OMANISA ROSS ND
Whole-foods Plant-based Naturopath
Omanisa is a qualified naturopath with over 15 years experience in her trade. As a columnist for The Australian Vegan Magazine, Omanisa writes about nutrition, food-as-medicine, herbal medicine and vegan health. She offers free nutritional support for vegans on her popular facebook group “Ask the Vegan Naturopath”, and established Darwin’s first vegan community facebook group “Vegans in Darwin”.
Omanisa is a food-as-medicine nutritional educator who specialises in using plant-based whole-foods to improve the quality of people’s health and wellbeing. A Plant-based whole-food diet is well-respected as an effective way to prevent and reverse the chronic diseases that are the primary causes of suffering and death in first-world societies, such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
In a study published in 2014, which followed 198 people with cardiovascular disease for 3.7 years, 99.4% of the participants were able to avoid a heart attack by following a plant-based diet made up of fruit, vegetables, beans, lentils, quinoa etc. Of the 21 participants who didn’t stick with the diet, 62% had a heart attack. When people with cardiovascular disease follow a plant-based diet, their blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugars normalise and their arterial plaque disappears.
Plant-based whole-food diets are also associated with healthy weight loss, reduction in inflammation, improved mental and emotional health, and better antioxidant status. Elite athletes around the world are increasingly turning to a plant-based diet, because the improved recovery time after training and events enhances their overall performance.
WHY BOOK IN WITH OMANISA?
-You have heart disease, early warning signs of heart disease (eg obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood lipids etc), or you have a family history of heart disease and want to focus on prevention.
-You have type 2 diabetes, high blood sugar, insulin resistance, trouble regulating blood sugar, or a family history of diabetes and you want to focus on prevention.
-You are a junk-food vegan or vegetarian who doesn’t eat enough whole-foods, and you don’t feel healthy (eg gut, skin, immune and energy problems).
-You are new to veganism, and you need dietary guidance, especially in regard to preventing deficiencies, or you feel traumatised by animal cruelty and social apathy in regard to animal cruelty.
-You’re an athlete who is curious about using a plant-based whole-foods diet to improve performance.
-You’re passionate about using food as a medicine for the prevention of chronic disease and the treatment of day-to-day ailments.
-You would like to improve your digestive health, the quality of your diet, and learn more about gut flora and a healthy microbiome.
-You would like to gain more insight into the connections between stress, emotions, illness and health.
-You would like to develop your mindfulness skills to change deeply ingrained behaviours that lead to illness and unhealthy lifestyle choices.
FOOD-AS-MEDICINE CONSULTATION PACKAGES
This begins with a Diagnostic Consultation with information being gathered about your health-based hopes, fears and problems; medical history and family medical history; diet and lifestyle. This consultation includes an iridology assessment, which identifies genetically inherited constitutional strengths and weaknesses. Genetics may play a strong role in shaping us, but whether or not these patterns activate or remain dormant depends on our environment, what happens to us, and the lifestyle choices we make.
Omanisa then designs a Tailored Healing Program for you, based on what you want to change or achieve. Think of your health goals as being like a yummy dish you want to learn how to make: Om’s Tailored Healing Program is the recipe that lists the ingredients you need and a series of steps you can take to realise your dream. Each healing program includes training videos and mindfulness meditations. Some are designed to help you address specific health problems while others are there to help you stay focused on your goals, monitor your progress in a calm and practical way, and find solutions to problems that come up for you.
Training Consultations can be arranged during this time to help you implement your plan. For example, Omanisa can take you on shopping expeditions, teaching you where to find healthy foods and how to read ingredient labels. Omanisa can also give you cooking lessons and teach you how to use new, unfamiliar ingredients, such as herbs and spices, and help you establish a small medicinal herb garden.
You can also arrange Follow Up Consultations to check back in with Omanisa to assess progress, tweak the plan as needed and get help with any problems that you haven’t been able to solve on your own.
Basic Package $300
This includes the initial Diagnostic Consultation (approximately 1 hour), and the Tailored Healing Program, which is delivered via email once it has been completed. The Healing Program includes a health over-view, training videos, mindfulness meditations and educational materials tailored to your needs. This fee includes some time spent conferring with you via phone/email/text while the program is being designed. The design process generally takes 4-6 weeks, unless otherwise advised.
Training Consultations : $135 per hour
If you have friends or family who want to attend, the fee can be shared between you.
Follow Up Consultations : $70 for 30 minutes
OTHER CONSULTATION TYPES
Personalised Home Medicine Kit : $300
This includes a Diagnostic Consultation to assess personal and/or family medicinal needs. It covers the cost of selecting the appropriate remedies, supplying them at cost price and creating a training video teaching you how to use your kit.
Vegan Trauma Healing : $150 per 1hr consult