Need an Aussie practitioner? My inbox is always filled with questions about which integrative doctor, naturopath, dentist, building biologist… I would recommend and I truly feel humbled by the esteem with which you hold my opinion on such things. It is critical to find great support if you’re navigating something complex with your health, or simply want a big-picture thinking partner in helping you navigate a low tox life.
So, I decided it was time to put together a list of practitioners that I have worked with or who have come recommended within the Go Low Tox Alumni group and Low Tox Club Facebook group with resounding ‘yes, that person is awesome’ verifications from the community in an effort to make your life easier and help you find high quality, trustworthy people to turn to. Remember, it’s super important to feel like you’ve found a ‘partner’ in your efforts to lead a low tox life. You never want to feel railroaded, belittled or overwhelmed. You also don’t want to feel like you’re backed into a corner and unable to get a second opinion. My last piece of advice here for seeing the red flags is when you’ve worked with someone for more than 3-4 sessions and absolutely nothing is improving. Sure, sometimes that is because we’re not doing the work so we have to be honest with ourselves, too, but if the protocols, supplements, detoxification etc is showing zero signs of improvement, then doing the same thing over and over again expecting or hoping for a different result, is a big red flag. Switch it up! Interview/audition someone else. Ask if they’d be open to a 15-minute discovery call and then move forward in a different way.
I am a big fan of an annual check-up whether medical or dental. It’s all too easy to put everyone before ourselves and skip that annual visit to your integrative health professional. Hopefully, this resource is a prompt for you to put your health and wellbeing at the top of the list.
Why we need annual checkups
While instinctively many of us know when we’re not feeling 100%, it’s always helpful to have a full blood count done to identify any underlying illnesses or deficiencies that may lead to something more sinister or long-term down the track. I’m definitely not about putting fear into your minds, but rather empower you to ask the right questions and get tests that you’re entitled to.
This list is designed to be a starting point for you. There are many practitioners out there and it is important that you work with someone that you trust, can build rapport with, and who makes you feel heard. These are the types of medical professionals you want in your corner.
Oh wait – always remember to incorporate relaxation techniques, nervous system support into your healing. If you haven’t explored Ashok Gupta’s work, it’s honestly I believe one of the most important healing protocols you can do if you’re trying to come out of chronic illness or past traumas resulting in symptoms ongoing. I’ve had him on the show a couple of times and we have a community discount of $50USD off his program which you have access to for 12 months.
Dr Kate Norris – NSW
Interests include gut disorders (SIBO/ parasites/ IBS etc.), women’s health and fertility, autoimmune disorders, endocrine problems (mainly thyroid and adrenal), and methylation.
Janet Kim – NSW
Dr Sandeep Gupta – QLD / Telehealth
Dr Christabelle Yeoh – NSW
Gut health, Brain health, Fatigue
Dr Mark Donohue
Specialising in ME/CFS and complex environmental illness
Doctor Gull Herzberg – Northern Rivers NSW
Chronic pain, fatigue, cognitive dysfunction, mood disturbance, mould illness/CIRS
Remede Wellness Medicine – multidisciplinary clinic
Doctor, Naturopathy, Acupuncture, Psychology
Dr Mark Westaway
Doctor Gull Herzberg
Chronic pain, fatigue, cognitive dysfunction, mood disturbance
Dr Anjana Arunachalam – VIC
Dr Anjana cross refers to qualified and experienced naturopaths, nutritionists, Chinese medical doctors, acupuncturists, herbalists, psychologists and encourages the incorporation of meditation, yoga and exercise into one’s lifestyle.
Dr Anne Small – VIC
Very experienced in diagnosing physical and emotional illnesses.
Dr Min Yeo – VIC (not seeing new patients but you can follow on Instagram)
Interests include Gastrointestinal disorders, Mental Health, Thyroid disorders and General Wellbeing.
Dr Penny Caldicott – Wyoming NSW
President of the Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA)
Anthia Kallourous NSW / Phone
Generalist – 20+ years experience
Amie Skilton – Northern NSW / Online
Naturopath / Building biologist
Carmelle Pietsch – WA / Online
Dan Sipple – South Coast NSW / Online
Microbiome Hacker, Gut + Immune Health, Adrenal Fatigue, Hormone Health
Jules Galloway – Northern NSW / Online
Special interest in adrenal fatigue (aka “HPA Axis dysfunction”), chronic fatigue, pyrrole disorder, anxiety, autoimmune conditions, and gut issues.
Kate Holm – Newcastle / Online
Women’s Health, Fertility, Pregnancy. Babies & Children’s Health
Lisa Costa Bir – NSW / Online
Lisa’s passion lies within all things thyroid, auto-immune and PMDD.
Naomi Judge – NSW / Online
Naomi supports women with endocrine system/hormonal balance, PMS & PMDD
Hannah Boyd – NSW / Online
Kate Powe – NSW /Online
PMS, endometriosis, PCOS, hormone imbalance and the mental and emotional adjuncts of anxiety and depression.
Natalie K. Douglas – NSW / Online
Thyroid, Gut, & Hormone problems.
Louise Sheelings – VIC / Online
Lynda Griparic – Northern NSW / Online
Constipation, SIBO and gut problems are her speciality.
Sydney Holistic Dental Centre
Steven Lin – Central Coast NSW
Dr John Sotis, Dr Tony Simeone, Dr Shehab – Gold Coast QLD
Dr Ben Olstein – Melbourne VIC
Dr Mark Westaway
Wholistic Dentistry – NSW
Dr Louis Chan – NSW
Lotus Dental – NSW
Vitality Dental Tuggerah – Central Coast NSW
Dentistry For Your Health – NSW
Jo Lia – NSW
Bryan Jepsen – QLD
Nicole Berringer – VIC
Deanne Hislop – WA
ASBB – Australiasian Society of Building Biologists (Directory of certified building biologists)
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