Michelle Watson, ND
From our Naturopath
Hi to all our valued customers and those of you that have just discovered what an amazing little shop the Hastings Health Store and Clinic really is!Firstly, I just wanted to welcome the new owners, Tina Dare and her daughter Jasmine, to the community and wish them every success in their new business running the store. If you haven’t already met them come in and introduce yourselves and see firsthand the amazing amount of new supplements and healthy foods they have stocked the shelves with.Also, just a reminder of who I am and how I operate in the store and clinic for those of you who don’t know how it all works. I have been lucky enough to have worked in the shop, as the `on-floor` Naturopath, for 8 years now, freely giving advice on diet, detoxification, vitamins, herbs, superfoods, etc. and then due to demand I opened up a herbal dispensary and clinic out the back where I practise as a Naturopath seeing clients for consultations.So why visit a Naturopath when you can get free advice in the shop? Well the answer is easy, Naturopaths pride themselves on spending a lot of time with their clients, getting an in-depth picture of information regarding their health, habits, diet, history etc and then from there we decide the best course of action by looking for the under-lying causes and dealing with the acute symptoms.. Most diseases start in the body long before symptoms are apparent and a lot are due to dietary intolerances, nutritional deficiencies, poor digestion, heavy metal overload, pathogens and parasites etc so it is my job to work all that out and bring my clients back to a state of good health now and for the future. Also Naturopaths practise preventative heath care so if you would like to prevent disease and stay well as you age then book in for a consult now.The Herbal Dispensary is also available for anyone that has an existing script from another Naturopath or has an acute problem eg, coughs, cold and flu symptoms, insomnia, sinusitis, anxiety etc . A quick chat with me and I can make up a tailor made bottle of herbs there on the spot. We also stock a lot of `Practitioner Only’ vitamins and supplements that can be dispensed under my guidance.