What to expect when you see a Clinical Nutritionist?
A thorough and personalised treatment plan is developed and reviewed at every consult and will involve dietary advice based on nutrient assessment, and lifestyle recommendations. A review consult allows us to check in with the progress and address concerns or queries you may have.
What is Clinical Nutrition?
Nutritional medicine is a holistic modality that combines evidence informed practice with the utilisation of food as a medicinal tool to reinstate health and wellbeing. It is standard practice to gather as much information pertaining to the client’s personal health history to gain comprehensive understanding of the driving cause of dis-ease. Rather than suppressing ailments with pharmaceuticals, we use natural methods to stimulate the body’s innate healing powers, by restoring function to biological processes through the use of nutraceuticals and/or therapeutic diets.
Who will be my clinical nutritionist?
With a strong interest both in women’s health and mental wellbeing, Natasha began her studies in a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Nutritional & Dietetic Medicine. The more she learnt about the mind, nutritional biochemistry and the nervous system - the link between food and its effect on mental health became more apparent, and then the more she could see the impact of stress and its role in disease pathogenesis. She is currently undertaking her Graduate Diploma in Psychology.
Natasha is also an esteemed yoga teacher, and this, combined with her understanding of how chronic stress can block the body from healing, she often prescribes yoga and breathing techniques as a part of her treatment plan to clients. Natasha says that it is through the teachings of yoga that she is able to provide people with the tools and techniques they need to encourage relaxation, develop mindfulness and therefore manage stress and anxiety states.
Natasha’s specific areas of interest are female reproductive health (especially endometriosis), gut health and mental wellbeing. Through nutritional medicine and yoga, clients are able to make powerful transformations by positively affecting the nervous system, thereby having a direct impact on both physical and mental health outcomes. A typical initial consult will involve taking an extensive personal health history, functional pathology analysis and a holistic understanding of any contributing dietary and lifestyle factors. Individualised treatment plans often include dietary, lifestyle and supplement recommendations to help improve the individual’s health picture.
Along with an obsession for creating (and eating) wholesome food, Natasha is incredibly passionate about the environment as well as clean and ethical beauty. So be prepared to not only look in your fridge but also your pantry, bathroom and laundry to see what else may be impacting your vitality and health.