Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Q&A with Belinda Kirkpatrick - Naturopath

Our second round challenge mums have embarked upon a cleanse and detox designed by our fantastic naturopath Belinda Kirkpatrick.  I met Belinda when India was only a few days old and she is always full of valuable information and can teach us all ways to improve both our own wellbeing along with that of our children and families.

 Let's get to know Belinda a little more:


Q. What aspects of our health can you help us with?

I can help with all aspects of your health including:

•    Reproductive issues
•    Hormonal health (PCOS, endometriosis, PMS, menstrual irregularities etc)
•    Digestive health
•    Sleep, energy and fatigue
•    Anxiety and depression
•    Allergies and intolerances
•    Immune problems and more

Q. And can you look after our children too?

Absolutely! I see many children and babies for problems such as:

•    Colic, reflux and digestive disorders
•    Poor immunity
•    Fussy eating
•    Introducing solids and what to feed them!
•    Anxiety
•    Learning difficulties
•    Autistic spectrum disorders and more

Q. We’d love to pick your brains right now…Can you give us a few pointers that we can implement based on some common questions you get?

Many people ask me what they should eat for optimal energy and nutrition – in a nutshell, I advise protein at each meal and snack with a fresh fruit or vegetable; minimal sugar and caffeine and lots of water. Give your body variety by alternating the types of grains, milks, proteins and veggies you eat each week. Lots of fresh, purified water (not in a re-usable plastic bottle) is vital!

Q. You provided the fantastic cleanse and detox that some of our second time FYSB challenge mums are doing – what are the benefits of this program?

The cleanse and detox programs are fantastic for giving your body a chance to absorb the most nutrients from food while not having to deal with inflammatory or acidic foods and toxins (such as caffeine and alcohol). You should be noticing more energy, clearer skin, better sleep and great bowel movements!

Q. Are there other specific programs you recommend?  

Depending on your specific requirements, I am able to tailor a program for you based on your needs such as:
•    Immune boosting
•    Weight loss
•    Anti-candida
•    Reproductive health diet
•    Antioxidant food diet and more

Q. Where can we find you?

I work from two clinics, Paddington and Balmain. I also provide post-natal home visits for new mummies in the Eastern Suburbs.

Q. We know you love Body Beyond Baby and hear you have a great offer for us – can you tell  us more about this?

I am offering all current Body Beyond Baby mums a half price initial in-clinic consultation for themselves or their child during March or April 2012 – this is a saving of $60! Please call me on 0400 551 622 to arrange a suitable appointment time.

You can also visit Belinda's website here

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