We employ a personalized style of medicine that approaches chronic medical conditions with a focus on finding the core imbalances or underlying causes rather than just treat the symptoms.
The conditions addressed are not limited to this list, as the scope of functional and lifestyle medicine is broad, but these are some of the most common conditions seen and addressed at The Hygeia Clinic:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
- Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
- Chronic Fatigue
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
- Female Hormone Imbalance
- Weight Gain During Peri- and Post-Menopause
- Thyroid Conditions
At The Hygeia Clinic, Helen Perks will ensure she provides you with the most suitable programme that helps you back on the road to your optimum health.
As such, our functional and lifestyle medicine approach under the guidance of Helen Perks is based on the following:
- Complementary to and inclusive of a variety of protocols
- Holistically oriented, focusing on mind, body and spirit
- Focuses on optimal health – not just the absence of symptoms or dis-ease
- Requires the client to take an active role in health creation
- Acknowledges multi-factorial nature of complex situation, requiring a multi-dimensional approach
- A preference for natural, non-toxic therapies – harnessing the body’s ability to heal itself
How It Works
We provide episodes of care over the course of 3-9 months depending on the severity of your situation. Most of our clients experience significant improvements to their wellness within a few weeks of starting to work with Helen Perks.
In-depth 90-minute intake visit with Helen Perks
Follow Up Consultations
30-minute follow up consultations are provided along with email check-ins
Community & Support
Email contact with Helen for quick conversations, plus group education and support
Collaborative care approach between Helen Perks and you as the client.
Group education is offered on a variety of topics around gut health, detox, weight loss, menopause, and lifestyle modifications.
Group education is available in addition to, or in place of, one-to-one client consultations.
Wonder If The Hygeia Clinic Is Right For You?
Maybe you have some questions you’d like to ask before you make a decision on becoming a client. Helen is standing by, happy to answer any questions you have to see whether or not The Hygeia Clinic is right for you.
Hear From Our Clients
Helen took a detailed medical history, going right back to when I was born, in order to piece together the reasons for my various symptoms. No other health professional had taken this approach but it made sense. From that she gave me guidance and advised special supplements. Since following that my health has improved and my intolerances have improved so there are no food groups I have to completely avoid. Now I can eat a more varied diet and feel better for it. I was at my wits’ end from not finding any answers or solutions to my health problems and was very glad to have Helens help.
From the moment I made contact with Helen I felt I was in safe hands. She took time to understand why I was seeking support from her and took me through a comprehensive process which resulted in a personalised nutritional plan. The recipes were absolutely delicious but ultimately it helped me feel I was being proactive by gaining control of my emotional and physical health.