Nutritional Services

Nutritional Services

James Lyons is offering FREE consultations through The Gender Centre to reach transgender and gender diverse clients who could benefit from nutritional support 

James Lyons is a clinical nutritionist who specialises in transgender health, and complementary care in HIV/AIDS & hepatitis C. He received a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutritional Medicine from the Southern School of Natural Therapies in Melbourne and now practices evidence-based nutrition in Sydney. He is committed to advancing the field of nutrition to better address the needs of marginalised people of all kinds, and is passionate about educating fellow healthcare practitioners on cultural competency in treating trans and gender diverse clients.Drawing on his lived experience, James creates a clinical space for trans and gender diverse clients at the Gender Centre to access nutritional medicine with a practitioner who shares common language and cultural understanding.Nutritional medicine is a perfect complement to medical model transitioning. It can support the body during HRT, promote desired changes, reduce side effects of medications, improve healing times and outcomes of surgeries, as well as strengthen the immune system, the nervous system, and general well-being.

Nutritional medicine practitioners recognise underlying mechanisms involved in disease states, and explain how to treat or prevent them with dietary changes, lifestyle adjustment, and nutritional supplementation.As a holistic practitioner, James collaborates with his clients to create treatment plans together, where all aspects of the client's health, lifestyle, and goals are taken into consideration.

During a consultation, James works with his clients to explore their health history, current conditions, lifestyle habits and physical signs of nutrient insufficiencies. Evidence-based nutritional medicine draws on well-researched use of food and nutritional supplements to support and promote the body's natural healing processes.James is proudly sex worker friendly, body positive, user friendly, and is an expert in vegan and vegetarian nutrition.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Evidence-based nutritional medicine may also help in the treatment of:

·       HIV/AIDS
·       Hepatitis C
·       Gut conditions, IBS, IBD, coeliac disease, reflux etc.
·       Acne, eczema, psoriasis
·       Depression, anxiety and fatigue
·       Weight gain, loss or maintenance
·       Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol
·       Fertility, pregnancy, and post-natal care
·       Childhood and adolescent nutritional requirements
·       General wellness


Initial appointment: 1 hour
Follow-up appointment: 30 min-45 mins
Fees Free through the Gender Centre
Please contact The Gender Centre on 9569-2366 to book an appointment or James directly at
Appointment days are the second  Friday of each month 


Please fill out the intake form and bring it with you to your first appointment



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