As leaders in the fields of Integrative and Functional Medicine we specialise in working with clients who have ongoing, complex health issues and clients who want to plan for a long term healthy future. When we work with you we take into account the full picture to provide you with a holistic service that treats the WHOLE person.
We believe that every body, regardless of size, medical history or lifestyle situation, deserves to be as healthy as possible to enable you to live the best life you can.
Our aim at The Body Guard is to understand your situation, uncover the root cause of any ongoing illness, and join the dots between what you have been through, where you are at now and what you want to achieve for your health.
Your Health Goals Are Our Health Goals.
“The doctor of the future will give no medication but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease”
—Thomas A. Edison
Our patient testimonials speak volumes about our level of care and service.
"I no longer feel like my issues are all in my head. I’m actually hopeful of feeling 100% healthy again"
I was referred to Christine by a friend. I had been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and it was clear that Western medicine could no longer help me. I’ve been living with gut problems for over six years after a terrible bout of food poisoning overseas.
These issues have impacted every facet of my life. Something as simple as travelling interstate for work or a long morning tram ride was incredibly stressful.
I’d already spent thousands (maybe more) of dollars on things that didn’t work for me: gut-directed hypnotherapy, a nutritionist, a naturopath, reiki, energy healing… I can’t even remember everything I’ve tried.
I began working with Christine in February 2021 and it is now August 2021. My symptoms have improved considerably and for the first time since having gut issues, I feel seen and heard.
I no longer feel like my issues are ‘all in my head.’ I don’t have a constant uneasiness in my stomach and I’ve been able to enjoy simple things like catching up with friends for lunch with minimal discomfort. I’m actually hopeful of feeling 100% healthy again – that means a lot to someone who was considering that maybe I’d have to live with these problems for the rest of my life.
Above all else, I love Christine’s holistic approach. She asks all the questions about my past and life that no other health professional has. Christine has made me realise that anxiety has been a significant factor in my life so far. This was a huge realisation that explains so much about my life to date.
General Ill Health
"Christine is incredibly knowledgeable, very thorough and able to explain all my lab results to me that make sense."
- Carolyn Broomfield
"I commenced treatment with Christine in 2015 after becoming very dissatisfied and disillusioned with my wholistic GP whom I had been seeing for a number of years. I felt that my health was not improving one bit. After our initial consultation, Christine worked with me to help solve various problems, one by one. Her diagnosis and treatment have been thorough and accurate; even though we still have a little way to go, I know I would be in a much worse situation without her advice and support.
Christine has never been too busy to communicate with me; always positive and easy to open up to. I enjoy our appointments, learning more about my health and what is necessary to maintain a healthy enjoyable lifestyle. Christine is incredibly knowledgeable, very thorough and able to explain all my lab results to me that make sense. She has a non-judgmental, kind and empathetic heart. Appointments are always easy to schedule around my life. Christine also has helped with other members of my family and we feel grateful for her help and guidance that has improved our health and lifestyle.. I would absolutely recommend Christine and her team!" Carolyn Broomfield
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)
"The results speak for themselves and I intend to continue with Christine’s protocol indefinitely."
- Donna Greenhalgh, Registered Nurse
"My son was 3 when he was diagnosed with the debilitating and incurable disease Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). Immediately Christine was able to create a protocol of supplements that not only supported the selected pharmaceuticals but reduced their side effects.
My son is now 7 and doing well, he is still mobile and able to swim the length of a pool. Most would not be able to tell that he has DMD. He will always have it, but for now we are happy that he has not declined as many other DMD children of the same age are already in wheelchairs and have lost the ability to walk.
It's a lot of work, diet, tablets and tests, but all worth it to know that he has the best chance of high level wellness and functionality albeit with a serious diagnosis. His specialists and Drs are all very impressed with his progress. I believe that without the help of Christine, my son would not be doing as well as he is. The results speak for themselves and I intend to continue with Christine’s protocol indefinitely."
- Donna Greenhalgh, Registered Nurse and mum of two, Pacific Pines, Queensland, Australia
There are many ways we can help you with your health goals.
You can book an introductory chat to get to know us, book an appointment for us to review your case, order a pathology test, join our DIY healthcare membership or sign up for a 12 month program to restore wellness to your world.
Want to take control of your health but not sure if we are the right fit for you? Book an Introductory Chat with Australia's leading complex case Naturopath & Nutritionist, Christine Barnes.
Do you need tests analysed or want guidance on a current health problem?
Book an appointment to speak to Christine about your specific case and determine the best way forward.
Order a Test
Is there a pathology test you need? We work with some of Australia's biggest independent testing laboratories to offer a wide range of health tests to help you get the answers you need.
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What Sets Us Apart
The Body Guard Clinic is not your average health clinic.
Our entire team are dedicated to helping you restore your health in the most efficient way possible so that you can get back to living your best life.
Whether it is a recent illness or it's been a long and difficult road struggling with poor and declining health, or you have travelled from practitioner to practitioner trying to find the one that “gets it”, the practitioner that treats the whole person and not the disease, a practitioner who has the vision to work holistically, to find the root cause of illness, and then has the skills to lead you back to wellness.
As Lead Practitioner at The Body Guard Clinic, Christine brings together a mix of science, analytical thinking, extensive natural therapies qualifications and a determination to see beneath the surface and get to the very core of what is causing your illness.
Christine's aim is for The Body Guard Clinic to be the go to clinic for patients who feel they have not yet been heard and who have not yet reached their health goals after years of trying.