Are you struggling to find a solution to your chronic health issues like fatigue, brain fog, digestive issues, autoimmunity, mood and hormonal imbalances?
Are you frustrated trying diets, supplements and strategies that aren’t improving your health?
Would you love to know what your body truly needs to get better, and be supported through your health journey?
You’ve researched and tried many different approaches, yet you’re still unable to get to the bottom of your health challenges and aren’t sure what to do next.
Health issues can be complex, and it can be difficult to know what direction to take. This is because your health picture is unique, so what works for one person may not work for another.
Your search for solutions can lead you down paths that don’t move the needle on your health. Or worse, move it in the wrong direction! This can leave you feeling even more frustrated and confused, making you fear that you’ll never get better, and that life will never be the same as when you were healthy.
And last but not least, when you’re feeling so unwell, it’s emotionally challenging to do it by yourself, let alone maintain the motivation to stick to a plan long enough to see results.
Functional Medicine takes a holistic view of your health by recognising the delicate interplay between body systems, genetics, and your diet, lifestyle and environment. Alongside an in-depth four-hour initial health assessment where all these aspects are explored, we use functional pathology testing and at-home experiments to determine underlying factors that may be causing or contributing to health issues.
So your practitioner’s main objective, rather than to simply focus on your symptoms, is to understand you and your unique health situation. What brought you here? Why are you presenting with the health challenges you face? The insights you deliver on your health history and throughout your time together are key to your healing process.
Your practitioner will share in simple terms what your symptoms mean, so you can understand what’s going on in your body, and why. We want you to leave each session with all your questions answered, replacing confusion, fear and worry with clarity and confidence.
Jabe holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) and a Masters in Science, Human Nutrition, and Functional Medicine.
His special areas of interest are in treating complex conditions of the gut, fatigue and adrenal conditions, autoimmunity, and health optimisation.
Jabe will work alongside you to pinpoint the underlying cause of your health issues and help you discover what works for you and your body, so you can be as healthy as possible.
Change can be difficult, so we provide an extraordinary amount of support to you in the form of health coaching.
Your health coach won’t just help you achieve your goals much quicker and easier than you would alone. Your close interactions with them can reveal valuable insights that inform your treatment plan to further improve your health outcomes.
After each consultation with your practitioner, your health coach will be there to answer any questions, ensuring you can implement your plan with clarity and ease.
If you have any questions or face any roadblocks once you leave the clinic, simply contact your health coach and they’ll be there to help you move forward.
At age, 33 Bee was diagnosed with Coeliac Disease, an autoimmune disease.
This sparked a real passion in Bee to discover how to recover her health, which led her to study clinical nutrition, holistic lifestyle coaching and personal training, and become a published author on gluten-free living.
Your life will be so much better with Bee in your corner as your health coach (this is what our patients say all the time!). Bee will give you all the support, guidance and resources you need to achieve your health goals (and so much more).
No one knows your body better than you do.
It may not feel like it now, as you might be confused or overwhelmed, but no one has lived in your body and can share the insights you can.
This is why you’re one of the experts in our therapeutic team.
Your collaboration with your healthcare team will reveal insights into you and your unique health picture, to create a personalised experience that gives you the best possible outcomes.
And the best part?
Your investment for our six-month program is $3800* which includes:
We have a six-month interest-free payment solution through ZipMoney available.
*Any supplements and functional pathology testing needed to facilitate your therapeutic journey with us are additional.
Courtney, our Customer Happiness Manager
Your practitioner will play the role of detective, and alongside you, will explore all facets of your health, from birth onwards, to solve your health puzzle together. This involves going through each body system methodically as well as genetic, lifestyle and environmental elements to uncover potential underlying factors that could be causing or contributing to your main health complaint.
As a patient, you’re encouraged to ask as many questions as you like during this session. It’s your time to offload all the thoughts, questions, stress, fear and worry and for us to help you make sense of your health picture so you can understand what’s going on in your body and why.
Your practitioner will give you simple explanations of how your body works – no overwhelm or technical jargon. They’ll use metaphors and stories to take what can be complex and make it simple enough for you to understand.
Throughout the session, your practitioner will create a list of what you want to achieve with your health to measure against during your time together.
Towards the end of the session, you and your practitioner will formulate a health plan. Next, your health coach will enter the session so you can relay all your insights about what’s going on in your body and the plan of action you’ve agreed with your practitioner.
You’ll leave this session with a sense of relief, while understanding what’s going on in your health and why, and hopefully a little excited about the possibilities of having your health back in your hands! You may feel a little overwhelmed at this stage, which is natural. But don’t worry, your health coach is there to support you through it all.
Your coach will organise any supplements and testing and will schedule your first coaching appointment so you can work out how to implement the steps in your action plan with ease.
Follow up consultations are generally 30-45 min – and consider the effectiveness of treatments underway, seek to gain further insight into the presenting condition, or explore other issues.
How long you need will change dramatically depending on how you are doing! Your needs will change, and so will the amount of support we give. When you need it, we’ll be there.
For maintenance, sessions are typically a weekly 15 – 30-minute call along with more frequent contact via email, text or Nudge, a health tracking app that helps you keep track of the steps you need to take in your health plan. Your health coach will be in regular contact via the communication streams that work best for you, and give you as much support as you need to achieve your goals!
Often symptoms are a sign that your diet and lifestyle are going against what your body needs to stay healthy. We teach you how to live in congruency with your body so you can have the best health possible.
So, while we won’t say you ‘need’ to do certain things, we do expect and encourage you to explore and find out what is right for you. And of course, this involves looking at your diet, lifestyle and other factors.
However, once you discover what works for you, and what makes you feel crap, you’ll get a new perspective on your diet, lifestyle and health, and any change will be a gift rather than a hindrance as you’ll feel so much better because of it.
We take a scientific approach in determining the underlying factors that are contributing to your health issues. This means we create and test hypotheses, gathering objective and subjective data to determine what your body needs to be healthy again. This approach involves undertaking functional pathology testing from labs as well as experiments for you to try at home, like monitoring your blood glucose levels or exploring how your body reacts to certain foods or substances like coffee.
We don’t always need functional pathology testing, though when we do we have access to the world’s leading laboratories to help us create the most accurate picture of your current health. Labs we use are:
Many of these labs are overseas, so test results can take a few weeks to come back.
The tests we order are very different from the conventional testing you’ve no doubt experienced and found to be unhelpful before arriving here.
Functional pathology testing helps determine how certain pathways or systems in your body are functioning in a much more thorough way than conventional tests, to identify where imbalances are that need to be addressed. The conventional tests that your doctor orders typically look for disease states within a limited set of parameters and markers. Functional pathology testing can identify pre-disease states and also look at other determining factors that contribute to chronic diseases. Hence, your GP isn’t typically trained in this type of testing or approach to healthcare.
To learn about and interpret the latest in testing takes years of functional medicine training, and is a process of constant education updates as the latest scientific insights occur. Unfortunately, GP or not, Medicare only pays for tests that are standard, conventional medical tests.
Given these labs are privately billed, we try to balance the need for information with the need to look after your pocketbook. Hence the amount of lab testing we do can vary dramatically by individual situation. That said, we do find that when we ask a patient to invest in functional testing, the cost is worth its investment when we uncover insights that lead to their recovery.
It’s true that some patients do need longer, typically because their cases are more complex, or they’ve had their health challenges for some time. We want to make sure you get all the support you need, for as long as you need, so after your initial six months with us, you stay a part of our tribe, and pay just for sessions with your functional medicine practitioner – $168. We’ll keep the health coaching going for as long as you are active with us.
Many of our past patients have asked the same question, and we understand why. This is because very few healthcare practitioners have as broad a knowledge base, methodical approach and support as our model of healthcare provides. Our program is based on taking a holistic, evidence-based approach to your health. While we can never guarantee results, we can guarantee that we have the best model of healthcare the world has to offer for those with chronic health issues.
We believe with us, you have the best chance at getting to the root of your health issues, though of course it isn’t just up to us and our approach – you have to be open and willing to do what’s required of you to get your health back, which usually involves exploration (to uncover the root cause of your health issues), dietary and lifestyle modifications and taking supplements.
Remember that we have a guarantee: if after your first consultation you don’t feel we’re a fit for you and that we haven’t provided you value, we’ll happily return your investment (minus the $600 deposit).
Yes! We love empowering kids and teens to resolve their health concerns and develop healthy eating and lifestyle habits so they can go into adulthood with the best health possible to live a long, healthy life.
All the contact with your practitioner and health coach are included in our program fee. The other costs you can potentially expect are for laboratory tests and supplements. We will give you a quote for these when you discuss them with your practitioner in your session.
For our six-month program, we offer a six-month interest-free payment plan through Zip Money.
Simply click here to learn more and apply.
Unfortunately, as of April 1st 2019 most private health insurers no longer offer rebates for our services.
Please check with your health insurance provider as to whether you are covered. Functional Medicine is not as yet recognised in Australia. You will be billed as for ‘Naturopathy’, which is code ‘107’ for an initial consult and a ‘207’ for a follow-up consult.
If you are covered, we have a HICAPS facility on-site, which you can claim your private health insurance rebate from, on the spot.
Our clinic hours are:
10am – 6pm Mondays
11am – 8pm Wednesdays
10am – 6pm Thursdays
However you can reach us outside of those hours via phone or email.
We’re located at 81 Raglan Street, Port Melbourne.
There’s ample free parking available around our clinic. Four-hour parking is available on Nott Street and Princes Street. Please be mindful of permit areas.
Yes. Phone or online consultations are available for patients who are unable to make it to the clinic due to location, time constraints or illness. All you’ll need to do is let us know, and we’ll direct you to our Remote Consulting booking link once we’ve signed you up to our program.