Nutritional medicine is a holistic approach to the interactions nutrition on human health. Nutrients are critical to health as they are the building blocks of our physical body. When the body is supplied with the correct balance of foods, vitamins and minerals for each of us individually we usually remain healthy. Our practitioners can assess your individual biochemistry, metabolism, anatomy, genetics as well as your internal environment including your gut flora, integrity of your intestinal wall and your immune system as all of these affect our ability to process foods, absorb nutrients and detoxify and expel wastes.
When assessing nutritional status our practitioners will generally include the impact of the external environmental factors. These include exposure to toxicity from heavy metals, fertilizers, pesticides, synthetic chemicals including pharmaceutical and recreational drugs. In addition, food additives, flavorings and colorings or particular foods themselves may lead to sensitivities, allergies and intolerances. Chronic parasitic, fungal, bacterial and viral infections can disturb our internal environment. Poor quality or insufficent sleep and psychological and social stresses also affect and our ability to cope effectively and impact on our health.
Living an optimally healthy lifestyle provides the best conditions for the body to both prevent and heal from disease states. Improving our diet by eating more fresh fruits and vegetables and drinking plenty of filtered water is a good start. However, if your body is out of balance for some reason we can recommend supplements that help your body to bring itself into balance.
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Dr Linda Wilson
Weight Loss and Womens Hormones Practitioner
Dr Linda Wilson has a special interest in Women's Health, Weight Management, Fatigue, Mental Health Issues, Balancing Hormones, Anxiety, Depression, Stress Management. I have spent 25 years developing my practice in Women's Health, Bioidentical (natural) Hormones, Anxiety, Depression and Mental Health issues as well as Nutritional Health. Dr Linda Wilson has a MBBS and a B.Med.Sci from the University of Tasmania.
Dr Greg Schwarz
Nutritional Medicine and Environmental Medicine Practitioner
Dr Greg Schwarz is a medical practitioner with a special interest in integrative health care, targeted, individualised, holistic therapies for complex, chronic medical problems including cancer, autoimmune conditions, inflammatory conditions, fatigue including ME/CFS/fibromyalgia, neurological conditions including autism and dementia support, gastro-intestinal conditions, allergies and food intolerances, recurrent and chronic infections, and general preventative health.
Dr Schwarz has a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Tasmania, a Master of Science (Environmental Management), University of Tasmania and is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (FACNEM).
Dr Peter Baratosy
Integrative General Practitioner
Dr Peter Baratosy is an Integrative GP and Author of "Gut Feelings", "Death by Civilization", "It Could Still be your Thyroid", “You and Your Hormones” and "There Is Always an Alternative". He has recently settled in Tasmania from Adelaide where he gained 25 years experience in treating chronic conditions using an integrative approach, he is especially interested in thyroid conditions, metabolic syndrome and hormonal issues both in men and women and gut problems. He does a very thorough thyroid assessment and adrenal health assessments and uses Bioidentical hormone replacement.
He also does Prolotherapy, a treatment for chronic musculo-skeletal pain/conditions. He is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) where he was also on Faculty as a lecturer and as an examiner.
Dr Reinhard Hemm
Dr Reinhard Hemm has a special interest in working with people that have high levels of inflammation from allergies, inflamed gut due to food intolerances, frequent infections due to low immunity, potential parasitic infections and high oxidative stress. He works with children that have ADHD, fatigue and problems concentrating and other behavioural problems that may have a nutritional or environmental component. He also works with hormones involved in weight loss and circadian sleep/wake cycle. Dr Reinhard Hemm has a MBBS from the University of Tasmania.