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Functional Medicine Doctor
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…



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

Courtney Sharp
March 24, 2024

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 🫶🏾✨💕

Bruce Thomas
March 18, 2024

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.

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.

Emma Di Marco
March 5, 2024

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.

Aleisha Kaeding
February 15, 2024

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! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Morgan R
February 8, 2024

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.

Travis Mckenzie
January 31, 2024

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.

Carrie Grierson
January 28, 2024

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.

minty browne
January 25, 2024

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.

Elizabeth Ricketts
January 25, 2024

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.

Mon A
January 23, 2024

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!

December 19, 2023

Can’t recommend Jarrod enough. With his help my skin issues have disappeared and I’m feeling better than ever before.

Conor Reynolds
December 13, 2023

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.

Tom M
November 15, 2023

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!

Most East
October 17, 2023

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.

William Barlette
October 9, 2023

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.

Aaron Clifford
October 7, 2023

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.

September 25, 2023

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).

Daniel Leeflang
September 13, 2023

The team has been so helpful and supportive. I would definitely recommend these guys to everyone!!

Melissa Lee
September 1, 2023

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.

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.

Perth Clinic

Advanced Functional Medicine

4 Antony St
Palmyra WA 6157

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