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NATUROPATH PROFILE - MEL SCAFFIDI

What inspired you to become a naturopath, and how did your journey lead you to Santos Organics?

I was really unwell in year 12. I was told my only option was to go home, drink water and rest. It was really disheartening so I started seeing a naturopath. I learnt so much about how to support my body. I became a naturopath because I wanted to pass this knowledge on to others.

What are your credentials, and how long have you been practicing naturopathy?

I have a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy). I've been practicing for 8 years.

Which modalities do you use in your practice?

The modalities I draw on in my practice include:

  • Herbal medicine
  • Clinical nutrition
  • Sports nutrition
  • Flower essences
  • Food as medicine
  • Iridology
  • Homeopathy

What areas of naturopathy do you specialise in, and how do you apply your expertise to support well-being?

I specialise in stress, anxiety, fatigue, burn out and mental health. Come say hi when you're having a rough day. I think it's important to understand the multitude of layers contributing to an individual's well-being. I look at environment, sleep quality, emotional well-being, diet, and nutritional deficiencies and requirements.

What holistic approach do you use to promote overall wellness?

My approach is specific the the individual and their emotional and physical needs.
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