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  • 97 Rowland St
  • Subiaco, Australia

Ashe Young

Ashe Young is a AHPRA endorsed Nurse Practitioner and an authorised Mental Health Practitioner.
Ashe has studied with both the Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine and the Kresser Institute of Functional and Evolutionary Medicine and combines the best of conventional western healthcare, nutrition and evidence-based complementary therapies, with a functional medicine approach to achieve optimal health and healing.‚Äč She provides a wellness service for those who want more from healthcare than just the treatment of disease. With a focus on health optimization, from preventative care to early intervention, disease management and recovery. With importance placed on the relationship between practitioner and patient, treatment is centred on the whole person, addressing physical, psychological, social and spiritual wellbeing and collaborates with appropriate health care professionals to treat the underlying cause of disease, not just suppress the symptoms.

Specialties

Mental Health
Drug & Alcohol Issues
Nutritional Medicine
Gut Health
Gastrointestinal Issues
Chronic Disease
Primary & Preventative Health

Background

I am a Nurse Practitioner with ten years of experience working in Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol and Acute Health services with children, adolescents and adults. During this time, I began to question many of the common treatments, which often focused primarily on alleviating the symptoms, without real investigation into the root cause of the problem. We would manage these obvious symptoms but the patients health often continued to deteriorate and I watched them collect new diagnoses one after the other. For example: Poor energy and weight gain is often linked to an underactive thyroid. So we'd test the persons thyroid and if indicated, the patient would be diagnosed with Hypothyroidism, prescribed thyroid replacements and sent out the door (before soon returning with more health issues). That childhood question kept rearing it head... But Why??? I was interested to know why the thyroid was underactive? And what else that was causing? And can we fix the problem rather than just replacing its function with a pill? After much of my own research, I found Integrative Health & Functional Medicine and it turns out that the answer is Yes! There are reasons for thyroid function deterioration and no, it is not a co-incidence that many people quickly after this diagnosis, get diagnosed with High Cholesterol and prescribed another pill, then Insulin Resistance and Impaired Fasting Glucose... and more pills. And yes, much of this could be prevented, as is the situation for many common health conditions. Nor was it a co-incidence that so many people with Anxiety and Depression had Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Or that people with Eczema were lactose intolerant. The list just went on and on and I found that so many conditions could be healed naturally without prescription medications and all their side effects! So I commenced training with The Kresser Institute of Functional & Evolutionary Medicine and The Australian Academy of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, completed an internship with another Nutritional Medicine Nurse Practitioner and armed with this knowledge, I have become passionate about providing truly holistic treatment for patients which address all aspects of health, physical, social, emotional and psychological in order to fully rejuvenate wellbeing.

This has been a very exciting journey for me, which I look forward to sharing with you.

Memberships

Australian College of Nurse Practitioners
Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine
Kresser Institute of Functional and Evolutionary Medicine