nutrition smlNutritional Medicine

Nutritional medicine recognises an evidence-based approach in identifying and treating the root-cause of the underlying condition or dis-ease causing or contributing to your symptoms. When prescribing dietary and supplement protocols nutritional medicine considers a review of you as a whole person , which is central in your practitoner providing recommendations to assist your body to recalibrate to optimal health.

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Hippocrates said, “All disease begins in the gut” …
This is why the gut (or digestive system) is central to the approach of Nutritional Medicine – the study of food, it’s nutrients and how diet affect the body and its homeostatic balance: i.e. your health.  Digestive health is central to overall health as it’s not only what you eat that contributes to health but what you can absorb.
A large body of scientific evidence informs nutritional medicine health professionals that it is not only food itself that may adversely affect our health, so we enquire and address any other blocks to achieving your optimal health.  These may include stress management, physical activity, sleep, chemical exposures, etc.
Using the latest scientific evidence as the platform, we take a whole-body approach when assessing, diagnosing and recommending treatment for a health condition or concern, and give nutrition and lifestyle recommendations on how to manage your symptoms and optimise your health.
During an initial consult a thorough history is taken and any relevant blood tests or other tests are reviewed.  A comprehensive food diary is recommended for at least 1 week (preferably 2) before your initial consultation – this is also reviewed with your practitioner.  This information forms the platform for your initial recommendations which will be presented to you in your follow up consultation – this can be done in person or online.
Nutritional Medicine may be helpful for adults or children who suffer from

  • Digestive disorders:  including IBS, SIBO, constipation, diarrhoea,
    reflux, post antibiotic dysbiosis.
  • Food intolerance
  • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis or other autoimmune conditions
  • Menstrual or reproductive system concerns,
    including teenage girls.
  • Anxiety/depression
  • Fatigue/low energy
  • General inflammation
  • Injuries that are slow to resolve.

OR

  • for those who want to optimise their diet and lifestyle to be the best version of themselves!

Nutritional medicine practitioners have a minimum 2 years full time study and are governed by the unregistered health practitioner’s code of conduct.  Please see the link below for the link to unregistered practitioners code of conduct:
https://www.hcscc.sa.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/h_Plain-English-Version-Code-of-Conduct.pdf

 

Exercise Prescription

After an initial assessment including posture, flexibility and general movement, we determine the optimum style of exercise for you.   If you are at the beginning of your exercise journey or returning after a hiatus, we design a program to correct any imbalances in strength or movement before transitioning you to a program tailored to your specific aims.  A program can be designed for home, travel, or to support your existing exercise classes or gym training – with or without equipment.

IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU!

We put together what you need with what you like to optimize the chances of success.
Programs can be designed and instructed for

  • Improved flexibility – using massage balls, foam rollers and various stretching techniques.
  • Improved strength
  • Improved posture
  • Core strength

ONE ON ONE STRETCH AND RELEASE
Half and hour specifically focused on improving your flexibility and movement.  A combination of hands on stretching with use of foam roller and self-release massage balls.