Many health issues and conditions can be dealt with by simply making changes to diet and lifestyle. The old saying you are what you eat is so true. Hippocrates had it right with his motto, “let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Nutrition is the foundation of health so when illness occurs within the body, making changes to the diet can help with treatment and relieve symptoms.
As a Nutritionist these are some of the health issues I can help treat:
- Food intolerances; coeliacs, gluten intolerance, fructose malabsorption FODMAP diet, IBS, lactose and dairy intolerance, salicylates and histamine intolerance
- Gut health and Gut Health Programs
- Autoimmune disorders
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- High cholesterol
- Women’s health (preconception, pregnancy, menopause)
- Children’s health (allergies, food intolerances, behavioural issues due to food and chemical sensitivities,recurring sickness)
- Weight loss consultations /detox diets
- Immune issues
My consultations include a detailed dietary analysis. I like to get a thorough background of your health history to assess if there are any underlying issues that need to be treated or referred for further investigations. Nutritional deficiencies and food intolerance’s are assessed and meal plans, recipes and shopping lists are then provided according to dietary changes that need to be implemented. Initial consultations are an hour and cost $75.00 with any follow up consultations, if necessary, for 45 minutes at $55.00.
Dietary and weight loss consultations are benefited by some health insurance funds, depending on fund and level of cover.
I am currently consulting from my office at home in Emerald. Upon booking an appointment I will give you the address.
PATIENT INFORMATION PRIVACY
As a Health Professional I am committed to protecting your privacy. On an initial consultation, a full patient history will be taken. This is to help determine the appropriate care needed for treatment and anything discussed in the consultations is completely confidential.
WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM
I have 6 week weight loss programs to help you achieve your goal weight. It includes weekly weigh ins, 6 weeks of meal plans and recipes, plus personal weight loss consultations to help motivate and keep you accountable. The cost is $30.00 per week. Detox packages are also available, including multivitamins and liver cleansers.
Any good gut heath program takes a MINIMUM of 6 weeks, depending on the severity of damage done to the intestinal mucosa. Unfortunately the gut take a relatively long time to heal, but it IS repairable, in most cases. Removing the offending foods, and substituting these with wholesome, healing, anti-inflammatory foods is essential. The gut needs good nutrition and good bacteria for it to be working at its optimum. Gut health programs definitely need guidance as there are many conflicting diets and opinions out there. Paleo, GAPS, Vegan and Mediterranean diets all claim to help with gut integrity. I believe there are pros and cons to each of these diets, and a combination of different aspects of all of them, is probably the best fit for most bodies. My gut program includes a combination of gut healing broths, and recommendations for foods that help build up the bacteria in the small intestine, such as pre and probiotics. It also takes account of any food intolerances you may have. Removing processed foods is essential as is including anti inflammatory foods at every meal.Any diet has to be practical too in order for it to be successful, so I like to keep my suggestions simple according to your lifestyle.