Merril Bowater

Naturopathic Nutritionist

Merril has recently joined the team at Feeling Healthy and is now in her 10th year of practice as a Naturopathic Nutritionist.

Throughout this time, she has helped countless clients regain their health and wellness, with many experiencing the best health of their lives.

Consultations include an assessment of her client’s diet and lifestyle, nutritional deficiencies and the use of integrative pathology tests to get to the root cause of the health concern.

Treatment revolves around dietary and lifestyle recommendations and nutritional/herbal supplementation.

Merril has experience in treating a wide range of health concerns, however, skin conditions, chronic thrush or candida infections and women’s hormonal health, in particular perimenopause, are special areas of interest.

Merril’s in house testing centres around the The Body Composition Test

This is a powerful test which is quick and easy to do in the clinic during your initial consultation. A detailed Report of Findings is then discussed at your next consultation. This test can help you to pinpoint what types of weight you are carrying and this can then be used as leverage to burn fat or increase muscle. Or simply as a measure of your overall health.

For instance, it can also tell you if your metabolism is slowing or if you are dehydrated. Both of which can be a underlying cause of many health issues.

This test measures your bone and muscle mass, metabolic age and rate, hydration status, visceral fat mass (found in the abdominal area and
dangerous for heart disease,diabetes and cancer) in addition to overall fat mass. It also gives you a physique rating which is a description of your frame.

And even if you have no issues with your weight, it is very empowering to see your overall body composition rather than merely weighing yourself
so see how may kilos your overall body weighs.

Changes can be tracked in future consults and it also allows you to set goals to improve your body composition over time.

Integrative Pathology Testing

These test are done on an individual basis and are sent out to our specialized pathology lab for analysis.

The include the following:

Female Hormone Tests
Thyroid Tests
Candida Tests
Mauve Factor Tests
Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis

and many more…

There’s no doubt that living or working in a thriving city such as Melbourne is fantastic. But as with all cities, it comes at a cost to your health.

Every day we are exposed to pollution from trucks and buses not to mention invisable exposure to electromagnetic fields and radiation from our phones, TV’s, computers, wi-fi, etc

But as bad as these things are, our internal environment is also a source of toxins. Whether it be emotional or dietary our bodies are under constant

Which begs the question….how do we stay healthy while living in a toxic
environment? Click here to find out more

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A note from Merril

Welcome to Feeling Healthy, it is my pleasure to work with you as you begin your health journey.

If you would like to know more about who I am and what I do then please read on below or call our wonderful reception team on (03) 9687 5333 who will be happy to help.

Yours in health

Merril 🙂

Below are some of the areas Merril specialises in


Merril has over 10 years of experience as a Naturopath and specialises in treating not only the symptoms but also the cause. Merril provides in depth information about your health and well being, taking into account diet, lifestyle, barriers, existing illnesses/diseases.

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As I Naturopathic Nutritionist I’m in the business of wellness. And while the concept of Food as Medicine is new to most people, making better food choices and eating a more vegies, fruit and high quality fat and protein is the basis of a healthy life.

Food is medicinal not only for the macronutrients it provides (carbohydrates, protein and fat) but also for the vast array of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that natural foods contain.

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Body Composition Analysis

There’s a lot more to the body than meets the eye. The number on the scale surprisingly represents very little. It tells you how much your entire body weighs but how much of that weight is what you’re trying to lose, fat? How much does your muscle make up of that number? Something you’ll never know just from stepping on a scale. However a Body Composition Test will be able to tell you a lot more about your body than the scale can.

Integrative Pathology Testing

These test are done on an individual basis and are sent out to our specialized pathology lab for analysis.
The include the following:
Female Hormone Tests
Thyroid Tests
Candida Tests
Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis and many more…

Testimonials - What people say about Merril

Fantastic Detox Plan

I felt comfortable knowing that I was in great hands. Merril listened and put me on a detox plan that gave me more energy and I felt fantastic! I lost weight and started to enjoy life again. The products were all top of the range and I definitely would recommend to anyone” Louise, Caroline Springs

Health Funds and Payment

Payment must be made at the time of consult, we accept credit card, debit card and cash.

Merril is registered with all Health Funds and appointments can be claimed under Naturopathy at the time of your consultation. Nutrition consultations must be claimed manually, please ask for a receipt.  Please check with your fund to see if you are covered.

Packages are available.

Days and Availability

Merril currently works at Feeling Healthy on the following days:

Wednesdays – 2pm – 7pm

Fridays – 9am – 1pm

Saturdays – 8am – 1pm

Book Now

To see Merrils current available appointment times or to book an appointment, please click on the button below or call our friendly reception team on (03) 9687 5333

Find Out More

For a limited time, Merril is offering new clients a chance to find out more about how she can help you specifically with a complimentary phone call. Call reception on 9687 5333 to schedule a mutually convenient time for this. Ask any questions you may have about Nutrition and how it can help you feel great