I am an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) with the Dietitians
Association of Australia, and an Accredited Nutritionist (AN) with Nutrition Australia.
I hold a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics (BNutDiet) from Flinders University, South Australia.
Having been captivated for most of my younger years by the fact that what we eat can influence our health, working in the nutrition field was an easy choice for me.
I suffered from my own health ailments as a teenager and began to experiment with different eating styles, in the hopes of finding one that would make me feel healthy again. Many of these diets were popular diets followed by celebrities and other media figures, and I found no particular benefits from following them, only that they were mundane to follow and hard to stick to!
In my late teens I started following a plant-based diet after watching documentaries about animal cruelty. This way of eating and living made so much sense to me. The more I read, watched and listened, the more I learnt about why and how to live in accordance with my values, not only regarding animal welfare, but also environmental sustainability and (of particular interest to me) human health.
As part of a profession that provides expert advice in the field of nutrition, I am passionate about supporting others to prevent, manage and treat health conditions through nutrition, as well as teaching the art of nurturing positive relationships with food and our bodies.
Although vegan myself, I see people from all walks of life, with all sorts of eating habits and preferences. Other than vegan/vegetarian diets, I also specialise in gastrointestinal disorders, food intolerances/sensitivities and Multiple Sclerosis, and have had further training in weight management using non-diet therapy.
My philosophy towards nutrition is simple:
Eat more plants, and focus on whole foods.