Evidence-based Healthcare Solutions
Who Are Research Nutrition?
Research Nutrition is a privately owned company based in Brisbane, which distributes premium brands from around the world and formulates the highest quality nutritional solutions for Australian healthcare practitioners. Research Nutrition also globally sources leading functional testing services.
The successful combination of functional pathology testing with evidence-based supplementation represents a preventive approach to personalised health management, promoting optimal ageing and improved clinical efficacy.
Research Nutrition also have a Retailer sector of our business, which supplies health retailers and other healthcare providers (that do not qualify for our strict practitioner account requirements) with some of the same premium product brands. We are passionate about educating all Australians about living a healthy life through nutrition via this channel.
What We Do
Research Nutrition focuses on education, and provides functional medicine practitioners with clinically relevant information by way of educational tools, seminars, webinars, and technical support. Our mission is to support clinicians to achieve improved patient outcomes thereby helping all Australians to live a healthy and vibrant life.
“Our goal is to support your practice by offering you only the highest quality supplements and educational materials. Our qualified and experienced practitioner consultants can assist you to introduce our products and/or our functional testing ranges to your practice.”
Research Nutrition’s objective is to make a difference to healthcare in Australia by providing health practitioners the necessary tools to identify possible factors that can alter body systems, promote proper cell nutrition causing our cells to function properly, allowing the organs and systems to work with the unique purpose of maintaining the balance of our body, then promoting health.
We believe in a holistic and targeted approach to healthcare, that supports the unique expression of health and vitality in each individual. The products and services we provide are designed to assist practitioners to individualise treatment needs, to be adapted for each specific circumstance.
The Future of Medicine
Traditional Western Medicine has come up with an extraordinary number of pharmaceutical drugs, with single treatments for a single diagnosis, however Chronic Diseases such as Arthritis, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Cancer, Allergies, Autoimmune Disorders, Chronic Fatigue, Depression, and others like ADHD, Autism, Infertility (and the list goes on) are on the increase. Not to mention the myriad of side effects (some cases long term) of pharmaceutical drugs.
An increasing number of Australians are recognising that their quality of life is not improving and are looking for health care choices that can go beyond the Western medical approach. A Medical approach not only focused on the traditional disease-centered practice, or an isolated set of symptoms but a holistic integrative medical look that supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.
Integrative/Functional Medicine is a dynamic way to approach, prevent and treat complex chronic disorders by detection (with functional diagnostic testing) and correction (with functional nutrition therapy) of imbalances that lead to illness. Those imbalances arise as environmental inputs due to inadequate quality of our diet, the air we breathe, the water we drink, exercise, and emotional changes that we go through.
These ‘imbalances’ are considered according to the genetic individuality that occurs in each of us. Considering some examples: while an individual is allergic to cow milk the other is not. While for one person an orange can cause headaches and insomnia, for others not. While one needs more omega 3 to keep triglycerides and HDL at appropriate levels, the other needs less.
Integrative/Functional Medicine is based on the following principles:
The interaction of our unique genetics, diet and environmental factors (toxins, pollutants, mental stress, and physical activity) can modulate our genes determining the expression of them.
Treatment is directed to the patient rather than the disease, a different paradigm to that of the western medicine approach.
Nutritional balance and bioavailability of nutrients:
It is important to supply nutrients in adequate quantities and in balance with all others, leading to an optimisation of their absorption and utilisation by the cells.
Interconnections of physiological factors:
All functions of our body are interconnected. The Functional Therapy considers the interrelationship of all internal biochemical process rather than individual systems functioning autonomously and without effect on each other. For example, we now know that immunological dysfunctions can promote cardiovascular disease, that dietary imbalances can cause hormonal disturbances, and that environmental exposures can precipitate neurologic syndromes.
Why should we consider a Functional Nutrition Therapy?
Functional Medicine considers the interaction between all body systems, including the relationships between physical functioning and emotional aspects. These processes include communication, both outside and inside the cell; bioenergetics, or the transformation of food into energy; replication, repair, and maintenance of structural integrity, from the cellular to the whole body level; elimination of waste; protection and defense; and transport and circulation.
Functional Pathology Testing
Through assessment of the underlying causes and triggers of dysfunction, the functional medicine practitioner is able to identify and understand how key processes are affected, such as regulation of hormones and neurotransmitters, body ability to detoxify toxins, heavy metal exposure, etc.
Research Nutrition keeps close contact with suppliers to ensure that we represent only those healthcare companies which:
- Have owners with solid integrity
- Are driven by delivering the highest quality product and service, these companies will not take shortcuts to meet profit targets
- Make a significant financial commitment to research rather than marketing
Our highly trained team of practitioner consultants are based around the country for utmost dedication to clients, and comprise of qualified Naturopaths, Nutritionists, and Medical Herbalists. All Technical Staff are involved in practitioner training through seminars held on a regular basis by Research Nutrition, and are passionate about the products and services they are supporting.
Customer Service Commitment
Our Customer Service Team are dedicated to providing a helpful service, and orders are processed and dispatched efficiently (generally the same day). Research Nutrition’s warehouse is centrally located in Brisbane, meaning a quick and easy door to door dispatch service across Australia.
How do I register with Research Nutrition?
Simply fill in our Account Application.