People around the world have known for centuries about the healing power of herbs and spices. They are perhaps one of the most overlooked sources of amazing nutrition, they also inject flavour into the foods we love. If you’re looking to step up your health game, start off by incorporating more fresh herbs and spices into your life.Read More
First off I want to say that I don’t actually like putting food into a “good” and “bad” category. All foods can be enjoyed in moderation, but when wanting to improve your health it’s good to be mindful of some food that are actually labeled as “healthy” but aren’t actually good for your health. So, here’s a bit of myth busting for you with these 10 foods that you think are healthy but really aren’t.Read More
We all get food cravings, let’s be real. But we shouldn’t get them on a daily basis. I’ve helped hundreds of people overcome their cravings, and it’s something I still see clients with on a weekly basis. Because of this I wanted to write this post. If cravings is something you’re struggling with hopefully I can help you overcome them! I know first-hand how much cravings can consume us. Before I studied nutrition, I was working in a corporate role and was struggling with health challenges. At that time I was a sugar-addict, chocolate and ice-cream consumed my mind daily, and I’d always give into them, only making my craving worse and my health challenges worse, so I know how it feels and how challenging it can be to over-come cravings.Read More
Stress is inevitable, and a little stress is normal and actually good for us (believe it or not!) when it’s in small amounts, but too much stress isn’t good, and this is also the case when we are trying to burn body fat and lose weight.Read More
Now everyone is getting back into the swing of work life and the kids are starting to go back to school it’s a good time to prioritise your health start to embrace change with being more conscious of your food choices and also your mindset. It’s all about creating positive habits, rituals and maybe even challenging yourself a little bit.Read More
It takes 21 days to create a habit. If you’re serious about improving your health I highly recommend trying this plan out for 21 days to create new healthy habits. Commit to it, 21 days is a short period of time but it could do wonders for your health. What have you got to lose, take the challenge!Read More
I get asked all the time, what am I supposed to eat, when am I supposed to eat, how much should I eat, what shouldn’t I eat, what is healthy. Well, unless you’re a client of mine this is very hard to answer. Why you ask ... because I’m a Holistic Nutritionist, I look at the individuals needs, no one diet fits all, everybody’s body requires different nutrients, different exercise patterns, different lifestyle requirements. It comes down to your individual needs!Read More
I've been there, I know what it's like and how hard it is to quit sugar. 7+ years ago if you put chocolate in front of me I would have demolished the whole thing in one sitting. And if someone offered me a slice of cake and told me to stop at one slice I would look at them and think they are crazy. Quitting sugar is a real problem, and something I help clients with on a weekly basis in clinic.Read More
When wanting to lose weight the common theme I see in clinic is people ramping up their exercise routine and eating less. In theory it makes sense – burn more calories than you eat, and the kilos will come off. But, the truth is which study after study has shown that, in the long run dieting is rarely effective. Eating a low calorie diet for a long period of time does not improve your health and can do more harm than good.Read More
Smoothies are an amazing way to get a variety of nutrients in your diet. They also take very little time to make so are the perfect breakfast option for anyone who is short on time in the mornings. It’s almost too easy to get carried away with smoothies by adding a little of this, a handful of that a sprinkle of that and voilà! A healthy meal in no time, right?Read More
One symptom I’ve been seeing a lot of in clinic lately is clients suffering from reflux. I know this is a common symptom that many suffer with. Often people go to see their doctor about this and get put on omeprazole. Being a holistic nutritionist I believe so much can be done with dietary and lifestyle change to reduce or eliminate symptoms.Read More
Outer beauty really starts with inner beauty. Our skin truly is a powerful indicator of what is going on inside of us, particularly the liver, blood and colon. Our skin is the largest organ of the body and also happens to be one of our best vehicles for detoxing. What we feed ourselves gets distributed through our bodies, effecting each and every cell, our organs and their various functions.Read More
For far too long many people jump on the scales to see what number jumps back at them. Although picking an arbitrary number for weight loss can be a good starting point (and it’s definitely good to set goals), your scale number certainly doesn’t tell the whole story. Yes, they are valuable as a quantitative tool, and clinically can be useful for tracking progress. However, the number you see when you jump on the scales can either make or break your day and can send you on an unnecessary roller coaster of emotions. I want to encourage you NOT to jump on the scales in the morning, or any time of day in fact. We are so much more than a number!Read More
As a clinical nutritionist, I am here to help you reach your health goals by giving you the tools, guidance and knowledge to achieve optimum health.
I have a holistic approach in the way I work, and address health goals and concerns by looking at all aspects in your life with nutrition as well as lifestyle factors. I look at a range of body systems including digestion, liver, gut functioning, thyroid, adrenal health. I also consider lifestyle factors such as sleep, stress levels, exercise patterns.
You’ll learn to listen to your body and explore what works for you! Together we will develop a nutrition plan which is specific to YOU and your lifestyle using a whole food approach. You’ll get ongoing support from me and tools for creating a healthy lifestyle. My goal is to motivate, inspire and empower you to live whole and feel your best.Read More
As a holistic nutritionist one question I get asked all the time by clients, friends and family is “Is coffee bad for me?”.Read More
One thing I talk to many of my clients about is the importance of a good nights sleep. To me getting a solid 7-8 hours of sleep each night is the foundation to good health! Did you know sleep not only decreases your productivity and performance the following day but it also disrupts your metabolism (increasing your appetite hormone), disrupting your weight, your concentration, your mental health, your sex drive, your ability to cope with stress, lowers your immune system, causes nervous system dysfunction and can wreak havoc on your hormones.Read More
My passion and what I strive for every day, is to help people like you become healthy, vibrant, energized, leaner and stronger so you can achieve your full potential.
For the first 20 years of my life I suffered with asthma, eczema, allergies, food intolerances and in early 20’s was diagnosed with ISB. I was constantly run down, sick, having to take regular days off work, had low energy levels, I was constipated, was a addicted to sugar, saying I was a chocoholic is an understatement and I had food cravings pretty much 24/7 having no self-control around food. I saw food as control and exercise as punishment. I felt broken emotionally and physically.Read More
I've been there, I know what it feels like. My sugar cravings used to be out of control! I was a chocoholic and could easily polish off half a block of chocolate if not more in one sitting, no sweat. When I went on my health journey and changed my diet and lifestyle (before studying nutrition) I put steps in place to quit the terribly addictive and health destroying stuff. You can too! Trust me, you just have to be committed and dedicated to reaching your goals.Read More
Being a nutritionist and passionate foodie I make sure I fuel my body with healthy, delicious food every day. Not only does it make me feel good, but I use food as medicine, it provides me with energy to get through long busy days. My day on a plate often changes depending on the season, how I'm feeling or how busy I am, but what I'm going to share with you is a little glimpse into my life of my most common choices for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, if you don't already follow me on Instagram.Read More
Last week I went on a little adventure in the South Island, exploring Franz Josef, Wanaka and Queenstown before heading to a friend’s wedding in Martinborough. Being a nutritionist I’m always health conscious, so when I travel I take specific supplements and/or powders with me to ensure I keep my health in check.Read More