"I love natural medicine because it gives people the opportunity to take control of their health. It guides the body to do what it is naturally designed to do – restore balance. What is the most exciting about this is it applies to any situation. I love helping people – it’s just what I was meant to do. When I was at college, one of my lecturers said the more twists and turns you have experienced in life, the better a practitioner you will be. I seem to fit that description and think that is why I can relate to anyone. What I love seeing and hearing is the positive changes that my patients experience when they have followed the treatment plan and that their health is no longer in control of their daily life."
Michelle worked her way up to a successful career in the finance industry straight out of high school for 16 years. Her passion for health was sparked when she first visited a Naturopath, 24 years ago, for help with a constant sniffle and endometriosis. It was the benefit and huge improvement that she experienced from the Naturopathic treatment that has been her driving force ever since. Michelle never realised how good she could feel. 11 years later she took a huge leap of faith and left the finance industry to study full time, work part time and raise her son.
Michelle will listen to what you want to achieve and devise a treatment plan that is individualised to you to give you the best opportunity to reach your health needs in a realistic timeframe. Everyone should have the ability to make informed choices when it comes to their health. Often there are alternatives to mainstream medicine that most people aren’t aware of. This relates in particular to Michelle’s passion and specialisation in Natural Fertility Management and women's hormones.
Being a mother of three and having had a previously high stress career Michelle understands that making drastic changes to your diet and lifestyle are not always easy or realistic. Michelle will work with you and discuss how any required changes can be worked into your personal and family situation. Having three children of her own with 12 years between the first two, she can relate well to children and the hurdles you may face in improving their health.
Michelle also knows personally, the emotions and stress that come with trying to conceive, that is what makes her the person you want to see for infertility issues. Whether you are planning a family in the next 6 months or have been trying to conceive for some time, Michelle will put your mind at ease and make this process informed and stress free. Natural Fertility Management is your option before you try Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), including IVF. Many of Michelle’s clients have found they have not had to use these methods or only very few have used them in combination with Naturopathic support. Michelle also uses EFTs (emotional freedom techniques) or tapping to provide a comprehensive wholistic approach to your wellbeing.
Michelle Studied at the Australian College of Natural Medicine (ACNM) which became Endeavour College of Natural Medicine and graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science: Naturopathy. She is also a member of the National Herbalists Association of Australia.
“I suffered with IBS for years...... my GP’s answer was “live with it” which I did.... until I met Michelle...and she has totally changed my life. After having a blood test and finding which foods I should avoid AND changing my eating habits such as no chemicals, no bad preservatives, no sugar... supported with some herbs and nutrients. I am now free from pain and for the first time IN OVER 10 YEARS I no longer worry about going out in public and controlling myself. This woman has given me a new outlook on life...... and she has changed my life in the most dramatic way possible. If you are fortunate enough to have Michelle’s advice, your life will be all the better for it.” - Jeanne Reid
Finding the natural solution
“After testing at 30(6years ago), it was discovered I had a low egg count for my age and that the only chance of conceiving was through IVF. I felt incredibly sad and desperate that there had to be another way that could assist me to achieve my dream of having a family naturally. Seeing several other natural practitioners and having no success, I was recommended to see Michelle McCosker at Nurture Health Solutions. My first appointment (early 2013) with Michelle she was informative, understanding and she provided some initial testing that previous practitioners had not provided. On my treatment plan with Michelle improvements in my cycle were noticed after 3mths and achieved which resulted in us becoming pregnant a few months after. We couldn’t believe it, we were so excited! In May this year (2014) we became proud parents to a beautiful, healthy baby boy. I honestly believe that it was due to Michelle’s treatment plan that this miracle finally happened for us and would highly recommend Michelle to anyone who is having fertility issues. Michelle is calm, consistent and really listens and she genuinely cares for her patients to achieve their end result. ”
“I just wanted to write a quick note to say thank you for your expertise. We have been using naturopathic care for many years, and over the past two years under your care we have had excellent results. We come to you with all of our ‘problems’ - from migraines and allergies to winter colds and post natal care - and you have always listened to our concerns/symptoms and provided a treatment plan that works every time. You think outside the box and I love that when I come to you I don’t spend a fortune as you only ever prescribe the items we actually need. And, the main thing, we see results quickly. My girls love coming to you too often asking to visit Michelle. As you know, with our youngest, you were the only person to recognise her symptoms were related to allergies and within 24 hours of her new diet and naturopathic care program her symptoms had reduced and within a week had dissipated altogether, now just needing a maintenance plan. Thank you so much - you have changed her life. We are looking forward to our healthy future under you care.”
“For over a year and a half I had suffered from unbearable ovulation pain where I was unable to function for one to two days of the month. I had been to doctors and gynaecologists with little success of fixing the problem. A friend recommended Michelle and I approached her with my symptoms. She really listened to my concerns and thoroughly explained what the issue could be and how it could be fixed. I knew it wouldn’t happen overnight but a few months down the track I no longer have to worry and plan my life around pain and not functioning for up to two days.
I can’t thank Michelle enough and am really impressed with her professional but friendly manner in how she dealt with my situation - I would certainly recommend her to anyone.”