Through my work I aim to promote awareness and provide education about treatment options for immune disorders, digestive disorders and neurological disorders.
Chronic conditions from autoimmune disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, anxiety, ASD and ADHD, all of which have been on the rise in the last couple of decades have many overlapping underlying factors.
Dietary intervention, naturopathic solutions and a biomedical approach are crucial for the effective treatment of these conditions.
My mission is to educate and promote awareness about a truly nourishing diet and lifestyle for everyone. I’m passionate about fermented foods and traditionally prepared whole foods that are free from damaging and unnecessary processing and additives.
I’ll help you get away from politically correct food myths and fad diets and make it easier for you to get back to real food, loaded with healthy nutrients. Watch excess weight peel off and vitality and energy pile on! Our food choices are pivotal not only for our own health, but also for that of our environment.
Naturopath, nutritionist, medical herbalist and author Helen Padarin has been in clinical practice since 2001. She works from one of Sydney's most highly regarded integrated medical centres along with GP's, a paediatrician and other practitioners.
Helen was called on to write a chapter on paediatrics and ASD for a peer-reviewed clinical textbook published by Elsevier in 2011, has co-authored the book "BubbaYumYum" with Charlotte Carr and Pete Evans, co-authored the “The Complete Gut Health Cookbook” with Chef Pete Evans and has written several articles for health magazines.
Since 2011 Helen has been a regular presenter and ambassador for the Mindd Foundation, and has presented for Health Masters Live and ACNEM, providing post-graduate education for GP’s, naturopaths, nutritionists and other health care professionals. While living in NZ for over 4 years, Helen also lectured anatomy and physiology for the NZ College of Massage at the NZ Institute of Sport.
Helen holds a bachelor degree in Health Sciences (Naturopathy), advanced diplomas in nutrition, herbal medicine and massage and has completed extensive post-graduate training in treatment for metabolic, neurologic, digestive and immune disorders.
Helen is passionate about conscious living, real food, vital health and empowering individuals, families and organisations to find the joy in being well. She gains constant inspiration from seeing clients make conscious changes to their physical health to find that it also benefits their emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing as well. She loves working with other health professionals, community groups, thought leaders and game changers providing a truly holistic approach to health and in doing so creating a supportive community.
Helen finds nothing more satisfying than seeing patients and clients inadvertently spread inspiration to friends and family around them. Vitality, it turns out, is contagious!
In spare time Helen enjoys outdoor adventure, walking in nature, spending time by and in the ocean, playing (i.e. working on strength and fitness in dynamic functional and fun ways), progressing her own journey of wellness, sharing enriching and joyful experiences with friends and family, and continuing on the journey of “know thyself”.
Bachelor of Health Sciences (Naturopathy) – University of New England
Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy (Nature Care College, Sydney)
Diploma of Nutrition (Nature Care College, Sydney)
Diploma of Botanical Medicine (Nature Care College, Sydney)
Diploma of Remedial Massage (Nature Care College, Sydney)
MAPS (Medical Academy of Paediatric Special Needs ) Practitioner Training
To book a consultation with Helen, visit the Consultations page.