• Dietetics

    Here's how we can bring balance back to your life

    Dietary service starting in January 2019



    Gut Health
    Your gut plays a critical role in maintaining all aspects of health and wellbeing. Our dietitian Sue, is also a microbiologist and understands how your gut and the interactions of your adult microbiota (collection of bacteria living on and in us) with your diet and lifestyle can help you with many areas of your health including:

    • Weight loss
    • General health and wellbeing
    • Chronic disease management and prevention
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Lifestyle and eating plan developed from genetic analysis of bacteria in stool samples

    Chronic Disease Management and Prevention Assessment
    Chronic disease is becoming increasingly common and can impact a person’s quality of life. Sue can help by providing an overall nutritional dietary assessment and guidance on diet and lifestyle factors to better manage your condition.

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Assessment
    Do you have bloating, constipation and /or diarrhoea, feeling tired all the time and demotivated?

    If you do have these symptoms you may have IBS and your microbiota may need some attention. Your diet plays a major role in a healthy gut so a low FODMAP eating plan is the first step to help identify what is causing the symptoms of IBS. The FODMAP (Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols) is simply a collection of sugars that are not properly absorbed in the gut and can cause the uncomfortable symptoms of IBS.

    Please click on this link from Monash University to see more about IBS.

    Other Gut related problems
    Do you have bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, weight problems, a history of antibiotic use and/or feeling unwell? Sometimes these symptoms are not IBS.
    It is important to understand how your diet and environment could be affecting your gut microbiota and your general health. Your gut health is central to every aspect of your health. Sue can provide you with the knowledge, understanding and guidance to nurture your gut and restore your health through her evidence-based approach to nutrition.

    You have two options here:
    1. Have your stool microbiota genetically analysed*. Sue will provide you with an individualised health and diet plan to restore your gut health based on the genetic results. Please note that designing your health and diet plan through genetic analysis will increase the cost of your consultation. The genetic testing is performed by an outside provider who is not affiliated with Inbalance or the dietitian (please see more below*).

    2. Through a complete diet and lifestyle analysis (with no genetic stool sampling). Sue can design a health and diet plan to restore your gut health developed from evidence-based research. Sue does not believe in the putting clients on a diet unless there is a medical reason for a particular diet. She will discuss and negotiate with you the best way forward to help you with your health and wellbeing. Please note, this may be a longer as the microbiota of your gut is unknown.

    *Genetic analysis of your stool sample is done in conjunction with an outside provider. Details available during your consultation. The genetic analysis is a separate cost to your consultation fee and must be paid by the client prior to sampling through the provider.

    There is no referral required for an appointment with our dietitian. Standard referrals are always welcome however to receive a Medicare rebate your GP must complete a GP Management Plan and Team-Care Arrangement as required by Medicare. This must be all prepared before your first appointment with the dietitian. If you are unsure if you are eligible, please talk to your GP.

    Initial Standard appointment (45-60 mins): $120
    Review standard appointment (30 mins): $70
    Review appointment with genetic stool analysis (60 mins): $180**

    **This service requires our dietitian to formulate an individualised plan for you that is evidence-based from the current research and therefore takes more time, research and planning.

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