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Tim Altman’s Approach

evolutionary medicine

Evolutionary Medicine

Registered naturopath, Tim’s approach to health and performance is heavily influenced by this pioneering scientific and medical approach which explores the mismatch between the culture, or lifestyle we have created, and the bodies we have inherited from our hunter gatherer ancestors. That is, the world our bodies adapted to from an evolutionary perspective.
Put simply, our body’s still think we are hunter gatherers wandering the bush, so they function as if this were the case. Yet it is now far from the case. As a result, we get sick or underperform because our bodies do what they’re ‘built for’, or what they evolved to do, in an environment they have not adapted to.

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About Tim


Tim’s professional work as a health practitioner has resulted from a personal journey and passion of over 25 years targeted initially at recovering from chronic, debilitating illness, and then exploring health and performance at optimal levels.

The investigation began in earnest after Tim developed chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) in the late 1980’s, when very little was known about this condition, and it was only recognised by very few, more enlightened, medical professionals.

Following a long process of investigation, and courtesy of the help of some wonderful natural medicine practitioners, Tim returned to full health in the mid 1990’s.

From the inspiration of one practitioner in particular, and the discovery that the human body has the capacity for recovery and health far beyond what most health practitioner, let alone the general public, would imagine, Tim returned to university to study natural medicine (having previously completed a Bachelor of Science majoring in psychology) with the aim of helping people suffering from the same condition, and other chronic illnesses.

This process of investigation of optimal health and performance, and techniques to aid in recovery from chronic illness has continued for the last 15-20 years since Tim has been working as a health professional, and has seen him adopt a variety of modalities and technique that have allowed him to continually find better or more effective and potent ways of bringing about greater and more complete outcomes in clients – be they recovering from chronic illness, losing weight, boosting the immune system or energy levels, or exploring optimal health or performance.

The underlying understanding behind this approach has been Tim’s personal experience that the body has an incredible capacity to heal itself or perform at surprising levels if we provide it the right environment and circumstances. The subsequent witnessing of this capacity in multiple clients over the years has reinforced this belief.

As such, Tim’s clinical approach is very thorough and investigates many aspects of a client’s health and lifestyle comparing how they are carried out in each individual with how these aspects should be carried out optimally – based on understandings made available by research into areas such as anthropology, genetics and evolutionary biology to name a few. The objective being to attempt to match a clients’ habits with optimal as efficiently as possible.

Tim has also had a lifelong relationship with water and the ocean, which has seen surf since he was a child and paddle and coach competitively on surfskis and kayaks at national and international levels for over 35 years. He has also had a strong interest in yoga and meditation since his late teens.



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Genomic (or Genetic) Profiling
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Torquay, Victoria
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Rather than prescribing lots of expensive remedies, my approach is far more process oriented and thorough. I take the time with clients to identify the underlying cause leading to symptoms around the body and, as such, results are more complete and long term.

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