What is Nutritional and Environmental Medicine?

Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (NEM) is concerned with the interaction of nutritional and environmental factors with human biochemistry and physiology, and the resulting physiological and psychological symptoms and pathology. NEM is evidence-based, drawing on the latest biomedical and genetic science and research to develop new treatment approaches to illness and disease, for primary prevention and to promote optimal health and well-being.

Nutritional deficiencies and imbalances, chronic infections or the presence of environmental toxins in
the body can result in cellular dysfunction, illness or disease. Treatment is aimed at correcting underlying causes as well as providing symptomatic relief. This may involve removal of certain foods from the diet or toxins from the patient’s environment, or prescription of supplements such as vitamins, minerals, trace elements and essential fatty acids where diet and lifestyle alone cannot rectify physiological imbalances.

What conditions do I treat?
Nutritional medicine is applicable to all areas of health care. In
particular I see patients who have experienced:
– Longstanding gastrointestinal problems; including IBS and
inflammatory bowel disease
– Chronic fatigue
– Fibromyalgia
– Auto-immune disease
– Diabetes and other metabolic disorders
– Hormonal imbalance
– Mental health disorders

Dr Nadine PerlenDr Nadine Perlen
MBBS(hons),FRACGP,DRANZCOG
Nutritional and Environmental GP

To Book an appointment with Nadine please call us on (08) 6278 2555 or through the website here – https://lockridgegp.com/book-online/

 

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