Nutrition & Herbal Medicine
Herbal and Nutritional Medicine are used to help support the body and assist in obtaining and maintaining optimal health. We focus on what foods are in the diet, the nutrient values such as antioxidants, minerals and vitamin levels and the quality of our food intake. With Herbal medicine we use plant extracts and its active constituents as herbal tinctures, teas and in food.
The two are often used together. Firstly with a focus on nutrition: the way we eat, what we eat, the quality and where it’s from. This is the foundation for our health and lifestyle and is always addressed first then we can add herbal medicine to address more acute and chronic symptoms.
What to expect from a consultation? The initial consultation is about one hour long where a detailed history of your health issues and patterns is taken. From the detailed history taking we can see where the body is in need of adjustments from the diet and lifestyle and then address deficiencies and acute and chronic symptoms with nutrients, supplements and herbal tinctures. At times a blood pathology test can be needed, to take a closer look at what is happening on a cellular level. An example of what a pathology test is requested for is often to take a look at iron, calcium &/or vitamin D levels, cholesterol and hormone balances, to mention a few.
With your participation we then work together to create a personalized health plan for you to take home and work with on a daily basis. Follow up consultations are scheduled as needed to check in with the progress of the plan, further adjustments and support. Follow up appointments usually last for 20-30 minutes.
Nutritional and Herbal medicine can be used by most people of any age and is used for numerous conditions such as: Weight management, migraines, PMS, Stress, insomnia, fertility, Infections Bacterial and viral, hair loss, bloating, flatulence, digestive upsets, allergies, skin rash such as Psoriasis and eczema, food sensitivities, food cravings, hay fever, allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, blocked sinus, asthma, urinary tract infections, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, bloating, pain, candida, reflux, burping, bad breath, ulcers, fatty liver, nervous stomach, stress, anxiety, panic, nervousness, nervous stomach, mood swings, mood disorders, irritability, depression, colds and flu.. The list goes on.
The goal is to always work to identify and address the underlying cause of symptoms and illness with the principles:
- Do no harm
- Treat the whole person
- Prevention rather than cure
Initial consultation $200
Here we go through your full case history, family history, diet etc. the initial consult takes about 60 minutes. If you are on any medication or supplements its always a good idea to bring them in.
Follow up consultation $90
Follow up consultations can be weekly, monthly or fortnightly depending on the individual. Here we check in with your ongoing health, improvements, changes and new symptoms. Please note fees are time dependant, see fees page for more detail.
Skype sessions for acute follow up consultations are available upon request.
Tests that may be performed during client consultation:
- Food Detective Test - Food intolerances checked on the spot
- Candida yeast test – Candida, oral thrush, acne, skin conditions
- Zinc Tally test – Indicator of zinc levels in the body
- Blood type test – Referrals to get a live blood analysis are sometimes suggested to have a closer look at the actual cells in the body, you can read more about this on http://www.australianbiologics.com.au/
Payment is made via eWay online payment platform, all cards accepted. Appointments are available in person, via phone or skype.
Please be advised that a 24-hour cancellation policy apply for all appointments.