What if there is more?

What if there is more?


What is Health Function about?
Many are finding increasing difficulty maintaining focus, energy, sleep, relationships, digestion, mood & normalized weight.  The numbers experiencing chronic conditions are rising.  It seems like our bodies aren't coping with the environmental pressures of modern life ...

The Cell Danger Response is an ancient bodily mechanism, triggering oxidative stress and inflammation to recover from viral invasions and injury.  What worked in the primordial soup is now being triggered continually in response to perceived danger from infections, toxins and psychological distress.  

The concept of mitochondrial dysfunction underlying chronic conditions isn't new, but it's been little understood until more recent research.
Register Here for New Patients
Step 1: Register
To get started with Dr Cindy de Villiers' Private Functional Medical Clinic for treating Chronic Conditions, click on the Starter Package button.  
Existing Patients use the Portal to create appointments.  
Patients who haven't seen Dr Cindy de Villiers for 2 or more years will need to re-apply (a lot changes in 2 years).
Step 2: Setup the first 1 hour Consult
Use the Portal to setup the first Consult and complete the Health Journey Questionnaire.
Step 3: How to find the Clinic
  • Address: 33 Atmore Terrace, Maitai, Nelson, 7010, New Zealand (Directions)
  • Phone: 03 545 6544
  • Fax: 03 928 0185
  • Client Appt Days: Mon 8.30am-5pm, Wed 10.30am-7pm, Fri 8.30am-2pm
    Phone and Message Queue Days: Tuesday, Thursday 9am-5pm (reception closed in order to complete followup administration & CPD)
Please use email for general inquiries only and not medical information.  
The clinic will usually answer emails by the end of the next working day. 
Map to clinic
Step 4: Lab/Blood/Functional Tests, Supplements, Prescriptions & Referrals
The initial consult may result in recommendations for Standard/Functional Laboratory Tests, Bloods, Lifestyle and Nutrition changes, Supplements etc.  The clinic does not profit from the sale of supplements in order to be in a position to provide independent advice. Inner Strength kindly provides a specialist service under delegated authority to deliver the supplements from the many different (and continually changing) suppliers, which are needed for effective use of supplements with personalized health. Refer FAQs for more info.
Step 5: Followup Consult(s)
3-6 weeks later, the followup Consult will refine the initial Wellness Plan in light of progress and using Lab Test results. 
Step 6: Maintenance
Annually once treatment is stable, or 6 monthly for some prescriptions. 
Want to know More?

Private Functional & Integrative Medical Clinic

Personalized Healthcare without Treatment Boundaries

Specializing in treating the underlying causes of Thyroid, Autoimmune & other Chronic Conditions by supporting Mitochondrial Function 

Formally qualified FACNEM specialized registered doctor, working with & beyond the funded guidelines 

Current experience of what works and what doesn't across a high volume of patients with similar presentations

For young & old, male & female, vegetarian & omnivore, a medical approach towards increasing quality of life while appropriately reducing reliance on medication
 Chronic Conditions Treated:
  •  Allergies
  •  Asthma 
  •  Menopause symptoms
  •  Headache and Migraine
  •  Fatigue – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; Slow metabolism; Just plain tired
  •  Heart Disease
  •  Neurological Disorder
  •  Diabetes
  •  Arthritis
  •  Obesity/Weight gain
  •  Memory and Concentration loss
  •  Accelerated Ageing
  •  Infertility
  •  Vector born disease
What do you get with Health Function and Dr Cindy de Villiers?
  • Health Function is a full-time specialized functional medical service with the experience, staff, environment and systems to manage the complexity of treating chronic conditions for optimal outcomes.
  • The practice embraces both conventional & complementary therapies and is an alternative to a reductionist approach.
  • Registered with the Medical Council e.g. MCNZ and AHPRA
  • Functional & integrative post-graduate qualifications, fellowships, memberships e.g. ACNEM, AIMA, A5M, BioBalance
  • Authorized to prescribe and access funded bloods and lab tests
  • Authorized to refer directly to specialists
  • Attends a registered doctors peer group for collaboration around complex clients and to meet CPD requirements
  • Investment in registered doctor medical courses each year in NZ and overseas for the latest research and techniques
  • 11 years of formal medical training and 29 years of registered medical practice across 3 continents
  • As a doctor registered with the Medical Council, Dr Cindy de Villiers may not make false or misleading claims
  • Meets privacy and quality commitments with secure professional systems e.g. HIPAA compliant, automated lab results, NHI lookups
Your Health Architect:
  •  Specializing in Chronic Thyroid and Autoimmune Medical Care not Acute Medical Care (e.g. "My thyroid bloods are normal but I am still tired")
  •  Personalized treatment, with a willingness to explore all avenues and hour consults to investigate individual & unique underlying factors
  •  Independent advice with no conflicts of interest between patient needs and pharmaceutical company profits or mass market seminar & supplement sales
  •  A good fit if you want to know "Why" 
  • Extensive lab testing for understanding, to avoid suppressing symptoms
  • Integrating the best of conventional, complementary and anti-ageing regenerative medicine 
  • Tele-health/Zoom online consults for convenience
  •  Patients in New Zealand and Australia
  •  Moves beyond “eat healthy, exercise, drink more water, get better sleep, lower your stress levels" to applying Scientific and Evidence based medical treatments
  •  Preventative approach to internal medicine and health ageing 
  • A metabolic matrix approach with stronger science, instead of reductionism
  •   Through understanding the disease state, be able to understand the lead-up to disease/pre-disease
  •  Prescriptions (registered doctor only)
  •  Referrals (registered doctor only)
  •  Bio-identical hormones (registered doctor only)
  •  Proprietary functional wellness plan at end of consult to take away
  •  Diet e.g. LCHF, Keto, Fasting
  •  Lifestyle: Exercise, Sleep, Stress, Yoga
  •  Nutrients e.g. Vitamins, Minerals, Amino Acids, Nutrient Therapy
  •  Herbs
  •  Detoxification
  •  Kinesiology
  •  Biobalance Trained (Dr Bill Walsh)
  •  ph360 certified coaches
  •  Allergies
  •  Provoked Heavy Metals (doctor only)
  •  Hormones
  •  Nutrients, especially Copper & Zinc and Vitamin D
  •  Salivary and urinary hormones
  •  Chemical & Toxic exposure e.g. Roundup, BPA
  •  Comprehensive digestive stool analysis
  •  Organic acid test
  •  Gene testing
  • Comprehensive Thyroid testing
  •  Pyroluria & Methylation
  •  Circulating Tumor Cells (registered doctor only Personalized Cancer Testing)
  •  Automated Medlab Results - fast & reliable arrival in Patient Portal
Personalized, Independent, Collaborative, Experienced, Responsive, Science & Evidence Based Medical Treatment for Chronic Conditions
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