Clinical  Services

 

 

At Peninsula Clinical Nutrition, we provide the following Clinical Services:

 

  1. Nutritional Consultation

 

We provide personalized one-on-one nutritional counselling for a whole range of medical conditions, including Diabetes, Heart disease, Celiac disease, Anxiety & Depression, Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Inflammatory bowel disease, Autoimmune diseases and many others. Nutritional counselling is also invaluable for anyone (young & old) suffering long-term conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, Anorexia, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cancer (all types), Chronic neurological conditions incl. Parkinson's disease & Steele-Richardson Syndrome, Heavy Metal toxicities, Chronic Renal failure and various  gastrointestinal disorders.

 

Consultation Fees

Initial and Subsequent Consultations by Telephone, Skype or in person - $37-50 per 10 mins pro-rata up to a maximum of $450-00

Initial and Subsequent Consultations for Pensioners or Health Care Card holders by Telephone, Skype or in person - $29-50 per 10 mins pro-rata up to a maximum of $395-00

Please note that all currency referred to in this website is in Australian dollars. Consultative services are GST-free, but are NOT rebateable by Medicare. Full payment is required on the day of service. We accept cash, cheque and major Credit Cards (VISA & MasterCard). These fees are correct as of 16/07/2020 and are subject to change without notice.

 

  1. Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA)

 

The cost of this service is AUD $225-00, payable by cash, cheque or Credit Card. (Please add AUD $19-50 for postage & handling if sending from outside of Australia.)

 

This includes the analysis of 36 elements including 15 Nutritional Elements, 14 Trace Elements and 7 Heavy Metals by ICP-MS (Inductively-Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry), which is the gold standard for the analysis of chemicals in hair tissue. The same elements can also be analysed in fingernail & toenail samples and these tests are performed where hair tissue is unavailable. These tests are performed by Trace Elements Inc (TEI) in Addison, Texas, through their Australian agents, InterClinical Laboratories in Sydney.

 

In addition, with all reports, you receive two additional charts and one table, which list the ratios of the various Nutritional & Trace Elements together with nine different ratios involving the Heavy Metals Mercury (Hg), Cadmium (Cd) and Lead (Pb) as compared with major Nutritional Elements. These ratios are vital in the understanding of what is actually happening within your organs & cellular tissues, at a biochemical level.

 

Furthermore, each Report is accompanied by a personalised (NOT computer-generated) Commentary & Analysis, which enables you to make sense of what the report actually means. Of course, should one wish to discuss the contents of the report further, you may contact Peninsula Clinical Nutrition directly to arrange either a one-on-one, Skype or telephone consultation as desired. We accept referrals from overseas countries, provided that valid postal AND email addresses are supplied with the request.

 

  1. Personal Nutritional Assessment

 

By the use of specialized functional pathology testing, we can assess the status of literally dozens of nutrients and chemicals in your body. These include such things as:

 

  • Adrenal hormones

  • Amino acids in blood or urine

  • Antioxidants

  • Cholesterol / Triglyceride levels and Cholesterol sub-classes

  • Coenzyme Q10 & Glutathione levels

  • Cortisol levels in saliva & urine

  • Essential Fatty Acids including Omega-3 fatty acids

  • Essential Vitamins and Minerals

  • Insulin resistance assessment for pre-diabetes / Metabolic Syndrome

  • Iodine - both random urines & Iodine Loading tests

  • Melatonin levels in saliva & urine

  • Organic acids involved in energy production by the body

  • Urinary electrolytes

  • Vitamin D

 

  • Testing for food allergies and intolerances – comprehensive panels of various Western, Asian & vegetarian foods, food additives, herbs & spices, certain antibiotics & anti-inflammatory drugs can all be tested

 

  • Testing for environmental pollutants – including metabolites of benzene, xylene, toluene, styrenes and phthalates

  • Gluten sensitivity testing including genetic testing for susceptibility to gluten-related disorders

 

  • Neurotransmitter testing for people suffering from chronic anxiety and depression

 

These specialized tests are performed by Nutripath Laboratories in Melbourne and typically involve the collection of blood, urine, saliva or stool samples for appropriate testing. There are an extensive collection of such tests available, which enable us to elucidate the causes behind many of the symptoms you may be experiencing.

 

Most tests are supplied in kit form, with Reply-Paid envelopes provided for return of the samples to the Laboratory.

 

These tests may be arranged at the time of either an Initial or Follow-up Consultation. Please be aware however, that for medico-legal reasons, these Tests cannot be performed without prior Clinical assessment by Peninsula Clinical Nutrition staff. They are therefore NOT available by mail order.