Naturopath: Denise Berry
After 16 years as a high school maths teacher, I chose to change career path for my own physical and mental health, but also so I could help others to avoid the pitfalls I suffered due to chronic stress and burn out. Yes, I’ve been there! I know what it feels like to be exhausted all the time, and to struggle with digestive issues, immune dysfunction, anxiety and depression. And I’m here to tell you that 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.
I am a science nerd and I love understanding the why behind everything when it comes to health. This means I focus primarily on evidence-based medicine and research in clinical practice, but I do still have a deep respect and utilise both traditional medicine and iridology with my patients (because they work!).
As a Nutrigenomics expert, I have a keen interest in understanding genetic influences on health and using nutritional, herbal and lifestyle medicine to modulate gene expression. Genetic testing, interpretation and Naturopathic support is available in clinic.
Functional testing including stool, urine and blood testing also forms a key part of what I do. Understanding the biochemistry and underlying drivers of disease enables more effective treatment and a shorter time to recovery. This is especially important for those who have autoimmune disease including Hashimoto’s disease and gastrointestinal issues such as IBS or SIBO.
Member, Naturopaths Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA)
Qualifications & Training
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
CR First Aid Certificate