Nutritional Medicine

“Let food be thy medicine.” – Hippocrates

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, diet and lifestyle, discuss with you what your goals are and what you hope to achieve, and then will create a treatment plan tailored specifically to you 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.

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

$150

Follow up 60 mins

$140

Follow up 45 mins

$110

Follow up 30 mins

$90

pH Clinic Natural Testimonials

"I had my first experience with colonic hydrotherapy with the lovely Johanna. I had 3 sessions as suggested for my first time to get the best outcome. I can honestly say this has changed my life. Johanna was supportive, communicative and gentle the entire time. This has helped my bloating, stomach pains, naughty food cravings, no signs of premenstrual dysphoric disorder and little to no cramps. My anxiety is nowhere to be seen and I have even increased my productivity at work with no afternoon slump. Would highly recommend!!"

Jessica Bull

My first experience with pH Clinic was amazing! I booked for a hydrotherapy and infrared sauna package. I would have been a mess of nerves but Samantha talked me through it the whole time and made me feel 100% comfortable. Now I know that gut health is complex, super important and I’m ready to keep doing the work to reverse all those years of damage. I didn’t think twice before booking my next appointment! Will gladly drive 45 mins to this cosy little store because these girls are the BEST.

Rhiannon Metcalfe

"I had my first experience with colonic hydrotherapy with the lovely Johanna. I had 3 sessions as suggested for my first time to get the best outcome. I can honestly say this has changed my life. Johanna was supportive, communicative and gentle the entire time. This has helped my bloating, stomach pains, naughty food cravings, no signs of premenstrual dysphoric disorder and little to no cramps. My anxiety is nowhere to be seen and I have even increased my productivity at work with no afternoon slump. Would highly recommend!!"

Teah Wood

Natural Medicine FAQs

There’s no such thing as a silly question, especially when your health is concerned. Here are some of our natural medicine FAQs. For any other advice on love, life and colonics drop us a line.

Colon hydrotherapy is an effective method for cleansing the Colon of waste material and rehydrating your system. The procedure is very simple; the Colon is repeatedly flushed with warm filtered water at very low pressure which, when released, brings out with it any loose and impacted debris and toxic material. The water is introduced and released via a small sterile tube inserted into the rectum to a depth of two inches (5cm). The procedure itself lasts approximately 45 minutes.

The Colon is an extremely important organ in its own right. The Colon and its resident trillions of bacteria carry out a number of vital functions pertaining to the health of your whole body. These include the completion of the digestive process involving absorption of water-soluble nutrients, the synthesis of valuable nutrients such as vitamin K, short chain fatty acids and portions of the vitamin B complex, energy production and immunity provision.

The Colon is a major part of the excretory system, (which also includes the Kidneys, Liver, Lungs and the Skin) and is responsible for eliminating food and other bodily wastes. The healthy Colon provides an important role in protecting us from infection and disease. In a normal functioning Colon, this is achieved with the help of approximately one hundred trillion friendly bacteria, which inhabit the Colon and make up some 70% of the dry weight of our fecal waste. The Colon is principally controlled by the parasympathetic nervous system, a branch of the nervous system which controls resting, relaxing, rebuilding and digestive functions.

However, the delicate balance of this internal ecosystem can very easily be disturbed by a number of factors including stress, pollution, poor food and drink choices, certain medications, including antibiotics, smoking, exposure to toxic substances and food preservatives.

Very rarely there is more than a minor and transient discomfort experienced by some people. Your therapist will be able to put you at ease and answer any of your concerns. If you feel uncomfortable in any way, please tell your therapist. Occasionally the Colon may contract and give a colicky sensation but such episodes are usually brief and easily tolerated. These minor cramps are due to tissue in the Colon being dehydrated and or a sign that the body is releasing toxicity.

No, you will maintain your dignity at all times. You will be in a private room with your therapist who fully appreciates the sensitivity of the Colonic procedure and will help you feel relaxed and at ease. Your emotions and feelings will be acknowledged and honoured. After the gentle insertion of the speculum into the rectum, you are completely covered. The mess and odour that some people envisage, and sometimes present during an enema does not happen since the whole system is enclosed and any gas simply comes away as bubbles in the wastewater.

Historically, artefacts and records show that people have regularly purified their bodies, including cleansing the Colon. Originating in Egyptian times it was a form of detoxification used by Royalty to keep their vessel (body) pure from disease and infection. Around the turn of the 20th century, the present day Colonic equipment was developed. Up to the late 20’s many doctors had Colonic systems in their surgeries and similar equipment was found in hospitals too. Articles dealing with Colon health frequently appeared in prestigious medical and scientific journals until the early 1930’s. Recently, there has been a resurgence of interest in alternative therapies as a natural approach to health and Colonics has regained popularity.

No. A Colon therapist who is dedicated to your health, will encourage you to set a goal of having a well-functioning Colon. It may take a little while before your next bowel movement after a good Colonic. This is when people think they are becoming “dependent” on Colonics since it may take some time for faecal material to occupy the Colon once again. Dietary and lifestyle changes may be necessary to ensure long lasting and vital health.

Good bacteria can only breed in a balanced environment. It also stands to reason that valuable nutrients can better be absorbed in a clean environment than in a putrefied one. The important bowel bacteria are present on the Colon wall and the walls of our Colon can often be covered in mucoid-plaque and other waste which inhibits function, bacteria and overall health. We aim to remove this waste, thus leaving a large nucleus to grow bacteria naturally. If your bowel bacteria are out of balance, your therapist may recommend a probiotic implant and/or recommend a course of probiotics.

Every individual is different and a treatment can go anywhere from 30 – 45 minutes. Based upon the judgment of the therapist and your individual wishes your treatment times will vary. Additional time will be required before the Colonic for the therapist to go over your medical history as well as screen your physical presentation. At a first Colonic appointment you should expect to spend just over an hour at the Clinic.

We use drinking quality water meeting Sydney Water standards. The water is then further filtered through a 3 phase osmotic system before being warmed to the correct temperature 38 degrees celsius.

This will depend on many factors and will vary from one person to another. The Colon is 5 ½ – 6 feet in length so if you have a dehydrated gut or lots of compacted matter then it may take multiple treatments to restore its function. Others have a phenomenal release from one treatment, so everyone is different.

It will probably never be completely empty, as it is an organ in continuous use. The objective should not be an empty Colon, but rather a well functioning Colon.

The Colon is part of the body’s excretory system. The other excretory organs, i.e. the lungs, skin, and kidneys are important and work together and have different functions to eliminate toxins. For example, our lungs need clean fresh air and regular exercise to function properly. It is the job of our Colon to be able to excrete waste efficiently and absorb water and salts properly. Water is important for proper functioning of the Kidneys and to keep us hydrated and to cleanse blood, as well as being the major constituent of most cells. The liver, as an organ of detoxification is also closely linked to the bowel through veins. As the Colon gets relieved of toxic waste, other areas of the body begin to dump their stored toxins into the Colon to be excreted instead of stored. Its like a highway for toxicity out of the body, how many lanes do you have operating?

Everything has its proper place. People who take pharmaceuticals and find themselves constipated or find being away from home or on holiday can upset the natural rhythm of our bowel movements. Laxatives can be useful for relieving the symptoms of temporary constipation, but continual use of laxatives can further constipate by paralysing your bowel.

Enemas are useful for emptying the rectum/sigmoid, (the lowest 8-12 inches of the colon) usually 1-2 litres of water are used to do that. Suppositories are also used to accomplish the same task.

Colonic Hydrotherapy has the ability to release waste from all areas of the Colon. Robert Gray M.D. estimated one Colonic treatment is equivalent to thirty enemas.

Unfortunately not, as this therapy is not recognised by health insurance companies. Hopefully the health care system will come to realise its benefits as the demand for it increases.

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