Nutritional Medicine

Nutritional medicine takes a holistic approach to health by recognising how diet, lifestyle and emotional well-being can impact it. Our bodies are made up of building blocks that are found in the food we eat.  If we get an imbalance of nutrients, vitamins and minerals through our diet, then this can impact our health in a negative way which may lead to disease states.

Food as Medicine

By using ‘food as medicine‘ we can make dietary changes to not only help prevent illness but also enhance health by reducing the symptoms associated with these varying disease states.

Clinical Nutritionist

Clinical nutritionists integrate the current scientific evidence with traditional food medicine to encourage individuals to eat better and enhance their health

Conditions

Some areas a nutritionist can assist with include:

  • low energy and fatigue
  • pain and inflammation
  • detox and cleansing
  • trouble sleeping
  • weight management (loss or gain)
  • mood disorders, anxiety and depression 
  • poor immunity
  • autoimmune disorders
  • hormonal imbalance, PMS, PMDD
  • pregnancy and menopause

Conditions

Some areas a nutritionist can assist with include:

  • allergies and hay fever
  • restless legs, 'growing-pain' and muscle cramping
  • digestive issues (bloating, cramping, constipation, diarrhoea, IBS)
  • skin complaints, eczema, psoriasis
  • children’s health (lowered immunity, trouble sleeping, anxiety and nutritional deficiencies associated with behaviour and learning differences)

Tailored Treatment

When it comes to health and nutrition, one size does not fit all.  Factors we consider include lifestyle, diet, digestion and absorption of nutrients, emotional well-being, and a predisposition due to genetics.  This personalised approach provides better health outcomes with long-term results.

Functional Pathology

The aim of our approach is to ascertain the cause of poor health, and not just treat the symptoms. We can not only refer for and interpret general pathology, such as iron studies, blood glucose levels and liver enzymes, we also have access to functional pathology which can provide more insight into how the body is functioning.

Initial consultation

During consultation a thorough case history is taken to discover how the body is currently functioning.

Along with analysing diet and lifestyle, any current medication, supplements and recent pathology is reviewed. Physical exams such as blood pressure check, nail, skin, and tongue analysis may be performed.

Treatment plans are individualised, with personalised dietary and lifestyle recommendations.  Practitioner only supplements may be prescribed and/or pathology tests may be requested. 

Follow up consultation

During follow up consultations, treatment plan effectiveness is assessed, with changes made if necessary.  Practitioner only software is used for a diet analysis to assist in determining any nutrient deficiencies or excesses that may be contributing to symptoms.  Pathology results that may have been undertaken are reviewed.  Feedback and reports are provided.

Renée Beiermann

Nutritionist