NAME: LAYLA METCALFE
BUSINESS/BRAND: Layla Metcalfe - Naturopath
WHERE ARE YOU BASED: Manly Corso, Northern Beaches Sydney
WHY THIS? - naturopathy
I fell into Naturopathy accidentally, but very fortunately, because I absolutely love what I do!
I'm inspired by people doing the work. Whatever that looks like for them. I'm inspired by my patients every day.
I recently spent time in the Northern Territory with a group of Indigenous Australians who were all challenged with some pretty heavy health conditions and lifestyle habits that were not at all conducive to living very long. My time spent with them was to educate about nutrition and healthcare in an effort to get them off a cocktail of medications and junk food life. Everyone I worked with was 100% committed to making change and reversing the disease they had eaten their way into. And they did. Through detoxification and hard work. With 100% commitment. No complaining. No questioning. This is inspiring! Just doing the work that needs to be done.
I hope to inspire the patients I work with and my friends in the wider community to give 'being healthy' and living 10/10 a good crack.
I'm definitely far from being a superhero in health, but I give it a red hot go. I like to offer a naturopathic service that is real and easy to adopt to create a healthy change.
Education and knowledge is empowering and if I can share any of my wisdom to support others then another box is ticked to let me know I'm doing the right thing.
WHAT DO YOU DO THAT MAKES YOU FEEL THE BEST
VERSION OF YOURSELF?
I don't do stress. Which sounds indulgent. But I have been crippled with illness from stress and so I do everything in my power to avoid stress affecting my life.
I walk every morning for a couple of hours. Not rain, hail or shine. Generally only shine. My morning walk ticks so many boxes in one fell swoop. On this walk I get the nature fix, the ocean fix, the coffee fix, sun, best friend and end up at work. This is a ritual I do everyday. Its medicinal. I have been doing the same thing for the last 10 years.
I go to comedy once a week for LOL's. I fast for a few days each month to keep health things in check and I keep my family within arms reach.
WHAT’S COMING UP/NEW?
- I'm hosting Naturopathic Healing Retreats in Bali in September. 7 days, 6 nights of personalised, Naturopathic care for complete rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. Picture going 'home' to your mums house for a week to be taken complete care of, unwind, rest, sleep, relax and rebuild.. but then add in a little bit of tropical Bali, massages, meditation, cleansing and coming out the other-side feeling like a new human.
- An open panel discussion about Endometriosis with a group of expert health practitioners. An area of health Im hugely passionate about sharing and educating the greater public.
WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU?