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Functional Medicine

We are an integrative medicine health clinic. Following your initial consultation we will develop a personalised clinical nutrition program just for you. With customised diets and condition specific natural supplements, the programs will be tailored to your unique physiology.  Every decision to help and aide health recovery will be designed to encompass all aspects of your health and wellbeing.

Based on cutting-edge science, functional medicine offers a whole new way to understand and look at chronic illnesses from diabetes to depression; heart disease to hypertension; autoimmune disease to chronic infections; allergies to anxiety and more. The core concept is that chronic illness is an outcome of imbalances in the key underlying physiological systems in your body.  When inflammation, blood sugar imbalance, insulin resistance, oestrogen excess, oxidative stress, hormonal problems, thyroid and adrenal disorders, liver detoxification disturbances and systemic upsets occur, the body spirals out of balance. This in conjunction with poor diet, lack of essential nutrients, emotional stress, environmental toxins, lack of exercise and other lifestyle issues set the stage for chronic disease to develop.

Functional medicine provides a method for rebalancing the body’s underlying physiological systems and addressing lifestyle issues that contribute to these illnesses. When this is done your body’s inherent healing forces are released and empowered.  Chronic illness is resolved naturally and quickly and often without the need for costly pharmaceutical medications or invasive surgeries.

We do not treat the individual diseases, we deal with underlying health dysfunctions in the individual patient. We can prescribe and alter medications and our aim is to restore health. Our program works in conjunction with the patient’s doctor who will decide when and if the patient can reduce or eliminate any medication.

At our clinic, health is being restored. Blood sugar, triglycerides and cholesterol levels are normalising. Hormonal imbalances are corrected. Stubborn weight is coming off. Energy levels are being dramatically improved. Pain and aches are reduced and resolved. Brain fog is lifted and sleep difficulties are improved. This is all achieved naturally and safely.

 

The Benefits of Functional Medicine include:

Investigative
It treats symptoms by addressing the underlying cause of the problem which leads to more profound and longer lasting results.

Holistic
Treats the body as an interconnected whole and recognises the importance of these connections in health and disease.

Safe
Treatments have mild or no side effects and other unrelated complaints often improve spontaneously.

Patient Centred
Treats the patient, not the disease. Treatments are highly individualised based on patient needs.

Participatory
Patient is respected, empowered, educated and encouraged to play an active role in the healing process.

Interrogative
Combines the best of both modern and traditional medicines and emphasises importance of diet and lifestyle.

Restorative
Tests and treatments are designed to promote optimal function, prevent and reverse disease, and improve quality of life.

Preventative
We are guided by Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine’s saying “let food be thy medicine, and medicine thy food”.

Evidence Based
Based on the latest research from peer-reviewed medical journals and uncorrupted by corporate and political interests.

 

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