About - Milva Pervan
Milva is a degree qualified Functional & Nutritional Medicine Practitioner.
She specialises in a number of key areas including Autoimmune Disorders, Heavy Metal Toxicity, Parasites, Gut Health, Cognitive Decline & Aging, Fatigue, Inflammation and Chronic Disease in general.
Milva has been trained by some of the best Integrative GP's and Functional Medicine professionals in both Australia and the the USA.
She is passionate about assisting people to achieve optimal well-being, function and transformation in their health.
Milva Pervan – ND
Functional & Nutritional Medicine Practitioner
My name is Milva Pervan and I am a degree qualified Functional and Nutritional Medicine Practitioner. I have had an interest in health and natural medicine for most of my life and my personal journey has taken many different paths.
After becoming dissatisfied working in the corporate world, I obtained Diplomas in Remedial Massage and Myofascial Release, and for many years worked with Chiropractors and Physiotherapists in soft-tissue injury management. This motivated me to dig deeper and take an interest in other aspects of health, biochemistry, nutrition, lifestyle and natural medicine solutions. As with all progression, natural medicine led to functional and nutritional medicine, and this is how I practice today.
My Health Story
I felt quite healthy for most of my life, however I did burn-out by working long hours and not managing my stress effectively.
This is where our stories sometimes lead us down unexpected paths. In 2012, I returned from an overseas holiday where I immediately developed symptoms from some unknown tropical disease. For 2 years, lab tests did not reveal what I had, but I continued to experience fevers, fatigue, brain fog, digestive issues, bone and joint pain, burning feet, memory loss, nausea and was unable to function on many levels. I sought the help of various functional medicine practitioners globally, to help me with my recovery. My journey to good health took several more years and required implementation of various protocols, diets, herbs, supplements and other modalities.
Journey To Functional Medicine
After completing a Bachelor of Health Science Degree in Natural Medicine, I combine both naturopathic, functional and nutritional medicine in supporting people on similar journeys. By experiencing my own road to health, I combine various functional testing methods. It is an investigatory process determining what is most effective for each individual. By taking a comprehensive approach, testing includes stool, saliva, blood, urine, hair tissue mineral analysis, lifestyle and nutritional dietary guidance and more.
I continue to learn and stay updated with the latest research and advances in therapeutic medicine, and undertake additional training, based on changes in scientific data.
- Bachelor of Health Science – Natural Medicine
- Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) – Member
- Australian Natural Therapies Association (ANTA) – Member
- Australian College of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) - Primary Module and Member
- Gut health and gastrointestinal disorders
- Heavy metal toxicities and mineral deficiencies
- Fatigue and sleep issues
- Nutritional deficiencies and malabsorption
- Autoimmune conditions
- Chronic infections, parasites and viral loads
- Cellular and metabolic dysregulation
- Pre-conception care
- Hair test analysis
I am grateful to the people I encounter through my work and endeavour to develop supportive individualised treatment programmes, with the goal of working together to reach optimum wellness. I consult from the Perth clinic of Advanced Functional Medicine located at the Antony St Specialist Centre in Palmyra, Western Australia. I see patients in person from the Perth area and surrounds, as well as consult across Australia and worldwide via Telehealth.