Nutrition has a significant role in your life. You might not realise it but the foods you choose to consume have a massive impact on your health and well-being. Everyday your making food choices some may benefit and some harm your body. While this daily positive or negative effect may be small certain repeated food choices over time can have major consequences or rewards.
So how do you know what food choices will provide the best outcomes for your health. There is so much health information at our finger tips. Books, magazines, the internet, television, social media the list goes on. And all this information is telling you different diets or styles of eating are better than others.
Low carb, low fat, high fat, gluten free, dairy free, high carb, paleo, vegan, vegetarian, soy free, organic, high protein, smoothies, juice detox, sugar free, grain free, Ketogenic diet, Atkins, 5:2, blood type diet, etc…..
With so many sources of information telling you what you can and can not eat it can become confusing. And if not done correctly some of these styles of eating (the big long list above) can actually do you more harm than good.
This is where a Nutritionist comes in: Myself or another practitioner you resonate with
As a Clinical Nutritionist I am not against any of the diets above. Most of them have merit and might be recommended in certain health conditions. Putting a label your diet or following such strict rules may lead to unhealthy relationships with food. A Nutritionist can help put you on the right track on what food choices to make and what foods are best suited to YOU and YOUR health. I aim to give you clarity on your health and inspire you to achieve the best possible outcomes. I want to empower, encourage and educate you on your health journey.
I believe that treatment aims should be holistic and individualised. There is no ‘one size fits all’ plan and your treatment isn’t just about the foods you eat. Your whole lifestyle and environment is taken into consideration to achieve the best possible health outcomes. Some health conditions require nutritional supplementation so you may be put on a supplement (it’s only temporary) but my first line of treatment is usually always food.
Throughout my university degree to become a qualified Nutritionist (BHSc Nutritional Medicine) I studied subjects such as chemistry, human biology & anatomy, pathology, pharmacology, microbiology, nutritional biochemistry, nutrition, food as medicine, clinical examination and much more. But my learning is far from over, I am constantly researching and furthering my health education to use the most up to date scientific information in my clinical practice.
My Passion & Philosophy
My passion for health and wellness is powered by my own personal health journey. And I want to help as many people as I can. Everyone deserves to be healthy and feel the best that they can. I have learnt so much over the years and I want to share that knowledge and make a difference. Sometimes you just need to be put in the right direction.
My philosophy towards nutrition and health is about nourishing your body with fresh whole foods, feeling happy, enjoying life and physical movement. I am not about restriction or ‘good’ or ‘bad’ foods. I try to stay away from labelling. I want to encourage you to build a healthy relationship with food. If you love a burger (I know I sure do) I say eat it. I like to work within your tastes, eating style and lifestyle but its about knowing how that burger can contribute to your health and learning how you can still enjoy the foods you love but in the healthiest way possible.
So if this resonates with you and you are wanting to change feel free to contact me if you have any queries or you would like to take a step towards better health and wellness.
Below are some common situations where a Nutritionist can assist:
- Low energy/fatigue
- Digestive upset- reflux, cramps, bloating, gas, irregular or overly frequent bowel motions or nausea, IBS.
- Weight management (gain, loss or maintenance)
- Skin conditions
- Anxiety, stress, depression
- Reoccurring illness/ low immune
- Premenstrual symptoms
- You have just been diagnosed with a medical condition and you want to know what foods to consume and needed some nutritional support to assist with your medical treatment.
- Preventative health and wellness
- Preconception and pregnancy
- Food intolerances or allergies
- Sinus troubles or hay-fever
- and much more