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TRADITIONAL GP MEDICAL SERVICES
GP work involves primary and continuing medical care for patients in the community. Patients may be referred to hospitals for further specialist assessment and possible treatment.
FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE AND NUTRITIONAL SERVICES
Functional medicine (FM) is an emerging new speciality within the field of nutrition. The aim of FM is to determine and treat the root cause of diseases and to look at the foundational way that food affects your body on a cellular level.
FOOD ALLERGY AND FOOD INTOLERANCE TESTING
Food allergy testing can be done at the local pathology laboratories. Due to cost, it is important to identify the specific food types to be tested.
Food Intolerance testing can also be done via a blood test, although very costly. It is possible to identify specific food intolerances without doing special laboratory tests, but via a special elimination process and re-introduction.
AUTO-IMMUNE DISEASE – RECOVERY PLAN
Multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease), diabetes, hypothyroidism, psoriasis, ankiloses spondylitis, autism, celiac disease and CREST syndrome are all auto-immune diseases.
ENDOCRINE EVALUATION AND SUPPLEMENTATION
Thyroid function: The conditions of either hypo- or hyperthyroidism are often related to altered thyroid hormone sensitivity and cellular response. Typical symptoms of low thyroid function include low energy, cold hand and feet, muscle pain, hypercholesterolemia, depression, fatigue and cognitive deficits.
The seven most prevalent disorder in Western countries are: 1. GORD (Gastro-oesophageal reflux disorder) 2. IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome or spastic colon) 3. Gallstone disease 4. Diverticular disease 5. Celiac disease 6. Inflammatory bowl disease (Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis) 7. Colorectal cancer