Appointments available at Singleton and Muswellbrook 0400 428 891 info@assertivehealth.com.au

A holistic approach

to your health

My name is Nicole Gray, a naturopath and nutritionist based in Singleton, and here you will find information about me and my philosophy on offering support and education with: learning and behavioural difficulties, family health, mental health, preventable diseases, nutritional deficiencies etc. Please scroll down or click on the headings to take you to the information.

I am really looking forward to meeting you soon and being able to help you achieve your wellbeing goals.

About Me

I am originally from Germany and arrived in Australia in 1998. In 1999 I made Singleton my home and have been very happy here. Most of my life I have been working in hospitality and have always had a great interest in nutrition, having followed every weight loss diet under the sun with mixed results. This made me realise that there has to be more to it than just going on fad diets and restricting the foods you love.

The catalyst however, for me to study Nutritional Medicine and Naturopathy was mine and my families health. In addition, working as a canteen manager at a public school, I have had insight into the effects of dietary choices on children’s health and behaviour.

Countless conversations over the years have made me realise that many are seeking help in taking theirs and their families wellbeing into their own hands but don’t know where to start. I was in the same boat. After asking many questions and not getting the answers that I felt comfortable with I finally found someone who was able to steer me onto an alternative path to health.

My family had some amazing results incorporating nutritional changes, supplementation, exercises and the use of a variety of healthcare professionals. I feel the knowledge I have acquired through my studies and my life experience will be of benefit to the Singleton community and beyond and would love to share it with families in need.

I am passionate about a holistic approach to your wellbeing and hope that you will allow me to be part of your journey to optimal health.

Yours in health and happiness,
Nicole Gray

My qualifications:

  • Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine (2016)
  • Certificate in Western Herbal Medicine (2016)
  • Professional Certificate in Applied Aromatherapy (2017)
  • Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy (completed by August 2018)
  • Ongoing professional development  is required to remain current with my Association and ensures I keep up to date with the latest research to offer you the best possible care.

My Approach

I offer an evidence based holistic approach with a little traditionalism finding the best outcome for you. In conjuction with the following services, I can provide other case appropriate testing for optimal results. Confidentiality and discretion is always assured.

Holistic

An evidence based approach with a little traditionalism finding the best outcome.

Individual

A comprehensive health appraisal with an individual plan just for you.

Sustainable

Sustainable lifestyle change, making it easier to maintain.

Education

Nutritional advice and education for long term health.

Supplementation

By scientifically research based supplement companies.

Support

Ongoing advice and support as part of your treatment plan.

My Philosophy

As a nutritionist and naturopath my focus is on the interaction of gastrointestinal health, vitamins and minerals, dietary and lifestyle choices to the optimal function of the brain and general wellbeing.

Mental health, learning and behavioural difficulties, autoimmune diseases and other preventable illnesses have been linked to an unbalanced gastrointestinal micro flora, nutritional deficiencies and inflammation.

The definition (online medical dictionary) of nutritional medicine underpins my approach:
1. Use of food and nutrition as a medicinal approach.
2. Supplementation of diet with nutrients, intermediary metabolic products, and probiotics to prevent illness and improve health and healing.

 

 

With the above in mind I believe in the inherent capability of the body being able to heal itself given the right nourishments and lifestyle.

My 7 principles focus on Nutrition, Exercise, Wellness, Support, Mindfulness, Self-respect and Positivity taking an assertive and holistic approach to your health. In addition my aim is to educate you to be able to make informed choices and take your health into your own hand.

Contact me here or call me on 0400 428 891 if you feel I can help you achieve your wellness goals.

MY Services

Initial Consultation 60min

$120

In this consultation we get to know each other, address your immediate concerns and offer some possible symptom relief for the first week. I then ask you to fill in an extensive questionnaire that will give me a holistic insight in your health and a food and lifestyle diary that will give me an insight on your nutrient intake and what is happening on a day to day basis.

1st follow up consultation 45-60min

$90-$120

In this follow up we will see how you have been feeling on the intervention offered, analyse the completed food and lifestyle diary and questionnaire.  We then set up a plan that will address your immediate and future health goals.

Further Follow up consultation 30-45min

$60-$90

This is a consultation where we will check on your progress, assess that supplementation is still appropriate and adjust the treatment plan were necessary.

Acute Consultation 30min

$60

This consultation is for acute conditions like gastritis, cold and flu. It is designed to offer symptom relief at the time of illness. Supplementation is likely to be prescribed and possible natural remedies may be offered.

Skype Consultation

Are available however, these need to be paid in advance via Bank Transfer or by phone if paid by credit card. No refund will be given on cancellation or no show. Please ensure you skype name is added to your last name if booking online. 

Home Visits

add $50 to the consultation fee

Available for house bound clients due to physical restrictions.  A quick assessment via phone for eligibility applies.

Supermarket tours approx. 60min

$100

This service will offer you an insight on how to read labels, which foods to avoid and which to include in regards to additives, processing and following a mostly fresh and varied diet.

CDSA – Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis 3+

$370

This test gives an insight in the integrity of the Gastrointestinal Tract identifying possible bacteria and digestive insufficiencies. This test may be indicated if the symptoms picture need further clarification

Hair Mineral Analysis Testing

$150

This test gives an insight into mineral status and their relationship to each other and possible heavy metal toxicity in your body. This report will enhance guidance on the best possible treatment. This report may be considered if indicated by the symptom picture a client’s presents with.

Other testing

$ various

We can offer a variety of blood, urine and salivary testing depending on a client’s needs.

Cancellation and No Show Policy:
We all get busy and I understand if life gets in the way. I do however trust that your time is a precious as mine. Therefore, for me to offer the best service and making sure that clients have access to the best possible appointments I request a minimum of 24 hours notice. In case of short notice a cancellation fee of 80% will apply and is enforced at my discretion. In case of no show a 100% fee will apply.

Current provider with the following Health Insurances:
Medibank, Australian Unity, AHM, Australian Health Management, HBF, Westfund, CBHS Health Fund

YOUR TREATMENT

Your and /or your families health concerns are addressed by a multifaceted approach guided by my 7 principles.

Your treatment involves a comprehensive health appraisal, testing, supplementation and a plan that will address immediate and future health goals. This will ensure that you have a highly individual approach. You and/or your family’s commitment will contribute to a superior outcome.

Nutrition, supplementation and education are a integral part in treating a variety of disease with some amazing results. Here are a few examples:

  • Mental health eg. Depression and anxiety
  • Learning and Behavioural difficulties
  • Unidentified Food intolerances
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Crohns disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Skin conditions eg. Eczema, psoriasis etc.
  • Conditions relating to the Reproductive Organs etc

Confidentiality and discretion are of utmost important to me personally and reflects in the handling of your personal information. What happens in the rooms of Assertive Health stays in the rooms of Assertive Health.

Contact me here or call 0400 428 891 if I can help your condition.

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Contact Me

Nicole Gray – Naturopathic Nutritionist

Member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society.

196 Bridge Street, Muswellbrook
Monday 9.30am– 4.00 pm

2/104 George Street, Singleton
Tuesday 9.30am -5pm
Wednesday 1pm to 8pm
Thursday 9.00am – 4.30 pm