The soft place to land during a crisis, ill health or just having a bad day.
Devoted. Many of my clients give me the privilege of serving them for 10, 15 or even 28 years. Trust is of prime importance.
Collaborative. This is an aspect of my approach where I seek information from the experts (or them from me) and refer to the best when required. I work with and receive referrals from GP’s, medical specialists and OT’s.
Tuned-in. As part of the consultation process. It is all about the client being heard, understood and having time.
Fired-up. I love the feeling of firing on all cylinders…feeling well, emotionally balanced, cognitively sharp, fit and lots of energy to have fun especially now that I am in my 50’s. That’s what I want for my clients.
Traditional. While appreciating the latest research and evidence-based treatment protocols I believe a traditional naturopathic approach has its place.
Experienced. Whether overcoming debilitating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, losing my Mother to an inoperable brain tumour at a young age, having 2 children 14 months apart and having to wrestle with PCOS to conceive them, working collaboratively with OT’s to help my son overcome processing issues and ADD, supporting a very busy husband where sometimes sleep and food deprivation is par for the course. These experiences have given me an understanding the limits of naturopathy but more so the tremendous power and potential a natural approach provides.
Diane Pascoe, Naturopathic Clinician, ND, DipAppSc. (Naturopathy), Dip. (Herbalism), Dip. (Homoeopathy)
Diane was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in 1984 and so began Diane’s health journey and path to a career as a Naturopath. Diane began practicing in Nedlands, Kojonup and Katanning in 1993.
Diane has tremendous empathy and experience with helping clients overcome Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and fatigue in all its form.
As a traditional naturopath, treating the digestive system and gut has always been a very high priority. With increasing research and evidence relating to the importance of probiotics, prebiotics, diet impact on gut function and the microbiome overall, this has added to Diane’s keen interest and successful outcomes with conditions such as IBS, SIBO, malabsorption and other gut and digestive issues.
Ageing well and prevention of disease are also of great interest to Diane. Over many years of practice, Diane has observed conditions that tend to appear over time such as heart disease, cancer, arthritis, middle age spread or blood sugar disorders. With a strong focus on the attainment of lean muscle mass, providing dietary advice and tools for stress management all contribute to facing the aging process with strength and vigour. Diane is mindful of prescribing safely while clients are taking medication or under medical care and has a good working relationship with members of the medical profession. Diane works in a complementary manner which makes both the client and medical practitioner feel at ease.
Diane gives a great deal of attention to the mind-body connection. Stress, anxiety and depression all have a profound impact on overall health; so this is always addressed as part of the healing process or protocol to wellness. This may include recommending a psychiatrist or other therapist that Diane considers a “good fit”; meditation/breathing techniques; nervine herbs or just a particular book to read.
Feeling well is about feeling good in every way and ENJOYING the process as you get there.
Mental Health & Burnout
During 30 years of practice, Diane has had a great deal of experience and has been highly aware of the demands placed on those who burn the candle at both ends and the impact this has on the adrenals, energy, sex hormones, neurotransmitters that affect mood, weight gain, cognitive ability and cardiac health . Diane keeps up to date with the latest research regarding fatigue and burnout. This requires an individualised treatment plan after gaining a great understanding of the clients needs and lifestyle. Empowering a busy person to get the balance right so as to prevent or heal the mind and body during times of relentless high stress.
In our toxic world, the thyroid gland has become a casualty of our environment. A very large group of chemicals that have the action of being endocrine disruptors wreak havoc on the functioning of the thyroid in many ways. There is also increasing amounts of evidence that has found a link between respiratory viruses and long-term impact on the functioning of the thyroid. Issues concerning thyroid function and metabolism are not just limited to the thyroid gland as there are various sites in the body where thyroid hormone conversion takes place. The enzymes responsible for this are susceptible to numerous factors such as stress, caloric intake, and nutrient deficiencies. At least 1 in 33 Australians are on medication for Hypothyroidism yet there are many more with subclinical hypothyroidism. Auto-immune conditions that attack the thyroid are also common. Monitoring with advanced thyroid testing, evaluating dietary impact, assessing for genetic influences, and treating the thyroid with a targeted approach and multi-layered process yields results for treating this powerful yet very sensitive gland.
Weight Management & Metabolic Issues
Diane has a great deal of experience and success empowering those struggling with weight gain and promoting a healthy body composition. With a strong belief that if losing weight was easy, people would have already done it, Diane utilises a holistic approach when assisting clients with weight loss and achieving healthy lean muscle mass. An individualised approach is very important as not one size fits all. Weight loss and relationships with food can be very complex. Diane’s method of providing dietary plans that are satisfying not leaving clients hungry and suggesting foods and recipes that are doable for the client helps pave the road to success. Regular check ins to determine physiological glitches and provide solutions for challenges makes the process satisfying and enjoyable and most importantly providing long lasting results. The prime goal is to get the balance right of enjoying life, healthy eating, healthy weight and muscle mass...forever