Nutritional Medicine

"let food be your medicine and medicine be your food" -Hippocrates

Nutritional medicine involves healing the whole person, seeking to treat the underlying cause of illness rather than treating only the symptoms.  Treatment is focused towards achieving optimal wellness for each individual, with practitioner and patient working together to achieve positive change.  Nutritional medicine practitioners use dietary and body composition analysis as well as dietary modulation, lifestyle change and nutrient supplementation where required.

Every cell in our body relies on nutrients to function and nutritional medicine can be applied to achieve optimal wellness, maintain wellness or treat illness as a sole or adjunctive therapy.

Nutrition is a modality where research is innovative, ongoing and ever-developing and Steph is committed to remaining up-to-date with advancements, providing reliable information and evidence-based treatment.

Some of the lifestage events, situations or illness processes which could benefit from nutritional medicine treatment include:

  • Vegan/Vegetarian nutrition
  • Transgender health
  • Chronic disease such as IBS/IBD, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune conditions, cancer, HIV/AIDS, epilepsy, lymphoedema etc.
  • Weight management
  • Fertility, preconception, pregnancy and breastfeeding nutritional support
  • Acute illness such as gastrointestinal upset, cold/flu, musculoskeletal injury
  • Sports nutrition
  • Nutrition for children
  • Poor mental health, eg depression, anxiety, PTSD, BPD, ADHD etc
  • Detox support

Where required, a referral may be provided to carry out testing or to receive treatments with our osteopaths or remedial therapists. 

Nutritional medicine available at our Fitzroy location.

Specific Nutritional Medicine treatments

Steph has a particular interest in vegan nutrition - nutritional medicine can provide support to maintain optimal health when consuming a restricted diet.  Some studies indicate that eating a more plant-based diet can reduce the risks of many chronic disease processes, including heart disease and diabetes. While vegan or vegetarian may not be suitable for many people, incorporating more plants into the diet may be beneficial for everyone, let us show you how!

Food plays a role in all aspects of health and wellness and diet can be used to support transgender health and wellness concerns, in particular providing nutritional support for hormone modulation therapy and assisting body sculpting through dietary and lifestyle modification.

Nutrition is the basis of health and wellness, learn how to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle to achieve optimal health.

Using whole foods, nutritional and lifestyle analysis and adjustment as well as nutritional supplementation where required, nutritional medicine can assist you in improving your recovery and quality of life; as a sole or adjunctive treatment using evidence-based nutrients to correct imbalance and improve health.  Nutrition is particularly important in chronic disease states to provide extra support.

Treating the underlying causes of weight imbalance through nutrition and educating about lifestyle and nutritional choices can provide lasting improvement in health, happiness and quality of life.

Both male and female fertility can be influenced by nutritional status. Adjusting diet to support healthy outcomes is an area that Steph finds very helpful for parents to be; healthier eating is hugely beneficial at all life stages. Some women may also require nutritional support during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Growing children have specific nutritional needs and nutritional medicine can provide extra support during growth and development as well as specific support for fussy eaters or children with allergies or intolerances.

Sports and intense activities require extra support nutritionally to ensure regular body functioning is optimal as well as enhancing performance and recovery.

Nutrition and lifestyle advice can play a large role in supporting women through menopausal changes, reducing symptoms and assisting in balance.

Nutritional Medicine pricing

*Please note that HICAPS does not offer on the spot refunds for Nutritional Medicine. If your policy includes Nutritional Medicine, refunds must be completed with your health cover provider after your appointment. 


Initial Consultation 60 mins
Initial Consultation Concession 60 mins
Return Consultation 30 mins
Return Consultation Concession 30 mins
Extended Return Consultation 60 mins
Extended Return Consultation Concession 60 mins

Meet our Nutritional Medicine practitioners