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Are you dealing with a chronic health issue?

Do you need some guidance on what steps to take to manage or reverse your disease?

Below are resources that will assist you in preventing, managing and reversing chronic disease – information on diet, supplements, herbal medicine and lifestyle interventions that incorporate a holistic and functional medicine approach to healthcare.

Immune system

Immune system

The immune system is comprised of a number of structures, processes and functions within the body that protects the body from disease. For the immune system to function properly, it must distinguish between foreign agents and the body’s own tissue. Autoimmune diseases are very common in present times and the development and progression of this class of diseases have strong links to the gut health of an individual.

MTHFR & Genetic Disorders

MTHFR & Genetic Disorders

According to an estimate, around 50% of people in Australia have MTHFR gene mutations causing a variety of health concerns. Genetic testing can be carried out specifically for MTHFR or for whole genome in order to uncover any possible genetic disorders and allow treatment to occur through diet and lifestyle changes.

Thyroid & Endocrine

Thyroid & Endocrine

Endocrine disorders involve glands in the body that excrete hormones. The thyroid regulates the body’s metabolic rate, influences digestion, heart, mood, brain development and muscle control. There are a number of conditions that affect the thyroid. Nutrient deficiencies and autoimmunity play a big part, these are often triggered from long standing gut problems.

Skin Disorders

Skin Disorders

The skin functions to guard the body's physical and biochemical integrity, maintain a constant body temperature, and provide sensory information about the surrounding environment. Many skin disorders are a result of what is happening internally and caused and contributed to by gut pathogens and poor intestinal permeability, mineral and fatty acid imbalances, food intolerances and hormonal issues.

Mens Health

Mens Health

Men’s health is often an area that doesn’t get a lot of attention. There are specific disorders that affect men, these often begin to occur in the ageing male. Low and declining testosterone can be a common issue with men that can affect not only their performance but their mental health also.

Womens Health

Womens Health

There are many specific women’s health conditions that are related to hormonal imbalances and the inefficiency to be able to clear hormones effectively. Gut health, methylation and nutrient deficiencies are often at the root cause of many of these conditions. Many are preceded by estrogen dominance.

Liver and Gall Bladder

Liver and Gall Bladder

The liver is an extremely important organ in the body and has a wide range of functions including detoxification, hormone synthesis and production of bile. The gallbladder is a small organ that concentrates the bile produced by the liver and is mainly involved in fat digestion. There are many diseases that affect the liver and gall bladder with impairment of these organs greatly affecting a patients overall health.

Metabolic disorders

Metabolic disorders

Metabolism is the set of chemical reactions that happen in the cells of living organisms to sustain life. Metabolic disorders are often a syndrome of multiple conditions that affect the overall function of a patient. Obesity, poor diet and lifestyle, chronic mineral imbalances and poor digestion and gut health can all affect the metabolism and way the cells of a person operate.

Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular Disease

The Cardiovascular system is an organ system that made up of the blood, heart and blood vessels. It carries oxygen and nutrients to cells while removing toxins such as carbon dioxide. There are many conditions that affect the cardiovascular system, many are caused over a number of years through poor diet and lifestyle habits.

Muscular Skeletal

Muscular Skeletal

Many people do not realise the impact that your overall health has on the muscular skeletal system. Inflamed joints, aching muscles and tight and restricted movement that doesn’t resolve easily or comes back quickly after treatment is often caused by systemic inflammation. Areas that commonly need to be resolved are the gut, methylation imbalances and food intolerances.

Nervous System

Nervous System

The nervous system is an intricate system that facilitates two way communication between our entire body and the brain. Conditions that affect the nervous system are debilitating and require a systematic approach to investigating. Rebalancing and supporting multiple body systems is required when treating these conditions.

Respiratory System

Respiratory System

The respiratory system provides for gas exchange between O2 and CO2 and keeps our blood oxygenated. Many respiratory illnesses are triggered and contributed to by the gut and immune system. Treatment of these systems will in many cases resolve entirely or provide significant improvement in respiratory related symptoms.

Urinary system

Urinary system

The urinary system involves the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. After age 40, the effectiveness of kidney function begins to decrease. Common problems related to aging include incontinence and urinary tract infections (UTIs). New research is beginning to show strong links between urinary system complications and poor gut function.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is functional medicine and how can this alternative to traditional medicine help you? Advanced Functional Medicine Perth is patient-centred treatment, producing effective solutions, and working to improve the health of contemporary societies.