Nutrition is the study of how food and drink affect our bodies with a special regard to the essential nutrients necessary to support human health.
It looks at the physiological and biochemical processes involved in nourishment and how substances in food provide energy or are converted into body tissues. These nutrients which are the source of energy for our bodies are classed as: carbohydrates, fats, fibre, minerals, proteins, vitamins, and water.
Good nutrition means obtaining the right amount of nutrients from healthy foods in the right combinations. An important part of the study of nutrition is looking at the diseases that can result from malnutrition and the role food plays in the development of chronic disease.
It’s best to complete our initial intake form and drop it off at the centre at least 48 -hours prior to your initial consultation. This ensures there’s adequate time for our nutritionist to review your medical history, any supplements you are currently taking and analyse your diet.
Bringing in any recent blood tests and pathology results are also very helpful in treating your condition/disease.
Everyone can benefit from working with a nutritionist, for many different reasons – whether you need a complete diet overhaul, are looking to manage a medical condition or disease, want to find-tune your food choices or get inspiration for new, healthy recipes.
In a nutrition consultation we’ll ask you about your goals, objectives and reasons for wanting to see a nutritionist. We’ll review your medical history, family history, including any medications and supplements your currently taking. We’ll then dive into your stress levels, sleep patterns, energy levels, exercise and gastrointestinal function. We’ll also discuss your current diet, eating habits, patterns, dietary preferences and cooking ability. At the end of each consult, you will leave with a detailed individualized treatment plan to help reach your short and long-term goals.
It’s best to complete our initial intake form and drop it off at the centre at least 48 hours prior to your initial consultation. This ensures there’s adequate time for our nutritionist to review your medical history, any supplements you are currently taking and analyse your diet.
Treatment duration will vary. After the consultation you will know roughly how many sessions you will need. This is because some conditions and diseases are more complex and require longer treatment plans.
Most health funds recognise Nutritionists in their extras cover. The centre houses the on-the-spot- Hicaps claim facility, so patients simply pay the gap on the consultation. The rebate varies with different funds and the level of your extras cover. We recommend you speak to your health insurance provider if you want to determine your actual gap payment.