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About Clinical Nutrition
Are you sick of fad diets that don’t provide long term solutions? Not sure what to eat to make your mind and body thrive?
At pH Clinic, we offer clinical nutrition but with a holistic view. We believe that health comes from not only eating the right food, but also by making sure the mind and the body are all healthy and nourished too. There is no quick fix, pill or supplement to solve problems. We dig deep, look for the underlying issues and help you to resolve them from the inside out, rather than trying to mask or cover up the symptoms.
Benefits of Nutritional Medicine
Nutritional medicine may assist with:
What can you expect from a nutrition consult?
Your nutritionist will take a comprehensive case history of your health, assess your diet and lifestyle including potential nutritional deficiencies, and of course discuss your goals and how we can achieve these for you.
We use evidence based nutrition and testing to create a tailored treatment plan to help you reach your goals. You will be given continuous support and guidance by your nutritionist to help motivate and encourage you on your journey.
When indicated we use diagnostic testing to investigate your health concerns further. This may include blood pathology, extensive thyroid function tests, comprehensive digestive & stool analysis, and food intolerance testing.
You will be asked to complete a client form to help your practitioner get a comprehensive case history of your health, diet and lifestyle.
Your nutritionist will gain a thorough understanding of your whole health picture; including exploring your current health symptoms, all body systems, your physical health, emotional wellbeing, habits, lifestyle, health goals and so much more. You will then receive a personalised treatment plan, which may include dietary advice, nutritional supplement recommendations (if needed), lifestyle and emotional health practices to optimise your health and allow your body and mind to thrive.
You will be asked to come back in for a follow up consultation so that your nutritionist can see how you’ve been progressing with your treatment and if there are any changes that need to be made. Throughout the whole process, you’ll be given guidance and support by your nutritionist to help motivate and encourage you on your journey.
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Nutritional Medicine Pricing
We have package options incorporating other therapies, contact us for package options.
Initial Consult 60 mins
45 min Follow Up Consult
30 min Follow Up Consult
10 min Follow Up Consult
15 min Discovery Call For New Clients
pH Clinic Nutritional Medicine Testimonials
“Amanda has been instrumental in regaining the health of my 11 year old back. She is relaxed but very precise and educational in her diagnosis and plan of attack. I also found her emotionally supportive as I’ve been on this road with my daughter having digestive issues for 5 years now. The diagnosis is evidence based which I really like that she is able to get testing done. We’ve got incredible results that have lasted from her advice, my daughter is much much better and able to function at a much more normal level. I’m extremely grateful for Amanda and consider her a Godsend!”
“I’ve been seeing Amanda for almost 3 months. In this time she’s managed to rebalance my hormones, tweak my diet and increase my energy levels all while dropping 5kg and losing 8cm around my waist. She is very thorough and thoughtful in her recommendations. I never feel rushed and she answers all of my questions in a way that just makes sense. I highly recommend Amanda, she’s a nutrition genius!”
“After countless GP’s and getting nowhere Amanda finally tested and figured out my health issues. Thank you!”
"Informative, adept and professional. A very rare set of qualities in healthcare (alternative or conventional) these days. I've experienced all the modalities in pH clinic and I'll be back!”
Nutritional Medicine FAQs
This is dependent on each individual – our treatment is all tailored to you. Treatment length is determined by how chronic the health condition, how you’re responding to treatment, your commitment levels and also how much support you require. We generally recommend a follow up appointment about 3 weeks after your initial, where we go through your personalised treatment plan. Then appointments may be spaced out every 4-6weeks depending on your requirements. Most treatment needs a minimum commitment of at least 3 months to see any long term changes, however we will discuss all of this in your appointment.
We will work with you to find the most realistic plan, and each session empowers you with a lifetime knowledge to maintain optimal health ongoing.
If you have any recent (last 6 months) testing including blood tests, any relevant scans or other investigations please bring a copy with you to your initial appointment.
We will then assess if any further testing may be needed. We always like to see up to date pathology tests which we can help you organise. And sometimes require further investigations to identify the underlying drivers to your health concerns in order to get the most effective results. Some common tests include:
- GI Map Stool test
- Food Tolerance Testing
- Full Thyroid Function Test
- Urinary Iodine Levels
- Hair Mineral Analysis
- Heavy Metal Testing
- Coeliac Genotype and Serology
- MTHFR and other generic testing
- Hormone Profiles: Sex and Adrenal hormones
We use the GI-MAP (GI-Microbial Assay Plus) which is the most superior and comprehensive stool test. It relies exclusively on quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) technology to detect parasites, bacteria fungi, and more, by targeting the specific DNA of the organisms tested. Assessing GI health with the proper tools like this can help us get to the root cause of chronic illness and all of your digestive issues.
Almost every patient can benefit from a GI-MAP gut health assessment. Some patients are looking to achieve optimal health, while other patients have been chronically ill and frustrated without a diagnosis for years. Conditions where GI-MAP testing can support clinical diagnosis and treatment needs are:
- Digestive complaints: diarrhea and/or constipation
- Autoimmune Conditions
- Brain Fog
- Inflammatory conditions
- Skin problems like acne and psoriasis
- Mood disorders, anxiety and depression
- Diabetes and weight loss issues
A Nutritionist within Australia is an accredited health practitioner who has completed a minimum of 3 years study at a University or accredited College. They generally have an Advanced Diploma or Degree in Nutritional Medicine.
A Nutritionist takes a holistic approach to your health; looking at diet, lifestyle and nutritional deficiencies, and works to identify any underlying drivers to your health concerns. That way we can address the root cause, rather than just treating symptoms, giving you long term changers to your health/
You will gain understanding of your current health condition and how your lifestyle, diet, nutrient deficiencies and imbalances within your body are affecting your health. When working along side a naturopath over a minimum of a 6-12 month period you can hope to see changes in your symptoms and current health status.
In your first consult, the practitioner will go over your entire health history and current health status. It is important that no details are missed as these can help to identify possible causes to symptoms you are experiencing. Then, if necessary, you may be required to receive some functional testing such as blood tests, food allergy testing, stool analysis etc. You will receive a personalised treatment plan and advice around diet, lifestyle and supplements if indicated, to help support your body in healing itself. In each follow up your progress is monitored, we review supplements, food diaries, take measurements if required and step you through your treatment plan so all of your goals are achieved.
A Nutritionist can help to support the body in all health conditions, however our expertise can be very beneficial for:
- Weight loss
- Digestive issues such as IBS/IBD, or any digestive complaints
- Food intolerances and/or allergies
- Metabolic issues like insulin resistance, diabetes, gestational diabetes
- Thyroid conditions like hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
Yes we definitely do! We can offer a variety of meal plans, recipes and resources for you. From personalised ones to support your goals whatever they may be, weight loss, specialised diets like gluten free or dairy free diets. Whatever your goals are, we will provide personalised dietary advice and resources for you.
Yes, depending on which health fund you are with and the level of cover you have (usually need to have ‘Extras’ which covers Nutrition and/or Natural Health), then you should be able to get a health care rebate for your appointments.. You will pay for the appointment on the day, a receipt with our provider numbers is provided so you can submit your claim and your health fund will refund the rebate directly into your account.
No you cannot. We do try and get as many tests Medicare covered for you as we can, and always discuss these tests along with any additional costs in your appointment.