What I Do
I support mums and families who have unique and complex health issues to resolve fussy and difficult eating behaviours, improve gut health, moods, energy and general wellbeing; using food as medicine and individualised nutrtion support.
I use my passion, expertise and food as medicine to inspire and motivate families to adopt health eating habits. When you are nourished with individualised nutrition your health condition or disability is more easily managed.
Coming from a place of lived experience and passion, I use my personal and professional experience to support you to realistically develop and achieve health goal.
Individualised Nutrition Plans are developed based on identifying and addressing underlying causes, deficiencies and additional demands for essential nutrients. We can then incorporate an individualised nutrition and wholefood diet protocol.
I see the strengths of individuals and use these to identify motivations and goals to move forward and create healthy habits. I start with an in-depth health review. If required I will recommend further integrative medical testing to provide additional insights of underlying causes to be addressed. A treatment Plan in developed, with recommendations for nutrition and diet protocols and mentoring to support you to achieve your long term health and well being goals.
Mentoring may include nutrition basics and finding inspiration for foods that are compatible with your individual needs. So that your diet is made up of foods that nourish rather than aggravate intolerances or your health issues. Having a skilled mentor and accountability partner is reassuring when you are creating new healthy habits.
Goals and Outcomes
The Nourish your Ability individualised nutrition programs are a holistic approach to support you as a whole person, not just your individual symptoms. Using food as medicine and essential lifestyle mentoring you will be motivated to create long-term healthy eating habits with a nutrient dense diet to improve your immune functions, your energy and weight management, your ability to cope with stress, overwhelm and anxiety, and manage food allergies and intolerances. An individualised diet will support you to reach your full potential.
Two extended consults to identify where your are now with your nutrition and where you want to be.
In the initial assessment we review of your health concerns, lifestyle and diet, then we develop your plan to create new healthy eating habits.
The review will include:
- Health and lifestyle priorities
- Detailed review of current diet and foods that maybe problematic
- Review of potential allergens and food intolerances
- Your dietary habits and routines
- How well you are digesting foods to optimise your gut health
- Weight and body mass
The Initial Assessment is followed by a consultation to report on the findings, discuss treatment goals in context of your Individualised Nutrition and Diet Protocol.
Most Private Health Insurance funds provide rebates for Nutrition consults. Self-Managed and Plan-Managed NDIS participants are welcome.
This program uses an individualised therapeutic approach to introduce and incorporate nutritional foods and develop positive eating behaviours.
We review drivers of the current eating behaviours: food intolerances, gut health, sensory sensitivities, ritualistic habits, food anxiety and other influences impacting eating habits.
The individualised nutrition treatment strategies will vary depending on the most significant influencers. The priority will always be to provide adequate nourishment, using food as medicine.
Do you have a specific health goal you want to achieve?
When I ask this question 9 out of 10 will include weigh loss!
Weight gain is a symptom of a bigger picture; to reduce weight will often require managing moods, energy, stress and anxiety, gut and immune health.
What I offer at Nourish your Ability are individualised nutrition programs with proven successful outcomes. Your program will support your complex life, mentor and motivate you, while gently holding you accountable to your goals.