Meet Deirdre Parkinson ND
Bachelor Social Science
My medical background began with a nursing degree, specializing as a midwife in maternity nursing. From those early years I had always held an interest in nutrition, reading the works of pioneering nutritionist, Adele Davis. My experiences in nursing revealed that there are also psycho-emotional roots of disease. I completed a Bachelor Social Science degree in psychology.
For fifteen years I travelled a lot and have worked in many hospitals in many different fields of medicine. Those opportunities have given me an appreciation of the benefits of orthodox medicine, but at the same time ignited my passion for healing the natural way. After completing my studies in naturopathy in 2004, I have been working towards further blending the best of medicine with the best of naturopathy.
What do I specialize in?
I specialize in holistic health for men, women and children. Once they understand that no part of their body is isolated from the rest, they realise that a good practitioner treats the whole body, not simply specializing in one part. All bodies, whether young or old, male or female, benefit enormously from the same effective holistic treatment.
What do you, the patient, need?
As a patient seeking a good naturopath you need to find someone who has the time to use their diagnostic ability and experience to get to the bottom of your helath problem. It is not enough to treat the symptoms of an illness without getting to the underlying cause. Sometimes a disease process began many years before the current symptoms appeared.
Knowing how the body works has always held fascination for me. I have studied it from a medical point of view, and then from a naturopathic angle. As a naturopath it is my role to explain to my patients how their body works, and how to help it heal. I love teaching, and have taught nursing subjects at Prince Charles Hospital in the 80s and lectured at TAFE in naturopath health science subjects including iridology, anatomy, and nutrition.
Deirdre Parkinson ND, Clinical Naturopath
Registered Naturopath, Functional Nutritionist, Medicinal Herbalist
Member of ANTA (Australian Natural Therapists Association)
Bachelor Social Science, majoring in psychology, nursing, and midwifery.
Lecturer Cert IV TAA
Registered Yoga teacher (Member Yoga Australia)
Fitgenes Genetic Testing
Integrative Pathology Testing
Body Composition VLA Testing
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