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Hi! I’m Rowena. I am a degree qualified Naturopath, Functional Medicine Practitioner, Nutritionist, Health Coach and new Mother from Queanbeyan, NSW, just alongside the border of the ACT.

I consult with clients Australia wide via online one-on-one consultations; specialising in creating personalised, workable, long-term nutrition plans and lifestyle action steps that deliver the health my clients dream of in regards to reversing digestive, autoimmune, hormonal, thyroid and other inflammatory and chronic disorders.

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A long personal and embarrassing struggle with gut problems and PCOS  with the standard medical model saw me getting nowhere with my health; prescribed medications that did little more than make me depressed and overweight.

On top of this I was also being told that falling pregnant would be a struggle if possible at all!

The silver lining though is this frustration led me to forge my own journey into the world of natural and functional medicine, regaining optimal digestion, weight management, hormonal balance and effortlessly falling pregnant with my baby boy.

Since becoming a mum I know first hand of how challenging it can be to deal with the new role plus all of the health challenges that come with it. Admitting you're feeling worse than a little sleep deprived and asking for help is the first and often hardest step.

I am committed to staying up to date with current research, constantly evolving as the science does, and endeavour to test market trends, usually on myself and those around me, to understand what really works.

In a world where Dr Google reigns supreme as being the first point of call for exploring health conditions, supplements, ‘diets’ and the best way to look after ourselves it’s no wonder there is so much confusion.

Following fads are great until they aren't, often not working and leading you to set your sights on the next shiny new object that comes along. 

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a little bit about me

My Philosophy 

I want to put an end to the confusion and allow women to live their best life throughout reproductive years without having to fall off the grid for a week due to painful periods, suffer with mood issues potentially due to the pill, live in embarrassment with gut issues or rely on stimulants to get through the day.

Beyond reproductive years it is my goal to erase the – “Metabolism stops at 40/50” mindset and allow women to continue to live their best lives.

Uncover hidden hurdles and negative self-talk that keeps you stuck.

Do you soothe pain or stress with food, use food or alcohol as a reward or stay up late at night because you've always been a 'night owl'

Learn what is underlying the WHY of how you behave.

02. explore the

A functional health approach means looking at HOW the body is working rather than looking for the potential presence of disease like the standard medical model so you get to learn and understand exactly what makes it tick!

This involves thorough case taking as well as in-depth testing to truly understand how and why the body responds a certain way rather than simply taking a pill to mask symptoms.

BODY

01. understand your

MINDSET

03. live in

ALIGNMENT

Personally I strive to live and breathe what I teach and will never make recommendations I wouldn't personally be willing to follow.


what I treat 

my philosophy...

Parasites, IBS, IBD - Crohn's Disease & Ulcerative Colitis, SIBO, Bloating, Pain, Reflux, Discomfort, Constipation, Diarrhoea

Because these things aren't normal and you don't need to live with them

gut issues

Hormonal imbalances

PCOS, Endometriosis, Adenomyosis, PMS, Pain, Heavy Bleeds, Absent Bleeds, Long or Short Bleeds, Menopause, Headaches, Migraines

Sail through each month the way you deserve to 

thyroid

Hypothyroid, Hyperthyroid, Hashimoto's, Grave's Disease, Fatigue, Weight Gain, Dry Skin, Depression, Anxiety

adrenals

Low Energy, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Sleep Problems/Insomnia

glucose regulation

Diabetes, Insulin Resistance, Energy Dips, Fatigue after Meals, Weight Gain, Abdominal Adiposity

Enjoy abundant energy all day long and get the body you deserve.

Skin issues & Allergies

Acne, Eczema, Rash, Hives, Itchy Skin, Dry Flaky Skin, Food Intolerances, Hayfever, Sinus Issues

what I treat

- chris kresser

"Changing our behaviour is the single most important step we can take to prevent and reverse chronic disease"

my motto:

Rowena Benbow is a degree certified Naturopath, passionate about teaching women, especially new mums, about how to optimise their energy, hormones and achieve the best version of themselves. 

The online health industry can be a wash of conflicting information. Rowena combines a scientific backbone, with clinical experience and a down to earth real life approach to put together workable plans for thousands of women to achieve and maintain long lasting optimal health. 

Rowena holds a Bachelor of Health Science degree from Endeavour College of Natural Health, Genetic mentoring from MTHFR Support Australia, Meta Dynamics and Life Coaching certification from The Coaching Institute.

"Focus on gratitude,
be thankful for good food, good health and good people, but keep the spirit of gratitude going strong each and everyday no matter what"

- Dr mark hyman

"Anything that you let win grows, 
don't practice what you don't want to become"

-Jordan peterson

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