Our Story

Welcome to our Clinic.

Naturally Wise is a family owned Natural Therapies Clinic situated in South East Queensland’s beautiful Moreton Bay Region.

Naturally Wise blends time-honoured traditional Naturopathic holistic principles with modern scientific evidence based medicine, for you….. our valued clients.

Naturally Wise is passionate about your health, wellbeing & longevity.

My background…….As a young girl growing up I was blessed to have been schooled in many countries, including Australia, England, New Zealand & Malaysia.

I remember vividly the differences between the healthcare system in the first & third world countries we lived in. Miri, a small coastal town on the north-eastern coast of Sarawak,  Malaysia, was my first introduction to alternative medicine as there was a large percentage of Chinese in the population and Traditional Chinese Medicine shops & market stalls abounded. I loved these shops they were so colourful & interesting with dried mushrooms, herbs & powders scattered around, things hanging from the rafters & small glass bottles & vials lined up on the shelves….I was mesmerised.

My mother was a big advocate herself for healing the natural way & used natural products for cleaning e.g. vinegar, lemons, bicarbonate of soda & salt. I can remember taking garlic, horseradish and vitamin C and drinking hot lemon & honey drinks to ward off colds, poultices to draw infections or splinters out of wounds, etc…. my mantra growing up was, ‘Your body knows how to heal itself’.

This mantra is reflected in the principles of Naturopathy which uses natures healing agents (Air, Water, Earth & Sun) along with nutrition, herbal remedies, vibrational medicines, exercise, good sleep, mental health (positive/happy outlook), relaxation/meditation & massage amongst other things to support the body to heal itself.

The 7 base principles of Naturopathy are :

A belief in the ability of the body to heal itself. This recognises the bodies complex and intuitive healing methods which are perfectly & intricately balanced to maintain homeostasis. Nature has an ability to regenerate itself as does the human body. The Naturopaths role is to support and encourage this natural ability to heal.

For optimal health to be restored to the body the cause of the disease state must be found & removed. The symptoms of the disease state are indicators which help lead us to find the cause. Treatment of the cause of the issue for example in chronic disease states  is much more effective than just covering up the symptoms which hide the real problem (band-aid effect).

The use of the least invasive method to stimulate the body’s natural healing power to restore health & vitality to the individual.

Naturopathy is a holistic modality which recognises the mental body, the spiritual body, the physical body & the emotional body as parts of a whole. Also taking into account awareness of social & environmental factors & how they impact on the person as a whole.  All aspects are considered & treated to restore health & vitality to the individual.

Naturopathy seeks to prevent minor illness from developing into anything more serious and preventing disease in the first place through following holistic guidelines & principles. Benedict Lust a founder of Naturopathy in America in 1902 stated in the Principles of Health, Volume 1 that the program of Naturopathic care had 3 steps. Eliminate evil habits, correct those habits & maintain improved principles of living.

The core principle is to establish & maintain optimal health & wellness. This endorses a healthy lifestyle and a proactive approach through positive emotion, thought, intention & action. Be the change you want to see.

Education & self empowerment of the individual to take responsibility and accountability for their own their health & wellness journey.

……………..Now, as a mother myself to 3 beautiful souls, the concept that

‘Your body knows how to heal itself’  is now their mantra.

We are a sporty, fit family with a 90% clean diet and I feel incredibly blessed & proud of my tribe who embrace a healthy lifestyle above a sedentary lifestyle with fast food options like many of their age…………..at the end of the day though, no-one is perfect, we are all human & moderation really is the key!! 😉

The kids & I are well travelled & we lovvvvve to travel.  Since my childhood travels I have been blessed to have travelled to every State & Territory in Australia, (living in Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia for the most part) Fiji, Vanuatu, Bali (several times), the Gili Islands, Thailand, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Dubai, Brunei, Jakarta (for our sponsor child), New Zealand, America & Singapore (where my eldest competed in an International Gymnastics competition with her team winning Silver).  I love to immerse myself in other cultures & savour every moment. Travel makes me happy & is etched in my soul.

Naturally Wise has evolved alongside my journey into health & wellness. Initially Naturally Wise was born through a love of my kids & a leading a healthy lifestyle. I began reading food labels to avoid additives, then I researched the additives and discovered more than I bargained for!!….. then there was a further realisations that our skin is our largest organ & what we put onto our skin is absorbed through it, into the bloodstream & lymphatic system. With more research I found that toxins absorbed or ingested can be stored in organs & build up in the body over time…………… Next came a market stall………… & then a website for natural health products such as deodorants, shampoos, conditioners, ear candles, skin and cleaning products with natural or organic ingredients……………. my health & wellness journey continues with a relocation of my family from the Northern Territory of Australia to sunny Queensland to study Naturopathy & Nutrition. This seemed like a natural progression for me as I have always believed in the bodies  innate ability to heal itself ………the Naturally Wise website has evolved further into a practitioner based website to now reflect my qualifications in Naturopathy & Nutritional Medicine.

I have a special interest in energy & vibrational medicine, the meridians (energy pathways) & chakras (energy centres)of the body fascinate me. I have been practising as a Reiki practitioner since 2012 & have attained my Level 2 in Reiki (Japanese energy healing system). I am currently studying my Level 1, 350 hour teacher training in Yoga……forever the teacher & forever the student!!

Vitalism is a naturopathic belief that there is a vital energy found in all living organisms. Blockages of this energy can lead to bodily disorders or disease & so too energy can be used in their treatment & cure……Energy is all there is. The Australian Bush Flower Essences resonate with me & are a staple in the clinic. They are vibrational in nature & help the client shift emotional imbalances and blockages.

Annette Noontils’ book  ‘ The Body is the Barometer of the Soul ’ relays that feelings & emotions are all energy & unhappy emotions and thoughts manifest in the body as disease.

Louise Hay’s book ‘You can Heal your life’ lists ailments & links them to an underlying belief or vibration.

Concerning matter, we have been all wrong. What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. There is no matter.

Albert Einstein

It followed from the special theory of relativity that mass and energy are both but different manifestations of the same thing – a somewhat unfamiliar conception for the average mind. Furthermore, the equation E = mc², in which energy is put equal to mass, multiplied by the square of the velocity of light, showed that very small amounts of mass may be converted into a very large  amount of energy and vice versa. 

Albert Einstein

Natural medicine & holistic living for me has been & still is a lifelong journey & adventure which is ever unfolding.

I am looking forward to becoming a part of your wellness journey.

Take some time for you…..Embrace your health, honour your body, live with passion & do what makes you happy…..Namaste.

From my family to yours,

Warmly,

Vonni Parker – Naturally Wise Clinic Founder

(Adv Dip Naturopathy, Adv Dip Nutritional Medicine)

 

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We look forward to welcoming you to our clinic soon.