About Balanced Health Naturally

Hi, I’m Jeannette Scapens, founder of Balanced Health Naturally. I am passionate about supporting and empowering women, particularly in midlife and beyond, to transform your health, reclaim your energy, achieve and maintain your healthy goal weight and to feel great again naturally!

Although I can help with any health condition Weight Loss, Hormonal imbalances such as Peri- menopause and underactive thyroid are my specialities!

Using a holistic approach I can help support you to lead your best life possible!

Consultations are available in person at my clinic in Brighton, South Australia or via telehealth video link Online in the comfort of your home Australia-wide!

I am an accredited qualified Naturopath (Advanced Diploma Naturopathy), Certified Metabolic Balance® Nutritional and Weight Loss Practitioner, Certified Thyroid Recovery Practitioner, Certified Neuro Linguistic Practitioner/Coach,  Hypnotist (Toni Everard Coaching), Eating Psychology Coach, recently Certified Sound Bowl Meditation Practitioner, Member of Australian Traditional-Medicine Society, B.A., wife and mother of 2 grown sons and furbabies Nala and Zorro.

My personal health struggles drew me to natural medicine which helped me greatly improve mine and my family’s health eventually leading me to study Naturopathy. Since having children I have been an avid user of natural medicines as it gave us more control over our health when sick.

I too have struggled with weight since having my children as I was always lacking energy and looking for a quick energy fix with carb laden foods.

My health issues led me to study Naturopathy to find the answers and heal myself. Unfortunately or maybe fortunately I discovered while having my blood tests for my Metabolic Balance personalised nutrition plan that I had undiagnosed Hashimotos hypothyroidism which had led to a gradual significant weight gain (over 20kg) and had caused other symptoms of ill health for me. At least I knew the cause and I addressed it successfully with my Metabolic Balance personalised nutrition plan and other nutritional/herbal supplements. I am pleased to say I now have normal thyroid antibody levels.

As my clients usually list weight loss as one of their top 3 health goals I searched for the best Practitioner only Weight Loss program, with scientific backing of 25 yrs, to train in and do myself and now offer to my clients.

It gives fabulous health restoring and weight loss results by eating good healthy foods that are right for you, based on your metabolic biochemistry, gained through a blood test looking at 36 metabolic parameters.

I have achieved great results releasing 17kg in 5 months and have maintained my weight loss within a kg or 2 since October 2018. This is what I love about Metabolic Balance® as you are also taught how to maintain your weight loss! See my photos and 2 of my clients!  My clients rave about their results too! See the testimonials on my home page!


Naturopathy is an individualised holistic approach using natural medicines to support the body so it can heal itself, which is what it is designed to do. This is done with herbs, good foods and sometimes additional nutritional supplement, flower essences , tissue salts and homeopathies, along with some lifestyle changes. Our bodies have an innate ability/life force to want to be healthy but unfortunately the way we live, foods we eat, environment, genetics and stress of modern life impacts and brings disharmony or ‘disease”. Given the right tools of herbs, good clean food, nutrients, rest, exercise, sunlight and emotional support we can get to the root cause and remove obstructions to health and bring the body back to balance thereby restoring health and improving our quality of life.


My focus program is the effective Metabolic Balance® Nutritional Program for Wellness and Weight Loss (side benefit) which is only available to  Practitioners such as myself to gain extra knowledge and certification on the intricacies of weight loss due to metabolic imbalances, I also have a special interest in helping women with the often debilitating as I personally have Hashimotos, a auto immune condition which causes hypothyroid symptoms, which I have been able to successfully manage (autoantibodies now at normal levels) with my own Metabolic Balance® personalised nutrition plan along with lifestyle changes and nutritional/herbal medicine support. I have completed additional Thyroid practitioner certification as it’s an area that is often misunderstood and overlooked (in bloods tests as within range) however as Naturopaths we know that a TSH level over 2.0 is a labouring thyroid and needs urgent additional nutritional support to bring it back to balance along with some herbal medicine and lifestyle changes.

I also utilize Biocompatibility testing with the Hair 500 test which is particularly effective for gut and skin issues and really any health issue. It is a dietary plan that lists all the foods that are incompatible with you (listed in red), based on your hair test. A revised dietary plan is recommended with the allowed (compatible) foods in black. Great results have been experienced with many health issues resolving within as little as 2-4 weeks, however for complete healing following your allowed foods list can bring about lasting change if followed for up to 6 months.

I am also a qualified Metabolic Balance® nutritional and weight loss programme Coach offering this unique practitioner only personalised nutrition plan as individual as you. This health and life transforming program can give you more energy, resets the metabolism thereby rebalancing hormones, balances cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar, reducing aches and pains (often caused by inflammation), improves sleep and skin, reduces allergy symptoms and releases excess weight! Your diet plan is unique to you based on your blood test and your metabolism to maximize results! It’s particularly effective for those that have insulin resistance and that stubborn abdominal fat that wont budge.

You will be amazed at how good you will feel and the results you can achieve! I had amazing results releasing 13kg in 10 weeks! (Total of 17kg in 5 months).

I am now a certified Thyroid Recovery Practitioner.  I saw a great need with many of my clients to maximise my knowledge and skills to enable me to support them effectively with targeted plans that got results. I therefore have undergone additional training and certification with one of the best Naturopaths in Australia who’s knowledge, experience and targeted results have been shared with me over 6 weeks focused training in July 2019. If you have been told that your thyroid is fine but are symptomatic let me support you to get it rebalanced and working again and get you feeling great again to live your best life!

Please see services section for more detail on the above services I provide.

I am also a Hypnosis and Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner & Coach, as I saw a great need to use tools and strategies to help create lasting change with a positive mindset at the subconscious level. As an Eating Psychology Coach I can also support you if you are struggling with Emotional/ Stress eating issues. This now provides a truly holistic service to help my clients achieve their health goals. You do not need to be a Naturopathic client to receive the benefits of these fantastic techniques and tools.

More recently I became certified as a Sound Bowl Meditation Practitioner. This wonderful vibrational healing tool is particularly helpful for those who experience anxiety or stress or any health issue!  All you do is lie down and relax listening to the wonderful sounds of the crystal bowls singing and played in such a way as to help to bring the body back to balance. My clients have reported immediate feelings of calm and the best sleep ever. I can perform it as a private session with a recording of your session provided as a bonus. Or I do group sessions on a regular basis. Please let me know if you are interested in this service. You do not have to be a Naturopathic client to utlize. This also adds to my skillset to be providing a unique holistic service to my clients.

I look forward to helping you and your family improve your health and lead a better quality of life!

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