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Hi, I’m Michelle. I’m here to help you on your way to feeling better. I know what it feels like to experience chronic illness, and the mix of emotions that come with it. Frustration, fear, embarrassment – lost and out of control. (Always wondering where the closest bathroom was!) I was living with an auto-immune condition called ulcerative colitis and it destroyed my quality of life for many years.

After almost 16 years in the corporate world, I decided to embark on studies in natural health. The reason I became a naturopath was to heal myself but also help others to not feel the way I did.  As a result of my own health challenges, I’m a naturopath with a special interest in gut health, skin conditions, stress and anxiety and women’s hormonal health.

If you’d like to explore the root cause of your health concerns, not just the symptoms, I’d love to work with you. It’s time to achieve the good health that you deserve and feel like your best self again!



I’m a qualified naturopath and herbalist based in Balmain, Inner West Sydney.

I specialise in supporting clients with chronic gut conditions including IBS, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, j-pouch surgery, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), chronic constipation, reflux and paediatric gut health. I also have a special interest in skin conditions such as acne, eczema, rosacea and psoriasis and supporting women’s hormonal health during key transitional periods including preconception, pregnancy, post-natal and perimenopause.

I am a practitioner member of the Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA). As part of this membership I am required to complete ongoing continuing professional education to maintain up to date, evidence based knowledge in my practice.

I have undertaken specialist pracitioner training with Dr Jason Hawrelak at the Microbiome Restoration Center relating to Naturopathic approaches to functional gut disorders and Advanced Microbiome Analysis.

Certified Healthy Gut Practitioner

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Gut health

Manage and reduce symptoms of digestive issues such as IBS, IBD (crohn’s and ulcerative colitis), SIBO, reflux, bloating, constipation

Women's health

Helping to restore hormonal balance, address menstrual irregularities, and smooth the transition through the roller coaster of perimenopause and menopause

Skin health

Support for common skin conditions including acne, eczema and psoriasis.

Stress, anxiety and fatigue

Nervous system and adrenal support, sleep issues, increasing low energy levels

Metabolic health

Preventative dietary and lifestyle advice, weight management, antioxidant support

Supplement review and advice

Review of current nutritional supplements and herbal medicines, therapeutic dosage and possible interactions with prescription medications



The naturopathic approach is about supporting your body to get back into balance and restoring its natural vitality. The human body is amazing! It has an innate intelligence and healing ability and is constantly striving for a steady state of optimal balance called homeostasis.

At Balance Botanica Naturopathy the focus is on YOU, the whole person, the root cause of your health issues and not just the symptoms. Consultations use a combination of customised dietary advice, herbal medicine, flower essences and lifestyle changes to help you achieve your health goals and improve your overall health.


Free introductory Naturopath chat

15 mins

Not sure if naturopathy or Balance Botanica are right for you? Give me a call and I can discuss how I can help.

Initial Naturopath Consultation

60 mins

During your initial consultation we will discuss your current health concerns and formulate a treatment plan to address these issues.

Follow Up Naturopath Consultation

45 mins

At this appointment we will review your treatment plan, discuss your progress, successes and challenges and agree on the next steps forward.

Naturopath consultation -Acute

30 mins

This appointment may be for acute cold and flu symptoms, immune support, sleep remedies or refining an existing prescription.

Get started package

1 initial + 2 follow up consults

A complete starter package to kickstart your health journey including

 – 1 initial consultation and 2 follow up appointments

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Beattie Street Health Studio

143 Beattie Street

Balmain NSW 2041

Phone: 0455 500 117

email: michelle@balancebotanica.com.au

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