Dr Kate Norris is an Integrative Medical Doctor, combining conventional medicine with nutritional and environmental medicine for the optimisation of health and prevention and treatment of disease.
She is a firm believer in treating the whole person and the underlying causes of illness and disease, drawing knowledge from the latest research, balanced with the needs of each individual.
Dr Kate graduated from medical school at the University of Edinburgh in 2000. Since then she has worked in a range of specialities including Emergency, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Psychiatry, and General Medicine before becoming a General Practitioner in 2005.
Dr Kate moved to Australia in 2009 and since then has received specialised training in Integrative Medicine and was awarded a Fellowship of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine in 2015.
Some of Kate’s main areas of interests are gut disorders (SIBO/ parasites/ IBS etc.), women’s health and fertility, autoimmune disorders, endocrine problems (mainly thyroid and adrenal), and methylation. However, she is a true generalist covering all areas of health and passionate about educating people to stay well in this modern world.
Tailored treatment regimes are aimed at correcting the basic imbalance and its cause, as well as providing symptomatic relief. Proper balance is achieved by providing the molecular environment that allows the body to heal itself.
The foundation of health requires the adoption of a nutrient dense, low toxin dietary approach for the optimisation of health and performance. Environmental toxins (such as heavy metals) are eliminated as far as possible. For optimum results, a regular program of physical exercise and relaxation is advised. Stressors of emotional, psychological and social origin must also be dealt with, as part of a total treatment program. The results an individual gets will depend primarily on their actions, and the way they live.