Hi, My name is Jasmin Polley and I’m a rare breed of functional medicine practitioner, being also a biomedical scientist and naturopath.
I have been practicing since 2003 and I founded Wellness Vision in 2015 with my long-term vision of building a holistic and integrative practice.
I specialise in Hormones, Energy and Gut health – why these areas…..let me share my story….
In my early 20’s I suffering horrendous hormonal issues after taking the oral contraceptive pill. I had no idea that the artificial hormones could send my whole body (and mind) completely haywire. I was also very lucky not to suffer further compilations from possible blood clots in my legs after a long-haul flight (as I could see them but didn’t go to hospital being entirely unaware of the risks at that time).
I have always been one of those annoying ‘but why’ people, so it didn’t take me long to realise three things that would change the course of my life:
- A “one-size fits all” approach doesn’t work, as even though I had many friends taking the pill without issues, artificial hormones did not suit me.
- There is a connection between hormones and gut health, as the pill also made a mess of my previously robust digestion.
- Food really matters, as if I ate badly everything just got ten times worse (fatigue, hormones, gut health, skin…the works).
These realisations led me to start my naturopathic training. After completing this I realised how much more there was to learn, so I began my Biomedical Science degree (who would’ve known, as I hated science in high school). My plan was to go on and study dietetics or medicine, however after witnessing on multiple occasions the narrow-minded, drug-based approach of some of the medical lecturers, I didn’t want to be the type of doctor they were training.
Many years down the track…some more health learnings of my own (most notably digestive issues/SIBO after a bad bout of food poisoning in Vanuatu), as well as a wonderful husband and two gorgeous kids….I have found my niche and I love what I do! I love getting to know my clients and watching them transform their health, their thoughts and their lives to become masters of their own health journey x