Welcome to Your Food Matters – Holistic Nutritional Medicine

So why does your food matter?

It matters because every heart cell, brain cell, skin cell, muscle cell, in fact every single cell that makes up your body is made from the food you eat. Every cell runs on the energy you provide from the oxygen you breath and the nutrients you consume. The quality is super important, it can change how you cells, and therefore your organs, including your brain work. Sub-optimal nutrition equals sub-optimal function.

Rectifying nutritional deficiencies can improve metabolic functions, methylation capacity, brain power, mood, immune strength and the ability to detox metals and chemicals from the environment (taking out the trash).

The science of “epigenetics”, a new field of study has demonstrated that our health outcomes are only 20% determined by our genes, and 80% dependant on your lifestyle and environment. That is super exciting – just because a disorder runs in your family, doesn’t mean you have to succumb. You can change how the gene expresses  (you can turn it off), by making individualised healthy choices.

There is so much information about health and nutrition to be found on-line. I can help you determine what you specifically need to meet your personal health goals, and while there are some important foundations that are common to nearly everybody, we are all different, and deserve a tailored response.

The body strives for balance, or what we call in the biz “homeostasis”.  When we fall out of balance we get sick, and if this continues chronic disease can set in. Symptoms are the body’s way of letting us know what has gone too far out of whack; what is out of balance.

An initial nutritional consultation is like a fact finding mission. I take a detailed case history to build a clinical picture of the underlying imbalances and dysfunctions that are causing body and mind distress. Sometimes I will refer you back to your GP for Medicare covered tests, or if the value can be demonstrated I will order functional pathology to get even more detailed information, to really see what is going on inside.

“Functional” medicine differs from the mainstream Allopathic model, as functional practitioners seek the “why” something is happening, as opposed to the “what” is the diagnosis. Functional medicine looks to identify and treat the root cause, rather than just mask symptoms with medication.

At Your food matters we combine the best of scientifically backed evidence and cutting edge research, with holistic and proven nutritional therapies to find the best healing combination for your specific needs.

Food is not always the problem, but it IS part of the solution. As Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine said, “Let food be thy medicine, and thy medicine food.”

If you want optimal health and wellbeing, nutrition is a great place to start!

Start feeling better today!
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