At KATY LAWRYK NATUROPATH + DISPENSARY we specialise in natural methods of health care, supplementation, herbal medicine, nutrition and exercise science, using multi-disciplinary knowledge and experience to ensure that you receive the health outcomes you need.
By combining therapies and modalities in biochemical and pathophysiological rehabilitation techniques, we will work with you to holistically reset, reboot and re-nourish you from the inside out.
The journey with natural medicine can be challenging. Often times we are helping your body unwind the compensation methods it has used over the years to help keep you as well as possible. This is where we see that everything works, until it doesn’t!!!
The body is incredibly intelligent when it comes to findings its homeostasis (balance). The body can move towards health in most instances when given the building blocks through nutrition, supplementation, movement, grounding, sunshine, purpose, connection and contribution to help it facilitate overall health.
What some people may experience during this time can include an exacerbation of symptoms, flare ups of inflammations or irritations, or generally a period of time where the body is removing inflamed tissues through our elimination organs, tissues and glands, travelling throughout your blood stream, into your digestive system and out through your kidneys, lungs, skin and bowels.
This adjustment and clear out period can be challenging, one thing it definitely is, is a process. This takes time, everyone is different and time to resolution will be individual. By persevering through challenging times when it seems like nothing is changing, and roadblocks or new symptoms start to appear as we dig deeper into your physiology, is where you can experience a real break through. This process will help you to better understand your body, your health and put you in the driver’s seat.
The treatment protocol requires your action and persistence and to do the work while you are outside of the consultation process. This is the challenging part, but this is exactly what I am here to help you with. The true healing is done by you.
My aim is to have you as your own best doctor and health advisor!
MEET YOUR PRACTITIONER
Katy graduated from Southern Cross University Lismore in 2011, receiving a Bachelor of Exercise Science and Nutrition, and a Bachelor of Clinical Sciences double major in Complementary Medicine and Naturopathic Studies. Additional qualifications were obtained in 2015, when Katy completed a Nutrition Coaching course through The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. This is on top of the continuing education points Katy obtains throughout the year by attending courses, lectures, seminars, and conferences. Katy's specialties and passions come from years of working in many sectors including;
- Tutoring students, marking and teaching short courses at the Central Queensland University in Rockhampton
- Supporting the high performance coaching team for the Australian Rugby Union QRU Division as an Exercise Scientist & Sports Naturopath working in areas including player development, rehabilitation, and sports performance, nutrition, supplementation, men’s health and hormones
- Working as a rehabilitation specialist for the Commonwealth Rehabilitation Services in Alice Springs
- Managing health food stores and practising as a Naturopath
This all culminated in opening and operating her own natural health care practice in 2017.
With 10 years of health-based education, career and clinical experience, Katy develops individually tailored treatment plans which incorporate diet and lifestyle modifications, nutritional medicine, supplementation, herbal medicine, and functional testing.
Hormone imbalances which can lead too:
- Fertility, Hormones, PCOS, Endometriosis
- Testing, Genetics, MTHFR, Pyrroles
- Thyroid Conditions
- Gut Health, Bloating, Constipation, IBS, SIBO, Gut Permeability & Yeast Infections
- Cortisol Imbalance, Inability to Cope with Stress
- Irregular, Painful, Missing & Heavy Periods
- Acne & Skin Conditions
- Breast Changes, Swelling, Tenderness
- Headaches, Migraines, Brain Fog
- Hair Loss & Excess Body Hair
- Weight Gain & Dietary Planning
- Fatigue, Depression, Anxiety, Panic & Mood Disorders
Hormone imbalances which can lead too:
- Metabolic Syndrome - Diabetes, High Blood Pressure & Cholesterol
- Insomnia & Sleep Issues
- Weight Gain
- Gut Health - Bloating, Constipation, IBS, SIBO, Gut Permeability
- Decreased Sexual Performance
- Inability to Maintain Muscle Mass
- Depression, Anxiety, Aggression, Irritability
- Heart Disease
- Brain Fog
$195/ 75 minutes
Involves a detailed assessment of your diet, lifestyle, health, family background, medical treatments and more so our practitioner can assess the best treatment protocol necessary to get you on the road to optimal health.
From this consult, your practitioner will provide you with a personalised naturopathic prescription, designed to support your body through the healing process, using herbal and nutritional supplementation, high strength and quality practitioner-only products, as well as basic dietary and lifestyle interventions.
We will discuss the need for any testing should it be appropriate or utilise the tests you have already had completed with your GP or specialist.
1st FOLLOW UP CONSULTATION/REPORT OF FINDINGS
$150/ 60 minutes
During this consultation your naturopath will discuss the findings from your Initial Consultation and deliver your personalised naturopathic prescription. This will be an opportunity to discuss your naturopaths recommended guidelines and expectations that will assist you in reaching your health goals and resolutions.
FOLLOW UP CONSULTATION
$90/ 45 minutes
Usually spaced 2-4 weeks apart depending on your individual health requirements.
Follow up consultations assess your progress, refine your personalised naturopathic prescription, offer advice and support, and address any other health challenges that may arise. This consultation is also suitable for any short term illness where a symptomatic remedy may be required.
OTHER CONSULTATION TYPES
FREE NATUROPATHIC ASSESSMENT/ AVAILABLE FOR NEW CLIENTS ONLY
This consultation is to identify areas that may benefit from natural health interventions. To discover if Katy is the right health care practitioner for your needs book a Free Naturopathic Assessment. These appointments are available at our clinic, or can be done over phone or video.
ACUTE CARE & DISPENSARY CONSULTATIONS
If you are suffering from any mild ailments such as cold and flu, digestive, sleep, and stress issues, pain disorders, or are in need of general immune support book an Acute Care & Dispensary Consultation to have our Naturopath prescribe and dispense quality practitioner only supplements, vitamins and custom remedies made from herbal tinctures, compounded amino acids, homeopathic remedies, creams and ointments, formulated specifically for your health concerns. Prescribed products can be delivered to you or picked up from our dispensary on the Gold Coast. These appointments are available at our clinic, or can be done over phone or video.
PLEASE NOTE: With recent legislation changes not extending coverage by private health insurance for some natural therapies, Katy is not covered by private health insurance. While Katy is not covered by private health insurance, please rest assured that she is insured and registered to practice as a Naturopath.
WHAT I WANT TO HELP YOU ACHIEVE
- Increase energy, enhanced digestion, improved sleep, enhance movement, reduce pain, increase recovery, achieve an optimal weight, enriched mindset, motivation and more.
- Help you understand why you may be experiencing the health challenges you are (education on your body) with tools and programs to help keep you on track alongside the support to help you through the tough times (and it can get tough).
- Provide you with the tools, insights and know how to have you back in the driver’s seat of your health.
TO HELP YOU ACHIEVE THESE OUTCOMES
Helping you build your best health care team and utilise the experience of the practitioners who are meaningful in your health journey.
Sometimes one Naturopath can’t cover all your needs. Similarly, good food alone doesn’t equal good health (we also need sunshine, movement, self-nurture, grounding/connection, purpose, meaning and more), we are synergistic and holistic in what good health means to us. Like with many areas of our life, we can find strength in numbers.
To help you achieve the best out of your health care journey, we opt to work with or help you engage other specialists into your plan such as medical doctors, osteopaths, physiotherapists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, gynaecologists etc to help build a comprehensive picture of you and your health.
We are all products of the people we have learnt from and the books we’ve read, we each bring a fresh pair of eyes and knowledge to each scenario for the benefit of your health goals. Having multiple perspectives and skill bases available to you will help to increase the scope of practice to best formulate the most appropriate and individualised treatment plan for your best health outcomes.
Are you wondering how to uncover the root cause of your health concerns? The answer may be pathology testing!
As different as we look on the outside is as different as we function on the inside. Testing can help your practitioners to establish your biochemical and pathophysiological set points to better assist in building YOUR optimal health outcomes. You are unique and unlike anybody else, so why would we be happy in comparing you to a set of reference ranges when we could establish your set points to achieve meaningful health outcomes in your life. This means that your naturopathic treatment is as individualised as your biochemical makeup.
Laboratory testing will be discussed on an individual basis and facilitated through a number of means. Either through your GP or specialist, or private laboratories including Research Nutrition and Interclinical Laboratories to name a few. Please note, these private laboratory tests are not covered by Medicare.
OUR PREFERRED TESTING PARTNERS
RN Labs is a privately owned company based in Brisbane, which distributes premium brands from around the world and formulates the highest quality nutritional solutions for Australian healthcare practitioners. RN Labs also globally
sources leading functional testing services, providing healthcare practitioners with cutting edge functional testing services used by the world's leading clinicians.
RN LABS offers 50+ tests, common ones that our practitioner works with are:
-DUTCH Testing (dried urine test for comprehensive hormones)
- OAT Testing (organic acids testing)
- Dietary Antigen Testing
- Glyphosate and Drinking Water Analysis
- Limes Testing
- Neurotransmitter Testing
- SIBO Testing (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)
- Viral Screen
NutriPATH is a privately owned medical laboratory that specialises in the area of functional health and wellbeing pathology testing. NutriPATH is one of the largest functional testing laboratories for integrative medicine practitioners throughout Australasia. Functional pathology and routine pathology tests assist general practitioners, naturopaths, nutritionists, dieticians, chiropractors, osteopaths and other complementary healthcare practitioners in identifying the underlying cause of illness as well as providing tools for the prevention of disease and premature aging.
NutriPATH offers 360+ tests, common ones that our practitioner works with are:
- Complete Microbiome GI Mapping
- Stress Testing
- ALCAT Food Intolerance Test
- IgE and IgG Food Allergy Panels
- Mould, Mycotoxin and Environmental Toxin Testing
- CDSA (Comprehensive Digestive and Stool Analysis)
- Essential Mineral and Heavy Metal Analysis
- BPA, Phthalates and Parabens Testing
WILL I BE TAKING SUPPLEMENTS?
Generally, yes. However, this is different for every person. Some may need some simple herbal support through tinctures, creams or teas, amino acid therapy, superfoods and nutraceuticals, or vitamin and mineral supplementation. Once you are at a point where your tests results are showing improvement and you are feeling well, we then work at reducing any supplements so you can rely on the nutrients supplied through your diet. While supplements are great, for most people, they should not be used long term. They most often are best used in the interim to stimulate adaptation responses in your body to enhance its capacity to respond to changes in diet and lifestyle. At which point supplements can be used as an intermediate to provide support to your body in the areas that most need it during health challenges and major stresses.
A WORD ON SUPPLEMENTS USED
The best practitioner-only supplements are used at Katy Lawryk Naturopath + Dispensary. Most are made in Australia under strict TGA regulations. The strengths are therapeutic and unavailable in conventional health food stores, supermarkets or pharmacies. The herbal dispensary is stocked with the finest quality herbal tinctures, many of which are sourced in Australia. Often a tincture or compounded formula will be made to suit your own individual requirements. This will ensure the best possible health and wellness outcome for you.
A last-minute cancellation of a pre-booked appointment unfortunately causes difficulties for our practice. While we know life can sometimes get in the way of our plans, we request that you provide 24 hours’ notice so that someone else may use that time. If 24 hours’ notice is not provided, an available spot to re-book your consultation will not be made available for 7 days.