Alison Maunder Natural Fertility Expert

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Naturopath & Herbalist

PhD candidate (NICM Health Research Institute) current; ‘The role of naturopathy in the management of women with diminished ovarian reserve”

Qualifications

Master of Philosophy, Sydney Medicine School, University of Sydney
Master of Medicine (Reproductive Health & Human Genetics)
Master of Herbal Medicine
Advanced Diploma of Herbal Medicine
Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy
Diploma of Applied Science

Professional Associations

Naturopaths & Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA)
Australian Register of Naturopaths (ARONAH)
Fertility Society of Australia (FSA)

Publications

Naturopathy in the management of women with diminished ovarian reserve: a research proposal  DOI: https://doi.org/10.33235/ajhnm.31.4.148-152

Effectiveness of herbal medicines for weight loss: A systematic review and meta‐DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/dom.13973

Efficacy of dietary supplements containing isolated organic compounds for weight loss: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised placebo-controlled trials  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41366-021-00839-w

Alison Maunder

I am a naturopath, herbalist and researcher and have been in clinical practice at Northern Beaches Health & Fertility (formerly Sydney Health & Fertility) since 2014. My qualifications are in naturopathy, herbal medicine, and reproductive health.

My passion for naturopathy began growing up on a farm in country NSW with a naturally healthy and active lifestyle along with good nutrition and herbal medicine being a part of life. My interest in all aspects of food has grown stronger over the years and when my children were old enough, I began studying naturopathy formally. My passion for learning has continued to grow and I’ve continued to study, as well as, to teach naturopathy and nutrition students.

While providing natural medicine healthcare for the whole family, I have a special interest in women’s reproductive health, fertility, and pregnancy. My approach to treating clients is comprehensive with the ultimate goal of educating each person to take control of their own health. Treatment will include nutrition and lifestyle guidance and may also include nutritional supplementation, homeopathic or flower essences, and herbal medicine based on personal requirements.

Through my studies at the University of Sydney in Reproductive Health & Human Genetics, I seek to integrate the latest Western medical knowledge of the reproductive systems with naturopathic knowledge and philosophy to provide clients with effective support for reproductive issues. Currently, I’m a Ph.D. candidate at the NICM Health Research Institute at Western Sydney University investigating the role of naturopathy in the management of women with diminished ovarian reserve. While this condition increases with advancing age, it is becoming more prevalent in younger women.

Outside of the clinic, I enjoy spending time with my family and being active. I regularly swim and bushwalk and am a member of Manly Surf Lifesaving Club and the Balmoral Beach Club.

Client Feedback

“At 26 I felt fit and healthy but had not had my menstrual cycle for over 2 years. I had been to a number of specialists including GP’s, gynecologists and endocrinologists. Alison did an in depth analysis of my situation and was able to provide me with an individualised mix of herbs and supplements together with advice on modifying my diet. Four months later my menstrual cycle returned. I not only benefited physically from the return of my menstrual cycle but also felt a huge amount of psychological stress disappear as a result of my treatment and consultation with Alison.” AB

“At 49, I was feeling on top of the world and in control of everything. Suddenly the world came crashing down and within 18 months I was a different woman! I had gone from a normal regular menstrual cycle to nothing. My skin was crawling, I was going mad, I suffered aches and pains all over my body. I had one complaint after another. Adverse to Hormone Replacement Therapy, I wanted a natural approach to managing menopause and Alison was able to provide the solution. Today, I’m thriving through menopause, loving life and thankful to Alison for supporting me through this time.” LM

“Alison’s guidance and support has been holistic, from the herbs and nutritional advice through to making connections with other health care professionals. All of which has made such a difference to me. From feeling so lost, I have direction, confidence and stability back in my life.” ER