Hi, I am Marianne Fernance, founder of Passion 4 Health Natural Medicine Centre. I specialise in autoimmune conditions, digestive disorders, thyroid and hormonal imbalances and fertility.

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Did you realise that your health is one of the most precious gifts you have been given.  When you have your health you have everything, without good health nothing else matters.

I am an accredited and experienced Naturopath, Nutritionist, and Herbalist.  I am passionate about restoring health and vibrancy in people's lives through dietary and lifestyle intervention, herbal medicine and nutritional medicine! My vision is to educate, inspire, and empower, people to take control of their health and rediscover a vibrant and healthy life through dietary and lifestyle changes that create lasting results.

I specialise in treating patients with chronic health conditions including:

  • Autoimmune conditions including Hashimoto's thyroiditis and PCOS.
  • Digestive disorders including ulcerative colitis and inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Hormonal imbalances and natural fertility.
  • Cancer support - pre and post chemo.

As each person is unique I offer a personalised approach to health care integrating naturopathic principles, nutrition, herbal medicine, and functional medicine.    I provide a personalised treatment plan to address the underlying causes of your symptoms.

Conditions I Treat

  • Ulcerative colitis and inflammatory bowel disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome, both IBS-D and IBS-C
  • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and under active thyroid conditions
  • Fatigue and adrenal exhaustion
  • Psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis
  • Autism
  • ADHD and ADD
  • Pyrrole disorder
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome, fibroids, and endometriosis
  • Male and female hormonal imbalance
  • Infertility
  • Cancer support – pre and post chemo

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What Have Other Clients Said


What doctors couldn’t help me with Marianna helped me with in as little as 9 months.

Since meeting Marianna she has done nothing but help me live a healthier life. I came to her with chronic bowel problems and hormonal problems. She helped me to become symptom free. What doctors couldn’t help me with for over 5 years (or they just don’t have the knowledge) Marianna helped me in as little as 9 months.

She guides you with tailor made eating plans, diaries, supplements and educates you on becoming symptom free. Thank you so much for all you have done and still doing.

My kids love coming to see you and Eric and since giving them healthy gut and ENT (ears, nose, throat) supplements they haven’t been sick for over 3 years now. Before seeing you they were sick at least 4 times year. I will be forever grateful for all the passion you have for health. You are an angel sent from heaven and would recommend anyone with health issues, children’s health or just wanting to get the best out of life.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease



I’ve discovered what my body REALLY needs to maintain good health

I have always been a bit overweight, even as a child. This was very damaging to my self-esteem. I wasn’t doing anything differently to other children and often observed that my physical activity was greater than most of my slimmer friends. The food I was raised eating and the food I have raised my family on, I considered a normal healthy diet.

To my frustration, over the years I continued to gain weight. I first visited Marianne to for assistance with weight loss and have discovered that what I had been taught and what I had then in turn taught my children about diet was sadly lacking.

Marianne has patiently taught me how to adjust my diet so that my body looks after me in every way that it was designed to. To date I have lost 23.5kg with a little more to go. But more importantly I’ve discovered what my body REALLY needs to maintain good health.

Looking better feels great but now seems secondary to increasing my understanding of what keeps me well throughout the ups and downs of life. Thank you, Marianne, for guiding and supporting me on this journey.

Weight Loss



No need for surgery. Once again, I say thank you, Marianne.

Marianne, I would like to say a very big Thank You for all you have done for me. I am so grateful that I have found you. On the 23rd January this year my life started to change forever.

After suffering Irritable Bowel Syndrome for over 25 years, and sinus problems from my early childhood, I have finally found a cure through your wisdom and advice. With the changes to my diet and getting my body back on track, it has been a miracle. 12 months ago I was diagnosed with Barrett’s Syndrome, which is pre cancerous cells in my stomach.

3 weeks ago I had another endoscopy and when I got the results back the Barrett’s was gone. I have also been under an ENT specialist for many years. In August last year I was diagnosed with polyps in my left and right sinus. The Specialist was talking about another operation, which would have been my 3rd operation. I visited the doctor 3 weeks ago and the polyp in my left sinus was gone and the 2 on the right had shrunk and are now very tiny. No need for surgery. Once again, I say thank you, Marianne.

My very best wishes

Poor Immune Function


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Marianne, you have given me back my life

Firstly, I would like to say a huge thank you to Marianne. Marianne, you have changed my life, you have in fact given me back my life. 14 months ago I was ready to give up on my health. For a 38-year-old, mum of 3 beautiful girls, I was a mess, feeling like a very old 80-year-old who was constantly being run over by a train. With the diagnosis of lupus, RA, sinus, back pain, and skin issues, I just wanted to curl up and give up. I was hugely disappointed in myself that I couldn’t do simple things, like use my hands to do my girls’ hair or even butter a piece of bread. The list of medication that the doctors and specialists were giving me just wasn’t working.

At breaking point, I found Marianne’s website on the internet and it seemed to be the perfect fit for me and my needs. I phoned and made an appointment. From that very first appointment my life changed. Initially it was a shock to change my whole diet and thinking, but the benefits soon showed and now I have a new lifestyle full of energy and symptom free. I now have a positive future. My family thank you also. Not only do they have me back, but they are also benefiting from what I am learning. And I am still learning, every day I am learning, but I am excited to go on this learning journey with Marianne as the results speak for themselves. I know that my auto immune can’t be cured, but Marianne has shown me that it can be managed to give me a happy, healthy, energetic and positive life.