Gay B.H.Sc (WHM) Ad. Dip. (Nat) MANTA MNHAA
MEDICAL HERBALIST & LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE
works for the Health-Wise Institute in Camberwell. She is a
Naturopath, Herbalist and Manual Lymphatic Drainage
a dedicated and caring practitioner; she has been working for Dr
(Med) Zenon Gruba since the beginning of 2008.
passionate about her work and enjoys assisting people to create and
maintain health and wellbeing.
Western Herbal Medicine
graduated from the Australian College of Natural Medicine (ACNM) in
Melbourne in 2006 with a Bachelor of Health Science, in Western
Herbal Medicine and an Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy. She was
awarded ‘Most Outstanding Student’ and “Excellence in Clinical
Practice” in her graduating year.
trained as a manual lymphatic drainage therapist in 2008, under
Jill Griffiths of the Weller Institute.
drainage is an amazing and incredible valuable method for assisting
the body in healing from many chronic illnesses.”
and Healthy Aging
also completed training in the vitality, longevity and health aging
(VLA) technology used at the Health-Wise Institute. “The VLA
technology used at the Health-Wise Institute is a fantastic
clinical tool, for assessing peoples health and vitality, and best
of all tracking improvements of their health parameters as they go
through their treatments.”
grew up in the Yarra Valley in Victoria. Her family moved into
inner suburbia Melbourne, in her early teens. She left school at 16
to start an apprenticeship as a chef. She quickly found
herself a job working in some of Melbourne’s top restaurants. By 22
she was burnt out and looking for more out of life than 16 hour
days in a hot, smelly and aggressive environment.
interest in food and helping people inspired her to look for a new
career in an area that closely involved both elements. She decided
to return to school to study Naturopathy. Naturopathic study
involves core health sciences subjects, extensive nutritional and
herbal medicine study, along classes on food as medicine, flower
essences and homeopathy.
her study Karen worked as a personal care assistant helping people
with disabilities, work she found incredibly rewarding.
spent time working as dispensary and clinical assistant in a large
natural medicine clinic here in Melbourne.
graduation, Karen has worked in private practice and in 2008 was
blessed with being offered a position working for Dr (Med) Zenon
Gruba, a pioneer of natural medicine and wholistic health in
dedicated to keeping up her professional development and regularly
attends seminars and conferences on natural medicines and their
applications in a wholistic approach to healthcare.
path to well-being®