Nutrition Diagnostics - Philosophy


The Science of Balancing Body Chemistry

The key to being healthy is ‘balance’. For over 20 years at Nutrition Diagnostics our mission has been simple: to help our patients restore balance to their health and wellbeing. We do this by correcting imbalances in your body’s chemistry - both through our tailored health programmes and our range of natural supplements, clinically-proven supplements. 

Simply put, when your chemistry is in balance, you optimise the body’s natural ability to combat disease and achieve true health. We acknowledge that every body is different, and everyone’s chemistry is different. We don’t subscribe to fads, trending diets or radical regimes, but rather, believe in science - supported by thousands of clinical research trials, extensive clinical experience with the most challenging health cases, and delivering real, tangible results to our clients and customers.

Disease Does Not Just ‘Happen’ at Random

For the past 30 years, there has been a steady rise worldwide in the incidence of chronic disease. Disease rarely, if ever, just ‘happens’. Rather, disease is preceded by a metabolic or physiological imbalance. These imbalances emerge slowly and progress continuously, and in many cases you can feel these imbalances in your body before chronic disease take hold. You might find yourself saying, I just don’t feel quite right”, have an ailment that has been troubling you or you aren’t as fit and healthy as you once were. Everything that has happened to you in your life has contributed to your current health situation and if you are not feeling 100% today, the chances are your body’s chemistry is out of balance.

If we accept that health is the opposite of disease, and we accept that health requires certain inputs and conditions, then we must accept that disease does too - it does not just occur at random - it is the product of our actions. When we take action contrary to the needs of our body - either through poor diet, toxin exposure or an underlying imbalance - we develop any number of the ‘six subclinical defects’. It is these six subclinical defects that underpin and link all disease. Without these defects, disease cannot and does not occur. 

The 6 Subclinical Defects That Underpin All Disease

Each one of the six subclinical defects or common denominators  indicates an imbalance in body chemistry - often due to a combination of diet and lifestyle. Where left unchecked, such defects leave us predisposed to developing a range of chronic illnesses. Oftentimes, one imbalance or defect will lead to another - which is why we see patients presenting with multiple symptoms and illnesses. For someone to get completely well from any disease, these six must first be identified, and then addressed in a particular order. By addressing  these defects, we are able to get at the cause of disease, rather than simply treating symptoms for a lifetime.  The universal need to solve the sixth of these defects, oxidative stress, has led to the discovery that chemistry also reveals the presence of all environmental toxins responsible for the oxidative stress, which we term, “Toxic Footprints”. Recognition of the Toxic Footprints of chemistry has since led us to adopt a systematic, Forensic approach to knowing What, When and How to Detoxify. This has allowed us to better define the essential role of balancing body chemistry in successful detoxification. 







Controlling the Six Subclinical Defects

If you can prevent, control or eradicate the incidence of these subclinical defects, you can prevent, control or eradicate disease - maintaining or restoring your health to optimum levels. And how does one control these six subclinical defects? Through balancing body chemistry - the idea being that when the body is in balance, it is healthier, stronger, and therefore far better equipped to thwart disease and maintain health.

Health Model Thinking vs Disease Model Thinking

There are two primary schools of thought in health; disease model thinking and health model thinking. Disease model thinking is the most commonly adopted in modern healthcare, and although it certainly works in crisis care and medical emergencies, it often fails us with respect to general health and chronic illness

The essence of disease model thinking is to nullify symptoms - often with pills or various forms of synthetic medication - without ever addressing the root cause of the problem. Health model thinking, on the other hand, seeks to address the root cause of such symptoms - therefore treating symptoms in the process - through balancing body chemistry by way of diet, lifestyle and supplementation.


  • Identifies the cause
  • Takes a holistic view of health
  • Asks ‘why’ the problem is occuring
  • Seeks to address the cause by balancing body chemistry
  • Recognises the links between illnesses


  • Treats symptoms
  • Takes a narrow view of health
  • Assigns a label to a problem
  • Seeks to treat symptoms with pills
  • Ignores links between illnesses