Hi, my name is Michael Smith ND, BHSC. I am a naturopathic doctor in Australia, practicing at Planet Naturopath, and I have a passion for health, fitness and optimizing human performance.
If you’re an athlete, biohacker or someone who wants to take their health and fitness to the next level through diet, nutrition, tracking biomarkers with pathology and hormone testing, and looking to optimize your genetics, then I can help you.
If you are someone who has been struggling with their health for a long time and not getting results with doctors and specialists, I can help you uncover the cause of your problems through genetic and specialized pathology testing.
I interpret 23andMe genetic reports to help people understand their methylation cycle and genetic strengths and weaknesses.
I don’t provide a “magic pill” to wellness and you will have to put time and effort in to make changes to your diet and nutrition, but I can help to guide, educate and inspire you to achieve great results.
Prices start at $125 AUS for 30-minute consultation and $195 for 55-minute consultation. Full range of pathology testing available similar to WellnessFX or DirectLabs with some package deals available for testing and consultations. You can find all that info on PlanetNaturopath.com.
In February, Ben interviewed me for the podcast episode “How To Test Your Hormones“. Mention that podcast episode, Ben Greenfield or Greenfield Fitness Systems and get $50 off a “Hormone Package” at PlanetNaturopath.com, which includes a 60-minute consult, an adrenal test and saliva sex hormone test (Australia, U.S. and Canada customers only).
I originally come from Melbourne, where I had a career as a very busy chef. It was during this time that I developed an interest in the effects food and activity had on health, as I struggled with my own health problems.
I worked long hours, drank too much coffee and did not eat the proper healthy foods and eventually I could not escape the fact that my energy and indeed my health became dangerously sapped. In an effort to become healthier and get back my energy I went to a naturopath. I followed the advice and slowly regained my health to the point where I felt better than ever.
Looking back now with the benefit of hindsight, I realize my body was not functioning well due to my genetics! I have MTHFR 677 and 1298, MTR, MTRR and CBS SNPs in my genes. For those of you who are not familiar with these terms, basically it means my methylation pathway was dysfunctional and my ability to detoxify, cope with stress and maintain my energy levels was greatly impaired.
Genetic testing now gives everyone the chance to determine where there body is working efficiently and importantly what genetic SNPs may be causing problems with their health.
Thanks to the work of Dr. Ben Lynch and Dr. Amy Yasko and my studies with them, I have been able to fill in the missing pieces of why some people struggle with chronic illness, depression, learning difficulties and conditions such as chronic fatigue. Genetic testing is not a magic bullet – as you still need to get the fundamentals right like diet, lifestyle and environment – but now with the help of genetics I can individualize that for each person and focus on specific functional testing for each person.
Functional medicine aims to look beyond just treating signs and symptoms. This type of medicine works with each person as an individual, as we are all unique and while two people can have the same medical condition the cause and treatment can be very different. I have studied Functional Medicine with Dr. Daniel Kalish at the Kalish Institute and I still work with Dr. Kalish on a weekly basis.
If you are struggling with your health, or you would like to find out through Functional pathology testing and genetic testing how you can prevent and treat health issues for yourself or your children, feel free to contact me at [email protected] or visit PlanetNaturopath.com, and mention Ben Greenfield or Greenfield Fitness Systems for $50 off your consult and a Hormone Package.
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