Karen McElroy, Naturopath, Nutritionist and Medical Herbalist
Karen McElroy is a Naturopath, Nutritionist and Medical Herbalist with over 15 years experience supporting women and their families in achieving optimal health. Karen is an independent consultant who has rooms in Noosa and as of July 2013 is able to see clients at Fertility Solutions Buderim clinic. Karen specialises in women and children’s health and she offers holistic treatment strategies that address the underlying cause of dysfunction and disease rather than just treating the symptoms. She is passionate about whole foods, a healthy lifestyle, stress management and natural medicines and their ability to restore and promote health on all levels.
Karen has extensive experience working with reproductive disorders, including endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, menopause and infertility. Karen works alongside IVF specialists and doctors where necessary to provide expert holistic care and she finds this collaborative approach can really enhance fertility and improve a couple’s success rates. Research shows that getting healthy before a pregnancy, addressing nutritional deficiencies and managing stress can all improve fertility and reproductive health. With this in mind, Karen has developed comprehensive Fertility Wellness Programs to really transform your health on all levels and achieve your dream of a successful and health pregnancy and natural birth.
Karen enjoys sharing her knowledge with colleagues and the wider community. She writes articles, lectures at university, gives public and professional talks and runs workshops on children’s health, work-life balance & meditation. She is currently studying her Masters in Women’s Health at QUT.
Erica French, Acupuncturist and Naturopath
Erica French studied Traditional Chinese Medicine in the United States at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine for 5 years and worked 2 years with Acupuncturist and Naturopath specializing in fertility. Her practice in Brisbane focused on the family: women, men and children. Now living in the Sunshine Coast, she continues her practice in Buderim and Caloundra working with women and men who have difficulties conceiving.
Her passion lies in taking care of the whole person. She believes in the integration of Eastern and Western medicine and uses various modalities and techniques to prepare relax and nourish the body for conception. Erica’s unique comprehensive and compassionate style is designed to quiet and focus the female and male mind to encourage blood flow to the internal organs, increase the number of follicles, improve the uterine environment and the quality and quantity of sperm.
Erica provides the opportunity to view each patient and their condition thoroughly by identifying, supporting and increasing optimal possibilities for the success of creating a new addition to the family.
Ellen Turvey, Accredited Practicing Dietitian & Accredited Nutritionist
Ellen is a strong believer in using food as medicine, providing practical and easy to understand advice that is tailored specifically to each individual’s needs and goals. Ellen can help with a wide range of health/nutrition concerns including weight loss, polycystic ovarian syndrome, healthy eating for pregnancy and breast feeding, weight loss after pregnancy, gestational diabetes and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Ellen loves to share her knowledge of food, cooking, and nutrition and is passionate about helping people to transform their lives for the better. She provides each of her clients with ongoing support and advice to ensure they achieve and maintain their nutrition goals. To book an appointment, Ellen can be reached on 0401 820 394.