Welcome to Total Nutrition By Rachel Murray
What is Nutritional Medicine?
Nutritional Medicine recognises the impacts of nutritional principles on human
health, with a large focus on disease prevention and identifying the cause of health
Clinical nutritionists identify health concerns through a holistic approach that may
include, but not limited to, dietary analysis, allergy testing, health history, iridology,
skin, tongue and nail analysis, and symptomology identification. Treatment for
clients may include individualised meal plans, nutritional supplements, nutritional
education and lifestyle recommendations.
Why did I choose Nutritional Medicine?
I am extremely passionate about nutritional medicine, knowing that it can make an
extensive difference in the lives of all.
I began seeking nutritional advice of my own approximately six years ago when I
was playing college basketball in the US. As an elite athlete, I was looking to peak my
performance on the basketball court and felt like the food I was fueling my body
with would have to make a difference. During this time I also developed an
intolerance to lactose (the sugar component of dairy) as well as a bad relationship
with food involving chronic calorie counting, emotional eating and yo-yo dieting.
This really fueled my interest for nutritional medicine and after a few years of
personal research I decided to complete a nutritional medicine degree and make it
my career path.
I have developed a real passion for gut health as I believe so many health conditions
can be linked back to the gastrointestinal system and the foods we are putting into
our bodies. For this reason, many of my treatment plans include gastrointestinal
support. As Hippocrates said, “All disease begins in the gut.”
Other special interests of mine include reproductive health, stress, fatigue, weight
management and sports nutrition.
Where to from here?
Book an appointment to discuss how nutritional medicine can help you specifically
to manage or treat any health condition you may be faced with. I can also help you
to achieve various health goals.
Book an appointment and start your journey to wellness!
Wishing you wellness and good health