My journey began in Western Queensland in the small town of Longreach, I spent most of my childhood on properties and doing school of the air before escaping country life and vowing never to leave the beach again!
Travelling was such a big part of my early adult years and I hope that it will be again soon, although backpacking in my 20’s will look considerably different to travelling with three kids in my 30’s!
My husband & I now call the peninsula home and together with our three children we absolutely love it here. Our family is loud (well at least my Mum keeps telling me this!). We love the outdoors, we love festivals & at the moment we are really ramping up our camping game which is super fun!
I've always wanted to be in the health space, however that journey didn't officially begin until 2013 just before I fell pregnant with baby number one. I graduated five years later just after my third baby was born. That journey was far more hectic then i anticipated and I'm forever grateful my husband stayed by my (totally sleep deprived & slightly insane) side.
Aloe Nutrition is my creation and like me is forever changing. my aim is to build a platform where i can work from home most of the time , (cause that just makes sense these days) and see clients in person. I believe tele-health can only do so much.
Aloe Nutrition is built on the principle that good health and nutrition comes from the kitchen so in following with that I see clients both in my kitchen and in yours.
This has been invaluable to so many of the beautiful families I am fortunate enough to work with. Check out my Pantry Practitioner for more info and book in today!
Embarking on a health journey with me, often means redefining health as you know it, and this continues to hold true for me as well. Health is an ever evolving landscape and that is why I call it a health journey.
I believe life is all about balance ... & that balance is different for all of us!
My clinic has a covid-19 safe work plan which includes hand washing facilities, hand sanitiser. In line with the most recent government guidelines the QLD check in code is no longer required, this will be reinstated if this should change. If you would like any further clarification please email me on email@example.com
If I'm coming to you then please let me know if there is anything specific you require otherwise I will adhere to all current health requirements.
If you are experiencing acute illness of any kind please get let me know ahead of time so we can arrange an online virtual / tele-health appointment. Should I fall ill myself or anyone in my family as I work from home I will contact you and also arrange an online consult.
Please note I do not claim to cure COVID-19 or any other viral infections. I offer expert immune health support for you and your family as your require it.
When we get sick or worse when our family gets sick its always going to add stress, rest assured you don't have to do this on your own, simply get in touch and book a virtual consultation and let me support you through the inferno.
As of JUNE 2022 I will be making the trip to Stradbroke island for three days at the end of every month!
Thats the last Friday Saturday and Sunday of EVERY MONTH!
I've had a number of beautiful clients over the years from Straddie express their wish to have 'something like this' over there - so I made it my personal mission to make that happen. to be honest I'd be crazy not too!
My love for the island is real its where my husband and I got married and we take every opportunity take the kids back. So now I have the opportunity to bring my work over there too I couldn't be more excited.
No need to come to me I'll come right to your door. In house nutrition and pantry practitioner sessions for YOU and YOUR family!
I'm offering a 10 minute free video call to make sure we really are meant to work together and to get to know you a little bit so I know what resources I need to bring for you on the day.
Watch this SPACE ... more info to come!
Meet Asha, our beautiful German Short-haired pointer she been with us for almost seven years (& has only just settled down). She is great fun and we wouldn't be without her!
She has free run of the house so you will likely encounter her in passing if you come to my kitchen / clinic. She is very & generally likes to say hello before finding her patch of sunshine.
However, If for any reason this makes you uncomfortable or if your have allergies please let me know ahead of time so I can make adjustments to ensure you receive the best care and are dog free for your session.
Asha has also been welcomed into a number of couple sessions (by clients not me) and provided that extra care and a little distraction as well.
Asha & I love running down by the ocean and when the tide works we hit the mud flats. On weekends you are likely to find us swimming with the whole family & Asha will almost always find her way onto a board!
I have been asked by so many clients when I am going to open up DOGGY NUTRITION, well that thought is gaining momentum ...
Maybe Watch THIS Space TOO haha!
What does a Nutritional Consult with me (Jessica Bruce) look like?
Whether or not you have been to see a Naturopath or a Nutritionist before, this consult might run a little differently than what you are used too.
My consultations are designed to help you get the kind of results your looking for! One of the reasons I keep my prices low is so we can work together for longer, I believe thats' where the magic happens!
Once you book your consultation with me HERE you will receive an email confirming your appointment, please read through this carefully.
In your email you will find an introductory health questionnaire.
Please fill this out either online or with a pen (if your like me & still have one of these) and send back to me via email firstname.lastname@example.org prior to your appointment.
This form is not intended to diagnose or treat and it is for introductory purposes only. This form can take around 20mins to complete so make yourself a nice cup of tea (or iced water in this heat!) & find some quiet time amongst the chaos.
This is also the time to start collecting your blood test results if you have any, don't worry if you don't we can talk more about this in your consult if its relevant for you. For those of you who do have pathology, please bring a copy of these along with you on the day of your appointment or you can email me ahead of time, please note that all pathology will be discussed in your follow up consultation as this will ensure I have gathered enough information from you and will be able to interpret your results along-side your health picture.
Some of the information I'm likely to ask you during your consult may include ...
Dietary stuff (that one was obvious right)
All things digestion & yep that includes poo!
Allergy and Intolerances
Family health history
Immune history & current threats
Fertility & hormones
Stress, Sleep & Energy
Sexual health history
Exercise & Movement (this is a big one!)
Mental health in life & in Sport
Injury & surgery history past & present
Ok the list goes on and on and is different for everyone, but you get the picture right!?!
My treatments are YOUR treatments & I'm there to support YOU in achieving YOUR goals all the way!
You will not walk out of my clinic with a giant list of DONT'S & a trailer load of supplements, thats not the ALOE WAY! I do use both but i find less is best in almost every case.
My treatments focus on INCLUSIONS, FUN and FREEDOM with your health at the very centre! Working with me is really about helping you achieve your health goals and getting the individualised support you need with your health concerns.
Ideally I aim to work with clients every 3-4 weeks for 6-12 months depending on their health needs and then check in as needed after that. It's different for everyone and life continues to change for all of us. believe that regular appointments are where the real magic happens & I'm here to support you however often that needs to be for you.
Most people have blood tests already and we talk about this as it is relevant for you and your health presentation in your initial appointments. Feel free to bring them along with you to your consult or you can email them directly to me ahead of time. I walk you through how to get the most out of your blood tests should you need them moving forward. Pathology is a big part of my practice and I find it extremely valuable to most of my clients, however its not for everyone and that is fine too. You will not be pressured into obtaining any pathology and I very rarely recommend for young children to get blood tests!
My preference is to see clients in a face to face setting, I find I am able to gather so much more information about your health when you are sitting in front of me. However, I do understand there is an huge demand for online or tele-health appointments at the time, so I do offer this service as well. I find tele-health appointments to be most beneficial for existing clients who see me in person for their initial appointments and then use virtual consultations to support them as they live remotely, or are travelling or become ill and cannot attend in person, as this ensures you continue to receive the support you need no matter what life hurdle you are facing! If you want to know more simply drop me a line at email@example.com
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