The approach to healthcare you’ve been looking for…

In Australia, one in two people now have a chronic disease! And the existing system is struggling to help these people!

Are you looking for something more from than the standard 15 minute appointment, and want a more root cause natural approach?

Are you tired of only working on your symptoms and not the reasons why you became sick in the first place?

Maybe your lab tests coming back normal and your GP says there is nothing she can find wrong with you, and yet you feel terrible?

Then Functional Medicine may be the answer…

Functional Medicine is a modern form of health care that treats the person, rather than treating the disease. It uses the latest scientific research, tools and insights needed to find and address the real causes of chronic diseases.

             “A new operating system for 21st century health care”

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will instruct his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.” – Thomas Edison

Functional Medicine Tree showing causal factors leading to diagnosis as used by Fairfield Nutrition and Functional Medicine Melbourne

How does Functional Medicine work?

As a Nutritional Therapist, and Functional Medicine practitioner, I do not treat people with pharmaceuticals but use nutrition, lifestyle (sleep, stress, movement) and a full consideration of your health history.

I spend time with my patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic diseases.

The aim is then not just the absence of disease, but a return of vitality!

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…

Functional Medicine Melbourne can help with

  • Gut dysfunction including IBS, bloating, discomfort, parasite infections
  • Auto-immune conditions, immune reactions and allergies
  • Lack of energy and tiredness
  • Insomnia and sleep issues
  • High cholesterol and heart disease
  • Skin Conditions
  • Fertility issues
  • Other conditions caused by living in the modern world..
  • Excess weight
  • Hormonal dysregulation
  • Mood and brain function
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Blood sugar imbalances