Dr. Jason Hawrelak GIT Fellowship Program Senior Associate
Naturopath, Herbalist and Nutritionist
Chantel brings a warm and heartful presence to her work. Her practice is anchored firmly in evidence-based research, which she combines with traditional wisdom and naturopathic philosophy to offer a holistic and contemporary approach to natural medicine.
Chantel aims to uncover and address the underlying cause of health issues, working with dietary and lifestyle changes to encourage healing and promote wellness and vitality. She uses nutritional and herbal remedies to support the healing process and she loves to use food-as-medicine for the long-term management of health issues.
Chantel has several years’ experience in naturopathic practice. She completed an Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine in 2008. Chantel recently completed a Bachelor of Medicines Management with Professional Honours in Complementary Medicines at the University of Tasmania.
As well as seeing her own patients, she currently works within the Dr. Jason Hawrelak GIT Fellowship as a Senior Associate where she applies Dr. Hawrelak’s approach to treating gut and gut-related conditions. Her interests in this area include irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), coeliac and other inflammatory bowel disease, constipation, dysbiosis and microbiome restoration, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and gastrointestinal infections such as H.pylori, Blastocystis and Dientamoeba. Chantel is particularly interested in helping people with food allergy and/or food intolerance, especially those struggling with restricted diets.
Other areas of interest include mast cell activation syndromes (MCAS or MCAD), thyroid health, chronic fatigue syndrome and women’s health. Chantel has previous experience working as a doula and she cares deeply about women and families getting the support they need in pregnancy, preparation for birth and motherhood.
Chantel treats each client as an individual and understands that illness can be a deeply personal journey. She listens carefully and responds sensitively, providing support that is guided by each person’s unique challenges and life circumstances. Chantel is also curious about the spiritual growth that illness can offer and is open to exploring this with her patients when prompted.
When she is not working Chantel loves gardening and spends her free time in the garden and taking green baths in Wild Nature. She enjoys walking in nature and adores spending her summers in and around the ocean exploring (and cleaning up marine debris) with her family. She also deeply values personal journey work and balances her life with various creative and physical processes.