What can a nutritionist help me with?

The real question is, what CAN'T a nutritionist help me with? Nutrition is such a key part of health and wellbeing, on both a physical and mental level. Optimising your nutrition can help you not just look better, but FEEL better, function your best, improve your mood and emotional wellbeing and prevent your risk of chronic disease, illness and other health problems.

I take a very holistic approach to health and nutrition, which means I take everything that makes up and affects YOU into consideration, from diet, to lifestyle and physical activity, mental and emotional health, mindset, sleep, family and personal medical history and more! With a long history of battling an eating disorder, competitive sport and being type 1 diabetic, combined with my studies and clinical experience in nutritional medicine, I am so passionate about helping people feel their best and reach their ideal health, which is so individual for every person.

I can help you with:

  • Reaching your optimal weight and body composition, whether that's losing or gaining weight
  • Increasing your energy levels
  • Improving your sports performance, recovery and physical function
  • Learning to listen to your body, eat intuitively and find balance
  • Gaining a healthy relationship with food and overcoming struggles with disordered eating
  • Optimising your digestive health
  • Managing type 1 or type 2 diabetes, and other autoimmune or chronic illnesses
  • Just feeling better all-round!

 

What are your qualifications?

I have completed a Bachelor of Health Science (BHSc) in Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine, making me a fully qualified clinical nutritionist!

 

What is the difference between a nutritionist and dietitian?

The difference between a nutritionist and dietitian isn't always so clear and depends highly on the country and level of study. When looking for a Nutritionist or Dietitian, always make sure they have completed a university level Bachelor degree and are registered with accrediting associations. There are many 'Nutritionist' courses out there which are not at all reputable and only for very short time periods, therefore nowhere near up to the level of study of a university degree.

In Australia, dietitians generally work in hospital settings or government positions, often working with disease conditions such as diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease, although they may also practice privately. Dietitians usually (but not always!) focus on diet alone, without diving into the more holistic perspective of the whole body and lifestyle.

Nutritionists, in contrast, usually work in clinical practice, one on one with clients. They take a more holistic approach to health and nutrition, assessing not just food intake but also metabolism, digestion and other biochemical processes of each body system, mental health, lifestyle and much more!

 

Can I get private health rebates on consults?

Yes! Consults can be claimed with private health insurance in Australia.

 

How many consults will I need?

This totally depends! Some people may just need 2-3 consults, while others require and benefit much more from long-term ongoing support and guidance, either weekly, fortnightly or a few times a year. The best part is, I offer a range of different services to work with what YOU need!

 

Do you provide meal plans?

I sure do! I create very personalised and individualised meal plans that are based completely on you, your needs and preferences, and your goals. I believe there is no 'one size fits all', which is why I design my plans based on your unique situation and needs in order to best support your health and wellbeing!

 

I don't live nearby, can I still see you?

Yes! As well as face-to-face consults in Dunsborough, Western Australia. I also offer consults to people living anywhere else in the world through Skype, over the phone, or per email. Which ever option suits YOU best!