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Programs

Stress Less Program

This holistic program systematically addresses the drivers associated with mental illnesses, such as depression, anxiety and psychiatric diseases. The Stress Less program incorporates dietary and lifestyle advice alongside tailored prescriptions of herbal and nutritional recommendations to restore balance to patients’ neurobiology (brain chemistry) to support emotional wellbeing and mental health.

Wellness Program

This program recommends a low carbohydrate diet with lifestyle recommendations for exercise, relaxation, intellectual stimulation and effective stress management – all factors associated with healthy ageing and chronic disease prevention. These recommendations are shown to improve health, quality of life and aim to reduce an individual’s biological age as measured by the scientific Healthy Ageing Questionnaire. This questionnaire is available online at www.metagenics.co.nz and is completed as part of your first initial appointment.

Weight-loss program

This is a professional program for weight loss and is based on the Metagenics Shake-It Professional Weight Loss Program. It is an easy to follow, scientifically advanced, fat loss program suitable for overweight/obese adults and children based on a low carbohydrate diet. This program is designed for the overweight or obese individual and may help prevent the onset of more serious chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease. For individuals with type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease this program will help manage your weight and improve your health.

 Detoxification Program

This program is designed to reduce toxin exposure and restore nutrition to the body. Our bodies have several mechanisms to protect against toxins, but these defense mechanisms may become impaired, often as a result of being overloaded by toxic material. There are 2 programs available:  a 2-week Detoxification program for individuals who are otherwise healthy, but may have recently over-indulged (e.g. during holidays); or the 6 week program which is more intense and can help individuals experiencing longer-term ill health and chronic symptoms (see below)

Common signs and symptoms that can indicate there is a need for an Integrated Detoxification Program include the following:

  • Fatigue, lethargy and / or apathy
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases
  • Difficulty concentrating, poor memory and / or recurrent headaches
  • Muscle aching and weakness
  • Immune dysregulation – i.e. recurrent infections, allergies, autoimmune disease
  • Sensitivity to environmental chemicals, odours and / or nutritional supplements
  • Depression, anxiety and / or mood swings
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Reproductive disorders
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome

Factors that may contribute to the need for a Detoxification Program include the following:

• Pharmaceutical medications

• Poor dietary choices (e.g., high sugar diets, junk food)

• Slow gut transit time (low fibre, highly processed diets)

• Poor gut motility and peristaltic function

• Irritation and damage to the gut cells by dysbiotic organisms and their products

• Irritation and damage to the cells by lectins and other chemicals present in foods

• Xenobiotics (insecticides, herbicides, drugs, solvents and metals)

• Biological toxins (e.g., aflatoxin, lectins)

• Biological inhalants (mould, pollen, algae)

• Physical phenomena (ionising radiation, electromagnetic fields)

• Lifestyle choices (alcohol, smoking, recreational drugs)

• Mechanical problems (spinal alignment, nasal or intestinal obstruction)

• Hormonal imbalances

• Psychosocial factors (stress, coping skills, belief systems and trauma)