I am a registered Nutritionist, qualified in clinical nutrition. I have a passion for evidence based science, biochemistry, pathophysiology, and am fascinated by the interactions of nutrients within the body and the role they play in supporting disease. In addition to the nerdy science stuff, I love food, real, whole, colourful and tasty food. I personally don’t label my eating preferences, and over the course of the years I have learnt to give my body what it wants and this is usually what it needs, and with good nutrition a person will crave the wrong kinds of foods less and the right ones more often. I don’t believe in eliminating any food group, but certainly do believe that some foods should be enjoyed less frequently than others – lets face it, chocolate in moderation is not going to kill you, and can be good for you!
My health journey was not overly complicated, however it does give me a good perspective of how achieving wellbeing can be very confusing. I grew up in a coastal town in Australia, and despite being brought up on a very healthy organic diet I had absolutely no idea how to look after my health properly once it was my sole responsibility. I became sick, lethargic, depressed, anxious, bloated and pudgy. After a while I made the correlation between good health and good nutrition, so I quit my job as a graphic designer and went back to university to study nutrition, and now I feel extemely lucky to have found a vocation that I am passionate about.
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