Karina Farmers

Naturopath  •  Nutrition and herbal medicine

Karina graduated in 2009 with a four year bachelor degree in naturopathy and nutrition (B. Health Science – Naturopathy) from SSNT in Melbourne, highly regarded as Australia’s longest standing natural medicine institution.

Karina has always had an interest in human physiology and behaviour, first studying a B. Science at the University of Melbourne (majors in Immunology and Psychology).

Karina is an evidence-based practitioner with a passion for empowering people to understand their body and take control of their health. She combines your symptom presentation, health history and pathology testing to identify underlying causes for multi-system health concerns such as digestive issues, allergies, immune conditions, hormonal dysregulation and more. The gut-brain connection is now well accepted and provides a great example of multiple body systems being intrinsically linked i.e. the digestive system and the central nervous system, including the brain. This is why just thinking about food can encourage saliva production, and of more relevance to naturopathy, why an imbalance of microbes in the gut long term can cause mood disorders.

Karina aims to help people become more attuned to how their body functions and to empower them to take control of their health. She uses a combination of nutritional supplements and herbal medicines combined with diet and lifestyle adjustments to support optimal health across the body systems.

Karina strives to treat holistically, finding the underlying cause and treating the whole person. She can assist you with acute or long-term health concerns. She will work together with you and your health care team to map out a realistic treatment plan and advocate for your optimal health.

KARINA’S HOURS OF PRACTICE

MONDAY 2:30pm – 6:30pm

THURSDAY 9:00am – 3:00pm