This is where your wellness journey really begins!
Prior to your visit we will review your wellness history to allow deeper discussion during your consultation.
Your symptoms and previous testing will be assessed and further testing may be suggested to try to ensure that the underlying cause/s is addressed.
We get started with a thorough review of the medical, lifestyle or emotional events that have occurred over your life up until this point, allowing us to build a clearer picture of how your health concerns have arisen. This allows treatment to be designed to not only address any troublesome symptoms, but to also address the underlying cause/s.
More time spent on understanding your body’s imbalances and designing your plan of action
During your consultation, we will clarify and discuss your health history and goals to find the right treatment approach for you. As you have already provided most of the necessary information in your online questionnaire, more time will be focused on assessing these concerns in greater detail, so that you can start healing as soon as possible.
In-clinic testing and physical assessment
We may suggest in-clinic testing to help determine imbalance, as well as provide baseline results to monitor your progress. This assessment may include: Hospital-grade body composition testing, cellular health testing, breathing assessment, blood pressure, urine testing, iris/skin/tongue/hair and nail assessment (at no additional cost / depending on your requirements).
Additional test samples can also be collected and either tested in clinic or sent to specialist labs. These tests may include food intolerance testing (in-clinic), gut bacteria testing (various labs depending on specific tests), hormone testing (various labs), omega 3 testing (sent to lab) and genetic testing (sent to lab) (additional costs apply depending on needs).
General Pathology and Functional Pathology Testing
We encourage you to bring all of your recent test results (in the last 12 months) or longer if they are relevant to your concerns. We look for optimal ranges (not just “normal” ranges) and we also cross-reference multiple markers to allow us to draw more concrete conclusions. Depending on how relevant and recent your past testing is; we may also suggest further pathology and functional pathology testing depending on your needs. All costs and rationale will be discussed with you during your consultation to ensure you are 100% happy before you proceed.
Personal treatment plan – designed specifically for your needs
You will leave with an initial wellness plan addressing your most crucial dietary, lifestyle steps. This is a dynamic plan that will be adjusted as required to help you build your level of wellness. Also if new information comes to light after further testing, we will adjust your plan accordingly (at your follow up consultation).
The functional medicine approach involves brainstorming if your symptoms are linked to specific body system dysfunction. Sometimes Jasmin will need to do further work on your case to dig deeper and work out the most likely cause or causes of your symptoms. If extra time is needed in addition to your consultation, Jasmin will discuss this during your consultation.
Wellness and nutrition coaching
Our qualified nutritionist & wellness coach, Michelle Barnes will review your diet and assist you implement any goals you would like to achieve. Michelle can offer support, guidance and motivation through fortnightly phone consultations and can also design a personalised meal plan and recipes that takes into account your dietary needs, likes/dislikes, intolerances/allergies and time/family dynamic.
These are important to ensure you are making progress and are getting the desired results. We will discuss a timeline for repeat testing to monitor your progress, as well as adjust your treatment plan as you make progress. Your plan will grow with you. As your health and situations change, your wellness plan will need to be adjusted. The timeframe for these appointments varies greatly depending on your individual needs.