What to expect at a consultation

An Initial Consultation – I assess your signs and symptoms, your current lifestyle and your particular stress factors. We will discuss your history to build-up a picture of your past medical conditions and events, and your exposure to infection and to toxic metals and substances that have challenged your body over time.

Assessing your level of chronic disease and cancer drivers is ‘key’ to the outcome of treatment.

As standard practice I take a hair sample to send to the laboratory. The purpose of this is to measure your specific nutrient levels and ratios so that your program will meet your specific needs. If your hair is dyed I will get you to wait for 2 months and then take a sample. No hair? Then we simply wait for you to grow some. During that time I will support your needs to reduce or manage your pain and symptoms.

Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis is for measuring:

  • Heavy Metal Exposure – Lead, Cadmium, Mercury, Aluminium, Arsenic, Uranium, Beryllium, Tin and Nickel (also Antimony if needed).
  • Minerals needed for health – both levels and ratios of these – Zinc, Copper, Calcium, Magnesium, Manganese, Molybdenum, Iron, Potassium, Sodium, Boron, Selenium, Cobalt, Sulphur and Phosphorus.
  • Measuring your ability to absorb and use Minerals.
  • Assessing your Cellular Metabolic state and nutritional ratio / balance.
  • Assessing drivers of disease.

I use ‘InterClinical Laboratories’ for this service. See the link to their web page under ‘Useful links’ if you would like to know more.

This is because taking random vitamins and minerals (even if they are specific for your condition) may actually make you worse. In fact I see people spending lots of money for years on supplements that are making them progressively worse.

  • Depending on your imbalance, I may also use the following Testing methods:
    • Bio-Impedance Body Composition – measures % of body fat / water / muscle & bone, identifying where you are gaining or losing weight is vital for therapeutic intervention.
    • Urine analysis to investigate possible infection, organ imbalance and ‘acid load’.
    • Fasting Blood Sugar Levels.
    • Blood Pressure and Heart Rate along with Temperature.
    • Zinc levels.
    • Food Allergy Testing.
    • Other Tests on application.

Please bring any current scans, saliva, blood or urine test results (taken within the last 12 months or since diagnosis of your condition) with you when you come. If you do not have a copy of them, simply ask your doctor to give them to you. With the turnover of health care professionals in your life it is always a good idea to get and keep copies of tests and scans so that they can be referred to as you age.

Support and Rescue Programs are given on the first consultation. These include Coping Strategies, Information sheets on Chemical and Environmental factors, Exercise, Reducing Cancer risk, a Cancer or Convalescence Diet with Recipes and a Supplement Protocol. As it is important to assess drivers of cancer, a Hair Tissue Sample needs to be taken to identify any toxic metal exposure as on-going treatment will need to reduce these if found. In addition it will assess your level of essential cancer fighting minerals which directly impacts anaemia and the state of your immune system.

Recovery Programs targeting chronic disease are given after the results of the hair tissue mineral analysis are received so that the treatment plan will be specific for your needs. However on the first consultation some information and some supplements may be needed depending on your condition. All recovery programs are designed in 3 month blocks.

Recovery Programs are also for people who do NOT have cancer. Recovering from chronic disease is essential for a long and healthy life.

What is the cost and what do you get?

  • An initial consultation fee is charged + the cost of the tests + initial supplements where needed.
  • Support Programs – standard follow up as needed.
  • Rescue Programs – standard follow up as needed.
  • Rescue and Recovery programs with testing – a standard follow up once the Hair or Other Test results return to discuss them and to give you a specific program.
  • On-going Programs initially require short frequent follow-ups for monitoring but as you progress these reduce. Follow-ups are dependent on your condition.
  • Recovery programs at 3 months need to be reviewed so a standard follow up is needed to assess the next step.
  • Programs may include:
    • A detailed diet based on your laboratory result including recipe book,
    • Information about your symptoms and their causes,
    • Information about any heavy metals identified,
    • A chemical identification check list, to assess and reduce your exposure,
    • An explanation of the impact of exercise and its different sorts,
    • A supplementation protocol that directly addresses your needs which explains what each is for and the outcomes for your health that are the goals to be reached.
  • The cost of supplementation will be given to you at that time which I structure over a treatment period of 3 months and as affected by your condition and your response to treatment.
  • If you choose NOT to do the supplementation protocol then that is your choice, however with chronic disease it is very difficult to make major change to your body without practitioner specific supplementation.
  • After you have embraced the treatment plan retesting is a good idea. Depending on your condition, age and imbalance your protocol may need to continue for some time as fixing a condition you have had for years takes time. If you see me every 2 to 3 months I simply charge the standard follow-up consultation fee + any additional supplementation where needed.

Every day you make the choice.