Geelong Naturopath 

Meet Our Naturopaths

Each practitioner has a specialty area, find your practitioner today!

Karah McLaren
BHSc Naturopathy
Not currently taking new patients 

Karah graduated from Southern School of Natural Therapies with a Bachelor of Health Science Naturopathy.

With a keen interest in treating digestive complaints, Karah founded Karah Mclaren Naturopath in 2014 before opening the Sana Co in mid 2018.  In her time in private practice she has treated hundreds of people suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), reflux, general bloating and digestive discomfort.  

 

Karah believes in the concept of ‘food as medicine’ as part of her treatments, helping people obtain optimal health through ensuring they are consuming a diet that suits their needs.

 

Special area of interest: 

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  • Reflux (GORD) 

  • Bloating 

  • SIBO

  • General digestive symptoms and conditions including crohns and ulcerative colitis

Tanika Hammond 
BHSc Naturopathy

Tanika recognises that every person has a different story to tell.She endeavours to treat her clients as individuals, understand their motives and guide them towards aching their unique health goals. 

Tanika believes that a healthy life does not have to be complicated. Getting back to basics and addressing diet and lifestyle is a core component of finding wellness and happiness.

With an integrative approach, uncovering the underlying cause of health concerns and establishing an individualised treatment plan, Tanika empowers individuals to take charge of their health and live the best version of themselves.

 Special areas of interest include: 
 

  • General health- Fatigue, Sleep disturbances, Headaches/ Migraines, Thyroid conditions, Low immunity

  • Digestive health- Coeliac disease, Bloating, IBS, Food sensitivities 

  •  Women's Health- PMS, PMDD, Irregular mensuration, Vaginal health (Thrush and Bacterial Vaginosis)

  • Mental health-Stress, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD

  • Diet and Nutrition- Dietary analysis, Nutritional testing, Meal plans, Disordered eating 

Maree Noonan
BHSc Naturopathy

Maree graduated from Southern School of Natural Therapies with a Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy.  

Maree is our resident PCOS specialist, and is extremely passionate about women’s health, menstrual cycles, fertility and pregnancy. Maree’s love for this area of health has been heavily influenced by her own personal struggle with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and by the recent birth of her son Raphael. Maree also has a strong interest in gut health and nervous system health and believes that all systems are intrinsically linked and looks outside the box to see how these systems may affect your hormones. 

Maree strives to find YOUR underlying root causes or driving force to your health, menstrual and or fertility struggles, and strives to do this through thorough case taking, testing, nutrition and herbal medicine.  To the best of her ability, Maree aims to work collaboratively with you, your GP and specialists and believes in an open-book approach to manage her cases.

Special Area of Interest: 

  • PCOS: insulin resistant, adrenal, post pill, inflammatory.

  • Irregular menstruation: heavy, painful, short, long. 

  • Transitioning off the oral contraceptives/devices

  • Fertility including preconception care. 

  • Pregnancy care

  • Endometriosis

  • Hormonal acne

  • Fibroids

  • Ovarian cysts

  • IVF, ICSI and ART support.

  • Menopause, perimenopause, early menopause

  • Men’s fertility and hormone health, low libido. 

Jessica Neu
BHSc Naturopathy

Jess completed her Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) at Southern School of Natural Therapies.

Jess is deeply passionate about educating, supporting and empowering others to rediscover good health. Jess believes in a patient-centred approach to wellness and will strive to understand your health goals and work with you to create the most effective and sustainable treatment plan to improve your health.

Jess enjoys working with all conditions and ages, however her special interests and expertise lies within treating Thyroid conditions, digestive conditions and mental health.

 

Special Area of interest:

  • Thyroid conditions- overactive, under active, Graves’ disease and Hashimotos’ and associated symptoms.

  • General digestive symptoms - bloating, food intolerances, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), parasites and SIBO

  • Digestive conditions - Coeliac disease, IBD (Crohn’s)

  • Mental health and mood disorders – Anxiety, Depression, stress

Teresa Oddi
BHSc Naturopathy

Teresa completed her Naturopathy degree (Bachelor of Health Science) through Endeavour College of Natural Health in Melbourne. Teresa strives to provide quality service through maintaining a continuously updated education in natural medicine.

Teresa has always been fascinated by how the human body functions, and knew it was the right career path for her when she delved into natural medicine herself as a client.
She has had experience in managing conditions either for herself or in close family members relating to skin, low immunity, ongoing fatigue, mental health and cancer support (prevention post recovery). After completing her degree Teresa also completed the 12 month intensive course Integrative Oncology in Practice by Bioceuticals.

Special area of interest:
- Acne (including whilst on the mirena or doxycycline)
- Perioral dermatitis
- Eczema
- Fatigue
- Low immunity
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- Anxiety
- Genetic testing and supplement/dietary support from results

Jade Williams 
BHSc Naturopathy

Jade Williams is one of our women's health specialist. 

 

Jade loves to empower women to embrace their bodies sacred natural rhythms. Much of her work involves eliminating any ailments that may disrupt the cyclic flow, identifying and addressing hormonal imbalances to enable consistent symptom-free menstrual cycles.

 

Fertility is another primary passion of hers. She enjoys being a part of all stages of her client's fertility journeys, from preconception, the three stages of pregnancy, post-partum and beyond. One of the best things she loves hearing clients say is, "I'm pregnant!"

 

Her practising ethos is based on the belief that the body is an intricate connection of organs and systems, applying that in her practice by ensuring that 'no stone gets left unturned'. Balance is another core value of Jade's as she attempts to provide the foundations in her client's lives for long-lasting changes.  

 

She's here to help you with: 

  • Preconception care -  hormonal testing, maximising ovulation potentials, risk assessment, interpreting blood test results, sperm analysis & food plans

  • Pregnancy support - trimesters 1, 2, 3 management including morning nausea, reflux, thrush, birth preparation support, GBS management, optimising beneficial bacteria, nutrition & supplement support for each stage. 

  • Postnatal care - feeding, stress, sleep support 

  • Menstrual health -  irregular cycles, heavy, light & painful periods

  • PMS, PMDD 

  • PCOS

  • Menopause

  • Endometriosis 

  • Transitioning off the OCP 

  • Teenage Health - irregular cycles, heavy/painful periods, anxiety, fatigue, dietary plans

  • Children's Health - infancy support, behaviour, eczema, immune, asthma, dietary plans