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We help people in Sydney and across Australia through our revolutionary health care model that’s evidence-based, supportive and personalised to you and your individual health needs.
If you've tried integrative GPs, naturopaths and holistic doctors and still haven't solved your health issues, you're in the right place. Our approach that combines functional medicine specialists with results-focused health coaches is leading the way in healthcare in Sydney. We help people in Sydney using our cutting edge approach that combines the latest functional medicine tools and insights with results-focused health coaching in our revolutionary six-month healthcare program.
It’s healthcare, done better. And it works.
During your initial 4-hour consultation, your Functional Medicine Practitioner will ask you lots of questions to get a thorough understanding of possible contributing factors and root causes of your health concerns. They will explore your medical history, diet, genetics, environment, lifestyle factors and more to get a complete picture of your health.
Adjusting to the lifestyle changes outlined in your treatment plan can feel overwhelming and challenging. That’s why we have created a program that gives you the type of support you need to be well again. During the 6-month program you will have uncapped access to your practitioner as well as the support of your dedicated health coach to keep you on track.
Our functional medicine practitioners have expertise in identifying and addressing the root cause of your health concerns. Following the initial consultation, tests may be ordered to get a better picture of any imbalances causing your health condition. Using the best labs in the world, we can test for nutritional status, food reactivity, pathogens, hormones, environmental toxins, cardiovascular markers, heavy metals and more.
We offer a telehealth service in Sydney and throughout the country, so you can access our world-class healthcare wherever you are. Our functional medicine practitioners can help with a range of chronic health conditions from thyroid health to autoimmunity to skin conditions to women’s health. If you’re searching for answers to your health concerns, the evidence-based, patient-centred and investigative approach of functional medicine will help you discover them.
Melbourne Functional Medicine’s innovative formula is the reason we get 5-star reviews on Google and why we’re well regarded as leaders of functional medicine in Australia. You too, can experience positive results that improve your health and increase your quality of life.
Most chronic health conditions can be solved, given the right approach. At Melbourne Functional Medicine we believe the combination of evidence-based functional medicine with results-focused health coaching is the solution. As leaders in the functional medicine industry, we pride ourselves on delivering a person-centred health program that considers all elements of your life – not just your symptoms.
Together, we’ll explore lifestyle and environmental factors, genetics, your medical history and your state of health before developing a personalised treatment plan that focuses on the root cause of your health condition. This very specific plan, paired with the support of a health coach, will help to ensure you achieve the habit and lifestyle changes required for long-lasting results.
Look forward to a future of feeling well.
Functional medicine helps people with chronic health issues get better again by identifying and resolving the root causes of their health issues. Functional medicine takes a holistic overview of a person's health, factoring in their diet, lifestyle and environment to understand what's going on in their body, and why.
While conventional healthcare splits the body up into systems, with specialist practitioners specialising in each system, functional medicine practitioners have a broad understanding of the body, and how each body system interacts with the other systems. This means that patients who have complex health problems can be assessed by a functional medicine practitioner, who can put together all the pieces of their health picture, and make sense of it all.
Often, looking at simply addressing the symptoms of a health problem isn't enough to solve a problem. A good way to understand the difference between functional medicine and conventional medicine is to imagine the body as a system of complex, interconnected pathways, like everything within the structure of a building, including plumbing, lighting, electricity, walls and so on. In this building, the electricity on the first floor stops working.
In a conventional medicine setting, a practitioner would only look at what's happening on level 1 (the symptom). He would try to patch the electrics as best he could, and wouldn't be able to offer any other solution.
In functional medicine, a functional medicine practitioner would look both upstream and downstream to determine where the problem was coming from, and consider what other factors might be contributing to the problem. So beyond just looking at the electrics on level 1, they'd look at the electrics on other levels, and explore what else could be causing the issue. Upon investigation, they discover a small leak in one of the rooms that entered a crack in a wall that shorted out some loose wires. Once they solve the leak, replace some wiring and fix the crack in the wall, the electrical problem resolves for good.
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Our functional medicine practitioners Jabe Brown and Rebecca Hughes have over thirty combined years of clinical experience in helping people with chronic health issues.
Many Australians come to see Jabe and Rebecca with complex health conditions. They've seen specialist after specialist, and because they have a range of complex symptoms, they're not sure who the best specialist is to see.
Jabe and Rebecca can help treat a range of conditions, from autoimmunity, digestive disorders, women's health issues and skin conditions.
Find out more about Jabe here.
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Did you know that in Australia, almost half the population lives with a chronic disease that is largely preventable, even reversible? The problem with healthcare in Australia is that the system was designed for acute conditions, like accidents and emergencies, rather than chronic health conditions. Applying an acute model of healthcare to chronic health conditions doesn't seek to solve a person's health condition - only manage it.
The latest scientific understandings of chronic disease reveal that all chronic diseases are caused by dietary, lifestyle and environmental factors. The good news for Australians is that the way to improve your health is through modifying their diet, lifestyle and environment. This understanding underpins the functional medicine approach and is a big focus in treatment, rather than resorting to drugs and surgery. Find out more about functional medicine here.
At Melbourne Functional Medicine, our mission is to provide a world class healthcare experience across Australia via in person consultations and telehealth. We service Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and regional Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia.
In our healthcare program, you'll work alongside a functional medicine practitioner and a health coach so you can get better. Your functional medicine practitioner will play detective to solve your case, and your health coach will help you implement your personalised plan with ease. To find out what past patients have said about working with us, visit our Success Stories page.
To learn more about the personalised, tailor-made programs on offer at Melbourne Functional Medicine, find out about our program, then get in touch to speak with us today.