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Jarrod Cooper - ND

Functional Medicine Perth

Uncover the Root Causes of your Health Problems

Perth Integrative & Functional Medicine clinic

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Blastocystis Parasite – What Is It And Why You Want To Get Rid Of It

Blastocystis Parasite – What Is It And Why You Want To Get Rid Of It

There is much conflicting information to be found on this particular parasite – the Blastocystis Hominis parasite. Some say it’s harmless and to be left untreated as part of your microbiome. But many medical practitioners and functional medicine experts will tell you that it definitely isn’t harmless and if you do have it, you want…

13 Natural Ways To Stop Bloating

13 Natural Ways To Stop Bloating

We’ve all experienced that bloated feeling from time to time; after eating a big meal or after eating foods that don’t agree with us. But what should you do if you experience bloating frequently? Find out what may be causing your bloating and what you can do about it. What is bloating? Bloating is a…

Addressing The Dizziness And Vertigo Of Long COVID

Addressing The Dizziness And Vertigo Of Long COVID

We know little about Long COVID but thankfully, researchers around the world are working hard to find out more about what it is and how we can treat it. Symptoms of long covid vary, but many patients complain of persistent dizziness and vertigo. Research is ongoing for the prevalence of dizziness and Long COVID but…

Underlying Reasons For Chronic Inflammation: How To Treat And Prevent It

Underlying Reasons For Chronic Inflammation: How To Treat And Prevent It

Inflammation, even Chronic Inflammation, can be happening in the body long before we can diagnose any issues. But what is it exactly, and most importantly, how can we avoid it? What is inflammation? Inflammation is part of the body’s defence mechanism. It is the process by which the immune system recognises and removes harmful and…

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Meet the Australian Advanced Functional Medicine Team

Jarrod and the team work together on all cases during the Medical Review stage and as required throughout the patient journey. 

Both In Person and Telehealth appointments are available.  Telehealth patients across Australia have access to the same resources and testing options as face to face patients. 

We are electronically linked with all major Medical Testing Labs across Australia.  All appointments are conducted through a secure medical link, no need to download any software with access available from your smartphone or PC. 

To manage all aspects of your healthcare journey, patients have access to our secure Patient Portal.  Medical test results can be viewed in the portal when complete.  Patients also have the ability to direct message their practitioner or admin staff and upload previous test results for practitioner review.

New technology and laboratory integration has made the highest level of healthcare available to everyone, no matter where you live.

Google Reviews

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Dr Rachel Balm found out what was wrong with me when no other doctor could. Western medicine ruled out any obvious cancers etc, however they couldn’t identify anything further and I was suffering with so many stomach problems and other issues. I lost so much weight due to my health issues and suffered so much, however I have finally found relief and answers to my issues after years of suffering, thanks to the amazing Doctors here.Cannot recommend this practice enough and I recommend everyone to this practice with health issues that are complicated which normal doctors cannot find answers to.Thank you Dr Rachel and to the amazing staff at this practice as well, that have helped me through my journey!
The Professionals at Advanced Functional Medicine take an invested interest in your health and work with you to ensure you have a holistic and achievable approach to better health. After spending 18 months with my practitioner I have achieved excellent results and much improved health!
I have dealt with stomach issues for as long as I can remember. Been in hospital, ambulance called, scans, tests etc and been told, nothing wrong. I knew there always was. I am really interested in functional medicine so I booked an appointment with Shiree and she was able to give me the answers after 20 years of suffering!!!! I’m week 6 and feeling so great, I've had no stomach issues, my rosacea is clearing, my head has cleared and Im just so grateful. I don’t know why functional medicine isn’t more well known, it can help so so many more people. I can’t wait till I complete the treatments, I feel like I’ll be a whole new person!
From my very first consult Jarrod set my mind at ease regarding a supplement plan and way to move forward dealing with my autoimmune condition. The initial testing process was thorough and hassle free enabling my plan to be specific to my individual needs and requirements rather than a symptom text book approach. I can honestly say that within a few short weeks of implementing my plan the difference was very noticeable and continues to keep me on the right path. Jarrod provides far more than just the right supplements he also explains and communicates reasons for and details around why. I wish I'd sought Jarrod's expertise years ago and highly recommend Advanced Functional Medicine to anybody who values their health and well being. I must also mention Maya, the Patient Care Coordinator who always ensures appointments and supplements are set and sent without delay, fuss or hassle. All results and communications are stored on a user friendly portal ensuring all information is on hand at any time required by all parties. Do yourself a favour make the call today your body with thank you for it.
After 3-4 months of my treatment plan with Jarrod I feel the best I have felt in years. Functional medicine has provided me with solutions that conventional medicine could not. Thank you Jarrod and team.
Jarrod has helped me greatly with my sinus issues. Highly recommend
Amazing!! I have spent years trying to resolve my gut issues which has included seeing numerous doctors and other health professionals, but Celeste Jones at Advanced Functional Medicine has been the first practitioner who has been able to fully resolve it. I can highly recommended Celeste's services.
Shiree and the wonderful team have been amazing in supporting my health journey, particularly with my hormones and gut health. I have struggled for years seeing many different practitioners and within a few weeks of starting my new protocol under Shiree’s care the results spoke for themselves. Highly recommend!
Highly recommend to anyone who wants to gain a better insight into their health and is willing to listen and take action on the recommendations. Have not felt this good in 10 years, it has been fantastic!
Waste of money waste of time. They will double charge you for case review.
I started seeing Celeste Jones a few months ago I didn’t realise how much I needed her in my life until everything started changing for the better! I was starting to notice results within just 2 weeks of my treatment plan in a life changing way. I would highly recommend Celeste.
Advanced Functional Medicine has provided me with a sense of control over my health and well-being. At every appointment I have felt heard and respected. The open and frank dialogue and discussions that I have with Joolz is a refreshing change from going to the GP and being 'told' either 'no" or that your concerns/symptoms aren't relevant or anything to be considered. If you want to understand your health in an in-depth way, and have the ability to invest in yourself, then Advanced Functional Medicine is the place to start.
I highly recommend Jarrod and his practice for anyone looking to improve, or optimise their health and wellbeing. I’ve noticed a huge improvement in my energy , focus and drive since working with Jarrod, and now have recommended my family to get in touch to see what he can do for them.
I cant recommend NP Shiree and the team at AFM enough. I've been seeing functional doctors for over 6 years for my Hashimotos & PCOS with issues after issues & no quality of life. Since being with Shiree, she has far exceeded my health expectations and helped level my issues to near optimal levels in just 6 short months. Not only that, she's also continuing working with me to keep my levels optimal. I've had doctors leave practices without notice or simply not know how to treat me properly. I'm thankful for Shiree.
I've been working with Shiree since the start of the year after a cancer diagnosis in late 2020. She has been incredibly helpful. The tests we've completed have uncovered some really interesting deficiencies and explained some of the health issues I was experiencing. I've since started on a variety of supplements and look forward to seeing how I've improved once I'm done with my treatment plan. I definitely feel better and no longer suffer from the day-to-day irritations I had attributed to "just getting older".
I spent $4,000 through this company over a number of months and got no results!They are expensive - $350 initial consult, $495 first case review, $250 every follow-up. Nearly $2000 on initial testing (blood, urine, stool testing). Then you pay for supplements which cost me around $600 month.Their website is a bit misleading. They claim to "present a full detailed treatment plan", provide "a comprehensive treatment protocol, complete with a timeline, supplement requirements and diet and lifestyle recommendations" and "incorporate whole food dietary guidance and lifestyle factors into treatment plans."First of all, you don't get an actual written treatment plan or written report on findings of your testing. They verbally go through your testing results in about 5 mins and I still didn't understand the results. I turned to Functional Medicine as they claim to treat the 'underlying root cause' but no underlying cause was found or explained.I was prescribed 10 supplements to take (at the same time) and given a partially completed written supplement plan. The timeline was incomplete and it wasn't explained why each supplement was prescribed or for how long to take. You also have no idea how much each supplement costs unless you enquire.The only dietary guidance I got was a generic 2 page pdf of an elimination diet which i could have got from the Internet. No lifestyle factors or recommendations were given.Be careful about giving them your credit card details because they may try charging you (without notice) for products you didn't consent to - which happened to me. Luckily, I hadn't given them mine and the charge didn't go through.
I came to Shiree after being told by another doctor I needed to go onto thyroid medication. I didn’t want to be on a life long medication so I was seeking out an alternative. Shiree was very thorough and took my concerns seriously. After a few tests, she recommended doing the AIP diet (Autoimmune Protocol) and starting a variety of supplements. I committed fully to the plan and within 6 months I eliminated almost all thyroid antibodies, drastically improved liver function, increased my energy level, balanced my hormones and other levels. I also lost 15kgs which is just a bonus! Throughout the process Shiree was supportive and answered any questions I had. I couldn’t have done it without her. I am so thankful I found Shiree at Advanced Functional Medicine and recommended her to ANYONE looking for natural ways of healing.
I had such a good experience with advanced functional medicine !Shiree helped me to figure out where my symptoms come from and did more specific testing which other doctors didn’t do in the past.Shiree is always so kind and supportive and my health has improved so much since getting the right supplements and lifestyle changes.I’m so thankful for all the effort she put into my case.
I have had very positive experiences when attending my appointments with Jarred. Since going on the AIP eating program and taking prescribed supplements I can't remember the last time I felt so good, both mentally and physically. I have lost around 20kgs so far. This was not my aim, I have an auto immune disease that needed controlling and with this plan the weight just fell off as a side effect. A good side effect for a change.
I approached them because my son was facing severe constipation and drs were not giving me the answers . Not only his problem was resolved systematically, Rachel also educated me about every step. They are thorough professionals and absolutely know what they are doing. I'll highly recommend them if you are having any health issues.
I've been on a two decade long search to get to the root cause of my health issues and have got nowhere with going the conventional GP route. Actually, i just got worse. I finally stumbled apon Advanced Functional Medicine and Jarrod Cooper. For the first time, i feel heard, seen and am excited and hopeful for my future. I have MTHFR gene mutation amongst a few other complicated health issues and Jarrod has been kind, thorough and easy to talk to. For the first time in a long time, 6 weeks into my treatment with him, i've got some energy back, less brain fog, more cognitive clarity. My whole body is feeling better and have lost some weight. Everyone around me has commented how well i look. I look forward to seeing what gains i make in the next few months. Thanks Jarrod. The whole team at AFM have been a pleasure to deal with.
Joolz and the team at Advanced Functional Medicine have changed my life! I was at my wits end with Drs telling me i was healthy, when i clearly wasn't. Joolz took a thorough medical history and a series of diagnotic blood tests that revealed a lot of issues. Fast forward a year and i am now on the right track with my health, still healing, but now treating the root cause of my symptoms. Joolz and the team have been with me every step of the way, encouraging and supporting me along my healing journey. I would be lost without them.
I highly recommend Advanced Functional Medicine and in particular Shirley. I saw first saw Shirley last year after struggling with long-covid, constant fatigue and hormonal issues. I cannot put into words just how much Shirley has helped me. From being off work and at home 24/7 due to the fatigue, low immunity and associated post-covid symtoms, to now being able to work, travelling and living my active life. I am so grateful for all the support and guidance Shirley has provided. She is such a great listener and looks at the holistic picture. Thank you Shirley, I have loved working with you.
I am very happy to recommend AFM and in particular Rachel Balm.She approached my health challenges in a very professional and structured way. With the correct range of tests, she was able to establish the root cause of my 20+ years of fatigue and consequently the right treatment to restore my health.This was achieved on a 12-month period. I am now back to feeling how I knew I should feel and that is a very happy healthy 66 year old playing golf, riding my bike and enjoying caravanning holidays without the previously ever-present fatigue episodes.Many thanks Rachel, you have given me my health back.
Changed my life. I can't express my gratitude enough for Rachel Balm and the team. I am now completely symptom free and on no medication after having severe Chrons/Colitis for 9 years. I felt heard, seen and strongly supported by Rachel through this journey. Her wisdom and compassion is priceless. Highly recommend.
Thank you to Celeste my practitioner for everything she did for me! Celeste was so amazing at investigating & providing very detailed information and guidance towards my improved health and issues not only just by the supplements but also holistically providing other ideas to support everything as a whole! Cured my vertigo and my gut issues/ cortisol / endo issues- and taught me things I didn’t even know about in terms of cortisol and hormones etc - never felt better 🫶🏾✨💕
The team has been so helpful and supportive. I would definitely recommend these guys to everyone!!
Milva is an extremely knowledgable practitioner and has been a great help in sorting out previous health issues that I could not seem to shake off, I highly recommend Milva to anyone wanting to get on top of their health and feel good again.
I started seeing Jarrod to help me with a bad case of UC that hindered me from functioning properly in my daily life. It impacted my life on all levels. Name the symptom and I had it. Brain fog, rashes, sore muscles, memory loss, sore gut, high levels of inflammation, hot flushes, no energy, low mood, sore joints, bloating, weight gain and many more.I had seen doctors who had no interest in treating the root cause or the body as a whole. I was forced to take tablets with severe side affects before being able to prescribe tablets that were better for my health.Now, I’m not going to lie. Initially the tests were pricy but very import to see where the problem lie.The supplements had been costly, mainly due to taking about 15 supplements daily. I had that much wrong with me.However 4 months down the track and I actually feel like living again. I feel heaps better and feel myself getting back to my old self. I have hope.Jarrod is very experienced and always very polite and friendly. He will always make sure you are happy with your treatment plan.Their system is well set up and very easy to reorder supplements. Their service is fast, friendly and professional.Worth every Penny if your looking to sort out your health once and for all.
I could only reach so far on my healing journey alone, since working with Jarrrod, I have seen huge improvements, and I no longer feel like my immune issues are ruling my day to day. He is easy to talk to and is keen to get to the root of the issue.
After struggling with significant mental health issues since adolescence, I was immediately intrigued by the concept of "functional medicine" which I first discovered in a book by Dr. Mindy Pelz. A quick google search led me to discover Advanced Functional Medicine, and I chose Celeste Jones as my practitioner after resonating with her personal health story in her bio. I was initially a little anxious about the technology aspect, being new to telehealth, and possible complications arising from the time difference between Sydney and Perth.However, these concerns proved to be completely unnecessary as the website, patient portal, etc. are all optimized to perfection and make scheduling, communication, supplement refills, accessing documents and the appointments themselves completely worry-free and effortless.Celeste has a lovely and caring manner which immediately put me at ease. Although I have only been on my supplement regimen for a few months, I am definitely noticing positive changes and am hopeful things will continue to improve. I would definitely recommend Advanced Functional Medicine.
Over the past 3 months Celeste has helped me with an autoimmune disease and various other issues. When I had my bloods tested last week my GP called me back in. The reason being was that she could not believe that my antibody levels had actually come down and TSH was within normal range and wanted to know how Celeste was treating me!!I'm so delighted and feel empowered to live a healthier and happier life along with the support of Celeste.
I can't recommend Celeste highly enough! Her appointments have become a crucial part of my routine. I was feeling utterly burnt out and overwhelmed until a friend referred me to her. Since then, my life has taken a complete turn for the better. Celeste doesn't just offer advice; she partners with you to reclaim your health and well-being. Her patience, understanding, and wealth of knowledge make every session incredibly valuable. With her guidance, I've already begun to feel amazing, and I'm excited to continue implementing her suggestions for a healthier lifestyle. Thank you, Celeste, for helping me live my best life! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Dr Joolz has been absolutely fantastic. Her treatment method is thorough, easy to follow and very effective. I have already recommended her to several friends.
I can only say…WOW! Hands-down one of the most supportive and compassionate clinical nutritionist and Functional Medicine Practitioner you’ll ever meet. Dr. Joolz was beyond amazing. Knowledgeable, sensitive, informative, supportive… she understood my concerns, gave realistic timelines, and designed custom tailored plans that addressed my health issues. I immediately felt at ease and motivated to start a new chapter in my health. And what beautiful support staff members - friendly and helpful in every way. I warmly recommend Advanced Functional Medicine and especially dr. Joolz to anyone seeking answers to better their health and do so in a very personalized, kind and compassionate way!
I've suffered fatigue since my teenage years and have had various diagnoses from doctors and specialists since then, none of which seemed right to me and didn't help with my symptoms. I eventually got told I had fibromyalgia and given medication to help with sleep - which didn't help.In a moment of desperation I came across Advanced Functional Medicine from a website referring to fibromyalgia. From here I met the lovely Celeste Jones. She was the first person I felt truly understood my symptoms and how they impacted on my mental and physical health.Following some microbiome and blood tests she now has me on a supplement plan and elimination diet. For the first time in decades I already feel so much better. No more daytime naps, and I feel happier and healthier than I have ever in my adult life.We've still got a way to go, but I'm confident that I'm on the path to better health and a happier life.I'm so thankful that I found her, and I hope others find use from this review.
I came across Advanced Functional Medicine due to some health issues my regular GP was struggling to diagnose. I read about a few of the Functional GPs and opted for Celeste Jones. She has been great. Very understanding and thorough.First appointment she sent me for loads of tests. It was a bit overwhelming but they provide written instructions that are easy to follow, and respond quickly to emails if you have any questions.The portal they ask you to use is easy to navigate.Celeste has been a good support and diagnosed me straight away. She provided herbal supplements and dietary advice rather than antibiotics. She is friendly and approachable with any questions I've had.Although Functional medicine is expensive, it is worth it to improve your health and well-being.
I sought help from Advanced Functional medicine for a problem I have had for most of my life, terrible constipation.Jarrod has worked with me to get back normal function of my bowel. It has taken some time but the result is so wonderful.Judy Kuypers
Can’t recommend Jarrod enough. With his help my skin issues have disappeared and I’m feeling better than ever before.
Celeste Jones has been taking care of me. She is always happy to explain her treatment plan. She asks questions that my GP wasn't interested in. I have been following her plan using supplements and personalised herbal preparations for 2 months. I had been looking for answers to my health concerns in the traditional medical system with no luck for a few years. I got over being sent to numerous specialist who ordered lots of tests that were not very specific and didn't relate to my metabolic health, but who all wanted me to take medication with serious side effects. I have had some obvious changes to my health, without needing to take pharmaceuticals. A great alternative for my own on going health care.
I highly recommend Jarrod to anyone looking to take control of their health. He is friendly, caring and invested in working with you to get to the bottom of issues and achieve results.After only 3 1/2 months, my persistent weight gain (24kg) over 7 years of peri-menopause is finally shifting. I have energy, have lost 15 kg and am starting to feel like my old self again. I still have a way to go, but my goal weight is now in sight and it feel like something has finally clicked in my body. Two naturopaths during this time helped me with other symptoms but the weight gain was a constant battle no matter what I tried, and believe me I had tried.Upfront testing is not cheap but worth it to get to the root of problems. You can't put a price on your health and well-being and I am so grateful to Jarrod and his team for their help.
Shiree Walker was such a great help! I had low energy levels, trouble sleeping, bloating, skin flareups and mood swings. I discussed my symptoms on the phone to her and within the next week I received the testing kits. After getting back the results Shiree assessed my symptoms and test results and recommended a course of supplements. After 3 months of the supplements I feel the best I’ve ever felt! Great sustainable energy levels, little to no bloating, my skin is the clearest it’s been and my sleep is great. Highly recommend!
After almost 2 years of being ignored by GPs & "standard medical pathways", I took the leap to see AFM and am thankful each day for the amazing recovery I've since had. Previously I was in a very bad state; severely underweight, on track to develop cancerous complications and in and out of hospital. Thanks to AFM and Rachel Balm specifically, I'm now back to normal functions and looking ahead to how I can now improve my life beyond just trying to survive each day. AFM's systems are very easy to use too so telehealth options are a breeze.Don't let the expensive price tag put you off- that's the unfortunate reality of how much REAL healthcare costs when the government refuses to contribute to testing or medications while simultaneously blocking insurance providers from covering outpatient specialists. It's infuriating that the govt only pays towards the most basic of tests and pharmaceuticals belonging to companies that lobby them. If you rely and guide yourself based on govt & "general" recommendations, you're doing yourself a massive disservice- AFM will steer you in the right direction. It's refreshing to speak to practitioners who don't tell you your results are normal for your gender/age and ignore your horrible symptoms as a result, AFM genuinely gets to the root cause instead of just treating the symptoms (previous GPs told me I just had to live with permanent recurring ulcers, treated by a prescription med with its own side effects, for life- AFM found what was causing these and I've been able to stop those meds since). I can't thank AFM & Rachel enough for helping to get my life back on track and giving me the tools to be proactive with my healthcare.The only area you might run into challenges with is ordering & receiving the supplements. Sometimes items are forgotten so you'll need to pay postage twice, and sometimes glass bottles aren't wrapped properly and break along the way (recommend that you order these separate to other supplements so as not to let it delay everything- shipping from WA is unfortunately slow, thanks AusPost).
I was quite disappointed given the good reviews of Dr Cooper. After doing an OAT test ($430) that Dr Cooper prescribed, he either didn’t read the analysis of the report or didn’t understand the medical commentary because the first commentary said ‘candida species elevated’. As part of the protocol he prescribed me, it was supplements and medication of natural sweetners and stevia and a diet that allowed me to eat potatoes, rice and fruits liberally which worsened my already severe candida. I’ve been lucky enough to find another functional medical doctors since who have much more knowledge, understanding and experience of gut health in Australia.
I cannot recommend Advanced Functional Medicine enough, and specifically Celeste Jones. I was severely depleted post-partum and she listened, understood, and put a wonderful plan in place for me. 6 months later and I am back to my old self, wonderful energy, great focus, and my hormones and moods are stable again. I am so happy to have found Celeste, and am very greatful for all her expertise and help.
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What is Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine is a science-based whole systems approach to healthcare that treats the body as a whole. Rather than just treating symptoms, we investigate the underlying causes of your disease and correct these imbalances. This approach addresses the problem at the root cause, meaning the problem is resolved, instead of being masked by a medication or supplement.

To find out more about our Functional Medicine clinic in Perth and how Jarrod will uncover what is driving your symptoms or disease state, please click here.

The Advanced Functional Medicine Process

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Your Case History

At our Perth clinic of Advanced Functional Medicine we listen to your story and build a comprehensive case on both your current symptoms and full life history. We work with you to investigate your underlying causes of disease and imbalances

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Advanced Functional Testing

We venture further than standard lab testing, with our Advanced Functional Testing capabilities allowing us to thoroughly investigate. Often there are multiple areas of your body that are not functioning correctly which contribute to your condition.

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Targeted treatment protocol

With the information obtained from your initial consultation, lab testing and case review, we will provide a targeted and specific treatment protocol with a timeline to get your body back to optimal condition using supplements, herbal medicine and diet & lifestyle measures.

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Ongoing Support

Our integrative medicine practitioners will be there to guide you through your treatment protocol and timeline as much as required. Some patients don’t need a lot of ongoing support after their initial treatment protocol, while others require regular check-ins. We have a dedicated online patient portal that allows questions, updates and messages to be delivered securely 24/7.

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Palmyra WA 6157

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