Nourish to Flourish.co.nz is an online resource to help you naturally nourish your body, mind & soul, and get to the root causes of your health challenges.
Here you'll find...
Tips, tools & important holistic health information in the form of carefully researched blog articles and webinars, written by health professionals and summarised in a clear and usable way.
Gut health and nutrition are at its core. Research suggesting their connection to chronic disease is exploding. There is little doubt they play a vital role in our health and well-being.
...a practicing Chiropractor and Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner with over 17 years of experience helping people achieve optimal health and well-being.
I'm also a passionate Mum, study nerd, ex-IBS sufferer and pinot noir & dark chocolate lover.
You'll find my clinic in beautiful Auckland, New Zealand.
Hi, I'm Dr Georgina Compton
My message is an important one...
Let's do our best to STOP covering up symptoms of ill-health with drugs and surgery. Instead, let's look to the root causes of any health challenges in order to be our most vital, energetic, healthy selves.
Although I saw many miracles when practicing only chiropractic care, there were still far too many of my clients on bundles of medications, suffering from an array of conditions, simply surviving and far from thriving.
Most didn't realize their decision to cover up symptoms with drugs or surgery could lead to more issues later in life.
My desire to learn more about gut health and nutrition, and to study functional medicine was born from my own personal health journey and the helplessness I felt watching my clients struggling with chronic health issues.
Although I am not a medical doctor, to become a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, I have spent countless hours studying and researching digestion and gastrointestinal health, nutrition, immune health, detoxification, neuroendocrine regulation, inflammation and more.
I also have a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in psychology and physiology (3 years) and a Bachelor of Chiropractic (5 years) which includes study in human anatomy, physiology, biology, diagnosis and diagnostic imaging.
What is functional medicine?
The Functional Medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness.
A lot of the information provided on this site stems from my study at The Functional Medicine University. You'll even find articles from the Director of the University and other guest writers.
More on my why
Nourish to Flourish was born because I wanted to help a larger community of people (not just my clients) understand what could be at the root of their health concerns and provide tools to make choosing a healthier lifestyle simpler and easier.
With chronic health conditions on the rise, I have found the current medical approach is not working. Although great for saving lives and acute care, addressing chronic health issues by looking for the underlying cause is almost non-existent.
“If all the FISH in a lake were DYING or DEFORMED, would wildlife experts prescribe
MEDICATION or examine what was CAUSING the imbalance in the ENVIRONMENT?”
We often forget there are 5 areas to be addressed in order to achieve optimum health and well-being.
1. How you nourish your body nutritionally.
2. Your environment and the toxins you are exposed to daily.
3. The quality of your sleep and rest.
4. Your physical or structural body and how it functions and moves.
5. Your emotional well-being, stress levels and thought patterns.
I feel they are so important I have symbolized these 5 areas as petals in the flower of our logo.
Supporting our bodies naturally
No synthetic drugs will be recommended here. Just inspiration to go back to basics where we can. With recommended products being as close to nature as possible, without being ineffective, and food being real and nutritious, not packaged and processed.
My health journey
For years I was plagued by fatigue, abdominal pains, bloating, nausea, constipation, depression, and anxiety. I was frequently frustrated with the medical system as it struggled to provide me with a solution to my chronic, debilitating symptoms.
But, healing my gut and cleaning up my lifestyle, diet, and environment is what truly helped me.
Please know that at times I slip back into old habits of less nutritious foods or overwork or lack of exercise. (In fact, I'm often up far too late researching, studying and writing content for this passion project!)
We must congratulate ourselves on even the small steps. It's better to take imperfect action than no action at all.
My hope is that the information provided on this site and the associated social media pages will encourage a community of followers to support us and others on their health journey.
Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome & poor gut health of concern to you?
As a previous IBS sufferer, gut health and healing is an area I'm intensely passionate about. There is a long term solution to IBS, it's just necessary to uncover and address the root causes.
To find out more please check out my free on-demand IBS webinar, my free Facebook Group - The IBS & Gut Healing Support Group or book a free discovery call to see if my 3 step IBS Solution would be right for you.
I love helping people overcome their IBS symptoms, not just manage them.
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