A BIG WELCOME TO YOU!
HELLO, I'm Chelsea an accredited Nutritional Medicine practitioner (BHSc.) servicing northern suburbs of Melbourne; including Preston, Clifton Hill, North Fitzroy, Ivanhoe, Eaglemont, Heidelberg and Rosanna (you can find me here).
I have been interested in nutrition and sport for the best part of my life. As a teenager I experimented with low fat cooking, and shortly after I decided to become a vegetarian but not a very good one adopting the "beige diet". It was not long before I realised that I was not doing my body any favours, lacking energy, storing extra body fat and riding the waves of my mood swings!
At this time I embarked on a career in Nutritional Medicine and this is where my passion to learn more about my health and nutrition became a reality.
My mission is to EMPOWER WOMEN just like YOU with the knowledge and practical tools, needed to create a sustainable healthy lifestyle.
I help patients with a wide range of health conditions and strategies, that include, but are not limited to:
weight loss and weight management,
digestive health, including food intolerances and IBS,
fertility issues and preconception care,
and much more.
I believe good nutrition is the foundation of living a healthy and fulfilled life and all you need is one action - simply by drinking one glass of water, you have started your movement towards greater health and one that you control.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve optimal health.
What is Nutritional Medicine Anyhow?
Put simply it integrates science and principles of natural medicine into a distinct approach to nutritional practice.
Nutritional Medicine examines disturbances in body chemistry caused by nutritional imbalances, resulting from improper diet, food sensitivities, gastrointestinal dysfunction, inflammation and environmental toxic agents, that contribute to the patient's illness.
Once identified, nutritional balance can be restored with a diet based on whole, natural foods, that are seasonal and organic (where possible), and are integrated with ongoing treatment and education.
The practice of nutritional medicine may employ the use of:
Behavioural and lifestyle counselling
Diet therapy with consideration to nutrient interactions
Food preparation and medicinal cooking
Therapeutic application of foods with specific functions
Digestive function and efficiency
Prescription of nutritional supplements
Analysis of drug-nutrient interactions
Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional Medicine)
Certificate IV in Fitness
Senior first aid certificate
Member of Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA)