FAQ

What does the Food Sensitivity Test Involve?

A lot of people calls us for help with allergies, intolerances or sensitivities.  

There are three testing options to consider.  (Please note that Allergy testing is done as a scratch test looking for an instant IgE reaction at the GP or Specialist)

1. Finger Prick Food Sensitivity Testing. This IgG blood delayed reaction test looks for immune antibodies to particular food.  It measures the degree of reaction from mild, medium to severe.  After avoidance of the offending foods it can be retested in 1 year to see improvements.  Not recommended for young children.

2. Our in-house Biomeridian Testing.  This is non-invasive and suitable for all age groups including babies.  It uses painless pressure-point testing to determine which food is weakening or causing stress to the system at the moment.  It looks at the more subtle reactions to food.  With avoidance of the problem causing food and chemicals we can retest to check improvements within 6 – 8 weeks.  We also advise treatment of the gut to reduce inflammation and improve digestion during that time.  

3. 500 Food & Household Item Test: This is also non invasive and uses a hair sample which is sent to a lab.  It checks common Australian food groups, bathroom, laundry and kitchen products as well as supermarket cereals, health food shop items and alcohol.

Unfortunately there is no test to assess individual reactions to naturally occurring chemical components in food like Histamines, Salycilates, Amines.  Or absorption problems from naturally occurring components in foods that can be mistaken for a food sensitivity issue.  We determine whether these are a problem by taking a thorough case history.  

I’m sick of weight loss programs that don’t work. What do you that’s different and going to last?

Check out the Shake It Fat Loss Program on the Programs page. Basically we recommend comprehensive testing to investigate all the barriers to long term fat loss. Then we know what you specifically need to do to maintain a healthy weight long term. Our Body Health Test makes sure you losing fat and fluid not muscle. Sometimes people are doing the wrong kind of exercise.

Can we claim a Health Fund Rebate?

Yes, we are covered by all private health funds. You just need the right level of cover. They all give different rebates. We will give you a receipt with the appropriate item number so you can claim.

BUPA and some other funds give an extra rebate for our Shake it Fat Loss Program.

Medicare doesn’t cover any Naturopathic consultations.

Will I have to keep taking supplements for ever?

Not usually, though it depends what the problem is.  A lot of patients just need support to get their health on track.  Then a healthy approach to eating and exercise keeps them there.

What’s a Wellness Assessment?

his is the free test (valued at $127) that we offer every patient at their first appointment.  It checks

  • Liver detoxification
  • Toxicity levels
  • Inflammation
  • Degeneration and Weakness
  • Enzyme function
  • Leaky gut

Once we know this we can understand better why you feel the way you do.

 

Can children be treated for eczema?

Absolutely.  We have great success treating children.  Usually there is a food sensitivity involved, so we identify that, help with what to eat instead and start clearing the eczema with kid-friendly medicine.

“Michelle was also a saviour in getting rid of my 5 years old daughter’s eczema.  Again, by discovering the foods that stressed her immune system and eliminating those foods from her diet, the eczema vanished!  I cannot thank Michelle enough for improving our health.” Maria

Can you treat children with learning and mood problems or with diagnosed ADD/ADHD and Autism Spectrum?

Yes. Michelle has attended MINDD training (www.mindd.org) in Sydney twice. This resulted in learing how to use a BioMedical approach to improve children’s health and learning.

A lot can be done with the diet and there are usually gut issues to be resolved. Detoxification can be impaired so ways to improve that are addressed. Specialist testing will be discussed and then organised at the first appointment.

If needed Michelle refers to a BioMedical Paediatrician in Sydney. He also refers patients back to Michelle for Naturopathic care.


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Peita Chappell

“After being diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome at aged 16yrs and suffering with serve symptoms the past 12 months, Michelle was able to control, stabilise and rid my body of all toxins and parasites, alleviating me of all pain. Michelle provided me with an eating plan and all natural vitamins to get me back on track with enormous success. For the past 4 months I have felt healthy, happy and back in control of my body”.

Peita Chappell

2016-04-20T05:03:05+00:00

Peita Chappell

“After being diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome at aged 16yrs and suffering with serve symptoms the past 12 months, Michelle was able to control, stabilise and rid my body of all toxins and parasites, alleviating me of all pain. Michelle provided me with an eating plan and all natural vitamins to get me back on track with enormous success. For the past 4 months I have felt healthy, happy and back in control of my body”.

Jacqie Kuiters

“It’s incredible, after 4 years of constant, drenching hot flushes, relief at last. Michelle’s herbs worked within the first month so no need for HRT”.

Jacqie Kuiters

2016-04-20T05:08:19+00:00

Jacqie Kuiters

“It’s incredible, after 4 years of constant, drenching hot flushes, relief at last. Michelle’s herbs worked within the first month so no need for HRT”.

Maya B

Two months after starting to see Michelle for my skin problems, exhaustion and for a little help loosing weight, I am amazed at the results. Not only am I no longer exhausted in the afternoons but my rashes have cleared up and I have dropped a few kilos. Everyone is telling me how great I look and I feel fabulous as well!

Maya B

2016-04-20T05:05:40+00:00

Maya B

Two months after starting to see Michelle for my skin problems, exhaustion and for a little help loosing weight, I am amazed at the results. Not only am I no longer exhausted in the afternoons but my rashes have cleared up and I have dropped a few kilos. Everyone is telling me how great I look and I feel fabulous as well!

Maria

I went to see Michelle, as I wanted advice on how to address my constant sinus pain and headaches. I also wanted to reduce my reliance on medication and increase my energy levels in the afternoon.

Michelle was able to confirm the foods that weakened my immune system. By eliminating these foods and taking a course of vitamins & herbs, my headaches vanished within a week. Read Full Success Story

Maria

2016-04-20T05:07:24+00:00

Maria

I went to see Michelle, as I wanted advice on how to address my constant sinus pain and headaches. I also wanted to reduce my reliance on medication and increase my energy levels in the afternoon. Michelle was able to confirm the foods that weakened my immune system. By eliminating these foods and taking a course of vitamins & herbs, my headaches vanished within a week. Read Full Success Story

Laura J

I don’t think I’ll be needing to buy the anti anxiety tea. I’ve had a few doses of your magic potion, and wow!. Hello mellow. Thankyou!

Laura J

2016-04-20T05:06:01+00:00

Laura J

I don’t think I’ll be needing to buy the anti anxiety tea. I’ve had a few doses of your magic potion, and wow!. Hello mellow. Thankyou!

Elarny L

Michelle assessed my diet, and I no longer have problems with digestion,bloating, sluggishness or feeling fat and frumpy. Not only am I feeling better with more energy, but I have also lost body fat and feel healthier and happier. Michelle used her 6 week detox program and herbs specified to my needs as well identifying which foods I have an intolerance to.

Elarny L

2016-04-20T05:03:45+00:00

Elarny L

Michelle assessed my diet, and I no longer have problems with digestion,bloating, sluggishness or feeling fat and frumpy. Not only am I feeling better with more energy, but I have also lost body fat and feel healthier and happier. Michelle used her 6 week detox program and herbs specified to my needs as well identifying which foods I have an intolerance to.

Amanda

It was a while ago but I saw you on a couple of occassions to discuss natural ways to favour a boy conception after having had two beautiful daughters. I followed your suggestions and conceived late July last year. I wanted to send you a quick update email to let you know that on 1 April 2011 I gave birth to a healthy baby boy.
Thanks for your assistance. Our family is now completed! Thanks again,

Amanda

2016-04-20T05:05:11+00:00

Amanda

It was a while ago but I saw you on a couple of occassions to discuss natural ways to favour a boy conception after having had two beautiful daughters. I followed your suggestions and conceived late July last year. I wanted to send you a quick update email to let you know that on 1 April 2011 I gave birth to a healthy baby boy. Thanks for your assistance. Our family is now completed! Thanks again,

Sonia

"After seeing a friend’s amazing health achievements realised with the help of Michelle Kirby, I decided to seek her out for my own wellbeing. em>Michelle analysed the major cause of my problem and within 48 hours of taking her primary advice from that first consultation, I felt miraculous…. Some advice which was so obvious but which I needed a “professional” to tell me the cold hard truth... Read Full Success Story

Sonia

2016-04-20T05:06:56+00:00

Sonia

"After seeing a friend’s amazing health achievements realised with the help of Michelle Kirby, I decided to seek her out for my own wellbeing. em>Michelle analysed the major cause of my problem and within 48 hours of taking her primary advice from that first consultation, I felt miraculous…. Some advice which was so obvious but which I needed a “professional” to tell me the cold hard truth... Read Full Success Story

Jess

"Michelle's Awesomeness!" When my body started to reflect my anxiety, I sought out Michelle to give me a hand. Originally a bit of a naturopath-skeptic, I have been completely converted.

Michelle's tips (strict instructions) and remedies had me back on track in days. Within two weeks I had all-day energy levels, I slept better, became regular and started to feel like the old me. Read Full Success Story

Jess

2016-04-20T05:04:45+00:00

Jess

"Michelle's Awesomeness!" When my body started to reflect my anxiety, I sought out Michelle to give me a hand. Originally a bit of a naturopath-skeptic, I have been completely converted. Michelle's tips (strict instructions) and remedies had me back on track in days. Within two weeks I had all-day energy levels, I slept better, became regular and started to feel like the old me. Read Full Success Story

Megan

Dear Michelle, I am so pleased that you were recommended to me. I am feeling so much better since I have been avoiding the foods I am sensitive to and taking the vitamins I have been lacking. Previously I had constant gut pain and bloating but now I am feeling and looking great. Thank you for helping me on my wellness journey.

Megan

2016-04-20T04:57:17+00:00

Megan

Dear Michelle, I am so pleased that you were recommended to me. I am feeling so much better since I have been avoiding the foods I am sensitive to and taking the vitamins I have been lacking. Previously I had constant gut pain and bloating but now I am feeling and looking great. Thank you for helping me on my wellness journey.

Caroline Nichols

Since seeing Michelle and through a combination of diet and exercise I lost 8kgs in 8 weeks. Amazing results in such a short period of time. I was absolutely ecstatic with the results, my whole body changed. I dropped a dress size and had a flat stomach for the first time in years. And I was actually enjoying exercising as I wasn’t carrying around so much weight. Read Full Success Story

Caroline Nichols

2016-04-20T05:06:24+00:00

Caroline Nichols

Since seeing Michelle and through a combination of diet and exercise I lost 8kgs in 8 weeks. Amazing results in such a short period of time. I was absolutely ecstatic with the results, my whole body changed. I dropped a dress size and had a flat stomach for the first time in years. And I was actually enjoying exercising as I wasn’t carrying around so much weight. Read Full Success Story

Anna

I have suffered with bloating and cramping for many years and after no success with my doctor I decided to see Michelle. She assessed my symptoms and suggested a program to detoxify my body and "reset" the intestinal tract with a variety of specialised supplements.

Now 8 weeks later I’ve lost 6 kgs and hubby has lost 11 kgs just by eating the same foods as me. I am full of energy and am well on the way to a flat tummy! Read Full Success Story

Anna

2016-04-27T01:52:57+00:00

Anna

I have suffered with bloating and cramping for many years and after no success with my doctor I decided to see Michelle. She assessed my symptoms and suggested a program to detoxify my body and "reset" the intestinal tract with a variety of specialised supplements. Now 8 weeks later I’ve lost 6 kgs and hubby has lost 11 kgs just by eating the same foods as me. I am full of energy and am well on the way to a flat tummy! Read Full Success Story

Leanne

“Since starting the 4 month Detox Energy Restoration Program I’ve gone down a dress size, feel fantastic, sleeping better and my itchy allergy skin has gone. Looking forward to the next step.”

Leanne

2016-04-20T05:07:45+00:00

Leanne

“Since starting the 4 month Detox Energy Restoration Program I’ve gone down a dress size, feel fantastic, sleeping better and my itchy allergy skin has gone. Looking forward to the next step.”
Michelle Kirby

Michelle Kirby
NATUROPATH
Gut & Energy Restoration Specialist
Adv Dip Nat HM ATMS ACNEM

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