Natural Heatlh Medicine - Clinical Nutrition

102 Portrush Rd
Payneham South 5070
08 8332 2271
Norwood
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Victoria Samson

Nutritional Medicine Specialist

My strong appreciation of holistic healing has progressed throughout my life, ultimately leading me to pursue this path of assisting others through Nutritional Medicine – My dream career !

I believe in a multidimensional method; approaching health and wellness through nutrient adequacy, nutrition quality, dietary behaviour and lifestyle factors. This holistic method has a strategic and scientific approach, utilising pathology testing to gain a sound biochemical understanding of each individual so a measured and targeted approach can be.

Like many, my passion for natural medicine has stemmed from my own past health battles which left me feeling lost.  During my teenage years I struggled with mental illnesses, hormonal imbalances, recurrent infections and a severe lack of self-confidence. Natural medicine gave me that support I needed, empowering me and shaping my life – allowing me to really appreciate myself and all I was capable of.

My healthier lifestyle and weight loss journey led me to competitive sports where I began competing in natural bodybuilding shows.. Although I’m taking a break from this somewhat unbalanced way of life, I still love to keep active through group fitness classes, hiking and spending time outdoors. Photography and drawing is also a big passion of mine. As a qualified Nutritional Medicine practitioner, I enjoy working with all areas of health.

My main special interests include:

  • Gut health
  • Sports nutrition
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Weight loss
  • Stress and anxiety

Thank you and I look forward to meeting you!


Tim Jaeger

Nutritional Medicine Specialist and Bredesen Protocol Certified Practitioner

Apart from being a person with a passion to help our clients in clinic, a nerdy scientist at times, someone that enjoys/ enjoyed running, road cycling and playing lacrosse (even played in the 1998 World Lacrosse Championship in Baltimore USA in the German National Lacrosse Team) and someone busy doing all the other ‘things’ we do and think are so important in our lives, I’m really and most importantly a father and husband and lastly a friend to all the people in my life.

I have to remind myself of this importance, when things get busy and I don’t stop to enjoy what I have

Ok, so why did I get to this place in my life.

The short story is when I met my wife I was introduced to her dad, Umberto Martino.

He was a man who I never truly got to know and not because he was difficult or hard to understand but because he actually had undiagnosed Alzheimer’s and for many years had probably being experiencing slow cognitive decline. At first you might have been able to label it SCI (subjective cognitive impairment, only really noticed by the person themselves and may be other close friends or family) and then MCI (mild cognitive impairment, measureable and can be noticed by many of the people around them) but it was passed off as ‘getting old’.

So you see I never got to meet the funny, inventive, high skilled, stubborn and gentle man he actually was or had been for most of his life and so a singular event and date marked what would become the moment I would change how I thought and what I wanted to do in my life.

On the 20 August, 2010 and a meeting with a caring neurologist made me stop and finally start to read that book on Alzheimer’s I had bought 2 years before, and the rest, as they say, is history.

I started reading and I never really stopped, as well as reading up on Alzheimer’s, specifically, I started to read everything and anything that was related to health, so here we are now a qualified Nutritional Medicine Specialist with a bent for science and a realisation that there is so much more and that there is no one. singular absolute answer.

We are all our own N=1 experiment, all individuals and that’s where we at Natural Health Medicine come in.

We are your bridge, your coach, your nutritionist, your naturopath, your technical support and your very own research scientist.

As you can guess I specialise in treating cognitive decline but we all work on many other body systems including digestion/ gastrointestinal function/ SIBO, autoimmunity, fatigue, hormones and CVD (cardiovascular disease).

Please join us, take care, Tim Jaeger.

Qualifications Include:

  • Bachelor of Science (Pharmacology; Microbiology & Immunology) (University of Adelaide)
  • Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine (ACNT)
  • Bredesen Protocol 3.0 Certified Practitioner (Institute of Functional Medicine/ MPI Cognition)
  • Graduate Diploma in Communication (Public Relations) (University of South Australia)
  • Diploma of Therapeutic Massage (Resonance Healing Academy)
  • Certificate III in Public Safety
  • Association Member: ATMS

Gabriella Sassi

Naturopath/ Clinical Nutrition

Initial Consult $150.00 Review 45 minutes $85.00

Gabriella has continually developed an awareness for the importance of lifestyle medicine and naturopathic treatment approaches throughout her life. She is passionate about encouraging individuals with the knowledge to live a more balanced life through nutrition advice, lifestyle modification or supplementation.

She is proactive about lifestyle medicine in her own life and excited to share the benefits available to individuals. She places high value in keeping up to date with scientific research and evidence based practice and a special interest in continual education.

Gabriella understands the importance on how to connect alternative and conventional medicines through her years of studying, with emphasis on functional nutrition. Gabriella's assessments are made using scientifically endorsed pathology, with general practitioners or direct through laboratories.

Gabriella enjoys exploring how nutrition, environment and lifestyle can impact our biochemical pathways of the body.

QUALIFICATIONS

    Bachelor of Health Science (Complementary Medicine)

Maria Harpas

Clinical Nutritionist, Naturopath

Tues 8am-2pm
Thurs 8am-9pm
Fri 8am-5pm

Initial Consult $295
Initial Consult $160 (Child under 14)
Review 45 minutes $105.00

I'm Maria Harpas, the director of Natural Health Medicine, Integrated Health Therapies, Body Energy and Naturopathic practitioner.

My aim is simple. I want to be able to help you with your health goals, taking you from where your health currently is to where you would like it to be and where it can be.

I have a strategic style of assessing your health through not only your symptoms, but through initial in-house testing which is scientifically endorsed, through external testing either with general practitioners or direct through laboratories and by repeat measurement where necessary.

I have a degree in health science and I employ the services of a biochemist to ensure that your situation and results are put into context and the relationship between nutrients is considered and understood in relation to current research and your health susceptibilities.

www.naturalhealthmedicine.com.au

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Health Science (Complementary Medicine)

Advanced Diploma in Functional Nutrition

Advanced Diploma in Naturopathy

Certificate in Metabolic Typing

Certificate in Frequency Specific Microcurrent

Association Memberships: ATMS & CMA

Registered Provider for Private Health Rebates


Rohan Smith

Clinical Nutritionist

Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday

Initial Consult $195.00
Review $130.00 1 Hour
Review $95.00 45mins
Review $75 30mins

Certification in Plant Based Nutrition, Associate Nutritionist with the Nutrition Society of Australia, currently undertaking Masters in Human Nutrition.

After an initial engagement in the arena of Naturopathy, Rohan developed a passionate interest in the biochemistry of the body, and decided to focus his studies in the field of Nutritional Medicine.

The particular areas that Rohan is drawn to are fatigue states, mental health, epigenetics, nutrigenomics, and methylation. In particular, he attracts numerous patients with the MTHFR genetic polymorphism. The conditions Rohan can treat are not limited to these. He can provide dietary advice or lifestyle coaching, and can offer assistance with digestive issues, chronic stress states, insomnia, allergies, thyroid issues, cardiovascular issues, detoxification and more. Rohan has a personal past experience with plant-based diets and a raw lifestyle, and can offer unbiased advice and support in this area. He is also a Metabolic Balance coach, which offers a personalized, biochemically tailored diet plan that can assist with weight loss, and normalization of the individuals’ metabolism.

An array of scientifically validated testing strategies are now available in the field of Natural Medicine, and Rohan likes to take advantage of these when required. This type of functional testing affords very detailed information about the body, which provides the opportunity for a specifically targeted treatment plan.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Health Science

Certification Plant Based Nutrition

Associated Nutritionist (NSA)

Association membership; ANTA

Registered provider for Private Helth Rebates for Nutritional consults


Tori Bowes

Naturopath and Nutritionist

Saturday 9am – 5pm

Initial Fertility / Preconception Consultation for a Couple, 1.5 hrs $150
Initial Consultation, 1.5 hrs $130
Follow up 1 hr $90
Follow up 45 mins $75
Follow up 30 mins $60

Preconception and Fertility Program – 3-4 month preconception program

Pregnancy Care Plan - consists of 12 appointments.
Weeks 4, 8, 12, 18, 24, 28, 32, 36, 38, Postpartum 2, 6, 12 and then onwards as required.

Tori’s focus is on women’s health, with an emphasis on hormone balance, preconception care as well as pregnancy and post-natal support. She is also an advocate for environmental health, focusing on the impact of toxins on fertility, pregnancy, skin conditions and digestive health.

Her aim is to encourage personal empowerment through diet and lifestyle. Botanical herbs and nutritional supplements are used to restore balance in the body and facilitate healing. Tori can help you to improve your happiness, quality of life and personal satisfaction.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy)

Accredited Member of the Australian Natural Therapies Association Ltd (ANTA) Membership Number: 13169

Registered provider for private health rebates: naturopathic and nutritional consults.


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