Diana Arundell 

The Avoca Naturopath and Nutritionist

Helping people create healthier, happier lives combining the best of traditional wisdom and modern science. Addressing physical, emotional and mental wellbeing from the inside out.

Meet Diana

Diana is a university qualified naturopath practicing on the Central Coast since 2002. She spent a number of years working in the corporate world and is a mother of 2 so has practical understanding of the challenges of balancing work and parenthood.  

Diana has a love of education (teaching and learning) and was a lecturer of Nutrition at Macquarie University for 10 years and also taught clinical skills at the University of Newcastle as well as receiving the  Dean’s award for ‘Academic Excellence’ whilst studying the Bachelor of Health Science (Complementary Medicine) at Charles Sturt University. Diana is fully registered with The Australian Traditional Medicine Society and The National Herbalists Association of Australia as well as being an accredited Journey practitioner.

 

Qualifications       

 B.H.Sc (complementary medicine) – Charles Sturt University

B.A- University of Newcastle

Advanced diploma in Naturopathy

Dip. of Nutrition

Dip. of Herbal Medicine

Dip. of Remedial Massage

Dip. Reflexology.

(All diplomas awarded by Nature Care College)

Accredited Journey Practitioner

Shotokan Karate- Black Belt

Before seeing Diana I had been on the Pill for over 10 years. Once I decided to go off the Pill I did not get a period. I left this for over a year (thinking it would come back) before I went to see a GP. I was told that this was normal and that I should have an ultrasound to see if I had poly-cystic ovaries (PCO). The ultrasound confirmed that this was the case. My GP said that I would not get my period back, there was nothing I could do about this and if/when I wanted to have a baby I would have to take injections of Clomid to stimulate ovulation – I was 26 years old.

Unhappy with this prognosis, a friend (thankfully) referred me to Diana. She gave me liquid herbs and within 6 weeks I had my period back and within a year I had regular 28 day cycles each month. Diana also prescribed me with some herbs to combat painful periods due to PCO and now I have no pain at all!

I could not recommend Diana more highly, to any woman who is having difficulty with PCO or periods generally. She is extremely knowledgeable, know’s what works and most of all is caring and kind to all of her patients.

– Jessica

Diana is a beautiful caring person. Her dedication to helping others with her holistic approach and advise is invaluable. She has seen both myself and my daughter. I also love the high quality supplements for support. I would highly recommend seeing Diana.

– Lisa

“I’ve seen a number of naturopaths over the years. I’d been struggling with weight fluctuations for a number of years and couldn’t find any answers that helped me understand the cause. Diana was amazing at quickly being able to identify a number of underlying health issues and worked out a treatment plan that suited my hectic lifestyle. I successfully lost weight, regained my energy and resolved my depression”

– Mel

I have greatly appreciated Diana’s expertise and the genuine care that she offers. I saw Diana at a time when I had fallen into becoming a passive recipient of medical interventions. She took a holistic view of my situation and supported me through my diet, exercise and managing my stress. I’ll always be grateful for the light she bought to a difficult time.

– Holly

A short note to say thank you. I arrived in your practice after nearly 2 years of misery, in fact I cried the whole way through the first consultation. I had been to 3 different doctors, a gastroenterologist and a surgeon and after your guidance and help I am back to being myself again. Pain gone, bloating gone, my whole gastrointestinal system back to working. I am able to exercise and enjoy my life again. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

– Linda

Diana has addressed a number of health concerns and issues and has best prepared my family with a healthy strong immunity through herbal, practitioner based treatments. We have had nine years of flu-free winters, and although we lead busy lives still manage to feel energetic and have a positive outlook on our overall well being.

Diana is attentive to our needs at all times and ensures she has a complete knowledge of her clients background and lifestyle to best diagnose recommendations for their treatment plan. Her expertise, genuine care, professionalism and support is ongoing and we are truly thankful to be part of the Avoca naturopath family.

– J.F

Both of my daughters hold Diana in high esteem and have developed a lovely rapport with her. Over the past nine years my eldest daughter has been treated by Diana for childhood reflux and bronchitis and is currently working with her sleep onset anxiety. Diana guided her through a visualisation exercise and positive affirmation session which has worked wonders. Diana discussed and offered ideas as to how to develop a pre-sleep routine that is calm and relaxing preparing my daughter (and the rest of our family) for a sound restful sleep. Although this type of anxiety is ongoing Diana has also helped my daughter minimise the effects through vitamin and herbal remedies.

– J.H

Naturopathy On The Central Coast 

Naturopathy is a holistic approach to health that aims at restoring and maintaining health physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. At times modern orthodox medicine can be disease or symptom focused rather than or as well as, working towards balancing the environment or health of the individual.

Utilising the best of modern science and evidence based traditional medicine, Diana’s aim is to restore balance to the body and encourage the natural healing intelligence that the human body is capable of given the right environment. Diana welcomes working integratively with other medical professionals to enhance the best outcome for the client.

Science is changing and where we were once taught that our genes determine our health, it’s now becoming evident that our environment influences our gene expression.

Nutritionist On The Central Coast 

Naturopathy Diana is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the Central Coast community through sustainable nutrition and lifestyle goals.

Whether it’s achieving a healthy body weight or maintaining optimal health and wellness, working with Diana can help provide the motivation, guidance, accountability & a personalised plan needed to get on a long term, balanced healthy path.

Nutritionist and dieticians may differ in their approach to food. As a nutritionist, Diana does not simply focus on calorie counting or sugar content and is more focusde on the quality and what makes up the nutritional fuel going into the body. For example – artificial sweetners or ‘diet’ products are never a part of Diana’s approach to addressing a person with diabetes or blood sugar issues.

There is no magic diet or weight loss pill. Diet and lifestyle changes will need to be made, however these will be realistic, obtainable and personalised for you. 

Wellness & Longevity      

There is so much conflicting information out there that it can be confusing and even overwhelming deciding what and when to eat and what supplements if any to take!

Prevention is better than cure so embarking on a wellness program to enhance health and prevent disease can be the best gift to give yourself and your loved ones. Regular check ups are an excellent way to ensure you are on track with your health as well as staying up to date with the latest research on diet, nutrition and herbal medicine.

I cannot recommend Diana enough to anyone in need of a Naturopath. Diana has put my whole family on the path to wellness again. With Diana’s knowledge, support and amazing use of herbs, she has turned our health & lifestyles around. 

C.M

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