FULL MEMBER INTERVIEW – Renee Eldred (continued)

What motivated you to become a Naturopath?
As a child I suffered from constant nausea and digestive problems. I am grateful that my parents decided to take me to see a Naturopath, and I saw drastic results. It wasn’t until I was much older that I realised the power of natural medicine, and I was drawn to learning how I too could help others.

Is this still the same nowadays as compared to when you first began?
After spending years studying, I am still blown away by the power of natural medicine and nature, and how the earth provides us with everything we need to heal.

What modalities do you use in your practice? Have they changed over time?
To support my practice, I also utilise Iridology and Flower Essence Therapy, with a specific interest in emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

Do you have a vision for Naturopathy in Australia?
I hope to see our industry in Australia continue to grow. I would love to see Naturopathy become more mainstream and recognised by the Government as a practical and respected option for helping people to prevent and overcome their health concerns. Ideally, I would like to see Naturopathy recognised and regulated by the National Regulation and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS) via the Australian Health Practitioner Authority (AHPRA).

What are your interests besides Naturopathy?
I enjoy reading fiction, exercising, catching up with close friends who also share my passion for Natural Health, and tending to my quickly growing number of indoor plants.

What words of wisdom would you share with a new graduate Naturopath?
Be brave, you might feel like you don’t know it all, and that is a good thing. We will never stop learning. Hang in there, it will all be worth it in the end.