My name is Denise Berry and I’m a naturopath, nutrigenomics nerd, ex-teacher, country music fanatic and a home-farmer (in training). I help women with autoimmune disease manage their symptoms using the power of nutrigenomics, diet and lifestyle, so they can be symptom-free, feel fabulous and regain their zest for life!
I was a high school maths teacher for 16 years before I decided to follow my passion to become a naturopath. I made the change for my own health, but also so I could help others avoid the pitfalls I suffered due to poor gut health, significant immune dysfunction and chronic stress and burnout.
Yes, I’ve been there! And I’m here to tell you it doesn’t have to be this way.
I LOVE working with women with autoimmune disease and complex cases and getting the root cause of illness, because understanding the why behind your health condition is key to resolving it. I am part-detective, part-researcher and part-jigsaw puzzle extraordinaire (seriously, I really do love puzzles!). These traits are what can help YOU to understand your primary drivers, why you are where you are right now, and what you can do to get your health and vitality back again.
Are you sick of seeing practitioners who don’t take the time to listen to your story and treat each symptom in isolation without considering what else is going on in your body? Or worse, who tell you there is nothing wrong with you, that your blood work is all ‘fine’ and it is all in your head?
I am here to listen, guide you and work with you to create a unique care plan that fits in with your way of life.
How my approach is different
My in-depth knowledge, skills and experience dealing with complex health conditions means I can quickly identify your unique key drivers and get to the root cause of your autoimmune disease and most importantly, create lasting change.
I use the power of nutrigenomics through targeted supplementation, diet and lifestyle to up-regulate protective genes and pathways in your body, essentially dialling down the chronic inflammation that drives autoantibody production.
I take a comprehensive personal case history in combination with appropriate general pathology, genetic, functional and/or microbiome testing, as well as physical assessment, to develop and deliver your unique care plan.
I provide ongoing care through 1:1 appointments, and a group coaching community of people with a shared experience and common goal, that is, overcoming autoimmune disease, to enable a high level of support and accountability.
I have developed a variety of educational and support resources that you can access, including videos, handouts, check lists and journals, all designed to help you understand the key drivers behind autoimmune disease and empower you to transform your health.
We work together as a team, dealing with every aspect of your health including diet, lifestyle, your ability to cope with stress and regulate your nervous system, and perhaps most importantly, setting boundaries, and giving you the tools to make positive and sustainable change.
Professional association, qualifications & training
- Member, Naturopaths Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA)
- Registered teacher, Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)
- Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy), Southern School of Natural Therapies
- Master of Education, University of Melbourne
- Gut Ecology and Metabolic Modulation (GEMM) – certified practitioner
- Vitae Mosaic – practitioner training in complex case management
- FitGenes – certified practitioner
- BioCeuticals – DNA Testing in Practice, certified practitioner
- Level 2 Certificate in Wellness Coaching, Wellness Coaching Australia
- First Aid Certificate
“What a life changer Denise has been for me! From my first appointment I felt so comfortable as Denise was so easy to talk to. Denise’s diagnostic skills have improved my overall health and well-being. I now look better, feel happier and have so much more energy. I would recommend Denise to anyone looking to improve their health.”JM