CK Health is a beautiful wellness centre in the beach suburb of Merewether, in Newcastle NSW.
The team consists of husband and wife Cody and Paul Kennedy, the passionate owners of CK Health, Naturopath Cheree, and front of house trainee Natasha.
Grab a cuppa and get to know our team.
Meet Cody: If you’ve ever heard Cody speak, you will pretty quickly realise, she didn’t grow up in Newcastle, however, the English born Cody is raising her family here and feels blessed to call Newcastle home.
Cody began working as a massage therapist and had a thriving business in Sydney’s Double Bay for many years.
While doing bodywork and speaking to her clients, she realised the challenges people were facing with their health. It was at this stage she decided to study Naturopathy and Nutrition.
Shortly after she finished her studies, Paul and Cody had their son Ben, they made the move to Newcastle and started CK Health from their home in Dudley.
Before their move to their move to Merewether, they were offered clinic space at the yoga and movement centre “Infuse Health” in Adamstown, and took the opportunity to grow the business by adding Cheree to the team.
Cody always had a vision of running a wellness centre in Newcastle that encompassed many different healing therapies. When the gorgeous old cottage at Merewether became available, CK Health and the Newcastle Naturopaths moved in and the vision was realised.
Cody has been thrilled to be able to offer this level of support to the people of Newcastle. “We have everything you need to get you on the road to wellness” she says.
Having recently completed further studies with a Graduate Diploma in Evidence Based Medicine, and an Honours Degree in Complimentary Medicine, Cody, as the leader of the team of Newcastle Naturopaths, is driven to help you meet your health goals.
She works predominantly with people who suffer from auto immune diseases such as MS, Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis, Crohns and Colitis as well as tick borne illnesses.
Fun fact about Cody: many moons ago she was a professional dancer and lived and worked in Spain, Italy and Greece.
Meet Paul – he might seem like a mild mannered tech guru who runs all the behind the scenes stuff at CK Health, but having lived through debilitating health issues and come out the other side with the help of Cody and natural medicine, he is truly passionate about helping as many people as he can.
Fun fact about Paul: before Lupus came calling he was an actor and was in Home and Away!!
Meet Cheree – Cheree Sheldon joined the team in 2019 after having a little break from naturopathy on maternity leave.
Cheree became interested in naturopathy when she was a singer, as it helped her voice stay healthy, however, it wasn’t until Cheree had health issues as a chef that she really discovered what natural medicine can do, and began to study it part time.
Cheree grew up in Newcastle, and after some years away she moved back here with her husband to settle down and start a family. She was working at a weight loss centre, singing in a duo and studying naturopathy when she fell pregnant with her daughter Bailey.
What came next was unexpected. She, like many other women, experienced secondary infertility, and this led her to focus a lot of her study on natural pregnancy support.
At her graduation Cheree was awarded nutrition student of the year. Since graduating she founded the Alumni of her college to support the community of naturopaths and is currently the president.
From the time she graduated until now she has worked for The Healthy Mummy, writing nutritious recipes and meal plans, helping product development and supporting women live a healthy life.
As someone who overcame PCOS with nutritional medicine, she is super passionate about helping others help their health.
Further study into nutrition and gene interactions, and naturopathy for children’s health, has made Cheree into the practitioner she is today. Cheree loves working with families, particularly to help children reach their best potential.
Fun fact about Cheree: She was in a singing and dancing group as a teenager that sang at Disneyland!
Meet Tash – Finally Tash, the friendly face who will greet you as you enter CK Health.
Natasha is our newest team member and has just begun her studies at Endeavour College to become a Newcastle Naturopath.
She’s young, and eager to learn, and has two amazing teachers ready to lift her up at CK Health.
Tash has a Bachelor Degree in Exercise and Sport Science. She is passionate about all things health and wellbeing, especially women’s health. You’ll usually find her at the beach or grabbing a coffee with friends when she’s not working or studying.
Fun fact about Tash: She love’s living life out of a suitcase. She dreams of exploring Mexico and the islands of the Caribbean.
We all aim to make you feel very welcome when you come to CK Health, Newcastle!
Yours in Good Health!
The CK Health Team