LEADERS IN Naturopathy AT The Health Lodge 

Holistic care from Byron Bay’s TOP naturopaths


about us

An integrated approach to wellness

Modern medical research is continually providing greater insight into the body’s biochemistry and nutritional pathways. As a result, we have a better understanding of how herbal and nutritional medicine can treat the cause of disease as well as the symptoms. Our goal is to provide the most effective treatment with minimal side-effects and toxicity using herbal and nutritional medicine wherever possible.  However, we are aware of the vital role that mainstream medicine can play in treating and managing chronic and life-threatening illnesses. It also provides a range of tools and techniques which can help diagnose and understand disease states.

What is naturopathy?

Naturopathy takes an investigative approach to health, exploring the complexities of the human system, including physical, emotional and environmental aspects to create a complete picture that addresses all the elements of human functioning and wellbeing.  Naturopaths use a combination of lifestyle, diet changes with nutritional and herbal support to address the underlying causes of disease.  Naturopathic practitioners are primary care physicians with knowledge of both conventional and natural medicine. They favour a holistic approach with minimal use of surgery and drugs.  Getting to the heart of your health problem. 


    Integration at its best

    Many people are intuitively drawn to the idea of combining conventional and complementary therapies. However, it is only when a health experts work together that you can enjoy the benefits of true integration.  Each member of our team has a profound respect for every other practitioner, medical or complementary.   Every decision is made in consultation in order to establish the most effective, least toxic and least invasive course of treatment for your condition.

    The team continuously monitors the efficacy of your treatment.  You can feel confident that your herbal and nutritional medicines will not interact in a negative way with any prescription medication you may be taking. While this isn’t common, it is most likely to occur when a patient feels unable to discuss his or her complementary therapies with an unsympathetic doctor. Where both conventional and complementary practitioners are working together, every aspect of your treatment is considered in relation to the whole.

    Our Team

    Reine DuBois is one of Australia’s leading integrative naturopaths and the founder of The Health Lodge.  She takes the time to get to know you and to understand your health concerns before tailoring the most effective natural treatment.  She has a deep respect for the ancient wisdom that is part of naturopathic practice and also embraces the modern science that supports this traditional knowledge. She considers naturopathy to be truly holistic medicine. 

    Special Interests:

    • Chronic illness and complex conditions

    • Tick borne disease

    • Mould related illnesses

    • Chronic fatigue syndrome

    • Fibromyalgia

    • Heavy metal toxicity





    Kristin Zanotti combines naturopathy, herbal medicine and flower-essence therapy to deliver an holistic approach to improve health.Working integratively with GPs and other health professionals, Kristin thoroughly investigates all aspects of your case to ensure underlying conditions are explored.  In need of a massage?  Kristin is also a skilled and experienced massage therapist offering relaxation, deep tissue, pregnancy and lymphatic drainage. She weaves naturopathic care into all treatments, utilising flower essences, herbal infused oils and essential oils for a luscious healing experience.

    Special Interests:

    • Hormonal, emotional & digestive care
    • Teens and children
    • Preconception, Pregnancy, Post natal support
    • Children and teenagers
    • Mental health
    • Gastrointestinal disorders
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      Emma McLaughlin is an integrative naturopath committed to providing clients with practical healing programs for long-term wellbeing, utilising nutrition, herbal/nutritional supplements and lifestyle recommendations.  She enjoys educating her patients about their bodies and how to implement long term lifestyle change.

      Special Interests:

      • Hormonal disorders
      • PCOS
      • Endometriosis
      • Thyroid disorders
      • Adrenal fatigue
      • Postnatal depletion
      • Weight management




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      Health conditions we help with


      General HealtH

      • Fatigue / Adrenal fatigue
      • Weight management
      • Preconception
      • Pregnancy
      • Postnatal depletion
      • Sleep Disorders / Insomnia
      • Anti-ageing and longevity
      • Headaches / Migraines
      • Depression / Anxiety

      Chronic Health

      • Chronic illness and complex conditions
      • Tick-borne disease
      • Mould-related illnesses / CIRS
      • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
      • Chronic Pain

      Hormonal Health

      Gastrointestinal Health

      • PCOS
      • Endometriosis
      • Thyroid disorders / Hashimotos / Graves Disease
      • Menstrual Pain / Heavy Bleeding
      • Irregular Periods / Post-pill ammenorrhoea
      • PMS
      • Breast and ovarian cysts / Fibroids
      • Reflux
      • Digestive Complaints
      • Constipation
      • Diarrhoea
      • Parasite / Worm / Bacterial / Candida infections
      • Dietary Concerns
      • SIBO

      Immune System Health

      Children's Health

      • Colds and Flu
      • Pyrroles disorder / Pyroluria
      • Behavioural disorders
      • Anxiety
      • Dietary Support
      • Asthma / Eczema
      • Colds and Flu
      • Cough / Bronchitis
      • Ear infections
      • Allergies
      • Food sensitivities
      • Psoriasis
      • Recurent Infections
      • Mast cell disorders
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      Our Services



      Initial consultation takes one hour and follow up consultations (depending on the treatment plan) can be one hour, 45-minutes, 30-minutes or 15-minutes.

      In assessing your needs, our naturopaths may recommend one or more of the following diagnostic tests: 

      • A Saliva Hormone Test provides information about hormonal breakdown and specific interactions.
      • A Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis gives an overview of the entire digestion system.
      • A Neuroendocrine Urine Test can help asess the biochemistry of the brain.
      • A Finger Prick Allergy Test identifies any food combinations that maybe contributing to an illness.


      At The Health Lodge, you can choose the option of having a combined consultation with any of our GPs and Naturopaths.  Our Integrative Doctors and Naturopaths work closely to share their knowledge of biochemistry, nutrition and herbalism, providing a greater platform for understanding the causes of chronic health issues.  Integrative combinations commonly used: 

      • Doctor and Naturopath
      • Naturopath and Chiropractor
      • Acupuncturist and Naturopath  
      • Psychologist and Naturopath
      • Osteopath and Physiotherapist

      You may choose any of these combinations. We recommend you discuss your options with reception at the time of booking so that they can co-ordinate the sessions.



      Access the support you need Australia wide via Skype consultations with our Naturopaths.  



      Our Herbal Dispensary is comprised of herbal medicine, nutritional supplements and Chinese herbs, to treat the underlying causes of illness.  Open 9am – 5pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday’s one of our fully qualified Naturopaths on hand to assist you with all your dispensary health needs. No appointment necessary.  Learn more about our Herbal Dispenary.


      With 20 years experience as a massage therapist, Kristin Zanotti offers massage that is nourishing and intuitive with a  strong therapeutic focus.  Types of massage: remedial, relaxation, deep tissue, pregnancy, lymphatic drainage.  Kristin uses a variety of essential oils, herbally infused oils and flower essences tailor made for a truly personalised and holistic massage.  As a naturopath all of Kristin’s massage treatments include a 15 minute naturopathic consultation to ascertain best products to use in the massage as well as general naturopathic advice.  Learn more about massage treatments.


      For patients that need a focused approach to regaining their health.  Stay in our private inpatient facilities and have access to the whole team within a coordinated program. A tailored diet is designed as part of the treatment regime; You’ll share lunch with your naturopath to discuss how to use food to enhance your wellbeing, and even better, participate in private, hands-on cooking lessons so you can return home with enough confidence to prepare nourishing, delicious food in your own kitchen.

      Download our brochure and learn more about treatment options for different chronic health conditions. 






      60-minute initial consultation

      60-minute follow-up consultation

      45-minute follow-up consultation

      30-minute follow-up consultation

      15-minute follow-up consultation









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      60-minute initial consultation

      60-minute follow-up consultation

      45-minute follow-up consultation

      30-minute follow-up consultation

      15-minute follow-up consultation










      15-minute consultation + 60-minute massage

      15-minute consultation + 45-minute massage

      15-minute consultation + 30-minute massage







      Health funds and Rebates

      All accounts are to be paid at the time of consultation.  Naturopathic consultations are covered by private health insurance.


      To cancel a booked appointment please call 02 6685 6445.





      78 Bangalow Rd, Byron Bay, NSW 2481

      Phone 02 6685 6445  |  Fax 02 8024 2628  

      Email: info@thehealthlodge.com.au

      Clinic Opening Hours: 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday | 9am to 1pm Saturday