Nutritional Medicine


Nutritional Medicine is a form of complementary medicine that combines traditional (food as medicine) knowledge with the science of nutritional biochemistry.

Practitioners adopt a holistic approach to how nutrition affects health and the relationship between diet and disease.  This approach is combined with knowledge of the health affects of age and lifestyle-related factors to assess a patient’s condition and develop a personalised treatment and prevention plan.

People at different stages of life may benefit from nutritional medicine.  This includes patients suffering from a wide range of conditions as well as athletes seeking to improve their performance.

Nutritional Medicine -
Initial consultation

Nutritional Medicine -
Report of Finding consultation

Nutritional Medicine -
Return consultation

75 mins
45 mins
30 mins




75 minutes is set aside for an initial consultation minute during which a detailed individual health assessment is undertaken. This is an opportunity to:

  • Discuss health issues most important to patients
  • Discuss a patient’s medical and family history
  • Perform standard checks and tests, including blood pressure, BIA and Zinc Tally.
  • Review a patient’s currently prescribed medications for potential interactions with supplements.
  • Pathology tests available: IgG food sensitivities test, Saliva hormone test, MTHFR gene test, etc.
45 minutes are set aside for a follow-up consultation during which a personalised treatment and prevention plan is presented. This is an opportunity to:

  • Explain patient’s health issues from a naturopathic perspective and discuss the implications of all test results, all of which are summarised in a written report.
  • Present a tailored treatment and prevention plan
  • Provide dietary advice, including recipes and handouts with guidelines
  • Provide ongoing support to ensure maximum efficacy of treatment
30 minutes are set aside for a short consultation to review a patient’s ongoing progress with respect to treatment goals. This is an opportunity to:

  • Review progress
  • Monitor progress using BIA and/or other tests
  • Provide ongoing support to ensure maximum efficacy of treatment

Nutritional Medicine Tests

BIA (VLA programme)

Urinary Ph

Zinc Taste Test

BIA (Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis) testing is used to measure biomarkers of health, including muscle, fat and energy production. These biomarkers are used to assess health including body fat levels, energy, toxicity, inflammation and response to treatment. Subtle changes to the pH of the body can have substantial impacts on a range of health conditions, including stress, bone density, pain, muscle mass and hormonal balance. Urinary pH is a good measure of the “acid-load” within the body to tailor treatment plans. Urinary pH ranges from 4.5 to 8.0 in extreme cases, and from 5.5 to 6.5 in the average patient. Zinc Taste Test provides a quick and reliable clinical test for the assessment of zinc status.

Sachiko Giorgilli

Nutritional Medicine


  • Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional Medicine), Endeavour College of Natural Health, Melbourne
  • Metagenics VLA (Vitality, Longevity and Healthy Ageing Program 2014) – accredited user of the Bioelectrical Impedance Analyser for BIA
  • Member of Australian Natural Therapist Association (ANTA)


Nutritional medicine-based treatment and preventive health care for patients seeking help or advice for any of the following:

  • Weight management and “detox”
  • Digestive complaints such as indigestion, irritable bowel, bloating, reflux, heartburn
  • Food intolerance (fructose malabsorption/FODMAP, natural food chemicals intolerance, lactose intolerance)
  • Nutrition for pre-conception, pregnancy, post-pregnancy, PMS, menopause, vegetarians/vegans, Diabetes/Pre-Diabetes
  • Nutrition for high blood pressure, high cholesterol
  • Nutrition for fitness
  • Nutrition for immune-boosting
  • General well being and ageing
  • Joint pain, inflammation
Please call 0423 243 595 or email for further information or to make an appointment.

Sachiko is available:

Fridays (10am – 5pm)
Four Seasons Wellness Centre
305 Johnston Street
Abbotsford, Melbourne Victoria


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