Merridy Casson ND
Weight Loss Specialist
With 63% of Australians now overweight or obese, we need to acknowledge that support is needed. Many people are overwhelmed by overweight issues and find it difficult to get started on a path to recovery. The notion of weight loss being about burning more calories than we eat is a fallacy. Make no mistake, losing body fat comes from eating better quality food.
This is where Merridy can step in. Her experience shows that our biology is actually changed when we become overweight. Hormonal balance is upset, our gut chemistry can alter, brain function and mood can be impacted, chronic fatigue can result, and many other functions of the body can be affected. These functional imbalances can deteriorate into chronic disease states, which are the result of long-term inflammation and pain.
Merridy’s professional solutions involve a holistic analysis of what has led to weight gain and she will customize a plan to help the individual to achieve a better balance in all areas of their health. She has numerous clinical success stories to share from her Adelaide clinic.
Merridy’s approach to managing skin conditions, from chronic acne, eczema and psoriasis to hives and Roseacea, will always include consideration of the state of the gastrointestinal tract or gut. This is because a poorly functioning gut can be a trigger for many other health issues. To ignore it, is to ignore the real cause of the skin problem.
Just applying a cream topically is rarely going to resolve a skin condition. There needs to be a coordinated dietary plan, along with education on Neuroendocrine Disrupting Chemicals (NDC’s). These are chemicals or toxins that impact our hormones and neurotransmitters. Treatment of stress, food allergies, mood disorders & sleep deprivation must also be considered in order to achieve improvement in overall health.
Many people nowadays are reactive to certain foods and also have allergies to pollens, grasses and moulds. This reactivity is a real problem and much of it comes down to the over-processing of our food and/or the fact that our immune systems are not what they once were. For example, the flour that is made into bread today is a far cry from what it was like 20 years ago.
Our immune systems suffer an overload of toxins from the environment and what we eat, and from the promotion of sanitising our homes and environments constantly. Merridy’s approach, as a natural health allergist in Adelaide, is to find the cause of the imbalances or allergic reactions and treat them appropriately.
Merridy is a long-term member of the professional body ATMS (Australian Traditional Medicine Society).
I didn't know what to expect at my first appointment but Merridy made me feel very comfortable and her simple easy going approach made it easy to understand how to get good results!
I recommend Merridy to anyone who isn't quite feeling right but considering it the norm, you will be amazed at how much she can help and how amazing you feel once you get on track :)
I would highly recommend Merridy to anyone considering to see a nutritionist. I had to travel from Gawler, but it was well worth the drive to Everard Park.