Naturopathic nutrition is an evidence-based practice that offers many services. These help Alex identify individual needs and to design tailored treatment plans (diet, non-toxic natural therapies) that optimise patient outcomes.
Clinical nutrition involves the analysis of your diet and nutrient intake. This helps to determine if you have any nutritional deficiencies, dysfunction or pathology that could be contributing to your current health issue. Throughout your treatment, Alex will recommend evidence-based diets and nutrients (in the form of practitioner only supplement therapy) to optimise the function of all major body systems and as integral support to your overall health. This is especially useful when it comes to supporting treatments for specific conditions, e.g. IBS, Endometriosis, etc.
Laboratory testing is a very effective to find what’s really going on in your body and the fast track to finding the root cause of your health issue. Alex works with medical professionals, functional and pathology laboratories to request and conduct tests that suit your specific symptom presentation. Common examples of these tests include:
- Blood tests
- Stool analysis
- Breath tests
- Heavy metals analysis
- Nutrient tests
- Hormone salivary panels
- Methylation profiles
- Microbiome analysis
- Allergy/food intolerance tests
- Toxin assessment (mould, heavy metal analysis, etc)
- Genetic profiling (Nutrigenomics)
Alex uses several physical assessment techniques in sessions that assist with diagnosis. Some of these assessments include:
- Blood pressure
- Naturopathic nail & tongue diagnosis
- Jaw/gait assessment
- Breathing style & function assessment
- Postural assessment
- Circulation assessment
- Gastrointestinal palpation
Practitioner-only natural medicine prescriptions (supplement therapy) play an imperative part in the healing process. They not only help you feel better quickly but also give the body a kick start by therapizing its function. Alex prescribes these medicines via Vital.ly, an online dispensary website that Alex prescribes your medicines on during the session. An email is then generated to you so you can login in, register your address and make payment for delivery 1-2 business days later. Alex will inform you as required to ensure your approval is sought prior to beginning the work.
Alex will often write practitioner referrals and request letters on your behalf to GPs, medical specialists and other relevant allied health practitioners. Please note the time taken to complete these referrals is charged according to the hourly rate.
This includes helpful information on a number of subjects including reading lists (diet sheets, info sheets, books), water filtration systems, home environmental assessments (e.g. mould, EMF), meditation & self-development schools, detoxification tools (infrared sauna, colonic hydrotherapy, etc), cooking/food/ shopping resources, and so on.
Consultations with Alex are available both in person, on the phone and online (via Skype or Zoom). Should you like to request an appointment please fill out the booking enquiry form. Please indicate what type of appointment your preference is. Due to high demand I am no longer able to offer pre-consultation phone conversations with those looking to book in. Instead you are welcome to send me your case via email (for my review) and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Once you are booked you will be sent a confirmation email that includes all of the relevant information you need including the address and health fund details. To optimise the time taken in the consultation, please send this questionnaire back 2 days prior to the appointment alongside any relevant pathology or medial reports from the last twelve months.
Initial appointments are used to assess and understand your overall health picture including a detailed assessment of past and family history. In the first appointment Alex will also refer you for any appropriate initial assessments, as well as give you thorough advice on your initial treatment plan.
Second appointments are used to review assessments and to develop your treatment plan. These are generally held 4 weeks after the initial appointment and last for 1 hour.
Follow up appointments are used to track and review your progress and make any necessary amendments to the treatment plan. These appointments are generally held every 1-3 months and last for 30 minutes.
Consultations are time dependant with initial consultations last 1 hour. The hourly fee is $200/hour which reflects Alex’s professional standards, education and expertise. With respect to the time taken to complete tasks outside of appointments, any paperwork required will incur a fee and will be charged as per the hourly rate. This includes: email consultations, treatment plan modifications, letters, report analysis, etc. Alex will inform you as required to ensure your approval is sought prior to beginning the work.