Individualized Functional and Genomic Medicine

Vital Health and Natural Medicine uses a revolutionary, creative, all-encompassing model for health and wellness, integrating these seven elements critical to health and wellness:

My Vital Health Solutions For:

Genes, Environment, Nutrition, Emotions, Stress, Inflammation, and Spirituality.

This is the VITAL HEALTH Personalized Health Model.  We have used it for the last 15 years with thousands of people. With the advent of genomic testing in 2001, we incorporated Nutritional Genomics to enhance the VITAL HEALTH Personalized Health Model.  Over the past 15 years, we have helped many individuals achieve optimal health in both clinical practice as well as in corporate wellness using this unique whole person approach.

Experience the power of the VITAL HEALTH Personalized Health Model today to create your own personalized blueprint for health and longevity.

Are you eating the right foods for your individual genetic profile?

Are you taking supplements not knowing if they are what you need?

Unlock Your Genetic Potential

DNA testing is surprisingly simple these days – it only takes a saliva swab to unlock many of codes that inform your biological make-up. Your genes will thrive or suffer according to your lifestyle. They are highly personalised, so it’s not enough to say, “illness x runs in my family.” The fact is – genetic variation is considerable.

Genetic profile specialists, Domenic Pisanelli, can maximise your health, by testing to see which genes are turned on or off by your current lifestyle, and how that affects your overall health. That is, certain foods, lifestyle choices, even your emotional well-being, will affect which genes “express” and which don’t.

Synchronising our unique DNA blueprint with our diet and lifestyle, known as nutrigenomics, is the key to the exciting new realm of personalised wellness medicine.

How Genes Can be Switched On + Off

Most people understand that our genes support our uniqueness – they influence everything from the colour of our eyes and our height, to the predisposition to chronic disease. However, science now confirms that our genes interact with our lifestyle choices, such as nutrition, exercise and environmental exposures.
To understand more about your genes, it is important to know that our unique genetic make-up, which is what we are born with, is like our hard drive – and represents our health potential for life. To function optimally in our environment, our genes have ‘epigenomes’, which are parts of our genes that interact with the environment and causes our genes to be ‘triggered’ – otherwise known as ‘epigenetics’ or our software. Therefore, the expression of our DNA is actually controlled by signals from outside each cell – which primarily come from our diet, lifestyle and environmental exposures.

Your genes may load the ‘gun’, but it is your diet, lifestyle, stress and other environmental exposures that pull the ‘trigger’ that causes disease and premature ageing…

By matching your diet+lifestyle to your unique genetic make up you can optimise your body to:

 Age well

 Know how your body works and make informed lifestyle choices to fine-tune your genetic expression

 Prevent and reduce the risk of chronic diseases, as well as treat existing health problems

 Improve your energy levels and concentration

 Know what diet will optimise the health of your genes

 Know exactly which supplements will help your body function at it’s very best

 Exactly which weight reduction or maintenance strategy will work best for you

What Will This Analysis Do For Me?

  • You will know where your potential genetic weaknesses are, so you can put preventative strategies into place
  •  You will have a personalised dietary program designed especially for you and your genes
  •  It will identify how you metabolise and your tendency to weight gain
  •  You will be able to better manage your weight by understanding your specific dietary and exercise needs
  •  It will identify how well your body can detoxify and your individual tolerance of substances such as caffeine and alcohol
  •  It will identify how your body responds to inflammation, which is related to various chronic diseases
  •  It can identify your risk of osteoporosis and what your body needs to prevent it
  •  It will enable your practitioner to advise you on specific preventative health strategies to improve your long term health

Smart DNA Profiling Panels Tested

Weight loss profile– learn why you may be struggling with your weight and how to unlock your body’s secrets to weight loss

 Sports & Exercise profile– what exercise is best for your body, such as endurance or sprint and power, and are you more prone to muscle pain after exercise

 Lipid (cholesterol) profile– knowing your genetic profile enables an individual nutrition and diet program to help control your cholesterol

 High blood pressure risk– how to better manage blood pressure

 Liver detoxification capacity– how your body deals with toxins and substances such as caffeine, medications, heavy metals, hormones

 Anti-ageing profiling– to help you slow the rate of ageing

 Inflammation profile– how to reduce pain and inflammation

 Diabetes profile– know your risk and how to prevent it

 Bone health– risk/prevention of osteoporosis

 Oestrogenic profile– your ability to deal with oestrogens

 Lactose intolerance risk

 Coeliac disease risk

 Caffeine metabolism

 Salt sensitivity

 Specific nutrient needs – you may need specific nutrients based on your genes for example, Omega-3s, vitamin B2, B12, Vitamin C, Folate, Vitamin D, Vitamin E

 Nutrigenomic (gene appropriate diet) profile – what nutrients and diet is best for your genes

 Methylation profile– a very important profile to check for preconception, autism, ADHA, Alzheimer’s, stroke and cardiovascular disease risk

 Physiogenomic profile– risk factors for brain and mood health are covered in this panel plus how you’re wired to deal with stress, and change in the season

Some Nutrigenomic facts:

 The Mediterranean diet is prescribed widely but is not suitable for all genetic types (in some gene types it can increase bad (LDL) cholesterol

 Some genotypes are best suited to resistance exercise, rather than aerobic exercise – which can have a huge influence on their metabolism and weight-loss

 Gene testing will tell which individuals with high blood pressure are sensitive to salt intake and who is not

What Gene testing will not do:

 It will not predict the risk of diseases such as cancer

 It will not identify disease causing changes in genes

Well-being Is For Everyone. We Use Naturopathic Principles To Get You There!

Understanding Your Health Problems To Provide  Effective and Cutting Edge Solutions!

Our Naturopathy Clinic Melbourne, Caring For You Naturally!


Understanding your health problems to provide effective & cutting Edge solutions

Our Naturopathic clinic Melbourne caring for you naturally.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how we (Vital Health and Natural Medicine) uses and protects any information that you give us when using this website.

Vital Health and Natural Medicine is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Vital Health and Natural Medicine may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from January 1st 2012.

We may collect the following information:

  • name and job title
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers


What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Our Policy for Protecting Your Online Privacy

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We will never (and will not allow any third party to) use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of visitors to our site. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither we nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any Personally Identifiable Information from any source, unless you explicitly submit that information via a fill-in form on our website.

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Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

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Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at email

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so (we hate spam as much as you do… probably more). We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.