Interested to find out about my approach? Keep reading on to learn how I can help as your health coach, aka your guide on the side...
As a certified health coach, it’s my pleasure and privilege to help you reach these goals and more, because I believe it's our birthright to live fulfilling, happy and healthy lives!
A few years ago, I discovered the amazing healing power of food and lifestyle. Together with my study at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, I have the knowledge and experience to guide you through a process of healing and eventually flourishing.
Over the course of three months, we will spend an hour or two each fortnight focusing on you and only you.
No kids, no partner, no commitments, it's our opportunity to identify and unpack the barriers to your
best self. We'll implement a program of gradual change that takes you from functioning to....you guessed it...flourishing.
We will talk regularly to work through any challenges you might face and I'll keep you accountable to reach those goals we set.
It takes a while to get out of balance, and it also takes a while to re-balance.
Don't worry gorgeous soul, I'm here with you every step of the way.
Are you ready to...
start saying YES to yourself and stop putting yourself last?
learn the best foods to nourish your unique body?
make the time for precious you, no more excuses?
introduce healthy habits in all areas of life, habits that actually stick?
follow a meal plan and recipes that take the guesswork out and taste delicious?
feel good NOW?
If that's a big YES! you're in the right place, beautiful.
How I went from
Sick and tired of feeling sick and tired?!
Are you fed up with those yo-you diets and restrictive meal plans that don't seem to stick (or work!)?
Do you feel overwhelmed and confused about what's healthy and what's not? Has life become so totally busy and frantic that you've let yourself go???
I hear you, my friend. Chances are, if you're reading this you feel burnt out, depleted on all levels and generally in need of a reset. I used to feel just like you.
Rewind a couple years back to when I lived in Sydney and worked 9-5pm in a job I loathed, I squeezed in intense exercise most days even if I was tired or didn't have the energy, I ate on the run at odd/irregular times, and slotted sleep in once I managed to get through my impossible and never-ending to-do list, I said yes to every social engagement (often to the detriment of my health).
I felt deeply unfulfilled, stuck and out of balance in life. What followed was a series of one health scare after another (I have a stack of medical reports as a reminder of those dark days).
My already messed up digestion flared up (think food going straight through you while you're eating out. Sooo embarrassing!! And constantly bloated, burpy and gassy) and I developed adrenal fatigue, a term I had never heard of as it's typically not recognised by western medicine.
Then there was chronic pain whenever I did exercise and the anxiety clouding it which made me too scared to exercise! I was stuck in a vicious cycle of trying to be my healthiest self and yet the anxiety of it all was unbearable.
I ended up becoming an orthorexic (an OCD food and wellness purist) who wasn't much fun to be around (I was THE worst dinner company!). It wasn't until I started to really understand and appreciate how to support my health and wellbeing on ALL levels - physically, mentally and emotionally - that I began to feel better - slowly but surely.
My journey to healing (and it's still a work in progress) coupled with my education from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition has given me the skills, knowledge and first-hand experience to help you, too, reclaim your health and vitality and create a balanced life that works for your unique and precious body.
I look at food through the lens of primary and secondary foods:
These nourish us on a much deeper level than the foods, beverages and supplements we take in.
Together we will explore imbalances in the following 'primary foods':
These key areas of life are all interrelated and when one becomes out of balance, it creates a domino-effect and affects the rest.
For example, if you're in a stressful work environment it's likely your personal relationships and sleep will take a toll. You'll probably have less time to pack a healthy lunch, too, resorting to processed foods and caving into cravings.
Don't worry, though. I'll help you address these challenges and introduce small yet sustainable steps to create greater harmony and health in your life.
These are the foods, drinks, supplements and remedies we take in.
Did you know that the average medicine degree includes just 19 hours of nutrition training?! I was pretty shocked when I discovered this and you might be too, right?
With stress and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) accounting for some of the top reasons we visit our GP, people need real help to treat these conditions with dietary changes. Unfortunately, most doctors don't have time to get into this with their patients, and instead hand out a "quick-fix" prescription.
This is where I come in. I've studied over 100 different dietary theories (not that I believe in dieting), but what I do believe is that there IS NOT a one-size-fits-all diet for everyone.
I take into consideration my clients' specific health concerns, their digestion, age, budget, gender, lifestyle, location, condition and constitution, and ancestry when putting together meal plans, recipes pantry makeovers.
I'll help you explore different foods and eating patterns that help you feel vibrant, energised and...ALIVE!