Michelle BourkeNaturopath & Nutritionist
Bachelor of Health Science; Naturopathy
Bachelor of Health Science; Nutritional Medicine
Certificate in Natural Fertility Management
Michelle is a double degree trained Naturopath and Nutritionist who comes to us from Melbourne, with 7 years of clinical experience. Michelle is a dedicated and caring Naturopath, passionate about educating and motivating her patients to assist them in reaching their goals and optimal health. She uses a combination of high quality evidence-based medicines and traditional naturopathic practices to treat the whole person, by addressing the causes and not just the symptoms of ill health. Prescriptions are individualised and may include liquid herbal medicines, nutritional supplements and/or diet and lifestyle modification.
She managed her own practice in Melbourne and treated a wide range of conditions during this time. She has successfully treated recurrent respiratory tract infections and chronic skin conditions in adults, infants and children. She has worked closely with patients to assist with pre and post-operative care/recovery and supported patients undergoing drug withdrawal and Heavy Metal Toxicity.
Michelle sees food as medicine and everything we ingest playing a major role in our gastro intestinal and gut microbiota, leading to disturbances in our immune system, skin, respiratory system and mental health.
Having suffered from Eczema, Asthma and Hayfever from birth, its been a long journey to health for herself and has used her own health challenges as part of her educational journey to source out some of the most effective and successful treatment options available.
“Alba’s skin is looking and feeling absolutely incredible…We can’t believe how quickly she turned around, I wasn’t expecting results so soon!” – Stevi Knox, 2017.
She will assist and guide you in making small and realistic dietary and lifestyle changes to encourage effective digestion, absorption and assimilation of nutrients to gain and maintain optimal health. Michelle works off an 80/20 philosophy and will only eliminate specific foods or allergens in your diet if necessary to regain health and wellbeing. In addition to this, she has a special interest in and enjoys Women’s health, Natural Fertility Management and Paediatric healthcare.
Michelle specializes in the following areas:
- Respiratory conditions (chronic upper & lower)
- Skin conditions esp. (eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis
- Immune (post viral fatigue)
- Pre and post-operative care (wound healing)
- Urinary Tract Conditions (recurrent UTI’s, Prostate Health)
- Stress Management & Mood Disorders (Anxiety, Depression)
- Poly-pharmacy & Drug withdrawal
- Heavy Metal Toxicity
- Women’s health
- Preconception care (Natural Fertility Management)
- Paediatric care (infants to adolescents)