Inspirational Friends - Selina Singh
Over the last year I have been seeing Naturopath, Selina Singh to help with some health issues I had been dealing with. I am so grateful to know Selina, and appreciate the responsibility and thoroughness, the breadth of knowledge and integrity that she brings to her work.
Before I came to see Selina, my energy levels were very low, I was experiencing constant headaches, bloating, found it hard to lose weight, and had reoccurring skin breakouts. I had been experiencing these symptoms for a year, and they were greatly affecting my life.
Selina helped me solved these problems through her holistic approach. Now my energy levels have improved, I can wake up in the morning and not feel exhausted after having 8 hours of sleep. I can exercise without feeling fatigued after and also have the energy to exercise. I no longer experience headaches, my bloating has gone, I have lost weight and my skin has cleared up.
Thank you Selina for everything, I really appreciate everything you have done to help me physically, mentally and emotionally. Your advice and guidance is invaluable to me and will continue to be!
Below is Selina's inspirational interview! :)
Where are you based?
My Remedy – An Integrated Natural Medicine Clinic, Takapuna, Auckland.
Current occupation/what do you do?
I am a Naturopath, its what I’ve always wanted to do! I specialize in helping people with hormone and neurotransmitter imbalances. This includes conditions such as PMS, endometriosis, PCOS, thyroid disorders, infertility, hormone cancers, depression, menopause, amongst many other health disorders. Hormones affect everything in your body!
For everyone that doesn’t know you, tell us about yourself.
In a nutshell - I am a gentle soul! I love to nurture others around me, be it friend’s family, even my cats!
Give us a small insight into your daily routine.
I live as simply as possible. I try not to burden myself with too much (mentally and physically) and I always listen to my body.
I wake once I feel I have slept enough (or I really need to get out of bed so I’m not late!) I have breakfast in a very peaceful space to gather my thoughts, I do my best not to get ahead of myself and enjoy the moment. Breakfast is usually porridge with seeds, or eggs on toast, and sometimes a smoothie as a snack – I aim to only eat whole foods, and I try to eat in a relaxed state so I absorb all my nutrients.
Lunches and dinners for me are usually a combination of vegetables, whole-grains sometimes meat too (I only eat organic free range meat for ethical reasons) I do my best to eat locally grown produce, usually from the farmers market. I’m also growing lots of fruit at the moment - including heirloom black apples!
Once I get to work, I see patients, something I feel incredibly privileged to do.
In between seeing patients I’m writing protocols for my patients, taking a few minutes of down time is important too. I try and make it to the gym 3 times per week, I walk a few times per week, and sometimes I make it out in to the surf with my partner. On the weekend I love cooking up a feast and gardening!
What is the philosophy you live by?
My philosophy is to live life in the moment. Giving back, whether it is to nature or by helping others – how ever possible. Nurturing and respecting yourself, others and nature. My favourite quotes are below; I remind myself of them if I am in doubt, they never fail to inspire me.
“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” Napoleon Hill
“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted” Albert Einstein
What sparked your interest in health?
I’ve always been interested in health, as a 4 year old I would tell my grandma I would make her young, by changing her blood! I would make potions out of leaves in the garden; mix them in my mug with a paintbrush as a hair tonic.
I’ve always been interested in health, I spent a lot of time reading health books staring in my early teens; I used to grow my own vegetables and compost at an early age. I was always (and still am) keenly interested in natural health. In my last year at school a teacher asked me what I wanted to be, and I mentioned I would like to be a health professional, possibly a Doctor who helped people by focusing on the cause of their health problem and then prescribing natural health; at this point he mentioned that this is what a naturopath does (a word I had never heard of before this). We moved house the next week and my neighbor asked me what I wanted to do when I finished school I mentioned I wanted to be a naturopath, she told me that 2 of her daughters are naturopaths. In the next few months I found myself-starting my degree in Natural Medicine. Over the years I’ve had health struggles myself, in particular with my hormones that has lead me down the path of specializing in hormones.
Your top three tips to achieving optimal health and happiness?
Top 3 Tips to Optimal health:
- Rest plenty – nothing can substitute this.
- Nourish your body with whole foods, avoid almost everything that comes in a packet – always be aware of what you are putting into your body.
- Listen to your body, eat foods that suit you, rest when you know you need to; drink enough water.
Top 3 Tips to Happiness
- Make peace with yourself
- Be grateful for everything, everything is a lesson
- Be yourself. You don’t have to look or be like anyone else.
Where can we find you?