We are dedicated to helping your child create a healthy future and reach their optimal health and wellbeing. Children’s health conditions treated by our nutritionist range from nutrition for babies and children, digestive issues, parasitic infections, anxiety and stress, weight loss for children, colicky babies and food intolerances to allergies, ADHD, coping with puberty, acne, eczema and other skin conditions.
Hormonal health is incredible important, as our endocrine system works together to control the number of hormones circulating in your body and their effects on us. Hormones such as estrogen, testosterone, adrenaline and insulin are important chemicals messengers in the body. These hormones are secreted by different glands and organs such as the adrenal glands, pituitary gland, pancreas, ovaries, testicles and thyroid, and if you are suffering from a hormone imbalance it can result in many side effects. Symptoms of hormone imbalance can range from feeling anxious, tired and irritable to low libido, hair loss, depression, mood swings and unexplained weight loss or gain.
You need to be well to lose weight and you need to lose weight to be well. Sometimes weight management is not just a case of input in and input out. 80% of weight management is related to food and 20% to movement and exercise. Do you crave certain foods? This may mean you a nutrient deficient. Do you have emotional ties with food? This could be related to psychological issues or your current life state. Is your body inflamed and uncomfortable? Family Matters Nutritionists provides caring and dedicated services for weight conditions. We work together with every client to understand the root of any weight issues and achieve your goals step by step.
It was said by Hippocrates many years ago that all disease begins in the gut, and it is still true today. Our gut says everything about our vitality and wellbeing and 80% of our immune cells are in our gut so it also speaks volumes about our immune health. Some of our hormones such as serotonin are synthesised right there in the gut so if our serotonin is not being made because of gut issues its hard to get the happy hormone working. From the food that we put in our mouths, the way we eat it, to how it’s utilised in the body, whether it inflames or irritates on the way down, to how it is eliminated, understanding your digestive health from a nutritionist point of view is often a vital piece to the puzzle.
Nutritionist work for fertility is a journey, and we recommend ideally beginning preconception care 6-12 months out from conception. This is due to mothers passing toxins through the umbilical cord during pregnancy and during breast feeding.
Babies are born with the gut flora from both parents so it’s vital the parents are in the best nutritional place possible. During pregnancy the quality and quantity of support for a pregnant woman is paramount. Nutritional, emotional and social support all contribute to a healthy newborn and mother. Nutritional support can also be given at Family Matters Nutrition throughout your IVF journey.
Is stress, fatigue, depression or anxiety taking over your quality of life? The nervous system is the command and control centre for your entire body. Just like every system in the body your nervous system requires a healthy supply of staple nutrients such as vitamins and minerals to maintain normal, healthy structure and function. If you are feeling low, blue, or just not quite right come in and see if we can help you find the way forward.
4.1 million Australians, 19.6% of the population, have at least 1 allergenic condition. Hayfever, asthma, sinusitis, food allergies and eczema are some of the most common allergies that plague Australians in their everyday life.
Underneath the lining of the skin, gut, lungs, nose and eyes are mast cells. These cells are filled with chemicals including histamine. When histamine is released in small amounts it can cause irritation, if it is released in large amounts it causes rashes, the wheeze in asthma, the sneezing in hayfever etc. Controlling these allergic reactions and histamines can greatly improve your standard of living.
Autoimmune diseases are a wide range of related diseases where a person’s immune system produces an inappropriate response against its own cells, tissues or organs resulting in inflammation and damage. Food and fantastic nutrition can play a vital role in reducing the inflammation response and help control the symptoms of some conditions.
To talk about the above conditions treated by our nutritionist at Family Matters Nutrition, simply call us on 0410 659 670 or fill out our contact us form.