Based on the information that you have given me, I will explain what is likely going on in your body. I’ll also talk about any lab testing, or symptom questionnaires, that will also be useful to find out exactly what is going on.
What consultations are included in my program?
As many as you need! Yes, that’s right.. If you need a consult every week or two then that is what you’ll get. Our aim to help you get well and we prefer not to put limits on time that we can offer.
Our initial consultation is usually around an hour and a half. This allows a detailed assessment of what is going on for yourself now, and how your health issues have developed. From this, we can develop a treatment plan personalised for you and your goals.
Our second consult is usually all about food and nutrition. We look at what you are eating and how this is affecting your health. Contrary to the internet, there is no one way of eating that is right for everyone in every situation. I take a very personalised view of nutrition that is based around your needs, preferences, and goals. I can work with you whether you are Vegan or Carnivore or somewhere in between..
Our follow-up consults are as frequent as you need, and you can ask me questions or call me anytime. As you can tell, I work closely with my clients and am always there to support you. This may be quite different from other practitioners you have visited in the past where you pay for single consults and are sent on your way.. I will support you every step of the way.
What is the cost?
I charge a monthly fee which covers all consultations and time with myself (supplements and lab testing aren’t included). The first month is $600, then it is $400 a month thereafter and you can cancel at any time, and so there’s no commitment on your part to a longer 6 month program. When you decide to work with me, you are only committing to the first month, and can stop working with me at anytime at no additional expense. The average time people tend to work with me is around 4 months, although some people need to work with me only for shorter periods, or it may be longer for complex cases.
Do you see clients remotely?
Yes, in fact, we now see all our clients through online Zoom calls or on the phone!
We find it works really well, and it means you can work with us wherever you in Australia. If and when you need any supplements or test kits, these are sent out through the post.
What can I expect in a free intro call?
This is our chance to get to know one another and to see if we are a good fit to work together.
You can share your story about your health issues and what you want you want to be different. I can talk about how you can achieve these goals, and what working together would look like.
You can book one of these free calls at https://fairfieldnutrition.com.au/free-nutrition-consultation-australia/
How can I get in contact with someone at Fairfield Nutrition?
We are always more than happy to have a chat to discuss how we work and how we can support you. In fact we prefer to have a chat before you start on one of our programs..
I recommend arranging a time for a free 20 minute call, or call us on 0491611043 for a quick chat.
What online courses are included in my program?
This list is constantly expanding but currently includes
- Sleep like a Pro
- Building the Foundations of Gut Health
- Managing Stress
These courses are 7-10 days in length with new modules released every 2 days. These courses support the work we are doing in our one-on-one consults, covering the content in detail.
You will also receive detailed information around nutrition and food plans. You will get detailed notes after our consultations with how-tos of anything discussed.
What can I expect during my first consultation?
In an initial consultation, we look at:
We work together to get clarity around your goals, so that the personalised plan we develop helps you achieve your goals and re-gain your health and well-being.
We go over your health concerns and your Functional Medicine health questionnaire and gather a detailed health timeline since birth to bring your health story to life. The timeline is about you, the individual, and what makes you unique. It helps us to identify the imbalances in the systems of your body.
WHAT IS CAUSING MY HEALTH ISSUES?
When we have a better idea of what is going in the body, then we can then pin point our priorities, nutrients, and lifestyle changes that will help.
Together, we work on a comprehensive health plan including diet, and sleep, stress management, and movement. I will ensure you understand why each step of the plan is included so that you aren’t simply told what to do, and are motivated to make the necessary changes.
You will leave the session with the motivation, knowledge, and support to follow the plan.
Is the expense of laboratory testing or supplements included in your plans?
Our plans include consultations, phone calls, and unlimited messaging. Any supplements or laboratory testing (that isn’t done through your GP and Medicare) will be an additional cost.
Will I need to take supplements or do laboratory tests?
Laboratory tests offer an insight into your bio-chemistry and enable treatment to be more focused on your unique biology and the root causes of your health issues. They may, therefore, be recommended, although there is no obligation to do the tests. We have access to cutting-edge pathology tests from labs such as
- Genova Diagnostics
- Precision Analytical
- Great Plains
Our laboratory tests are often more advanced than the standard conventional tests offered under Medicare, and may assess risk factors (metabolites) for conditions that aren’t covered by Medicare. For instance, a stool sample test looks at the health of the gut, its microbiome, parasites, inflammation and numerous other factors which give us a better indication of the functioning of your gut and how that may be affecting your symptoms. Your GP is not typically trained in the latest Functional Testing and working with these tests. Our practitioners are have undergone years of training in their interpretation.
Whilst in the first instance, we do support you with nutrition and lifestyle changes, sometimes supplementation is suggested. Supplements are used as exactly that – as a supplement in addition to the primary nutrition and lifestyle changes,
We will explain why supplements have been recommended and how they will support you in achieving your goals. We will either have the supplements available in-stock or will provide details of where to order them online. We will also let you know of any possible drug-nutrient interactions with medications you may be taking.
Can I claim on my Extras insurance (Australia)?
Unfortunately, due to recent changes in regulations, you are not able to claim on your Extras insurance when you see a Nutritionist.
I like what I see, but it’s a big investment
Sometimes it’s worth considering, what is the cost of not taking action? What does it cost you, financially and otherwise, to treat the symptoms and not the root causes of your health issues?
There’s a huge cost in the lifetime dependencies on drugs, supplements, surgeries, and lost wages. By using nutrition and Functional Medicine to improve your health, you are essentially investing in a healthy way of life.
Seeing a Functional Medicine practitioner involves a very in-depth intake assessment, a thorough history taking, extended consultations maybe lab testing. This obviously increases the initial out of pocket expense. We are also considerable less expensive compared to many other Functional Medicine providers in Australia.
However, knowing the root causes of your health issues is priceless. It means that we can address these causes and improve your health quicker, meaning less supplements and interventions in the long term.
I generally recommend working with a practitioner for at least 2 months. This involves a commitment on your part as well as mine.. I’m committed to you, your health and safety whilst we work together. You can contact me questions at any time between consultations using our coaching app so that you are never without support. I’ll be your expert health expert and coach during this time.
It is also possible to pay for our programs by monthly installments at no extra cost.