About Ryan Barby
meet ryan barby, certified integrative health practitioner, founder of 4yhealth
My passion for all things health, wellness and nutrition developed when I was 22 years old and diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. There I was, a young uni student in Newcastle, Australia; I was fit, healthy and in the prime of my life… and now I had diabetes. Incurable, lifelong and nothing I could have done to prevent it. It’s a disease that still has so many unknowns about it, and now I had it for life. My life had changed overnight.
After being admitted and cared for in hospital to stabilise my blood sugar, I still vividly remember the last thing the doctor said to me as he was walking me out of the hospital, “Diabetes, it’s a **** of a disease.” To say I was caught by surprise by such language from my doctor, and that being his choice for parting words, would be an understatement. However, I refused to believe that I could not live a normal lifestyle, that this dis-ease would control every waking hour of life, that I could not lead a normal, long and healthy life.
Years of bouncing around to different doctors and feeling dissatisfied with the advice I was receiving… years of frustration and confusion… years of self learning and experimentation with different diet, exercise and supplement protocols… I knew there had to be something out there that made sense of all this, something that could tie it all together. It wasn’t until I discovered Integrative Health that everything finally clicked and I could see how the pieces fit together.
During August 2018, I was lucky enough to stumble across my now mentor, and one of the world’s leading experts in Integrative Health and Functional Medicine, Dr. Stephen Cabral, through his podcast. I was even luckier that he had just opened up a certification program so that he could pass on his experience and expertise from 20 years of practise and 250,000 + client appointments to a new wave of Integrative Health Practitioners.
It struck me; this was it, this was what tied everything together. This was the answer I’d been looking for, and it could be the answer for others too. I knew that with a deep knowledge of Integrative Health, and my own personal struggles and experience as a diabetic… I knew I would be uniquely poised to be able share an important message with those also frustrated and struggling with their physical and mental health. I would be able to help them with their frustrations, help them avoid the confusion that I experienced and finally re-balance their body, renew their health, and their life.
Having become a certified Integrative Health Practitioner under Dr. Stephen Cabral’s tutelage, I feel more confident than ever that I can help those in need find the health they seek. I understand what you’re going through, I am here for you. It’s 4 Your Health.
Areas of Practice
Blood Sugar Regulation
Please feel free to email me with any questions and I look forward to hearing your success story soon!