Evidence-based medicine strongly supports a multidisciplinary approach to complex disease management. Dr Hall works collaboratively with PIM's Nutritional Consultant Deb Ashton to best support patient education, detailed strategies and outcomes in inflammatory disease states. Most of the time there is a direct relationship with food, gastrointestinal health, and systemic disease.
For many patients, an initial consultation with Dr Hall may be followed by a nutritional consultation with Deb Ashton. Deb’s consultations are an integral part of the recovery strategy and can include:
interpretation of test results within a functional medicine framework
practical support to overcome the everyday challenges of negotiating restaurants, supermarkets and travelling with food intolerances
shopping and meal planning advice
family strategies including parents/children
what to do if things go wrong
answering specific questions and clarifying mechanisms
a customised 7-day meal-by-meal plan to support your health goals
Meal plans are developed to suit the specific medical requirements of every patient, also taking personal preferences into account.
Each PIM meal plan covers breakfast, lunch and dinner for a 7-day period, providing variety and flavour along with optimal nutritional benefit. You don’t miss out on snacks either – the plan allows for two between-meal snacks each day.
Each recipe includes ingredients and preparation method instructions, and many offer options such as serving suggestions, variations to enhance flavour or alter the levels of particular nutrients, or effective substitutions in case you run out of a particular ingredient.
Each 7-day meal plan also includes a comprehensive shopping list that covers all of the ingredients used during the week, to make the plan easy to follow.
For many people, making changes to their diet can be challenging. PIM's meal plans overcome many of the difficulties people face, outlining a diverse and flavoursome menu that is easy to prepare and follow.
An example of a PIM 7-day meal plan