Cody Kennedy believes that the human body is smart. Smart enough to heal itself with just a little bit of help. As principal naturopath at CK Health, Cody offers this help via her extensive knowledge of natural medicine and a passion to steer clients toward their version of optimal wellness.
She has been working in the natural health industry for over 19 years and understands the hurdles and challenges someone with health problems faces. Cody has been personally touched by Lupus (SLE) because her husband has the disease. They have travelled the health journey together and this is what ignited a passion for autoimmune diseases initially.
Cody believes better health can be achieved by firstly addressing the cause of the health problem and then combining the right blend of nutrition, lifestyle modifications and supplements. All of these things together create a better environment for the body to function and repair.
Always eager to learn more, Cody is currently completing an Honours Degree in Complimentary Medicines Management and her keen interest in research has awarded her a Graduate Diploma in Evidence Based Medicine. You can rest assured that everything Cody recommends has been researched, tested and researched again!
When she’s not consulting in her Newcastle clinic (or over Skype), Cody loves dreaming of her next travel adventure and playing frisbee with her energetic five-year-old son.
I like to work in such a way that your body is given the best chance to heal itself. Health is a combination of past medical history, lifestyle, genetics, environment and constitutional limitations. I consider all of these things when determining your treatment plan.
Using a combination of nutrition, lifestyle counselling, functional testing, herbal medicine and naturopathy is how I achieve results. Sometimes it is just a matter of learning simple principles and applying them consistently in your daily life to improve health. With the use of the latest scientific research and proven methods I can help you enjoy everything life has to offer. I always begin by taking a full case history and discuss with you both your short term and long term goals. Together we can work towards making them a reality.
I studied at the Australasian College of Natural Therapies and hold advanced diplomas in naturopathy, western herbal medicine, homoeopathy and nutrition. I also have a Graduate Certificate in Evidence Based Complementary Medicine. Currently I am studying a Bachelor of Medicines Management with Honours in Complementary Medicine. I have been a member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society since 2001. This is the largest natural therapy association in Australia. I am also registered with all major private health funds. A rebate may be available from your fund.
“To empower people to make the changes needed for optimal health”