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First Do No Harm / Primum Non Nocere - with Kristen Ellis

Show notes

In Episode 12 Gabby speaks with Kristen Ellis about Naturopathic Principle #4 - First do no Harm / Primum Non Nocere. 

Kristen is a qualified naturopath and nutritionist with a particular interest in mental and behavioural health conditions, such as ADHD, addiction, anxiety and gut dysfunction. She has a particular interest in how food affects mental health, and combines her passion for using food as medicine with herbal therapies to provide holistic, individualised care.


In this episode, Gabby & Kristen discuss many ideas relating to First do no Harm such as:

  • How naturopaths prioritise non-invasive treatments to minimise risk of harm

  • How treatments should work synergistically with the healing processes of the body rather than suppress, otherwise this may lead to longer term harm in the form of chronic health issues

  • The importance of practitioners recognising their scope of practice & knowing when to refer on

  • Setting clear boundaries & having open lines of communication between practitioner & patient

  • Respecting each person's unique needs & wishes by meeting them where they're at

  • Informed consent & not taking advantage of people's trust 


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Transcript coming soon...

About the show

Tune in for your fortnightly dose of conscious conversations about health from both a macro and a micro perspective, with naturopath Gabby Pavlovic. 


Gabby is all about empowering you to educate yourself about how you can live your healthiest, most aligned life by reconnecting with nature and with yourself. Every couple of weeks Gabby will share conversations with you to get you thinking about how you can improve and support your health. You will also learn how your health is connected to the wider environment around you, and how the state of that environment also affects your health.

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