Dr Kate Norris is an Integrative GP, offering a holistic approach to health, combining conventional medicine with nutritional and environmental medicine for the optimisation of health and the prevention and treatment of disease. Kate is an advocate of the nutrient-dense, whole foods approach to health and is a welcome addition to our IQS Experts Panel.
Tell us about what you do and why?
After completing my medical degree in Edinburgh, I decided to specialise in a career in general practice, which has much more of a focus on preventative health. I soon noticed that conventional medicine could not offer improvements in many conditions experienced in my patient population. This led me to do more training in functional and nutritional medicine, and opened up my experiences to the healing aspects of many other modalities. Moving to Sydney in 2011 enriched my taste for culinary delights, and cemented my firm belief in a nutrient-dense whole foods dietary approach for the basis of all healing and to achieve optimal health. Getting people back to optimal wellness by finding the root causes of ill health is supported by adopting a nutrient-dense diet, addressing gut health, eliminating environmental toxins, balancing hormones, managing stress and moving your body.
Why are you such a firm believer in the IQS philosophy?
By eliminating stress foods from the diet, the body is able to heal and there’s also more room for more nutrient-dense whole foods.
The IQS Team are coming for dinner. What are you cooking us?
Slow-roasted grass fed lamb shoulder, with assorted organic greens and roasted veg, fermented veg, broth and/or organic wine.
Tell us your number one health tip in under 25 words.
Adopt a regular stress management practice such as yoga, meditation or Tai Chi to allow your body to heal.