What is nutrition and herbal medicine used for?

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.

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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.

Clinic Services

Who can use nutritional and herbal medicine and what symptoms does it treat?

Nutritional and herbal medicine can be used by most people of any age, children as well as adults. Nutritional and herbal medicine is used for numerous conditions such as: Weight management, migraines, PMS, stress, insomnia, fertility, infections such as 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.

 I have a particular interest in digestive issues, babies and children's health, pregnancy and the fourth trimester. 

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

How much does a clinic consultation cost?

Initial consultation $230

Here we go through your full case history, family history, diet etc. the initial consult takes <90 minutes. If you are on any medication or supplements its always a good idea to bring them in. Private health fund rebates available for most health funds. 

Follow up consultation $120

Follow up consultations can be weekly, fortnightly or monthly depending on the individual. Here we check in with your ongoing health, improvements, changes and new symptoms. regular follow up consultations lasts about 20 minutes. Please note fees are time dependant, see fees page for more detail.

All consultations are available in-person in Bondi (The Well) or via skype/phone. Consultations are by appointment only and we require 24hours notice for rescheduling and cancellations otherwise the full fee will be charged.

Private health fund rebates are available for most private health funds. 

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Tests

Tests that may be performed during client consultation:

  • Food Detective Test - Food intolerances checked on the spot (ask for pricing and times available, this test may require extra time added to your consult)
  • Zinc Tally test – Indicator of zinc levels in the body, this is a simple and cost efficient test.
  • 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/
  • Blood pressure - are usually done as part of your consult
  • Blood pathology - I work with Laverty Pathology and can issue you a direct referral during your consultation that you can use with Laverty. These are not covered by medicare. 
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.

 

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