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Nutrition& Dietetics

What does a Nutritionist do?

Believe it or not, nutrition is more than creating meal plans for clients. This probably occurs a lot less than you may think. Yes, food plays a major role during a consult, but the focus is on the biochemistry that the food you are consuming plays within your body. Is your body absorbing these nutrients properly? Are you in pain? Are uncomfortable before or after meals? Our intestines are a major site for not just nutrient breakdown but nutrient absorption also. Ensuring that your body is not just absorbing but breaking down nutrients effectively lies at the core of our work. The body's chemistry is what keep us in homeostasis and this is what we work towards achieving. As a Clinical Nutritionist I aim to educate my clients giving them control over their health. 

Things a Nutritionist aims to improve

GUT HEALTH

Our gut plays a major role in our health and this often an area that we focus on. Reducing inflammation and ensuring you are not feeding and or growing any nasties that shouldn’t be there. Pain, bloating, burping and excessive gas are signs that the food you are consuming may not be working for your body.

 

BALANCING HORMONES

 Especially in females this can be key to many symptoms experienced. Period pain, mood swings, brain fog, irritability, bloating, cramping as well as trouble losing weight. 

WEIGHT LOSS

Of course we can assist with weigh loss. Or provide meal plans to where needed. More often then not, weight loss comes about when working on the above (Gut health and hormones) which in turn is looking at our body's biochemistry, bringing it back into homeostasis. 

What does a Dietician do?

Dietitian’s can provide support in a wide variety of ways. If you google what a dietitian does, it may sound something like…  

 

‘Dietitian's are qualified professionals with the skills to provide expert nutrition and dietary advice. They translate the latest scientific information into practical advice about what to eat.’ 

 

Dietitian’s work a lot with people who have medical conditions that impact nutritional health or simply just their eating, including: 

 

  • Chronic Diseases: Heart disease, diabetes, cancer, COPD, osteoporosis, etc.  

  • Gastrointestinal Diseases: celiac disease, lactose intolerance, IBS, IBD, diverticulitis, 

  • GERD/GORD, etc  

  • Overweight/obesity 

  • Nutritional deficiencies  

  • Food allergies, intolerances and sensitivities  

  • Malnutrition  

 

If you have symptoms like poor appetite, nausea, vomiting, swallowing difficulty, diarrhoea, constipation that are impacting your eating, a Dietitian can assist in reducing symptoms and restoring any nutrition health necessary.  

 

Dietitian’s can also support nutrition through life starting with nutrition for; 

 

  • Pregnancy  

  • Breastfeeding 

  • Starting solids 

  • Toddlers 

  • School age 

  • Adolescents  

Beyond this, there are various other areas a Dietitian can support you and your family.  

 

  • You may have a lot of stressors relating to you or your child’s nutritional health and feel as though you need support navigating this.  

 

  • You may find the practical side to eating difficult due to your lifestyle, or maybe you are not enjoying eating.  

 

  • You may feel as though your diet is simply not supporting your personal goals is not optimising your health. 

  • You may feel lost in the hard-to-navigate world of health and nutrition, where there is so much information out there it can be hard to know what is right for you. 

 

 

We aim to walk alongside you… (as the expert of you, your family and your lifestyle) through any problems or concerns you have regarding your nutritional health. We are fulfilled if we can provide support that is genuine, judgement free and adds value to your life.  

 

If anything you have read above resonated with you please do not hesitate to see a Dietitian.