Karina is an Adelaide based Naturopath with a particular interest in gut and liver health, hormonal balancing and supporting detoxification.
Many of Karina's clients are young women and at Sowelu Wellness we really feel that when you treat the gut, support detoxification and balance hormones true wellness follows.
Karina helps many patients suffering from:
- Hormonal imbalances (Symptoms include: PMT, heavy, irregular, or painful menstruation, acne, mood swings, menopausal symptoms, headaches, and migraines)
- Excess weight gain/loss, fluid retention
- Insomnia and sleep problems
- Fatigue and lack of energy
- Digestive disorders such as constipation, diarrhoea, bloating and flatulence.
- Low immunity (acute conditions such as urinary tract infections, to chronic conditions such as chronic fatigue)
- High blood pressure and high cholesterol
- Skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis
Karina will educate, empower and motivate you to take control of your health.
Naturopathy treats the entire person, mental, emotional, and physical, not just the narrowest physically defined medical problem.
Naturopathic medicine is a system based on the healing power of nature, a form of complementary medicine based on the idea that the body has an innate capacity to fight disease and heal itself. As a Naturopath, Karina will improve health and treat illness by treating you holistically. Naturopathy comprises a blend of different therapies, all attempting to restore the body to health in the most natural, non-invasive way possible by stimulating the body’s own healing powers.
As the name suggests, naturopathic treatments are all natural, and in general they have no harsh side effects. Naturopathy can assist you with conditions such as recurrent infections, arthritis, asthma, skin problems, high blood pressure, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, and depression, to name just a few, without the use of drugs or surgery.
Karina is a caring practitioner who will take the time to listen to you and discuss your health issues which is much different from the sterility and anonymity of conventional medicine.
Finally, many people consider naturopathy when they have a recurring health issue that’s not responding to conventional medicine alone.
At Sowelu Wellness we don’t believe in giving you a list of what not to do and sending you on your way. Naturopathic Nutrition is about looking into your current diet and lifestyle and finding ways to constantly improve upon it. You’ll be armed with recipes, meal plans, and information on how to read labels and what to look out for.
Changing your diet isn’t always about weight loss; at Sowelu Wellness we believe that food can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison. With that in mind Karina can help you to plan healthy meals, adapt recipes to suit your needs and can even arrange private cooking lessons to ensure you have all the skills to change your life.
Occasionally Nutritional supplements are necessary. Soil depletion, previous lifestyle choices, smoking and stress, can all lead to deficiencies in certain vitamins and minerals. In many cases supplementation is short term while we make dietary and lifestyle changes. However some people will require long term supplementation in order to achieve and maintain optimal health.
At Sowelu we only use the highest quality Herbal Extracts from brands such as MediHerb, The herbal Extract Company of Australia and Nutrition care. These extracts have undergone extensive clinical trials and rigorous testing to ensure their safety and efficacy.
Herbal medicine uses the therapeutic actions of plants and their constituents to treat a broad range of health conditions. Various kinds of plant material may be used such as flowers, fruits, leaves, roots, bark or whole plants and are then dried or powdered, infused in hot water, or extracted with alcohol to create a tincture. These herbal extracts have been used for thousands of years to maintain good health, prevent and even treat disease. In general Herbal remedies have fewer side effects than pharmaceutical medications.