For the past 7 years I’ve been helping clients recovery their gut health and supported them through the journey from IBS. Why? Because I’ve been there, I’ve been you. In my 20’s IBS entered my life and I wondered if I would every be ‘normal’ again.

Everything I ate caused extreme pain, severe bloating, nausea, hot sweats – and made a ‘quick exit’. When my clients tell me they suffer from “explosive bowel” I truly know what that means. I remember the nights stuck in the bathroom, bouncing from vomit bucket to toilet and back again. Hot sweats so bad I had sweat beading down my entire body (and those that know me now, know I don’t usually sweat much at all). The pain was absolutely horrendous, doubling me over and catching my breath. The headaches & migraines it triggered were so intense – and brain fog was a constant friend. I was making so many silly mistakes at work it was getting frustrating…and my boss started to notice.

At this time I found myself only able to eat pureed pumpkin as literally everything made me sick. But was so ill that even pureed pumpkin was too much, and I’d fall asleep digesting it. My weight plummeted to 37kg, I had to resign from the job that I loved (after a written warning from HR for spending too much time in the bathroom – I kid you not!).

It was upon leaving my job that I started on the path to find my solution. By now it had been going on for 4 years. I had already seen every doctor and specialist. Had every scan, test & procedure they could think off. But they told me nothing was wrong – I knew they were wrong, I was sick, they just didn’t know why.

That’s when I decided to try alternative medicine. I took myself down to China Town (I was living in Sydney at the time) as I figured “that’s where you’ll find alternative healers”. I tried acupuncture, reflexology, energy healing, had a live blood scan, saw numerous naturopaths and a few nutritionist, to round out the list. By this time I had spent many thousands of dollars yet I still wasn’t well. Actually, I was getting sicker. Losing weight by the day. I was quite sure this illness would take my life eventually.

A year later and I had to relocate to Melbourne. I happened upon an alternative festival where I met a naturopath with a vega machine – my life forever changed in this moment! This machine spat out the name of a parasite the naturopath said I had. Upon returning to Sydney I asked my GP to test for it, which she did stating “well we’ve tried everything else”. Turns out that YES, I did have that parasite! Also turned out it was very rare and not usually in the area (they had to notify health officials). So even though I had had MULTIPLE stool tests, they weren’t looking for the right needle – in the right haystack.

Unfortunately by now my digestive system was wrecked. I like to say in clinic that ‘pathogens come holding hands with their friends’, which seems to be the truth. These bugs come along, others follow, the microbiome gets over grown with “bad guys” and we have one huge, horrid, mess…

So although the naturopath I found helped me along the way to erradicating the parasite, she never had great success at healing my gut and getting me ‘back to normal’. That’s when I decided it was time to heal myself.

I studied to become a naturopath and never looked back! I started working as a naturopath about 7 years ago, and in that time I’ve treated nearly 2000 people. I currently have 500 clients on my books and the majority of these are ‘gut people’.

The healing protocol I used for myself, I use with these clients everyday to recover their gut health too. I hope I can help you too.

Thanks for visiting today and thank you for reading my story. I wish you the very best in good health x

Naturopath ~ Cassandra Henry
Health Haven Gold Coast

Even though I've been helping clients recover from gut issues for over 8 years now, I still get such happiness from their health improvements!
When a client can say "MY GUT IS THE BEST IT'S EVER BEEN", after how sick they were when you started working with them, you can't help but feel a gush of happiness!
This is why I do what I do... so I can help people like this ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’• So grateful I can share health and healing xx
Naturopath ~ Cass

#naturopath #guthealth #ibs #gutrecovery #gutissues #goldcoastnaturopath #naturopathgoldcoast
...

11 0

Immunity is on our minds this morning. Thanks to my clients who've called and emailed asking about how I can help you.

I've put together a little blog post of simple things you can do to support your immune system, including nutrients that are helpful, herbs that I use - and my Pantry Immune Tea (that's right, you'll have all you need right there at home in the pantry!).

Here's a few other ways I can help you right now:

๐ŸŒป I've reopened my Acute Immune Support Consultations - only $50 for a 20min phone consult & I can prescribe naturopathic practitioner only supps & herbal medicine (that I will courier to your home for free!).

๐ŸŒป Immune Support Packs - my immune support packs are back; they have a Custom Herbal Medicine 200ml or 500ml, Immune Support Supplement & medicinal herbal tea blend. I can also add other supplements as needed, like vitamin C, zinc or vit D.

๐ŸŒป Immune Herbs for Kids - I'm ready to go with a new batch of my kids immune herbs! Kids love my blend, it tastes great AND it works!

๐ŸŒป New Herbal Teas - I have my URTI Tea, Cold & Flu Tea & Fever Tea for Kids ready to go ๐Ÿคฉ Batched up freshly when ordered, delivered straight to your door.

Reach out should you need anything via a PM or email me at info@healthhaven.com.au.

Stay well my friends

Naturopath ~ Cass xo

** please note that herbs, supplements & prescription products are available only via consultation. My teas & tea packs are available to order with or without a consultation.

https://www.healthhaven.com.au/top-tips-for-immune-support-gold-coast-naturopath/

#naturopathgoldcoast #goldcoastnaturopath #healthhaven #immunetips #immunetea #naturopath #cassandraduffill
...

3 0

Thank you to all my gorgeous clients, friends and family who wished us well for our wedding last week! Itโ€™s hard to believe after all the planning and waiting, itโ€™s done and dusted, a week ago already!

Iโ€™m pleased to say we had a magic day with perfect weather, couldnโ€™t have asked for more ๐Ÿ’•

@paul_duffill and I are so grateful for your kindness and well wishes. Thanks to all the suppliers and venue for making our day magic ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿฅ‚

And I look forward to coming back to consults next week. Iโ€™m back to work from Tues 23rd March ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™

#healthhaven #naturopath #goldcoastnaturopath #wedding #austinvillaestate #garethkeenancatering #lavishfloraldesign #leisaottleycelebrantreviews
...

40 0

Spent yesterday doing the online modules, today Iโ€™m off to first aid training refresher. Just what you want to do the week you get married lol

Did you guys know naturopaths have to do this every year? I did have a client go into a diabetic hypo once during a consult, but apart from that, Iโ€™ve luckily never needed the training...

#firstaidtraining #paradisefirstaid #healthhaven #goldcoastnaturopath
...

11 0

Afternoon pick me up! Oat milk chai pudding. Healthy and sooo yummy! Great for breakfast, a batch lasts me 3 days, I just too with a different fruit to serve ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿฅ

#naturopath #naturopathgoldcoast #chaipudding
...

14 1

Happy International Womenโ€™s Day ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™

Thank you to the strong, empowered women in my life. May we all continue to walk through this world letting our light shine ๐ŸŒŸ

And on the days when we arenโ€™t so strong, thank you for holding one another up. ๐Ÿ™

๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

#internationalwomensday #naturopath #goldcoastnaturopath #strongertogether
...

10 0

Reminder ~ Health Haven is closed from tomorrow for the next two weeks... because next Saturday Iโ€™ll be getting married ๐Ÿ’•.

An amazing man I get to call my husband, and a gorgeous venue to host our wedding. We are so blessed ๐Ÿ™

Iโ€™m back to consults March 22nd and wonโ€™t be contactable, as Iโ€™m taking a โ€˜realโ€™ break.

Thank you all for you kind wishes, calls and thoughtful gifts and flowers this week. It means so much to us ๐Ÿ™

See you in a couple of weeks x
Naturopath Cass ๐ŸŒธ

@paul_duffill @austinvilla_estate
#healthhaven #naturopath #goldcoastnaturopath #gettingmarried #mrandmrs
...

34 5

Two industry guns in one image!

#natex2021
#leeholmessuperchargedfood
...

13 0

So lucky to have the amazing Claire sharing with us tonight, live from Melbourne.

@tameyourinnercritic
#natex2021
#healthhaven
#naturopath
...

6 0