Meet your team of Newcastle Naturopaths


Cody believes the human body is really smart. Smart enough to heal itself with just a little help. As principal Newcastle naturopath, at the national award winning clinic CK Health, she offers this help to people with a passion to support clients toward their version of optimal wellness.

She has a special interest in helping people with autoimmune diseases such as MS, Crohns, Ulcerative Colitis and Lupus SLE. She has extensive experience treating complex health conditions such as lyme disease and mould toxicity. Cody has completed further studies in gut health and holds an Honours degree in Complementary Medicine. She is also fully qualified to address a multitude of health concerns.

Cody has been working in the natural health industry for over 19 years. She understands the hurdles and challenges people with health problems face. Cody has been personally touched by Lupus (SLE) because her husband has the disease. Her passion to help people with autoimmune diseases was initially sparked as a direct result of travelling this health journey with him.

Cody believes that you must first address the cause of the health problem to then achieve ‘Better Health’. After this, it’s a matter of 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.

Cody has recently completed an Honours Degree in Complimentary Medicines Management and Is always eager to learn. Her keen interest in research has awarded her a Graduate Diploma in Evidence Based Medicine. Everything Cody recommends has been researched, tested and researched again!

“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.”

“Sometimes it’s just a matter of learning simple things and applying them in daily life to improve health. I like to help you get back to enjoy everything life has to offer. Together we work towards making your health goals a reality.”

When she’s not consulting online from her Naturopathy clinic in Newcastle, Cody loves dreaming of her next travel adventure and playing frisbee with her energetic young son.


Cody studied at the Australasian College of Natural Therapies and holds advanced diplomas in naturopathy, western herbal medicine, homoeopathy and nutrition. She also has a Graduate Certificate in Evidence Based Complementary Medicine. She recently completed a Bachelor of  Medicines Management with Honours in Complementary Medicine. She has been a member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society since 2001, the largest natural therapy association in Australia.

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Ruths interests are heavily centred on the connection between the gut and our moods, and on paediatric health.

She has a special interest in helping children with behavioural difficulties, including those diagnosed with ADHD, ASD, or PANS/PANDAS. Also sleep disorders and chronic gut and bowel problems.  Additionally she likes to support those with food intolerances, and is highly experienced in the use of the RPAH Elimination diet (also known as the FAILSAFE diet) for diagnosis and management of food intolerances.

It all started a long time ago when she picked up a book that taught her that food intolerances can make a child’s mood go sour. (Actually the real learning came with experimenting on her first child and seeing the enormous difference it made just by changing what he ate!).

Even now, this fascination with the Gut-Brain connection – or what we now call nutritional psychiatry – continues. This is her key clinical focus when working with people.

The Gut-Brain connection refers to the research that consistently finds a connection between the type of food we eat to how we think, learn, feel, and behave. This is because the human body is a tightly connected unit where every part is affected by another. If your gut is unhappy, the skin will flare up, the belly will be upset, the energy will drop, and the moods will change. Behaviour, sleep and concentration all become casualties when the gut decides to sulk.

Ruth feels that what that means is that if you take care of your gut health, you will naturally take care of your mood health, along with sleep, energy, skin health, and behaviour and concentration.

In your appointments with Ruth you will be addressing the impact of food, additives, nutrient deficiencies, gut health and genetics on your brain. By doing this you can have healthy moods, a healthier body and a healthy brain for years to come!


Ruth has been working in natural health for about 14 years. First as a Neurodevelopmental Therapist, using movement programs such as Move to Learn and Brain Gym to make the brain more efficient. She then went on to study her Advanced Diploma in Nutritional Medicine as she recognised just how essential the right diet is to a happy and healthy brain.

Ruth loves to learn and find new ways to adopt what research can teach us. Over the years she has added an Advanced Diploma in Western Herbal Medicine, a Bachelor of Health Science (Complementary Medicine) and more recently a Masters in Public Health to her impressive list of highly respected qualifications.

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Emma understands that no two consultations or treatments will be the same. She is very passionate about treating every person individually and working on an approach that works best for them.

She has a special interest in helping women with hormonal imbalances, irregular menstrual cycles, preconception, stress and exhaustion. Emma also has extensive experience treating thyroid conditions including hypothyroid, hyperthyroid, Hashimotos and Graves disease, as well as insulin resistance and weight loss difficulties.

In her spare time Emma enjoys practicing yoga, bushwalking, travel, learning about other cultures and is forever seeking connections with the natural world in order to bring alignment to her life and those around her.


Emma obtained her Bachelor of Health Science Naturopathy from the Australasian College of Natural Therapies in 2019 and is a member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. She is currently completing her 200 hour yoga teacher training with Byron Yoga Centre.

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“To empower people to make the changes needed for optimal health”

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