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Geelong Naturopath 

Meet Our Naturopaths

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

Karah McLaren
BHSc Naturopathy

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

Maree Noonan
BHSc Naturopathy

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

Over the years Maree Noonan has become particularly focussed on women’s health, which has been heavily influenced by her own personal struggle with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). She believes that all women should be treated as individuals, rather than simply viewed by their diagnosed condition. 

Maree believes in creating sustainable and achievable dietary and lifestyle treatment plans. To the best of her ability, she will work collaboratively with you to inspire positive change and work toward your ultimate health goals.

Special Area of Interest: 

Irregular menstruation

PCOS, Endometriosis, Fibroids

Couples (all types) or individuals wanting assistance with fertility preconception care and IVF support

-digestive health 
- mood disturbances: depression & anxiety 
- transition off the pill and iud 
- hormonal acne
- men’s health and fertility, low libido

Tanika Hammond 
BHSc Naturopathy

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

 

Tanika recognises that every person has a different story to tell which is why she endeavours to treat her clients as individuals and understand their unique health goals.

As a Naturopath with a keen interest for mental health, Tanika also considers motivation and encouragement a fundamental part of her role and she is confident in inspiring and helping people to regain their health.

 

Tanika has also had extensive experience working with children and adults with mental health disorders and disabilities as a support worker and career.

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.

Tanika loves helping people address all areas of their health, although her greatest passion lies in helping individuals experiencing mental health issues. This includes; anxiety, depression, stress, PMS and sleep disturbances. 

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 heal and rediscover good health. 

 

With a special interest in Thyroid conditions, mental health, stress management and digestive disturbances, Jess believes in a patient-centred approach to wellness and will take the time to work with you to create the most effective and holistic treatment plan to improve your health

 

Jess's passion and expertise lies in assisting clients with:

  • Thyroid conditions- overactive, under active, graves disease and Hashimotos

  • Mental health – Anxiety, Depression

  • Sleep

  • Digestive disturbances - Bloating, IBS, food intolerance

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.

Her lifelong interest in the human body alongside extensive hospitality experience lead to her passion of cooking food. After encountering her own transformation in health through natural medicine, Teresa was inspired to enlighten others and decided to delve into a career in Naturopathy.

 

Teresa has had a few close family members suffer with cancer and recently completed the 12-month intensive course Integrative Oncology in Practice sponsored by BioCeuticals.

 

Conditions of interest:

Teresa's biggest passion is treating chronic poor immune function and fatigued states.


Other areas of interest include:

Autoimmune conditions

Skin health

Children's health

Stress, anxiety and debilitated mental states

Food as medicine

Emotional blockages

Jade Williams 
BHSc Naturopathy

Jade completed her Naturopathy bachelor degree in 2019. You may have seen her friendly face around the Sana Co. clinic over the last few years working alongside Karah and the other Naturopaths on administration. In the later years of her degree, she took particular interest in the areas of women's reproductive and children's health after luckily gaining an internship in a leading natural fertility clinic and working closely alongside inspiring naturopaths in the field. 

 

Her ethos is based on leaving a 'no stone left unturned' approach, ensuring that all aspects of one's health are incorporated. Balance is another core value of Jade's as she attempts to provide the foundations in her client’s lives for long-lasting changes, to achieve health goals and regain flow.

 

She is a big believer of the power of community, hoping to strengthen this throughout her career in the Geelong region and broader. 

 

Areas of particular interest include:

  • Children's Health (behavioural issues, eczema, asthma, dietary advice)

  • Pregnancy support (including preconception and postpartum)

  • Infertility (looking at both Men and Women)

  • Menstrual health (PMS, irregular cycles, painful periods)

  • Endometriosis 

  • Menopause  

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