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Transform Your Health With Clinical Nutrition

At The Banyans Medical Centre and Specialist Clinics, we believe in a holistic approach to health that includes Clinical Nutrition. Our experienced Clinical Nutritionist, Tammy Spiller, partners with you to develop personalised strategies for nutrition and lifestyle changes that focus on the root causes of your health issues.

The Foundations of Clinical Nutrition: Personalised, Practical and Evidence-Based Strategies

Clinical nutrition involves collaborating with you to create custom, feasible plans for dietary and lifestyle modifications that tackle the underlying triggers of your chronic health concerns.

While it is a holistic approach to your health, it shouldn’t be seen as an alternative to
conventional medicine, but a way to take control of factors that can modify the
course of your health. Often a diagnosis and medication is simply the start of your
journey to health.

Research reveals that much of what impacts our health is driven by the interaction
between our nutrition, environment and genes. To this end, a nutritional medicine
approach relies on blood pathology (often ordered during your GP appointments), in addition to your medical, social and lifestyle history to determine what processes are at play for your health. 

Recommendations are therefore personalised, tailored to your circumstances and take into account your existing medical recommendations.

Functional Tests and Clinical Nutrition: Advancements in Understanding the Relationship between Diet, Genes and Chronic Disease

Advances in the understanding of how our diet interacts with our genes to progress
chronic disease has allowed us to incorporate further functional tests (such as DNA
health and microbiome testing) to improve your health outcomes.

This may sound complex, but at it’s core is a desire for you to understand that the
food we eat can impact the function of our gut and both the structure and function of the brain, affecting our energy levels, how we feel and function.

The road to recovery is different for everyone. We do know that a food as medicine
approach should be tailored to you, and your specific drivers of ill health.

While testing provides signposts to your unique biochemistry and underlying risk
factors, we also rely on a comprehensive clinical history to guide specific evidence-
based nutrition and lifestyle changes to help improve your health.

The food we eat can impact the function of our gut and both the structure and function of the brain, affecting our energy levels, how we feel and function.

One-on-One Care: Common Concerns Addressed through Clinical Nutrition

Tammy has worked in clinical nutrition for over five years. In this time, she has completed further training in gut health for IBS and IBD sufferers, pathology interpretation in preventative medicine and mental health, and hormonal weight management.

Tammy is degree qualified in Health Science, Nutritional Medicine, registered with the Australian Natural Therapists Association and is an associate member of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine.

She is particularly passionate about the links between what and how we eat and our physical, gut and mental health.

Common concerns addressed through nutrition + lifestyle appointments include:

  • Low energy – including iron deficiency, thyroiditis, energy balance,
    nutritional deficiencies
  • Sleep
  • Mental health and cognition
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Body Composition
  • Digestive complaints – IBS + IBD, malabsorption
  • Inflammation

Tammy’s one-on-one care and tailored approach will leave you feeling empowered to make food your friend and take control of your health.

Don’t wait any longer to start feeling your best – schedule your appointment with Tammy now.


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