A holistic approach to wellness, focusing
on the body’s capacity to heal itself.

A Natural & Holistic Approach To Health

Naturopathy supports a person to live a healthy lifestyle, with the foundations of naturopathy based on the importance of sun, night, exercise, stress management, fresh water and a healthy diet.

Our focus is on the body’s capacity to heal itself based on evidence-based scientific research. We identify and address the root cause of your health problems, rather than just treating symptoms with a bandaid approach. 

At Tweak Health, we believe in individualised holistic care, this is why we don’t do generic dietary plans or recommend treatments that mask the symptoms temporarily. Your treatment is personalised to your needs and unique health journey.

Naturopathy Mount Pleasant at Tweak Health

Melanie – Naturopath Mount Pleasant | Tweak Health

Common Health Issues and Concerns We Can Help

These include but are not limited to:

Digestive or gastrointestinal issues

Naturopathy Mount Pleasant - Tweak Health

Low immunity of fatigue

Naturopathy Mt Pleasant - Tweak Health

Stress related aliments

General aches and pains

Male & female reproductive and hormonal issues

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Skin, sleep & weight concerns

Cardiovascular & metabolic health

Naturopathy Mount Pleasant - Tweak Health

Autoimmune and degenrative illnesses

Naturopathy Mel and Baby

Melanie Gluestein from Tweak Health is a qualified Naturopath, registered with the Australian Natural Therapists Association. She received awards for dux and outstanding performance upon graduating.  

Melanie is trained in iridology and also has a degree in Complementary Medicine.  Melanie is passionate about herbal medicine, nutrition and holistic health. She uses quality practitioner products backed by clinical research, and customises liquid herbal formulas for each person. 

What to Expect at Your
First Naturopathy Consult?

An initial Naturopathy consultation is like a detailed health consultation where you will be asked about your current concerns, health priorities, health history, family history and your daily nutrition.

Prior to your appointment, we ask that you prepare a list of all current supplements and medications (names and doses). If you’re unsure, just bring the products.

Typically, we test to investigate and uncover the root cause of your health concerns. Your treatment is personalised to your needs and unique health journey.

Depending on your diagnosis, our holistic care may involve nutritional and lifestyle suggestions, nutritional supplements, and/or herbal medicine that work together to heal from the inside out. 

Tweak Health take a holistic approach to wellness. Melanie our highly experienced Naturopath is here to help and support you on you journey to optimal health.  

Functional & Medical Pathology Tests

Our Promise: To increase accessibility, tests are charged directly by NutriPath with no markup on our behalf

Popular tests include:

  • saliva cortisol (stress/anxiety/fatigue) testing
  • Complete Microbiome Mapping (stool test)
  • Sleep hormones (melatonin, saliva)
  • Saliva hormone testing
  • MTHFR testing (a simple buccal/mouth swab

Complete Microbiome Mapping is a simple, hygienic stool test. You do it at home from the privacy of your bathroom which tells your Naturopath about the microorganisms inhabiting your gastro-intestinal tract. 

The results are science-based, screening for pathogenic bacteria, commensal bacteria, opportunistic pathogens, yeast, viruses, parasites, H.pylori and also for mucous and blood.

Microbiome Mapping can be beneficial for symptoms such as: 

  • Gastrointestinal cramping and pain
  • Flatulence
  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Reflux/heartburn
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Test approximate cost $360 + $20 express postage 

*Organised by Tweak.Health, paid directly to Nutripath

The Omega-3 Index Test is a simple on-the-spot finger-prick test that measures the percentage of EPA and DHA in red blood cell (RBC) fatty acids.

The test itself specifically measures:

  • Omega-3 index (total combined EPA and DHA)
  • Omega-6:Omega-3 ratio
  • EPA:Arachidonic acid ratio
  • and total trans fats, 24 fatty acids (FAs) including (Omega-3 FAs
  • Omega-6 FAs
  • Monosaturated FAs
  • Saturated FAs
  • Trans FAs

Test cost approximately $50 including postage. 

*Organised by Tweak.Health, paid directly to Nutripath

The Adrenocortex hormone profile is a non-invasive saliva test that serves as a reliable marker of stress response and a critical tool for revealing adrenal imbalances. Lifestyle, physical and psychological stresses put constant demands on the adrenal glands. If they become depleted adrenal fatigue or insufficiency may be experienced.

Each person has two adrenal glands both located on top of each of the body’s two kidneys. These glands are important to the body’s endocrine (hormonal) system. Adrenal fatigue is a very common condition in today’s society through the physical and physiological demands we put on our adrenal glands. 

Salivary cortisol testing is an effective non-invasive salivary hormone test that evaluates bioactive levels of the body’s important stress hormones, cortisol and DHEA.

This hormone test (stress test) serves as a critical tool for uncovering:

  • Biochemical imbalances
  • Underlying anxiety
  • Depression
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Dysglycemia,
  • and a host of other clinical conditions that may affect our day to day lives.

This hormone test examines 4 saliva samples over a 12-hour period for levels of cortisol and DHEA. 

Test approximate cost $80 + $20 express postage

*Organised by Tweak.Health, paid directly to Nutripath

Frequently Asked Questions

A follow-up consultation is recommended two to four weeks after your initial consultation to review the treatment protocol. Dosages may need to be increased or decreased and reviewed.

Please note from 1 April 2019, as part of the Australian government reforms, unfortunately all health insurers no longer pay benefits towards Naturopathy.

Naturopaths are trained in drug/herb/nutrient interactions and will not recommend supplements which interact with medications. It is essential to disclose all medications and existing supplements during your consultation.

You are welcome to bring a partner or friend if you need support. Please bear in mind I will be asking questions about your symptoms, health history and mental, physical and emotional health. If you need to bring children, please bring something to keep them occupied in the clinic room with you.

This is a common question and it all depends on the person, the severity of the health problem and duration of the illness and symptoms.

Natural therapies and nutritional changes may not always provide instant results as it can take two to four months for the body to turn over a new cycle of stronger, healthier cells.

However, many people notice improvements in energy, digestion, immune responses and reduction in pain after seven days.

Compliance is essential and it’s not just a matter of taking a supplement as a quick fix. Lifestyle and nutritional changes are an essential part of well-being and the healing process.

Mel is registered with The Australian Natural Therapists Association and received her qualifications in Australia from:

  • Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT)
  • Australian Institute of Holistic Medicine (AIHM)
  • Endeavour College

She received awards for dux and outstanding performance upon graduating.

Melanie is passionate about herbal medicine, nutrition and holistic health. She uses quality practitioner products backed by clinical research, and customises liquid herbal formulas for each person.

Melanie also has a degree in Complementary Medicine, is a fortnightly guest on 98five radio and volunteers as a Naturopath.

NutriPATH is one of the largest functional testing laboratories for integrative medicine practitioners throughout Australasia.

We use use NutriPATH, a privately owned medical lab, that specialises in the area of functional health and wellbeing pathology testing.

Testing is charged per test, with no markup on our behalf. It is charged to your credit card directly by NutriPath.