Jessica Paynter

jess-photoNutritional Medicine Practitioner – Adv. Dip. (NutMed)

Qualifications:

  • Advanced diploma (Nutritional Medicine)
  • Cert III Hospitality (Commercial cookery)
  • HLT21107 Certificate II in Emergency Medical Service First Response

Association:

  • Member of: Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)

NUTRITIONAL MEDICINE CAN SUPPORT:

  • Low Energy/Fatigue
  • Digestive concerns-discomfort/frequency/IBS
  • Food allergies/intolerances
  • Children’s health- Behavioural/learning/developmental difficulties
  • Womens health-Hormonal Imbalances/PMS/PCOS/Menopause
  • Natural Fertility/Pre-conception/Pregnancy
  • Stress/anxiety/Irritability/depression
  • Insomnia/Sleep difficulties
  • Diabetes/High Blood Pressure/Cholesterol/Metabolic syndrome management
  • Acne/Eczema/Skin issues
  • Weight loss/management
  • Muscle building/Athletic endurance

Nutritional Medicine = Food as medicine. Everything we consume affects our bodies ability to thrive so choosing nutrient dense foods, free from additives and processing, is like running your car on premium fuel compared to water –  there is simply no comparison. Supplementation has its place to address deficiencies, reduce toxicity and to help your body heal itself. However, we work towards eating right for your needs so that long term supplementation isn’t necessary. Whether it be that you need support with a pre-diabetes diagnosis, persistent skin condition, suspect a food intolerance or simply feel you are lacking energy to get through the day. I will endeavour to provide you with evidence backed information as well as the practical advice you need to implement permanent change for the health of you and your family.

During an initial consultation a detailed case history and physical examination is used to identify signs of possible deficiencies, toxicity, malabsorption and/or underlying genetic mutations. This, coupled with pathology results (where required) puts me in a great position to provide you with the most up to date information, specific to you as an individual, to have you feeling better sooner.

About me:

From a young age I found the human body fascinating and was in my element during High School Biology and Human Development classes. Through following this interest to studying Nutritional Medicine I found myself intrigued by nutritional genomics and epigenetics, which are part of a relatively new biomedical research field, revealing that although our genes may affect our lifetime health outcomes, they are highly dependent on environmental influences, in particular dietary intake, nutrient availability and toxin exposure.  With this in mind, it is imperative in the treatment/prevention of current/future illness that extensive education is provided to reduce the future impact of “lifestyle diseases” throughout the lifespan.

As a wife and mother of two young children I understand the importance of life balance, health and weight management, as these have not always come naturally to me. I find that the most satisfying, budget friendly way to ensure I know where my food has come from and what chemicals it has been exposed to, is to grow my own and I love “shopping” for my dinner in the backyard vegie garden. With my background in hospitality and experience being personal chef to my daughters, I have a toolbox full of tips and tricks to incorporate more nutrient dense ingredient’s into your diet and ultimately get you feeling enthusiastic about preparing truly health-giving meals for you and your family.

“There are no magic wands, feed your body nourishing food and it responds with vibrant energy and vitality”