Guidance towards Wellness
using Personalized 
without Treatment Boundaries

Registered Medical Guidance towards Wellness
using Personalized Health 
without Treatment Boundaries


Private Functional & Integrative Medical Clinic

Dr Cindy de Villiers specializes in the Treatment of Thyroid, Autoimmune & other Chronic Conditions

Bridging the gap between a Natural Health Practitioner, a GP and a Specialist

A medical approach towards increasing quality of life while appropriately decreasing reliance on medication

Young & old, male & female, vegetarian & omnivore, the clinic assists patients seeking to rediscover well-being

Finding mass market treatments (which assume everyone responds the same) to be ineffective? 

Dr Cindy de Villiers provides independent personalized medical advice, without medication or supplement commercial conflicts of interest
What we've been told and why we may not be to blame for chronic conditions:
  • You can't make your own health luck, it's in your genes
  • We can all do the same things and get the same results
  • What you eat doesn't matter, just take a pill
  • A low fat diet is always healthy
  • Dairy and gluten and sugar aren't inflammatory
  • Environmental toxins are never meaningfully harmful
  • It's all just "calories in calories out" 
  • Our food always provides all the nutrients we need and all supplements are a waste of money
  • Storing food in plastic and heating it in the microwave has no ill effect
  • Salt in the diet and sun on the skin are always bad
  • Suppressing symptoms is the same as being healthy
What do you get with Dr Cindy de Villiers as a Registered Medical Doctor specializing in chronic conditions using Function & Integrative Medical Treatment?
  •  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 and registered doctor-only tests
  •  Authorized to administer IV Therapies
  •  Authorized to refer directly to specialists
  •  Attends a registered doctors peer group for collaboration around complex clients and also to meet CPD requirements
  •  Investment in registered doctor-only 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
What common theme links Dr Cindy de Villiers' practice? Inflammation, oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction contribute to all these chronic conditions:
  •  Allergies
  •  Asthma 
  •  Menopause symptoms
  •  Headache and Migraine
  •  Fatigue – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; Slow metabolism; Just plain tired
  •  Heart Disease
  •  Diabetes
  •  Arthritis
  •  Obesity/Weight gain
  •  Memory and Concentration loss
  •  Accelerated Ageing
  •  Infertility
  •  Vector born disease
Dr Cindy de Villiers acts as a Health Architect to provide new ideas and de-mystify medicine, seeking to provide empowerment 
  •  Specializes in Chronic Thyroid and Autoimmune Medical Care (e.g. "My thyroid bloods are normal but I am still tired"), not Acute Medical Care
  •  Personalized treatment via phenotype and gene testing, lab & functional tests, a willingness to explore all avenues and hour consults to investigate individual & unique underlying factors
  •  Independent, Personalized Advice: no conflicts of interest between patient needs and pharmaceutical company profits, or mass market seminar & supplement sales
  • Dr Cindy de Villiers is a good choice if you want to investigate "Why" you are experiencing a condition 
  • Lab Testing for understanding, to avoid suppressing symptoms
  • Integrates the best of conventional, complementary and anti-ageing regenerative medicine 
  •  Better than a drawer of supplements which aren't working
  • 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 and personalized approach to internal medicine and health ageing 
  • A metabolic matrix approach with stronger science, instead of being silo-based
  •   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)
  •  Intravenous therapies (registered doctor only)
  •  Proprietary functional wellness plan at end of consult to take away
  •  Diet e.g. LCHF, Keto, Fasting
  •  Lifestyle e.g. Exercise, Sleep, Stress, Yoga
  •  Nutrients e.g. Vitamins, Minerals, Amino Acids, Nutrient Therapy
  •  Herbs
  •  Detoxification
  •  Kinesiology
  •  Biobalance
  •  ph360
  •  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
How it Works
Step 1: Get Started
To get started with Dr Cindy de Villiers' Program of Medical Interventions for Chronic Medical Conditions, click on the Starter Package button or Life Reset Package. Begin your journey towards your wellness and performance goals with a program to Assess, Intervene, Measure Response, Refine the Plan, Maintain. 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
Click on "Patient Portal" to setup the first consult.  Your first consult will complete with a proprietary functional wellness plan to put what you learn into action (lab tests, prescriptions, supplements, referrals, dietary & lifestyle advice).
  •  Address: Phoenix Arcade, 3/16 Bridge Street, Nelson, 7010, New Zealand
  • Entrance to mall from Bridge street (Haven Realty) or Montgomery Square (Bin Inn).
  • Plenty of parking on street or in Montgomery Square.
  • Phone: 03 545 6544
  • Fax: 03 928 0185
  • Clinic Contact Days: Monday, Friday 8.30am-5pm and Wednesday 10.30am-7pm
    Phone and Message Queue Days: Tuesday, Thursday 8.30am-5pm (reception closed in order to complete followup administration & CPD)
Patients use the Patient Portal to send Secure Messages instead of emails.
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. 
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Step 3: 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. Refer FAQs.
Step 4: Setup the followup 30 minute consult
3-6 weeks later with the Lab Tests returned, the followup consult will refine the wellness plan using the new information to hand. 
Step 5: Maintenance
6 monthly as required by the Medical Council for prescriptions, or as required. 
Personalized, Independent, Collaborative, Experienced, Responsive, Science & Evidence Based Medical Treatment for Chronic Conditions
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