Newcastle Naturopath – Rachael Best
Rachael Best is a qualified Naturopath having completed her Advanced Diploma in Naturopathy, Advanced Diploma in Nutritional Medicine and Advanced Diploma in Western Herbal Medicine. She is an approved member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society.
Rachael didn’t have the healthiest diet as a child and made some poor choices in her early teens. She began to feel the effects of this, becoming overweight, suffering from acne, migraines, digestive disorders and hormone imbalances.
Studying Natural Medicine was a significant turning point in Rachaels life, it is here that her way of living was changed forever.
Rachael is passionate in all areas of Naturopathy. Having first hand experience raising 3 boys of her own, Rachael is drawn to all areas of children’s health, well-being and mental health. Rachael takes pride in seeing significant improvement in her clients with changes in diet, addressing allergies, intolerances, gut health and deficiencies.
Rachael takes pleasure in joining parents and parents to be in their pregnancy journey. Rachael enjoyed being a crucial part of an Integrated Maternity Team where she and other health practitioners worked together to provide a truly holistic approach to health throughout pregnancy and birth.
Areas of special interest
- Prenatal, antenatal and postnatal support
- Mental Health: Stress, depression, anxiety
- Digestive Disorders: Constipation, diarrhoea, IBS, bloating, reflux
- Gut Health: addressing and correcting the gut microbiome
- Children with behavioural issues
- Skin Health: Acne, psoriasis, rosacea, eczema
Rachael loves educating her clients, friends, family and admittedly random people she gets chatting to while out, of the importance of healthy, natural living.
Rachael integrates the latest scientific evidence with traditional knowledge to help deliver an individualised treatment plan for your specific requirements. Rachael focuses on dietary changes, life style changes, gut health, mental health, sleep, nutritional and herbal medicine and functional testing.
You can be assured I will do everything in my power to help and guide you to achieve optimum health. I will work alongside you, each step of the way, at your own pace, educating you and adjusting treatment as required.
Her kind, nurturing and empathetic nature will make you feel comfortable, at ease and genuinely cared for.
Rachael looks forward to meeting you and joining you on your own health journey.
Get to know Rachael in 5 points
-Rachael loves the outdoors and exploring new places, especially with her family. Camping, body boarding, snorkelling, bush walking, fishing, kayaking, bike riding are among her favourite things to do.
-Rachael is a bit adventurous and has been sky diving, snorkelling with whale sharks, white water rafting, scuba diving with grey nurse sharks, caving, abseiling and rock climbing. Her dream is to cage dive with great white sharks.
-Rachael is passionate about the environment and educating her children on the importance to do everything we can to take care of it. You will find Rachael and her boys collecting rubbish along the lake edge, beach and parks. She is working in conjunction with her local school to ban all plastics, become a rubbish free school and start a compost and worm farm.
-Rachael is a food lover and luckily enough married a man who enjoys cooking. She gets spoilt with Mediterranean feasts, Thai banquets, Indian curries and Mexican cuisine.
-Rachael also loves photography, discovering her passion for this while travelling around the world and around Australia. She finds a warmth in capturing peoples special moments and events in life.