FULL MEMBER INTERVIEW - Nadine Bedewi (Cont'd)
Is this still the same nowadays as compared to when you first began?
My enthusiasm for Naturopathy has only grown over time. I’m still inspired and motivated by the possibility of helping others achieve long term wellness through better understanding the factors that affect their health.
What modalities do you use in your practice? Have they changed over time?
In my practice I work with diet and nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, massage and counselling. Iridology is my first call for diagnostics, followed by further pathology testing when needed.
Do you have a vision for naturopathy in Australia?
Absolutely! As a profession, naturopathy is still in its infancy in this country, and yet its history as a valid, effective model of medicine is well-documented and researched. So I see an opportunity for all naturopaths to come together in bringing public perception and understanding into line with what we already know about the art and science of naturopathic medicine. There is much work to be done in the areas of education and lobbying, but I believe that naturopaths are a passionate group of people as a whole, and will rise up to meet these challenges.
What are your interests besides naturopathy?
My children are the centre of my universe, and their wellbeing and happiness is of huge interest to me. When I’m not working or mothering, I love to dance – Argentine Tango to be specific. And pottering in my garden brings an earthy tranquillity and balance to my life.
What words of wisdom would you share with a new graduate naturopath?
Believe! Believe in your skills and the wisdom of Naturopathic medicine! For every question there is an answer available to you and many dedicated, experienced practitioners who are only too happy to share their knowledge with you. Educate yourself on effective business practices, learn to be selective in how you spend your time, and understand that your Naturopathic education will never end!