Our incredible team of natural health practitioners will inspire you to take charge of your health. Let us introduce you to the team…
Lisa Stanton-Smith is our Nutritionist specialising in Sports nutrition. Lisa’s nutrition journey started as an elite middle distance runner. Competing on the national athletics circuit, she learnt very early the importance of good nutrition in fuelling performance. Then suffering a long bout of injuries and illness, Lisa’s knowledge adapted, and paved a unique understanding of the human body and it’s changing requirements. Lisa realised food was more than just fuel or for pleasure: but had the ability to transform ones health if it matched the body’s requirements: which vary between individuals, and depending on life stage. This is why there is no ‘one diet’ that is perfect for everyone. Lisa’s knowledge has since grown with completion of her degree in BHSc Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine.
Alongside her athletics career, Lisa has spent many years studying and working in Melbourne and Auckland amongst the best musculoskeletal specialists, marketing researchers, psychologists and horticulturists, in an attempt to understand the drivers of disease, nutrition, and human behaviour. Coupled with an elite running background, Lisa brings a unique understanding of human nutrition to every consult, and is passionate to help you on your journey to better health, and better performance.
Outside the nutrition rooms you’ll find Lisa walking or running the local trails, running tracks, gardening, baking, or admiring a sunset.
Naturopath and Iridiologist
Next we have our Naturopath and Iridologist, Monique Price-Howie. Monique uses world-class Iridology technology to provide an intricate photograph of your iris along with a comprehensive report.
She identifies how your genetic predispositions, organ susceptibilities and lifestyle may be impacting your health and develops a thorough treatment plan to improve the quality of your life.
Naturopath and Bowen Therapist
Caroline Lhuer is our Naturopath and Bowen Therapist with a special interest in digestive health, women’s health and thyroid issues.
In private practice since 2012, both in Melbourne and rural Victoria (Woodend, Gisborne), she is also the resident naturopath at a rehabilitation centre near Daylesford.
Caroline listens and works with you to develop an achievable treatment plan, encouraging you along the way. Simple and gradual changes to diet, lifestyle and habits, along with individualised herbal and/or nutritional supplements, will allow you to reach your full potential, both physically and emotionally. Caroline is used to working alongside other health professionals (GPs, specialists, psychologists, osteopaths, chiropractors, massage therapists, personal trainers) for best patient outcomes.
Bowen Therapy can reduce pain, relieve stress and brings a deep sense of relaxation. As such it is a great adjunct to naturopathy!
Naturopath and Owner
Leisa Blanch is a passionate and caring Naturopath with a professional aim of inspiring others to reach their full potential.
Her background as a corporate manager has enabled Leisa to take on the challenge of not only being a Naturopath, but running a successful health shop and clinic that has the best interests of clients and their practitioners at heart.
Also a mother and a smiling, happy local with a love of her natural home environment in Mount Macedon, she keeps up with her busy lifestyle only by practicing meditation and mindfulness, exercising in nature and consuming whole, nutritious foods, every day.
Leisa is always up for a laugh and a good chat, she is a great listener too so make sure you drop in and say hi if you haven’t already, she’d love to see you.
Courtney Fisher is the new Acupuncturist at GHE. A recent RMIT graduate as a Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Courtney is currently completing a Diploma in Remedial Massage. Courtney has a passion for treating Musculoskeletal conditions, using the many modalities she has at her disposal, including acupuncture, cupping and remedial massage. She just loves being able to help people feel better and enable positive results within a single session! Courtney is continually amazed by the nature of holistic medicine, which can be adapted to meet the needs of each individual and effect positive change in the way they experience life. Courtney looks forward to assisting you towards achieving optimal well-being.
Integrated Remedial Massage Therapist
Leanne Wall is our Integrated Remedial Massage Therapist. Leanne started her Massage Career after receiving a Certificate IV in Equine Myofunctional Therapy in 2000. She then completed Certificate IV in Postural Integration (PI), Diploma of Remedial Massage (2006) and MET (muscle energy transfer).
Leanne has adopted the strokes and intent from PI to create change and balance within the different levels of the body. This is then combined with Remedial Techniques to optimise ease and range of motion in joints, alignment and function of body systems. Leanne works holistically, involving the emotional and physical levels of the body to transform ones mindset, to allow change.
Leanne regularly undertakes further study to improve and increase her knowledge and awareness of why dysfunction occurs with the aim of helping you achieve a more happy, positive and functioning body.