.

Her journey towards studying Naturopathy and Nutrition began as a teenager when she had to take months off school due to glandular fever and immune system problems. This came after a period of family stress and this lead her to realise the profound effect that stress can have upon wellbeing. Her family visited both doctors and naturopaths and with a combined treatment plan she recovered her good health and was inspired to study Naturopathy and help others on their journey toward better health.

Elysia is dedicated to health education and has presented health seminars for major corporations such as Telstra, Goodlife Health Clubs, school groups, mothers groups and organisations such as Rotary.  She contributes research and case studies for Australian functional pathology laboratories to help other Practitioners understand how to integrate lab results into treatment plans for clients that work and are "thinking outside the clinical box."  Her regular attendance at seminars and extra training programs keeps her in touch with the latest evidence based treatments and she is experienced at working in a team environment with GPs, Gynaecologists, Obstetricians, Osteopaths, Psychologists, Physiotherapists and other health care professionals.

Elysia believes that education is they key to good health and long term positive change. She will spend time with you, explaining the possible causes behind your symptoms and give you an easy to follow plan to improve your health. Your plan may include: dietary advice and recipes, stress management techniques, pathology testing, herbal medicine and / or nutritional supplements to get your health back on track.

Elysia is a "general practice" naturopath - treating many health conditions, but she has special interest in digestive health, allergy testing, nutrition, hormone health, fertility, sleep and stress management and helping people to boost energy after "burn out."

Elysia was a massage therapist before she became a Naturopath and learnt the importance of keeping the body flexible and moving well. This is why we have a strong focus on massage therapy at Vibe, as massage helps us to nurture the connection between our bodies and minds.

Elysia can help you with :

  • Digestive health - IBS, bloating, inflammatory bowel disease, digestive parasites
  • Hormone balance - menopause, PCOS, Endometriosis, irregular or painful periods, PMS. Elysia works closely with gynaecologists and has a passion for women's health.
  • Fertility - male and female infertility, fertility nutrition, teaching you how to know your fertile times with cycle charting, sex timing and preconception care.
  • IVF support - safe plans to use along side your IVF cycle, Donor cycles, solo mothers doing IVF, Frozen Embryo tranfer support, TESE
  • Pregnancy care
  • Failed IVF - natural options that may help you conceive after failed IVF cycles.
  • Energy - burn out, adrenal fatigue
  • Thyroid probelms - hashimotos and subclinical hypothyroidism
  • Stress, Anxiety and Depression - natural treatments that can work alongside medication or help you come off medication with your GPs supervision
  • Insomnia
  • Detox programs
  • Functional Pathology Testing
  • Food allergy testing, Saliva Hormone testing, Stool testing for parasites and Candida, Metabolic Testing, Thyroid Testing.
  • Wholefoods nutrition - gluten free, dairy free, FODMAPs, healthy eating, vegetarian diets
  • Infant, Children and Adolescent health

Read about Elysia's philosophy on nutrition on her wholefoods vs fad foods blog 

Ananda Mahony - Naturopath - Nutritionist

ananda_mahony_naturopath_brisbaneAs a Naturopath and Nutritionist I enjoy working with a wide range of clients across a varied range of conditions.  I enjoy working as a "general practice Naturopath," plus I have a special interest in treating skin problems and helping people experiencing chronic pain.  My expertise in treating skin conditions came from personally experiencing adult breakouts and chemically sensitive skin in my 20s despite already being a practicing naturopath. So I started by healing my own skin then I have focussed on skin problems with my clients and have successfully helped clients with chronic skin problems for over 10 years.

Over the last 3 years I have also been working extensively with clients experiencing chronic pain. My interest in pain management was born out of frustration that my clients were not getting good results using standard naturopathic and medical approaches, as well as an innate curiosity about what underpinned their pain and how to work more effectively with it. I ended up creating a program that addresses the complicated issues associated with pain and ultimately brings about positive change for many of my clients. Most of my clients arrive by referral – either from other health care professionals or previous clients who have had successful outcomes. Chronic pain is associated with a wide range of conditions including autoimmune conditions (rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis), digestive complaints (SIBO, IBS), hormonal conditions (endometriosis), functional issues (migraines, fibromyalgia, vulvodynia, irritable bladder), musculoskeletal problems and neuropathies.

I am passionate about keeping up to date with research and new approaches, and as a senior nutrition lecturer and student supervisor I am able to do this and support new nutritionists on their journey. I also enjoy embracing professional education. I studied Human Nutrition at a post-graduate level at Deakin University and 2 years ago shifted my focus to a Masters in the Science of Pain Management at Sydney University to align more closely with clinical practice.

Ananda can help you with:

Pain related conditions:

  • chronic pain
  • trauma or injury related pain
  • fibromyalgia
  • painful bladder syndrome
  • vulvodynia
  • neuropathy
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • osteoarthritis, gout and arthralgias
  • endometriosis and dysmenorrhoea
  • migraines and headaches

Skin conditions

  • eczema, acne, dermatitis, rosacea, psoriasis

Autoimmune conditions

  • psoriasis
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • thyroid conditions - hashimotos, graves and sub-clinical hypothyroid
  • vitilago and hair loss

Mood and energy

  • depression, anxiety, ADHD, stress
  • fatigue, insomnia

Digestion

  • IBS, SIBO, dysbiosis and other digestive related issues
  • Standard and functional pathology testing

I am a member of the following associations:

The Australian Pain Society
International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)
Naturopathic & Herbalists Association of Australia – an association promoting the registration of Naturopaths


I love food and nutrition however I take a very practical stance. I love to help people with ideas to incorporate local, sustainable and simple whole-foods rather than cutting out food groups unnecessarily. The food I serve at my table is based around these principles and I work with clients in the same way.

On a more personal note the most popular blog I have ever written was about my eyebrows and the process of growing them back after over-plucking (they will never fully recover). I am a nature and animal lover and on weekends can frequently be found in the garden with dirty nails because I can’t find my gloves, my standard poodle, two Bantam chooks and native bees buzzing around. I can successfully grow beautiful flowers but would soon starve if I had to live on produce from my veggie patch!

Ananda Mahony, B.App.SC (Naturopathy): Clinical Nutrition, Naturopathic Medicine, Integrated Pain Management


Andrea Strand:  Naturopath

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Andrea's ethos is to blend science with nature, using the best of both worlds to get maximum results for her patients.

Andrea supports you in the following:

  • • Hormonal Imbalances – including PMS and mood changes
  • • Hormonal Condition Support – endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, fibroids
  • • Adrenal Fatigue - long-term stress, low energy or anxiety ("nervous energy"), lack of vitality
  • • Digestive Disturbances – food intolerances, constipation, diarrhoea and bloating

Andrea's gentle and caring nature means that you will be listened to closely. Possible causes and correlations will be taken into account and explained. From there, you will be stepped through a process which allows you to be an integral part of the healing. It's not just about supplements, it's about working with someone who can guide you on a path to better health by making the necessary lifestyle and dietary changes.

Andrea truly loves to empower her patients about their own health so they can live a healthy life throughout their ages.

If you're experiencing period issues, fatigue or tummy upsets then Andrea's 14 years of experience may be able to help you return to your optimal health.

Andrea discovered her passion for natural medicine after being diagnosed with polycystic ovaries. She experienced severe period pain, PMS, Breast tenderness and heavy bleeding for 2 years and found her recovery in using a mixture of herbal and nutritional medicine, although with lifestyle and dietary changes. Through this, Andrea discovered her passion to help women so that they don't have to suffer from hormonal symptoms each month.

Female hormonal balance

Andrea has a keen interest in helping women with mood changes around PMS time. The symphony of hormones and neurotransmitters means that sometimes when our hormones are out of balance, the symphony can be "off key". Women can experience anxiety, agitation, anger, teariness or a combination of all of these. Andrea assesses neurotransmitters and hormones, to help rebalance them so that they play in harmony again.

"My ideal goal is for you to not even notice that you have got your period, except for the obvious. I love it when my patients say 'I didn't even know my period was coming, and then it was here. No PMS and no cranky moods'."

Fatigue states

Either with or without a hormonal imbalance, fatigue, often caused by long-term stress can come into play. If you are experiencing constant fatigue, Andrea will assess you for Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome. By using herbal and nutritional medicine, along with lifestyle changes, energy and vitality can once again be restored.

Digestive health

In finding out why you may have a hormonal imbalance, sometimes the digestive system can play a role. Andrea is a GAPS (Gut and physiology/psychology syndrome) qualified practitioner and helps many people who have digestive system upsets. This helps to improve the function of the gut so that the digestive system can heal and repair. If you are experiencing bloating, loose stools or constipation, or suspect you have a food sensitivity, then seeing a naturopath may be a good approach.

In addition to graduating from Southern Cross University in 2005, Andrea regularly attends conferences and seminars to keep her skills at the cutting edge, offering the latest insights to her patients. She has spoken at Monash University, Monash Aquatic and Recreation Centre, Stable Base Pilates Studio, The Seven Sisters Festival and has appeared in Body + Soul Magazine, Women's Weekly, Dolly and nine MSN to name a few.


If you are unsure which Naturopath would be the best fit for you, or you have any other questions, please contact us on 3366 7970