Functional and Nutritional Medicine is a specialised field of medical science that focuses on disease prevention and promotes wellbeing and balance between the mind and body. Traditional medicine tends to focus on the early detection, treatment, and modification of risk factors for established medical conditions (e.g. heart attack, breast cancer, depression). Very important work!
Functional medicine uses scientific knowledge of the body’s natural homeostatic mechanisms that are designed to keep things working well at a cellular, organ, and whole body level. This knowledge is then used to monitor, adjust and assist the body to maintain these functions at an optimal level with a view to keeping things as healthy as possible for as long as possible. This type of medicine is not for everyone! It is complex,
We believe that beauty is more than skin-deep. A healthy balanced mind and body
Based on current statistics it is likely that many of us will live well into our 80s. Ask any older person what is the most important thing to them and they will all say the same thing… their health. We must accept getting older but we want to look fresh, and have the vitality and energy to continue to enjoy our families, friends and life!
Our lives are busy and full and we don’t always take the time to focus on the basic preventative health measures such as diet and lifestyle. As we are also consistently bombarded with information via TV, the internet and from friends about what we should be eating, taking or doing. It can be quite overwhelming. Many of us take supplements unaware if they are the right ones or if they are doing us any good.
The doctors at Respect are experienced, vocationally registered specialist GPs and members of the Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine. We can give you independent, individualised advice to help you create your own health and wellness plan.
When you make your initial appointment you will receive questionnaires to help us establish all relevant history including diet, exercise and exposures, mental and hormonal health. At your first visit, these will be discussed and specific examination and nutritional testing will be arranged as indicated. Subsequent visits will involve the development of a written wellness plan which may include such things as individualised diet, lifestyle and supplement advice. This can then be reviewed at regular intervals. We also encourage you to share it and discuss this with your GP or any other health practitioners involved in your care.
Please note: Due to the specialist nature and increased demand for
Functional and nutritional medicine consultations are available Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, some Saturdays and at other times by arrangement.