Your Body Knows Best – How to make the best of your health – naturally

Your Body knows best

Who else knows your body and your experiences so well?  You are the expert of your experience, but even experts need support sometimes.

Victoria West has been the Principal Naturopath at the Bunbury Natural Health Centre for over 24 years.  Her practice was preceded by training as a Nurse and Midwife and she has a wealth of experience in dealing with all health conditions and all ages.

Victoria’s practice is a general practice but there are key areas that remain important and are areas of passion.  These are gut and microbiome health, hormone health, stress, anxiety and mood disturbances and sleep.

Victoria’s philosophy is based around the 6 tenets of Natural Medicine and these are:

  1. The Healing Power of Nature: Naturopathy recognizes the body’s inherent ability to heal itself. The role of the Naturopathic Physician is to facilitate and enhance this natural healing process by identifying and removing obstacles to recovery and by supporting the body’s vital force.
  2. Identify and Treat the Causes: Naturopaths seek to identify and address the underlying causes of illness rather than merely treating or suppressing symptoms. By addressing the root causes, the goal is to eliminate the source of the problem and prevent the recurrence of symptoms.
  3. First, Do No Harm: Naturopaths use methods and substances that are gentle and non-invasive, minimizing the risk of harmful side effects. They prioritize treatments that support the body’s natural processes and avoid therapies that might cause harm.
  4. Treat the Whole Person: Treat the person not just the symptoms.  Naturopathic medicine takes a holistic approach, recognizing that health and disease are influenced by a complex interplay of physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, and social factors. Treatment plans are therefore individualized to address the whole person rather than focusing solely on symptoms or specific organs.
  5. Doctor as Teacher: Naturopaths are educators, helping empower patients to take an active role in their health. They provide information and guidance to help patients make informed decisions about their well-being and encourage them to adopt healthy lifestyle practices.
  6. Prevention: Naturopathy places a strong emphasis on preventive care. By identifying and addressing risk factors, promoting a healthy lifestyle, and supporting the body’s natural defenses, naturopathic medicine aims to prevent the development of chronic diseases.
  7. Wellness: The focus of Naturopathic Medicine extends beyond the absence of disease to the promotion of overall wellness. Naturopaths aim to optimize health, enhance vitality, and improve the quality of life for their patients.

If you have questions about your health or your family health, Phone now to have a confidential conversation on 9792 4248 or contact us viat the email on

We look forward to helping you regain your health.


Testing For Health / Additional testing options for Advanced Health Outcomes

This page is about the testing we provide and is updated as new tests become available.  To get you started with some information about the tests available, please see the list below.  If you are not sure what testing you need, please phone us to discuss your options

  1. DNA testing      Image result for Free dna pictures for facebook
  2. Why do a gene test?
    1. For long term chronic and unresolving cases
    2. Family history of health issues
    3. Gene screening for possible Autism issues
    4. To learn how to improve health by reducing inflammation and supporting anti-ageing
    5. To learn how genes can affect your weight and what exercise and foods might be best for your body and genetics
    6. Look at risk of health issues such as heart, blood pressure, hormone disorders etc


2. GUT testing           

We have many tests available to look at upper digestive and lower bowel issues

Upper digestive system:  Tests for Helicobactor pylori, SIBO (small intestinal bowel overgrowth) and SIFO (small intestinal fungal overgrowth) in the upper gut (which often present with nausea, reflux, heart burn, wind and bloating)

Lower digestive system:

    1. Stool testing for :
      1. IBS / Constipation / Diarrhoea / Reflux / Wind and bloating
    2. PCR stool test for Parasites

3. Blood testing         Image result for blood testing pictures for facebook

    1. For General Health check
    2. For health conditions which are not resolving.  This usually involves a general screen, plus specific markers if needed for your individual case
    3. For Pregnancy and conception support
    4. For Post natal support
    5. Blood testing supports conditions such as
      1. Cholesterol
      2. Fatigue
      3. Gut Issues
      4. Allergies
      5. Hormones – Endometriosis, PCOS, Menopause, Fertility
      6. Low iron
      7. Inflammation
      8. Virus Check

4. Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis

    1. Looks at which minerals you may lack or have in excess
    2. Also tests for heavy metals such as lead, mercury, arsenic etc

5. Saliva testing

    1. Often done as part of a hormone test to check for imbalance in a male or female cycle

6. Urine testing

    1. Urinary Health
    2. Pyrrole disorder (Pyrrole disorder is associated with behavioural and mood disorders in children and adults)

7. Functional testing 

Functional testing can and does include blood testing and other relevant testing as mentioned above and depending on presenting symptoms


  1. Every day conditions such as fatigue, weight management, coughs colds and immune, allergy, reflux, bloating and digestive issues, hormone conditions, sleep issues, migraine and headaches,  etc
  2. More chronic conditions such as Diabetes, Weight, Parkinson’s disease, Hypertension (High blood pressure), Thyroid and Auto Immune disorders, Fatigue, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Pain syndromes, More complex hormone conditions
  3. Exposure to chemicals.  Some jobs entail exposure to a range of chemicals.  Knowing how your body responds to these chemicals in paramount to keeping healthy now and into your ageing future – Organic Acid testing can help to determine how your body is responding.

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