At Melbourne Functional Medicine we combine cutting edge medical research with a holistic, systemic approach in order to identify the underlying root causes of disease and biochemical imbalances in your body. Jabe Brown is a practicing Naturopath with a Masters in Functional Medicine. Together with Health Coach Bee Pennington, Jabe will work with you to provide clarity on your unique health situation in order to turn it around.
Practicing Functional Medicine in Melbourne, Jabe and Bee embark on a therapeutic partnership with you that looks at your whole body rather than one or several symptoms. This allows us to address your long-term health and vitality in order to provide personalised and proactive advice and treatment.
We understand that making changes can sometimes be difficult, and that’s where Bee comes into the picture. As the practitioner, Jabe will put control of your health back in your hands, and as your health coach, Bee will work with you on an ongoing basis to implement real change.
Functional Medicine is the perfect marriage of science and lifestyle-based health care. We take what is complex and simplify it; empowering you to heal.
We Do Health Differently
Our approach to functional medicine in Melbourne is underscored by a focus on holistic patient care.
Imagine viewing a tree; Functional Medicine allows you to view the entire tree: the trunk, branches, leaves, and roots, where the conventional medicine model tends to focus overly on one branch.
Utilising holistic medicine, we approach your health like the tree, comprehensively analysing all systems, not just the area of complaint. This enables us to account for the many layers of interconnected complexity; a more effective way to view disease and health.
Our holistic medicine treatments in Melbourne are supported by leading-edge medical research, as well as an effective framework that examines your genetics, mental health, lifestyle, environmental factors, and much more.
We take what is complex and simplify it; empowering you to heal
At Melbourne Functional Medicine we use cutting edge medical research combined with a holistic, systemic approach to provide a framework for identifying the underlying root causes of disease and biochemical imbalances in your body.
The perfect marriage of science, and lifestyle-based health care.
Jabe, the principal practitioner, and Bee, a health coach, were both exceptionally experienced, helpful, kind, and generous. As a health practitioner myself (myotherapist and mindfulness coach) I am very picky about who I see.And as a new resident of Australia, Im having to build my well-being support team all over again. I have found this slow and frustrating as many practitioners are very hands-off and provide minimal necessary care and service.Jabe and Bee felt so right and are restoring my faith in genuine, whole hearted care providers again ♥ Besides being caring and generous, they are most importantly highly knowledgeable experts 👍
Started a journey with Jabe & Bee about 5 months ago. I presented a number of health issues that had become detrimental to my quality of life. Most of which I had been unsuccessfully trying to resolve through the standard medical channels. I''m pleased to say some of these issues have been completely resolved. The others have improved and it must be realised that problems that took years or months to create, cant be expected to be resolved overnight. There is no other service available that can give you such a holistic approach to improving your health plus with the knowledge and empathy Jabe and his team share gives you the trust and hope you need to move forward.
Highly recommended! I saw Jabe and Bee for about 8 months. Jabe offered and provided me with knowledge, assessments and interventions that helped me finally understand and manage health issues that I have struggled to deal with for more than 15 years. Bee gave me support, guidance, validation and warmth to make the changes meaningful. I am still benefiting from their knowledge and support 9 months on. Thanks Jabe and Bee
I have been seeing Jabe with regularity for some years now and he has had a profound impact on my health and wellbeing. His understanding of functional medicine is unparalleled - I am consistently floored by the breadth and depth of his knowledge on all matters 'human'. I have learnt much from our rambling discussions over the journey. I cannot recommend Jabe (and his team) highly enough.
Jabe is fantastic.
I had ongoing issues with gut health and associated symptoms for a number of years. With Jabe's guidance and direction I have seen dramatic and what appear to be at this stage long lasting improvements.The important thing from my perspective was that Jabe was always focused on getting to the bottom of the issue; going through symptoms methodically; plotting out various courses of treatment; and providing providing contingeices in case certain approaches didn't work. This gave me confidence to continue sticking to the advice and plans. I never felt it wouldn't work.Jabe is consultative and takes time to understand your history, underlying issues, and practical ways of achieving long-term (and hopefully permanent) results.It is a two way street, so you need to be willing to actually do what you've agreed to with Jabe. But it is worth it in the long run.You may also find treatment more expensive compared with, say, seeing a GP and taking conventional medicine. But, again, it makes long run financial sense to resolve underlying issues rather than repeatedly treating symptoms possible for the rest of your life.Couldn't recommend highly enough. If you've had long term health issues that aren't getting better through conventional treatment it is well worth your time, effort, and money to see Jabe!Daniel Wild
Over the past couple of years I noticed health issues that were creeping in including weight gain and signs of chronic stress. Tried different things without seeing results and I also knew that going to a GP would not provide me with the holistic approach to achieve a life changing, healthy mind, body and spirit. This was the main reason we decided to see Jabe and Bee. It's definitely a process and it's not a pill. It's about having the right tools to explore and address the underlying issues that will improve health. Jabe is so experienced with these types of issues and he knows what work needs to be done to address health problems. Time spent with Bee provided the clearing needed to address those underlying emotional issues in a different light. Together they are an incredible team. Thanks so much for everything you have done for me and also for my hubby.
I have been working on my gut health, managing anxiety and overall wellbeing with Jabe and Bee for 2 months now. The improvements I have seen in the way I feel have been amazing. I am less fatigued, feel more in control of my anxiety and starting to see big improvements in my gut health.
I would highly recommend a visit to see Jabe and Bee if you are in need of a long term lifestyle change!
Jabe & his team at Melbourne Functional Medicine are simply AMAZING. Having seen many healthcare practitioners over the years in attempts to get to the bottom of my issues, no one has ever delivered in the way Jabe has. Firstly, I have never seen a structured health care program like the one Jabe has designed. The very focus of Jabe & his team is YOU & all that makes you wonderfully unique, Jabe works collaboratively with you to custom design a plan, to create a framework & provides a solid foundation of support that sets you up for success from the very beginning. If your intention is to truly heal - Jabe & Bee are definitely two people you want in your corner. I have honestly in the 10 years I have spent trying to understand what was going on in my body, never encountered a health practitioner with Jabe's level of expertise (& believe me - I have seen many) the amount of readily available knowledge that this man has in his field is mind blowing, coupled with an approach that is genuine, offering an authentic high level of care, this is a program where you matter - from my first appointment I felt heard & seen in all of my concerns & was not only impressed but also comforted by the way Jabe took his time to methodically unpack all that I shared & began to join the dots.... Jabe & Bee create a space that see your wins genuinely celebrated, while you are also held & supported through your challenges. I have only been working with Jabe two months & I have followed his direction unequivocally & I am now reaping the rewards in more ways than I could have ever thought possible. You won't get stuck on swings & roundabouts here, just a superhighway to a happier healthier you. I cannot recommend Jabe highly enough! It is absolutely worth the investment...
I have been seeing Jabe and Bee for 8 months.
They have helped me make positive changes that has helped me with stomach issues which I have had for a very long time. They have given me knowledge to understand the way my body works.
I started seeing Jabe very late in 2017 for a high cholesterol issue and a desire to change my lifestyle to prevent Alzheimer's disease (in my family). Jabe is very thorough and he is not cheap. However he did find some issues that many GPs had missed or dismissed. The result was after 4 months of following his plan I had lowered my cholesterol from 8.1 to 6.1. My GP was amazed that I had achieved this through diet and excercise alone. I highly recommend Jabe if you have health issues.
I have suffered with psoriasis for years and after a big flare up I turned to Jabe for help after reading good things about him online. Jabe is very methodical and logical in his approach and helped me to put the pieces of the puzzle together to figure out my personal triggers for this complicated disorder. Bee, the health coach was also a big help for support and accountability.
It took a while but finally my skin has been completely clear for around 4 or 5 months and even though psoriasis is chronic and impossible to cure, I feel like I am more equipped to knowing how to clear it up or prevent big flare ups thanks to Jabe and Bee. Highly recommend!!
Jabe brown understands how the body works and incorporates lifestyle changes amongst other treatments to improve your health. If you have tried western medicine and have not seen improvements then I highly recommend seeking Jabe's expertise. Bee who is the health coach will help you with incorporating these lifestyle changes Jabe has recommend by strategizing and supporting you while making you feel somewhat accountable when you don't follow through with things which is the extra push you need to permanently make a change for the better.
Jabe is one incredible naturopath!! If you want to get down to the root and cause of your illness or disease and get it treated instead of just masking the symptoms, then i highly reccomend you give him a visit.
His knowledge and wisdom is second to none.
Coupled with his kindness, great personality and he is also funny and makes you feel comfortable. He is patient and makes sure to address all you are there to talk about. You will get the complete package!! Thanks Jabe for all your help with my health concerns 🙂
I came to see Jabe and Bee 3 months ago about my chronic fatigue. I have had CFS for 6+ years and have seen many specialist's but no one as persistent and eager to help me as them. My first appointment with Jabe i knew he was going to be great and i was in good hands. He is so knowledgeable and i 100% believe with his holistic approach.It is a massive relief to no longer have to battle this alone. Going through health changes is overwhelming to say the least but working with Jabe and Bee i do not feel like this at all. I speak to Bee weekly and because of this guidance i am seeing daily improvements with all aspects of my life. Bee is an amazing coach and a genuine caring person and every time we talk I uncover something new about myself. I am not where i want to be yet but i can confidently say i am on the right path with these 2 amazing people helping me every step of the way.Brendan
Rheumatoid Arthritis? Crohn's? Deteriorating health? Fatigue? Having battled with these illnesses all my teenage years, I sought help from every doctor possible. I wish I had have found Jabe sooner. After being convinced to go see him (very apprehensively at first, I admit) it turned out to be the turning point in my life. Thanks to Jabe, I live a relatively pain free life, but most importantly, he has empowered me with the ability and knowledge of how to control and manage my illnesses. Stop considering, and make an appointment today!
Jabe set me on track to take control of my own health. He gave me the tools and knowledge and confidence to understand what was happening in my body and make changes for better health. Would recommend him to anyone who is serious about living in optimum health.
This is a bit long...but I want to tell it…read it if you have been sick for a long time and just aren’t getting any better!
I had been seeking treatment for some time before I met with Jabe. The onset of my illness coincided with working with lead paint and I had come down with a debilitating headache which continued day and night. Even now, I’m not sure if paints and chemicals were the factor to kick off the illness, but the symptoms were real: continuous head pain and loss of a good deal of mental acuity (brain fog).Finally, a neurologist read the condition as 'New Daily Persistent Headache' (an auto-immune illness). The prescribed medications made things worse and he advised me to discontinue them. The condition returned and the brain fog deepened.
I did my own research - a lot of research. I found out about evidence-based functional approaches which link auto-immune illnesses to deficiencies in nutrition, genetic dispositions and to environmental factors. 'Functional medicine' has momentum in the US, but there are still comparatively few practitioners in Australia.
After two months of following Jabe's program of supplements and advice, I am now free of the headaches and the brain fog has lifted. I feel very grateful to Jabe for his competence but also for his genuine interest in understanding all aspects of my health.
In my case, his approach was not just to prescribe supplements but to set daily actions which involve you in supporting your own recovery. This is my kind of program!
A lesson? Find a skilled naturopath like Jabe, commit yourself to getting better and maintain your health with informed guidance. Do these things, and there's a good chance recovery will be yours.
I have been very impressed with Jabe's methodical and we'll informed approach to tackling my long standing gut issues. He has a great knowledge of physiological processes, and bases his interventions on this, with the aim of long term health. Highly recommended.
My experience with Jabe and Bee have been excellent. They are well researched and offer the most tailored and nourishing support. They are also supportive every step of the way and and go above and beyond to ensure your health program is working for you with the highest results. I would highly recommend paying them a visit!
I have been working closely with Bee on resolving a lifetime of health issues. After finding out I have an intolerance to a number of food groups including gluten and dairy, Bee has coached and guided me into improving just about everything in my life. I am now symptom free, my skin is glowing, I have lost a bunch of weight and I have gained a new outlook on the importance of staying healthy... I HIGHLY recommend 🙂
I have been struggling with ill health for the last few years, and have tried working with quite a few health professionals with no luck and no real support till I started seeing Jabe. In the three months since working with him, my overall health has improved greatly, including better energy levels, better eating habits, much better digestion and feeling much better informed and supported to make much better lifestyle decisions around stress management. His explanations are accessible and show considerable passion for addressing health holistically. He talks with you to find manageable and sustainable solutions aimed at long term health and well being. And he has a great sense of humour! I highly recommend him to anyone seeking holistic health and wellbeing support.