About

About Jan
Hello and welcome to Magnolia Apothecary.

My Name is Jan and I love to help improve the connection between your gut and brain!

My interest in Naturopathy started as a teenager when, due to my problematic skin, my Mum took me to see a practitioner. This started my journey on the natural health pathway and I also studied Kinesiology along the way.

But, I had always wanted to become a Naturopath and finally my dream come true.

My clinic is in Mt Evelyn, set in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges. I also work with clients online.

I love to talk about all things Gut related and especially the Gut/Brain connection. This connection involves some of my other passions including epigenetics, methylation and environmental health.

Epigenetics is the study of how your lifestyle behaviors and the environment can cause changes that affect the way your genes work. Epigenetic changes are reversible and do not change your DNA sequence (or your genetics). DNA Methylation is one of these processes.

I love to treat families and especially kids with learning or food challenges as these are heavily reliant on good gut function.

I believe that Health is about the absence of disease. My clients come to me because they want to be more than just ‘not sick’ – they want to feel AMAZING!

Using evidence-based natural medicines, comprehensive testing, diet & lifestyle changes, we work together to create a plan that restores your health and brings your body back into balance.

Naturopathic Philosophy

Naturopathic medicine is defined by principles rather than by methods or modalities. These include honouring the body’s innate ability to heal, identifying and treating the cause, and treating the whole person not just the disease.

Naturopathy is a holistic approach to wellness based on the principle that the body has the inherent ability to heal itself. Using this healing power and gentle therapeutic techniques, the body, mind and emotions are supported during the healing process.

Jan is a degree qualified (Southern School of Natural Therapies), registered Naturopathic Practitioner with an interest in all areas of health, but especially about the gut/brain connection. Jan is especially passionate about helping families and especially kids that are challenged by food and learning.

Qualifications and Training

Bachelor of Health Science – Naturopathy

Associate Diploma of Health Science – Holistic Kinesiology

Associate Diploma of Human Services

CPR First Aid Certificate

Fitgenes – Certified Practitioner

Gut Ecology and Metabolic Modulation (GEMM) – certified practitioner

Vitae Mosaic – practitioner training in complex case management

Member, Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA)