GoVita Wellness Clinic Newtown
Jean Martain ~ Naturopath, Nutrionist, Herbalist (BHSc Nat MANTA)
I’m Jean, my life purpose is to guide you to your optimal state of health and wellbeing.
I’m a Sydney naturopath passionate about using food as medicine and empowering you with simple lifestyle strategies that will make profound lasting changes to your health.
I love to talk about all things health and wellness and regularly share blogs and cutting edge scientific research in workshops and on social media.
I am interested in all aspects of women’s health, hormones, improving digestive function and giving you tools to build resilience to stress and boost your energy..
I am qualified and trained in all areas of naturopathic care and use natural medicines to improve a host of imbalances (see list below)
- Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Adrenal Fatigue and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Irritable Bowel Sydnrome, Bloating, Constipation and Diarrhoea, Food allergies and intolerances, Leaky gut and dysbiosis, SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), Candida overgrowth, Parasites, Helicobacter pylori.
- Autoimmune diseases, Recurrent infections, Cold and flu, Post viral fatigue, Allergies, Asthma and Hayfever.
- Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne, Dry skin
- Premenstrual Syndrome, Irregular periods, Painful periods, Heavy periods, PCOS (Polycystic ovarian syndrome), Endometriosis, Menopause, Thyroid dysfunction / hypothyroid
- Diabetes mellitus type 2, Insulin resistance, Weight loss, Non alcoholic fatty liver disease
My health journey has led me here to you to share my wealth of knowledge of natural medicines so that I can guide you with a targeted treatment plan and inspire you to make the changes needed for lasting health and quality of life!
Personal experience with illness motivated me to find a solution..
My core belief as your practitioner is that I must lead by example…
My personal health history has been a colourful one indeed, with recurrent chronic thrush (candida), recurrent chronic headaches, eczema, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, anxiety, food allergies, depression, mould related symptoms and cancer.
I understand what it is like to experience serious illness. The days when you can’t take care of yourself. The days when you feel like a burden to your loved ones. The frustration that comes from not being able to do the things you love and the day you lose the desire to do them!
The successes I have achieved through diet and lifestyle changes, paying attention to environmental contributors, nutritional and herbal medicines give me the confidence in knowing that you too can have a better quality of life.
These days I truly believe my past personal struggles were a gift! To help me on my own path to being a healer and giving me the tools and knowledge to guide you to wellness and be the support that you need to nurture you on your healing journey. I am honoured to play that role as your health practitioner and absolutely LOVE my job as a naturopath!
Jean is a Naturopath with an interest in Chronic fatigue management, Autoimmune thyroid disease – Hashimotos thyroiditis, Anxiety and Stress management Jean is trained in all areas of Naturopathic practice including:
Nervous system imbalance including:
Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Adrenal Fatigue and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Digestive issues including:
Irritable Bowel Sydnrome, Bloating, Constipation and Diarrhoea, Food allergies and intolerances, Leaky gut and dysbiosis, SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), Candida overgrowth, Parasites, Helicobacter pylori.
Immune dysfunction including:
Autoimmune diseases, Recurrent infections, Cold and flu, Post viral fatigue, Allergies, Asthma and Hayfever.
Skin issues including:
Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne, Dry skin.
Hormonal imbalance including:
Premenstrual Syndrome, Irregular periods, Painful periods, Heavy periods, PCOS (Polycystic ovarian syndrome), Endometriosis, Menopause, Thyroid dysfunction / hypothyroid
Metabolic disorders including:
Diabetes mellitus type 2, Metabolic syndrome X, Insulin resistance, Weight loss, Non alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Jean is a degree qualified Naturopath with a Bachelor of Health and Science in Naturopathy from Endeavour College of Natural Health Sydney, a professional member of the Australian Natural Therapists Association, a freelance Health and Wellness writer and author of The Naturopath Blog.
Jean believes strongly in patient centered and integrative medicine and collaborates with medical doctors, psychologists, acupuncturists, massage therapists, osteopaths and chiropractors. Jean is friendly, professional, competent and creates a fusion between traditional medicine and modern current evidence based practice. Jean creates a collaborative and therapeutic relationship with all clients with clear and prioritised treatment goals and an emphasis on educating you to inspire and empower you to reach and maintain your optimal state of wellbeing.
“Naturopathic treatment shines in chronic disease states because the underlying cause is addressed and while symptom relief is important Naturopaths avoid suppressing symptoms as their primary goal for treatment, incorporating the diet, lifestyle and environmental changes that are key to wellness. By enhancing the vital force and improving the tone and function of relevant body systems we stimulate the body’s innate ability to heal itself” – Jean
207 King St Newtown NSW 2042
Servicing Sydney’s inner western suburbs including Sydney, Newtown, Erskineville, Enmore, Camperdown, Marickville, Chippendale, St Peters, Tempe, Sydenham, Broadway, Surry Hills, Glebe, Forest Lodge, Annandale
Naturopathic principles and philosophies:
- First Do No Harm
- Treat the Cause
- The body has an innate ability to self heal
- Doctor as Teacher
- Holistic – treat the person not the disease
- Food as medicine
What is Naturopathy?
Naturopathy is a traditional healing modality that uses a holistic approach to wellness and aims to resolve underlying causes of imbalance or disharmony. Via strengthening the tone and integrity of body tissues and body systems Naturopaths strive to stimulate the vital force (aka chi, prana, life force) to encourage the body to heal itself.
Naturopathic philosophy includes a strong emphasis on the role of “doctor as teacher” and the therapeutic relationship centers around patient empowerment and collaboration. Modern Naturopathic practice combines current scientific evidence with traditional remedies and incorporates a number of treatment strategies including:
- Diet and lifestyle advice
- Basic counseling
- Nutritional Analysis and Clinical Nutritional Medicines
- Herbal Medicines
- Flower Essences
Naturopathic care adheres to a philosophy known as the therapeutic order where by minimal therapeutic intervention is taken as an initial approach, and removal of any predisposing, perpetuating or contributing factors including diet, lifestyle, environmental and chemical influences that may have led to the imbalance or “dis-ease” in the first place are addressed. In this way Naturopaths avoid suppression of symptoms to ensure a holistic systems based approach. Naturopathy treats the person as a whole. As everyone is unique 2 people with the same disease state may receive 2 different treatments depending on their individual presentation and circumstances.
Because deep change is often needed in chronic disease there is no magic bullet or overnight cure. The Naturopath will guide you at a pace that is suitable to you and your circumstances to make the lasting changes that your body, mind and spirit require to heal.
Jean uses the following laboratories: Laverty Pathology, Nutripath, Genova, Ubiome and Healthscope.
Why do Functional testing?
Functional testing refers to laboratory tests that seek to identify the underlying cause of imbalance and assess the function of various body systems and tissues.
Naturopaths may order functional tests depending on your signs and symptoms to direct and tailor your treatment to stream line and target your presenting complaint and to optimise your wellness.
Pathology testing utilises reference ranges to identify overt disease processes whereas functional testing seeks to identify the level of function and optimise your health. People often experience symptoms well before conventional test results appear outside of the range in the full blown disease state and functional tests when combined with a thorough case history can help tailor your treatment.
Examples of functional tests include:
- Complete digestive stool analysis
- Salivary hormone profile
- Female hormone profile
- Thyroid hormone profile
- Functional liver detoxification profile
- Adrenal cortisol profile
Referral for functional testing requires a consultation and case history health assessment. Your practitioner will assess your diet and lifestyle, body signs and symptoms and any other relevant factors to determine which tests best suit your needs. Requests for tests will be requested with consideration to your budget and are not rebated via medicare. Your Naturopath will write a referral letter to collaborate with your general medical practitioner and the out of pocket expense will be minimised where possible.
Enjoy holistic healthcare and personalised nutrition today and book online to receive your $25 discount off your initial consultation!