Nutrition Health Clinic
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This website reflects the work of the Nutrition Medicine Clinic in Armidale, NSW, Australia. Principal clinician and owner is Hartmut Günther.

Hartmut is also the founder of Toxno and Toxtest. These projects help raise awareness of the ever increasing release of toxic chemicals into our life and the environment, the resultant health effects and what we can do about it.

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What Clients Say

"I had really come to the end of the line. I was on a downward spiral. Medications, poor diet, couldn't think straight.

The assessment and resulting interventions helped turn things around for me."

Working mother, Queensland

Benefits to you

  • You feel better, more energy, clearer head and less health complications
  • Better overall health outcomes due to holistic and integrated approach
  • Empowerment as a result of education, time taken and collaboration between yourself, your doctor and myself
  • Feeling assisted and supported. Help coordinating your lab tests, diet, nutrition and wellness plan
  • Helps you keep important health related appointments and commitments
  • Helps you by investigating the side effects and nutrient depletions of any medications prescribed
  • Helps you organize, collate and consolidate previous blood tests in addition to recommending relevant additional tests for your GP and in so doing save time and reduce costs by avoiding repetition of expensive tests
  • Translation and making understandable any health related information you have read, heard or are interested in
  • Liaising with doctors, medical practices or hospitals that may be intimidating and closed minded
  • Helping you find an open minded doctor or other health professional to work with – if you need one
  • Building a diet that fulfills your unique requirements and needs that maximizes organic food, local produce, value for money and nutrient intake while minimizing processed foods
  • Maximization of digestion and absorption of food and nutrients
  • Maximization of quality water and air
  • Feeling better due to toxin exposure minimization, both at home and at work. And participate in a supervised detoxification regime or program
  • Help in building antioxidant reserves in the body via the intake of natural fruits, vegetable, nuts and seeds and plant-based phytonutrients in addition to judicious therapeutic supplementation
  • Help in developing solid understanding of important food preparation principles, especially for whole grains and legumes
  • Help in establishing clear guidelines and balance for protein, carbohydrate, fat and alcohol intake
  • Open identification and exploration of addictive tendencies, stress and self-defeating behaviors detrimental to health, empowerment, autonomy and well being
  • Development of an individually tailored therapeutic supplement regime
  • Design and education around an appropriate exercise regime with focus on building cardiovascular fitness, maintaining muscle mass, bone density and enjoyment
  • Reaffirming relaxation activities including walking, sport, meditation, stretching, sleeping, reading, cooking and dining and massage and body work
  • Development and fostering of autonomy, creative pursuits, competency in a chosen area and interpersonal relationships
  • Learning about health, how YOUR body works, food and nutrient synergy, identifying education objectives and working with the Wellness Coordinator to fill in the gaps of required learning

How many Appointments

A full assessment often spans between 2-3 consultations. Follow-up visits are then organised depending on need.


Consultation rate is $95/hr. Follow-up text, email or phone questions and all handouts and resources provided during a consult are free of charge.

Phone Consults

Phone consultations are often conducted with clients from diverse locations within Australia and overseas.

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Make an Appointment

Phone: 0439 54 7788
Fax: 02 6526 2123
Clinic Address: Suite 3, 214 Beardy St.,
Armidale, NSW, Australia

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What Clients Say

"It was a throw away comment I made during the history assessment that was picked up by the practitioner.

I went from total lethargy, severe cognition problems and about to loose my job to almost complete recovery in 1 month.

I was unknowingly being poisoned by lead (hair dye)"

Male Teacher, NSW

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What is Nutrition Medicine?

Nutrition Medicine is the detailed application of specific dietary and nutrient supplement programs in the treatment of disease and maintenance of health, following detailed assessment of a patient's metabolic profile and nutrient requirements. Nutrition Medicine is therefore based on the premise of biochemical individuality.

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The human body has developed a complex system of control mechanisms designed to regulate metabolic activity, optimise use of dietary nutrients, and conserve energy supplies. Below is an example of the Nutrition Medicine approach using natural treatments for Alzheimer's disease. This systematic approach is similar for other chronic illnesses.

From a nutritional perspective, the practitioner should attempt to identify all antecedents, trigger factors and mediators that are active in each patient and apply appropriate corrective treatment, if possible.

As with all chronic, multifactorial disease, emphasis is placed on identification of dietary and environmental factors that may be responsible for enhancing immune system activity (food allergens, gluten reactivity, heavy metal toxicity) or exacerbating inflammatory cytokine and eicosanoid production (essential fatty acid imbalance, antioxidant depletion).

Dietary-nutrient prescription is dependent on a thorough assessment of the patient's individual nutritional status, genetic susceptibility, specific nutrient requirements, and social and environmental habitat.

Following careful assessment, synthesis and prescription of a dietary and nutrient supplement program should proceed systematically, correcting for disturbances of:

  • Digestion – usually requires support to obviate food sensitivity reactions occurring secondary to mal digestion with oligopeptide stimulation of cytokine producing cells in the gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT)
  • Diet – should be optimised to correct for insulin resistance and dyslipidaemia; remove reactive foods and maximise antioxidant intake
  • EFA balance – omega-6 fatty acid and saturated fat intake should be minimised and omega-3 fatty acid intake optimised
  • Antioxidant status – optimise intake of ascorbate, mixed tocopherols, tocotrienols, and flavonoid antioxidants
  • Bowel flora dysbiosis – correct with probiotics and antifungal therapy, especially if evidence of immune system hyperactivity
  • Specific disease treatment, including medical, nutritional, and phytonutrient therapy
  • Liver detoxification problems – may be worth testing to ensure Phase 1 and Phase 2 detoxification is not dysregulated and contributing to cerebral toxicity or excessive free radical genesis
  • Hormone adequacy – some evidence suggests that the anabolic hormone DHEA may be beneficial in preventing disease and retarding disease progression. Initial hopes that oestrogen therapy may also confer a beneficial preventive effect on disease incidence have not apparently been borne out by recent studies.
  • Neurotransmitter balance – evidence indicates that improving acetylcholine status may be beneficial in improving cognitive function in early disease and delay disease progression (anticholinesterase drugs, phosphatidylcholine supplements, Niacin and NADH therapy).
- See more at: What is Alzheimer's disease?

These are the deep insights and words of Dr. Melvyn Sydney-Smith, my mentor and professor. Thanks Mel.

For more details see Mel's Nutrition Medicine website. Very informative.


A coalescence of Nutrition Medicine, Laboratory Investigations and Toxic Chemical Exposure Assessments is needed to provide an integrated wholistic work-up.

Sub optimal nutrient intake, particularly key minerals, can exacerbate, symptoms, chronic disease and other harmful metabolic effects of toxic chemicals. Simple and inexpensive human, animal and environmental laboratory testing can reveal harmful chronic low level exposures and sources of harmful substances.

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More of What Clients Say

The process of 'wellness' is a tricky one and when dietary issues are involved it really can be a 'science'. I had suffered a lifetime of issues, including problems with severe migraine and sugar levels to name a few, and had been diagnosed with Coeliac disease just six months before meeting with Hartmut. Although I had major improvements after removing gluten from my diet I knew something was still just not quite right.

Hartmut took me through a detailed assessment process which involved not only a thorough medical but detailed family and personal history along with dietary history too. From this Hartmut set me on a pathway of eating the right foods to restore the depleted levels combined with supplements to bring those depleted levels up to more optimal levels.

During the process Hartmut took the time and energy to carefully explain in layman's terms the 'science' behind what had been happening and gave me the right information and guidance to address it. Six months on from that process I am feeling an energy and vitality that had been smothered for such a long time. As such I have no hesitation in recommending Hartmut to anyone.

Kathy B, 36 Bilambil Heights, NSW 0405 189910

What Clients Say

Thank you so much Hartmut and your diligent follow up from your discussions with Mum. Your networking with the chef at the retirement village, and the Dr at the Integrative Health Clinic seems very constructive indeed.

I still cannot believe some days, that this alliance is in place, after so many years of trying to navigate Mum through her health challenges. I spoke with Mum today and she seems very satisfied that she has been heard and her wishes considered-along with some pioneering inroads into the inner sanctum of Chef's kitchen! She does seem a lot more confident in herself, knowing there is someone batting for her.

I know it is an ongoing work in progress, but I am extremely grateful for the way you have advocated for Mum, and commenced her on the supplements listed.

They seem like exceptional products-I have been considering commencing similar ones myself-but have been often confused by all the claims of so many different brands.

Daughter of Mother recently moved into Retirement Village