Nicole Haak is an experienced Melbourne Naturopath who specialises in fertility, hormone balance, pregnancy support, gut health, thyroid balance, anxiety and stress. Nicole’s gentle approach and warm nature enable her to be an empathetic and supportive practitioner who takes a genuine interest in her clients needs. She has a deep passion for what she does as is evident by her holistic approach to helping her patients find solutions to their health goals and improve their quality of life.
She is registered with the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA) as an accredited member. In addition to her Bachelor of Health Science (Complimentary Medicine) and Advanced Diploma Health Science (Naturopathy) she also holds a certificate in Natural Fertility Education and is a Certified GAPS Practitioner.
Nicole is passionate about motivating clients to lead a healthy and balanced lifestyle. She guides her patients on their journey towards wellness and vibrancy through education, understanding and support. She assists by guiding you to improve your diet and lifestyle choices to maximise your health and sense of well-being, using food as medicine and complementing this with the use of herbal medicine, nutritional supplements and flower essences. Nicole understands the importance of professional development and strives to continually increase her knowledge base. She regularly attends nutritional and herbal medicine seminars to enhance and develop her skills, keeping up to date with current research and understanding
In her clinical practice she specialises in the following.
Reproductive health & fertility
- Reproductive disorders for both men and women
- General fertility, conception and preconception care
- Miscarriage prevention and treatment
- IVF/ART support
- Pregnancy, labour and breastfeeding
- Genetic disorders
- Endocrine disorders including thyroid and adrenal
- Certified GAPS Practitioner
- Irritable bowel disease
- Inflammatory bowel diseases
- Reflux, nausea, bloating, cramping
- Digestive complaints
Emotional & Mental Health
- General health care for the whole family
- Thyroid health
- Sleep issues
Nicole commonly supports couples to successfully conceive their child/children and then is fortunate to be able to support women throughout their pregnancy, into labour and then the health of the little one when it arrives. Her care is holistic, comprehensive and realistic by nature and she feels very humbled to be able to share life’s journey with her patients and their families.
Nicole also holds a certificate in Natural Fertility Education. She has a keen interest in menstrual disorders, infertility, preconception care, pregnancy, birth preparation and the early post-natal phase for new mothers, babies and children – the whole family really! She also particularly enjoys assisting couples who are having difficulty falling pregnant or who are undergoing assisted reproductive technology or IVF.
In 2019 Nicole completed her GAPS Practitioner training. The term GAPS stands for Gut and Psychology/Physiology Syndrome. It was coined by Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride MD, MMedSci (Neurology), MMedSci (Human Nutrition) in 2004 after her experience working with hundreds of children and adults with neurological and psychiatric conditions, including autism spectrum disorders, ADD/ ADHD, schizophrenia, dyslexia, depression and other neurological problems. The GAPS protocol has also been shown to be effective in the treatment of digestive disorders including: irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease and gastritis. Other conditions related to GAPS include: Fibromyalgia, allergies, eczema, migraines, autoimmune disease and arthritis.
Emotional and mental health
One of Nicole’s particular interests is with stress, anxiety and depression. Stress and anxiety can impact your life, relationships, jobs, families and general enjoyment of life. It affects all of us at some point in our life. Natural medicine offers ways to help you over come and cope better with stress in your life.
Nicole will investigate the cause through thorough questioning, pathology testing, where necessary, and then help you by establishing regular eating patterns, providing advice on diet and lifestyle changes, supporting you with herbs and nutrients and flower essences.