My passion for nutrition and gut health was first awakened approximately 9 years ago, after my precious daughter was born. She has Autism Spectrum Disorder and a rare genetic condition called Kabuki syndrome. She is a joy and a gift, and she has faced many challenges in her short life. Dietary intervention was a game changer for her. Literally life altering. It was life altering for me too, as it prompted me to abandon a career of more than 20 years in research and statistics to study Nutritional Medicine.
My greatest joy is helping people to be as healthy and happy as they can be. My two biggest passions are helping people to optimise their gut health (and therefore improve a range of health conditions and psychological conditions associated with poor gut health), and helping children (and families of children) with special needs.
As well as being a qualified Nutritionist, I am a trained counsellor with a degree in Psychology, and a passionate writer and published author. I have written for Australia’s leading parenting magazine (Practical Parenting) and for Source Kids magazine. I have been a staff blogger for Mommies of Miracles, which is the world’s largest virtual support group for mothers of children with special needs, and I write a personal blog about my daughter Sophie which can be found at www.peekabookabuki.com.
My years working as a researcher and statistician have not gone to waste. I take pride in using these skills to ensure that the nutritional advice I provide has a solid evidence-based, rather than being a current “fad”.
I am an accredited member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS) and am a registered provider (Nutrition) for a number of private health funds.
I attend regular professional development events to ensure that my knowledge is continually growing, so that clients can have the benefit of the most recent knowledge in the field.
My work is not just a job – it is a passion. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and passion with you.
Founder – Nourished Pathways, BA (Psych), Adv Dip Nut Med, ATMS