Shift Naturopath

Iwa (pronounced e-va) Brown is a Bachelor qualified naturopath with a focus on holistic healing and whole body medicine. Sometimes when we have a lot going on with our health, it can feel a bit overwhelming. Iwa is brilliant at helping you to understand the connections between your health issues in a clear and easy to understand way so that you can focus on what it takes to get better.

After graduating, Iwa completed a 6-month internship with our founder Katherine Maslen. Since then she has gone on to become a very passionate practitioner. Iwa can help with most conditions, but her areas of interest are digestive health, mood disorders, fatigue, sleep and children’s health.

Iwa offers naturopathic appointments in our Brisbane clinic and also In Rockhampton, and virtually. You can expect an insightful experience and a clearer picture of your health after your first session with her.

We asked Iwa…

Why did you become a naturopath?

When my kids were babies, I started exploring natural therapies. Naturopathy in particular had a really profound effect on the health and well-being of not just myself, but my entire family. This inspired me to take the leap and change careers from engineer to naturopath. I enrolled in a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in naturopathy, and the rest is history!

What really interests you about the human body?

I am fascinated by the human body’s innate ability to heal itself, once we really listen to what it is the body needs. This includes not just physical aspects of health, but also emotional health. Once we are in tune with our bodies’ needs, our health improves dramatically.  This is incredibly empowering!

How do you live the naturopathic philosophy in your own life?

As much as I can in my life, I try to take a holistic approach to my own health. This means looking after myself and my family in ways such as eating a colourful and varied diet, moving our bodies, and taking time out as needed to look after our emotional well-being.

What can someone expect when they come to see you?

I love to connect with people one on one. I am interested in helping clients to reach their potential with their health and well-being by addressing the underlying causes of their presenting complaints in order to create lasting and profound improvements in their lives. To do this we need the right information, so you can expect that we’ll spend a lot of time unpacking your story so we can get what is really going on. You can also expect that we’ll take a good look at your diet and lifestyle and how we can make changes to better your health.

What’s your favourite part of being a naturopath?

My favourite thing about being a naturopath is seeing such positive changes in my clients’ overall health, well-being and happiness.  It is an honour to be part of this incredible healing journey with patients and to support them throughout this process.

What do you love to do for fun?

In my downtime, I love to spend time with my husband and kids (2 human kids, and 3 fur kids), and I jump at the opportunity to spend time in nature when I can. I also love to crochet – it is my mindfulness practice

To make an appointment with Iwa at Shift at Brisbane Natural Health, call us on 07 3367 0337 or use the online booking button.