Vitamedicine is a personalised person-centred holistic system of health care with a core set of philosophies, principles, and practices. There are 12 pillars of Vitamedicine. Vitamedicine looks at the whole person, physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, and environmentally, among other aspects, and focuses on the person’s individual needs. It aims to address the underlying causes of disordered health and promote optimum health. It takes into full account the lifestyle factors of the person. The uniqueness of everyone is taken into account with vitamedicine. Vitamedicine is integrative in nature and utilises the integration of traditional knowledge and science.


The 12 pillars of Vitamedicine are:

  • First, do no harm (Primum non Nocere)
  • Treat the whole person (Tolle Totum)
  • Identify and treat the cause (Tolle Causam)
  • Prevention (Preventir) and health promotion in all areas
  • The healing power of nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae) and that of the body
  • The health professional is a teacher (Docere)
  • Regular hydration
  • Nourish with wholefoods
  • Support with herbal medicines
  • Daily physical activity and regular movement
  • Mindfulness
  • Sleep and rest

McEwen B. Vitalism and Vitamedicine. JATMS 2021; 27(4): 200-207




The Vitamedicine Institute officially opened in 2002 as part of the clinic (established 1999). The Vitamedicine Institute has had various names over the years with its running name in the background. Nutrition, naturopathic medicine, and lifestyle medicine play an integral role in promoting health.

Currently updating all the information on the website. With my book being published in 2022, the Vitamedicine Institute will be expanding on education and research.


Vitamedicine Institute Mission Statement

  • To improve the health of people in Australia and worldwide
  • To lead education and training of health professionals
  • To promote innovation through education and research
  • To expand health literacy
  • To advocate and develop policies that improve overall health outcomes

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