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Discover how to manage anxiety, bloating and weight with Functional Medicine

Functional or Integrative Medicine - a different approach.

Discover how to treat bloating, anxiety, manage irritable bowel syndrome and lose weight with our functional medicine team of experts. We look at the root cause of illness rather than solely treating the symptoms. We have an experienced Integrative General Practitioner, Counsellor and Hypnotherapist, Integrative Dietitian, Yoga Therapist and a Life Coach.

Our Team

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Dr Shamistra Barathan - Integrative GP MBBS (U.K.), MRCGP, FRACGP, DRCOG, DFFP, FACNEM, ACNEM Vice President

Dr Shamistra Barathan has over 20 years of experience in General Practice and has specialised in nutritional and environmental medicine. She has trained and completed her degree(FACNEM) with the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine. She graduated from Imperial College School of Medicine in London, United Kingdom and has now made Melbourne her home.
Dr Shami works with patients who are keen to look for the root cause of illness rather than solely treating the symptom.

Key Areas of interest:
Gut Health: Bloating, Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Anxiety and Depression
Thyroid Health
Weight Loss
High Cholesterol
High Blood Pressure

Virtual and face to face consultations at Carlton North and South Yarra

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Youna Angevin-Castro – Health Coach and Nutritionist Professional member of Health Coaches Australia & New Zealand Association

Youna is a certified women’s health coach and the founder of Thrive Over 40. Youna believes that healthcare should empower women to find solutions that work for them, and works collaboratively with her clients to help them achieve their individual health goals and move towards meaningful and sustained change. Youna’s special coaching interests include helping women to manage stress and overwhelm, address their sleep problems, find relief from perimenopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, anxiety and weight gain, and boost their mood by making good food and lifestyle choices every day. Youna is based in the Dandenong Ranges but offers virtual consultations to women across Melbourne. For bookings please visit

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Sue Jones - Counsellor and Clinical Hypnotherapist Member of the Australian Counselling Association

Sue’s clients have left her consultations saying "What a wonderful listener" "I feel empowered to make changes in my life" and "I feel so supported".
Key Areas of interest:
Hypnotic Gastric Banding for weight loss
Gut directed Hypnotherapy for irritable bowel syndrome
Couples counselling (Emotional focused Therapy)
Smoking cessation using Hypnotherapy

Virtual and face to face consultations at Croydon

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Erika Newberry - Yoga Therapist Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teacher Training, Australian Yoga Academy
Graduate Certificate of Yoga Therapy, Australian Institute of Yoga Therapy
Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator (TCTSY-F), Justice Resource Institute

Erika is the founder of Change with Yoga and is a qualified Yoga Therapist, Yoga Teacher, Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga facilitator and Laughter Yoga facilitator.
Erika was drawn to Yoga after visiting India in 1998 which led her to have a on and off practice for 8 years. She later picked up a solid practice at the Brighton Buddhist Centre, England, in 2006. It was here that Erika became inspired to become a Yoga Teacher.
Erika later returned to Australia to complete her Advance Diploma in Yoga Teacher Training at the Australian Yoga Academy. Erika then went on to study other areas of Yoga such as Yogic Philosophy, Laughter Yoga, Yin Yoga, Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Yoga Therapy.
Virtual and face to face consultations at Fitzroy North and South Yarra

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