Health & Wellness Director (Naturopath)
Johanna Arshad is an accredited naturopath, a director of The Natural Health Practice, and practised naturopathy at Natural Harmony in Malaysia.
Johanna believes that our body has an innate capacity to fight diseases and heal itself. In her practice, she employs a combination of holistic therapies to assist the body in restoring its own health in a gentle and non-invasive manner. Johanna also believes that the mind and the body are connected, and that our emotional health affects our physical health. This led her to complete the practitioner’s course in Journey Therapy - a mind-body healing therapy.
For Johanna, naturopathy is not just a career - it’s her passion. The knowledge she has gained is embedded in her own lifestyle - she eats an organic wholefoods diet, exercises regularly and tries to get a decent amount of sleep (although this is challenging with one- and three-year olds!). When she gave birth to her two children, she chose an obstetrician that allowed her to give birth by "gentle birthing".
Before Johanna discovered naturopathy, she pursued a career in human resources. It wasn't until she attended an Anthony Robbins seminar, which included a day on health that her interest peaked. From then on, Johanna knew that she had to pursue her passion for naturopathy. Johanna now holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) degree from the University of New England in Australia, and Advanced Diplomas in Naturopathy, Western Herbal Medicine, Nutrition, and Homeopathy from the Australasian College of Natural Therapies in Sydney.
Johanna’s main areas of interest are herbal medicine, nutrition and bach flower remedies. She is also a certified Hemaview (Live Blood Analysis) practitioner.
Johanna has been featured in the New Straits Times, written for Only Health magazine and contributed to other articles on natural health.