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 am also quite surprised that my boyfriend Shaun, later became my husband, as I wasn’t a rational person at the 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 and growing up with hippy parents that loved naturopaths, 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 to gain more respect and acknowledgement in the health industry, however after witnessing on multiple occasions the narrow-minded, drug-based approach of some of the medical lecturers (apparent to me due to my naturopathic training), 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