What does your first Functional Medicine Consult look like?
The first consultation with my clients is 90 minutes, compared to the typical 15 minutes with a GP.
This allows me to get to the root cause of your condition. This is vital if we are going to work with more than just your symptoms. For instance an auto-immune disease may improve when gut health is addressed, sleep is improved and stress levels managed.
Functional Medicine practitioners use cutting edge laboratory testing to provider personalised and precise treatmemt. However, they only test as required to reduce out of pocket expense. These tests go beyond the labels of disease and give a more complete picture of your unique biology.
Once we have an idea of the root causes that are making you sick, Functional Medicine works with nutrition, supplements, aswell as sleep, rest, movement, stress reduction, alongside your GP as appropriate. Our aim is for you to feel better and regain your health and vitality.
By identifying the root causes of your health issues, we only recommend targeted supplements that are the most likely to benefit you. This saves you money in the long-run!
Functional Medicine in Melbourne and Australia
Functional Medicine originates from the work of pioneers such as Dr Mark Hyman, Dr Jeffrey Bland, and practiced by Chris Kresser. In Melbourne and Australia, we are one of the few health care providers trained in Functional Medicine. My MSc training in Personalised Nutrition at the Centre for Nutrition and Lifestyle Management was based in Functional Medicine, and it is deeply ingrained in what I do, how I practice, and how I think about your case…