Health is not merely the absence of disease, but a state of optimum well-being and that is what we want to achieve by treating you with nutritional medicine.
Significant dietary and lifestyle changes along with Nutritional and herbal supplements are a part of the program used to achieve optimal health.
Book an appointment today for a thorough assessment of your health and nutritional needs for optimal health and wellbeing.
Why nutrition medicine?
The three major causes of preventable death in Australia, heart disease, cancer and stroke, account for 63% of total deaths. Nutritional factors play a vital role in the cause of these killer diseases.
Nutritional factors have been documented as the cause of most of our degenerative diseases including diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, stroke, many cancers, dementia, asthma, skin disease and many other conditions.
Dietary changes and the use of professionally prescribed quality supplements can reduce the risk of disease and play an important role in the treatment of many chronic diseases helping you to achieve optimal health.
There are many good reasons why you may need nutritional and herbal supplements:
Current farming practices do not support an abundance of minerals and vitamins due to a lack of crop rotation and fertilization with only some of the requirements for healthy nutrient-dense plants. Deficient soils lead to crops being deficient in many essential minerals. Organic farming practices ensure nutrient-dense food.
Food storage, overcooking, freezing, defrosting, reheating and food additives such as preservatives and emulsifiers can all lower the nutritional status of foods. Heat destroys vitamin C. Eating raw foods is a great way to get enzymes and vitamins, especially organic fruit and vegetables.
Oral contraceptives deplete vitamins and minerals. Environmental Stresses – such as chemical, physical and emotional stresses increase our vitamin requirements.
Aged persons have repeatedly been shown to be deficient in iron, calcium, zinc, folic acid and vitamin C. Supplementation improves immune function.
Antibiotics kill friendly bacteria in the gut which produce vitamins and destroy toxins. Healthy bacteria can be taken by mouth.
Junk food – highly processed foods are low in vitamins but require high levels of vitamins to be metabolized. High fat may also increase needs.
Alcohol affects the availability, absorption and metabolism of nutrients
What do vitamins, minerals and herbs do?
Vitamins participate in many essential biochemical reactions including the metabolism and conversion of food to energy. Vitamins and minerals are co-factors in many enzymatic reactions; they promote the formation of healthy cells and organs.
Nutrition Medicine aims to interpret signs and symptoms and make diagnoses of possible illnesses in order to restore you to a state of health and well being.