Nutrition Coffs Harbour – Our Philosophy

My name is Rick Hallion and I am a naturopathic nutritionist and founder of Health Generation. My aim is to provide effective and safe health solutions that work for the long-term – whether it be sports nutrition, gut issues, or allergies. I treats the whole person, rather than just the symptoms, so I try to really understanding your health.

Modern medicine has made some amazing discoveries over the past few decades. However, we’re nowhere near having all the answers for all of the health conditions for every person on the planet….it is not possible! Modern medicine has made some amazing discoveries over the past few decades. However, we’re nowhere near having all the answers for all of the health conditions for every person on the planet….it is not possible! We’re also are starting to realise that there is rarely a quick fix solution to health conditions. In the mid 1900s, antibiotics changed the course of medicine from one of holistic care to one where you can take a pill and everything will be ok. Well, we’re now finding out that nature is much smarter than we gave her credit for. In just a few decades. antibiotics have damaged our gut microbiome and created superbugs resistant to any known treatment. We need to wake up and realise that it’s not possible to engineer health by taking a pill, we can only create it and that takes some time and effort. Conventional medicine is great at saving people’s lives, but the naturopathic approach is much more effective for many chronic conditions. Evidence for the efficacy of natural therapies is increasing all the time. While my treatments absolutely focus on the evidence from scientific studies, relying solely on this approach limits treatment options. I strongly believe in the healing power of nature so I also focus on health promotion, irrespective of the condition. Disease does not spontaneously occur for no good reason. Disease can only occur if there is an imbalance due to either something that happens before, during or after birth. It turns out that by far the majority of disease occurs due to unhealthy exposures after birth. The good news is that we can mostly control this, it just takes a bit of time, effort and some knowledge.

Holistic health care considers the health of the whole person, including the environment in which we live. The health of every organ is dependent on the health of the body as a whole and the health of the body as a whole is dependent on the health of every organ. Therefore, issues in one body system can, and often do, cause symptoms in other body systems. The three broad areas where we influence our own health is through nutrition, lifestyle and environmental exposures. These are also the primary risk factors in today’s global chronic disease epidemic. As a nutritionist, I obviously value the importance of nutrition and the effect it can have on health, both good and bad. The importance of good nutrition cannot be overstated and I believe it should be utilised for the treatment of many conditions, but all too often it’s sadly not even considered in modern medicine. As important as nutrition is, lifestyle choices and environmental exposures are also really important to health and need to be assessed as part of holistic health care. You could have the best diet in the world but your risks of ill-health will increase if you smoke, drink too much or are regularly exposed to harmful chemicals or electromagnetic radiation, for example. Whether it be disease prevention or disease treatment, it’s all about adopting healthy choices. It’s important to remember that we’re all different, so what’s healthy for one person is not necessarily healthy for another. Therefore, my treatments are very much individualised.

Absolutely fundamental to my approach is taking the time to listen to clients and recording a detailed case history. This provides me with the information required to assess the issues and then treat safely and effectively. Without all the information how do we know we’re treating the root cause of ill-health or providing safe and effective care.

Ultimately, our aim is to educate and empower clients to make positive changes in their life for their health’s sake. We understand that change can be difficult, but the alternative can be far more life-changing for the worst if people don’t act on the warning signs early. We make no promises, but we absolutely we see the health benefits if people are prepared to make the necessary changes. I don’t expect anyone to be perfect, it’s all about balance.

I strongly believe that our approach increases the chances of treating the root cause of ill-health, rather than just the symptoms. Check out some of our areas of interest, but remember that our treatments are not limited to this list.  If we can’t help you we’ll let you know in the first consultation, which is FREE.

 

“Your genetics load the gun, your lifestyle pulls the trigger.” – Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD

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