Naturopath

Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy (Australian College of Natural Medicine);
Diploma of Homoeopathy: Diploma of Herbal Medicine and Nutrition (Australian College of Natural Medicine)

Member of the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA)

KATIE FORSTER

Natural Therapeutics founder, Katie is a highly qualified naturopath and nutritionist. Katie has been a Melbourne based naturopath for over 20 years and has extensive experience treating a range of health concerns, from gut health to stress management, autoimmune disorders, weight loss and detox programs. With a background in biological science and a passion for using food as medicine, Katie prescribes herbal and nutritional medicine combined with a focus on diet to restore health and wellbeing.

Katie specialises in:

  • – Gut health: dysbiosis, SIBO, digestive issues, microbiome recovery post antibiotics
  • – Food intolerances and sensitivities
  • – Autoimmune conditions
  • – Immune Support
  • – Stress management & Adrenal health
  • – Mood disorders
  • – Weight management & body composition
  • – Pre-conception Care, Fertility & Post-natal Support
  • – Hormonal imbalances & conditions – PCOS, PMS, menstrual disorders
  • – Detoxification programs & diets

NUTRITION AND GUT HEALTH

Passionate about nutrition and the gut microbiome, Katie knows that a balanced diet is an integral part of good health. Katie works with clients to implement realistic dietary changes for lasting effect, using evidence-based herbal medicine and nutritional supplements, as required, to help clients overcome health issues. Katie also specialises in effective weight loss and detoxification programs that can be designed to suit individual needs.

WOMEN’S AND CHILDREN’S HEALTH

Katie specialises in women’s health, pre-conception care, pregnancy, and fertility. As a mother herself, she has a special interest in infant and children’s health, treating various immune, digestive, skin, and other health issues.

TESTING AND INTREGRATIVE PATHOLOGY

Katie uses functional pathology testing where necessary to identify the underlying cause of illness as well as provide tools for the prevention of chronic disease and premature ageing.

The types of functional pathology tests Katie uses:

  • Microbiome Mapping & DNA sequencing, Complete Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA) & PCR (pathogenic bacteria & parasites test)
  • SIBO breath test
  • Adrenal Hormone Profile
  • Food, Chemical & Mould Sensitivity tests
  • Female & Male Hormone Profiles
  • MTHFR gene variation test

A PASSION FOR NATUROPATHY

Katie is a positive and passionate person who loves her work in natural medicine. She is very easy to talk to and will work with you on any areas of concern.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Katie undertakes continual professional development education to ensure she is up-to-date with the latest research and maintains the highest standard of care in practice.

TALK TO KATIE

Talk to Katie about your health concerns and get on the path to optimal wellness – go to BOOK NOW to make an appointment.

Health Fund rebates may be available for some Private Health Insurance with Extras, please check with your health insurance provider for eligibility.

APPOINTMENTS

Face to face consultations are available on Thursdays at Elk & Me.

Telehealth (video call) and phone consultations are available on Tuesdays & Wednesdays – head to BOOK NOW to make an appointment.

QUALIFICATIONS

Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy (Australian College of Natural Medicine);
Diploma of Homoeopathy: Diploma of Herbal Medicine and Nutrition (Australian College of Natural Medicine)

Member of the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA)