About

About Karen

Karen McElroy is a leading naturopath, medical herbalist and wellness consultant specialising in women and children’s health. Over the past 18 years Karen has helped many hundreds of women and their families transform their health through her personalised, practical and expert health care solutions that work for the whole family.  By combining up-to-date professional knowledge with her passion for natural health, Karen has developed holistic wellness strategies that can transform your health on all levels and bring lasting results.

As an inspiring community leader and wellness consultant, Karen is a sought after speaker for both public and professional audiences.  She loves to share her holistic wellness solutions through her regular workshops and seminars on a range of topics. Karen writes a popular health column for the Noosa News and contributes professional articles in both print and online media.

Karen enjoys working collaboratively with local doctors and fertility specialists to offer the best in primary health care for her clients.

Karen has brought her knowledge and expertise to many organisations over the course of her career – including lecturing in clinical nutrition at RMIT, running menopause workshops at the Royal Women’s Hospital and natural fertility workshops for Family Planning groups as well as writing university curriculum on reproductive health for Southern Cross University.  She has also been studying Anthroposophic Medicine for a number of years and incorporates this dynamic model into her healing practice.  In recent years Karen has studied a range of mind-body healing techniques including Psych-K and Quantum Emotional Healing.

Karen is currently studying a postgraduate Masters, majoring in Women's Health, at QUT. She guest lectures in nutrition and complementary medicine at USC in the Masters of Midwifery program and supervises student clinic at Endeavour College in Brisbane.

Karen is a full member of the National Herbalist’s Association of Australia, the Australian Anthroposphic Medicine Association and the Weston A Price foundation.

 

 My personal journey…..

I was born in Sydney and spent most of my childhood in rural settings – initially on small acreages on the outskirts of Sydney and then on a larger farm in central NSW. Living away from the city and close to the land instilled in me a love of the earth and the natural world. It was on the farm that I first discovered the world of plants and herbs and as a child, with the help of one of my mother’s herb books, I made lotions and potions from herbs for all sorts of complaints – both real and imaginary! 

We moved to Noosa when I was a teenager and when I finished school I completed a degree in journalism at the University of Queensland.  Around the same time, my interest in natural health returned and I moved to Melbourne and decided to study naturopathy. I completed my four year Bachelor of Health Science degree and then commenced private practice at one of Melbourne’s busiest women’s health clinics – where I quickly developed experience in treating a range of women’s health issues.  It was over these years that I found  my passion for supporting women throughout their life cycle and I developed my natural solutions for optimal hormonal health.  I also completed further training and ongoing professional development in a range of fields – including a certificate of yoga teaching and meditation - which facilitated the wonderful mind-body dimension I bring to my healing work.

The pregnancy and birth of my children increased my knowledge, insight and love for women’s health and the amazing capacity of the human body. Having my own children has been a wonderful journey of growth and learning that has both ignited my passion for child development and deepened and extended my experience in treating children's health issues. As a mother myself, I love to inspire and give other mothers the tools they need to nurture and nourish their children on all levels.

We left Melbourne when the children were still very young to give them the gift of growing up close to nature.  Now living in the beautiful Sunshine Coast hinterland and working in Noosa I feel truly blessed.  I love awakening my clients to their health potential by drawing on the many tools I have gathered along the way since my childhood playing in the herb garden!

 I look forward to supporting you on your journey to wellness and vitality in all spheres of your life.

Karen

 

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To me Karen is an absolute angel! I highly recommend Karen to anyone who is going through the whole ‘roller coaster’ journey of IVF. It was so lovely to actually have someone that actually listened to me, it was in 2010 when we decided we would give IVF one last go before having a break. Karen put me on a super tonic which I call her ‘magic potion’ and after a few weeks in taking this my FSH levels dropped dramatically and this was my lucky month and my dream had finally came true. I always feel so positive every time I leave Karen’s rooms, I’m so glad that I found her I can never thank her enough for my positive out come!
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