After becoming fascinated with human biology at high school, I knew I wanted to study something in the medical/science fields, but wasn't sure what. I completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Deakin University (choosing Nutrition as my elective subjects), intending to segue into a Medical degree. After graduation, I sat the GAMSAT exam and waited until applications were available for the following year’s Medical Courses. During this time I began working at Royal Melbourne Hospital (as an admissions clark) and became increasingly aware of the shortcomings of our current medical model. Despite also recognising it’s invaluable elements, I realised it wasn't where my heart lay. After a conversation with my sister, I researched the history of medicine as well as various alternative approaches, and decided to apply for a Naturopathy degree instead.
From the very first lecture, I knew I’d made the right choice. I felt like I’d joined a family of likeminded souls. The ethics of naturopathy were aligned with my own values; focusing on health and nurturing, illness-prevention and sustainability. I had found my path! Fours years later, I graduated and, within months, opened my first practice which has evolved over the past ten years to become Northcote Natural Therapies, a clinic and retail space.
Five years ago, I expanded my skill set by completing courses in ‘Natural Fertility Education’ and ‘HypnoBirthing’. Now a member of the HypnoBirthing International steering committee, I regularly work with couples, assisting them with nutritional and hormonal information and treatments to help them fall pregnant, as well as providing antenatal classes focusing on relaxed and minimal intervention birthing techniques.
I am so blessed and thankful that I love what I do. Thank you for reading my story. I wish you heath, love, and happiness.
In good health,
Candace Borg 🌱