Dani & I have had lots of questions lately around what Clinical Nutrition actually is, and who it is suited to. The answer is – most people!
Clinical Nutritionists can support you to:
- Get the nutrients that you need
- Reduce symptoms and progression of certain conditions
- Help your tummy feel better
- Understand food on a deeper level – because let’s face it, all of the conflicting information out there can be crazy confusing
Dani is particularly passionate about:
- Supporting mood & nervous system regulation, including in anxiety & depression
- Helping you to improve your energy levels, increasing quality of life
- Reducing brain fog
- Improving sleep quality
- Reducing joint pain
- Peri-menopause & menopause
- Supporting cardiometabolic health, including:
- Heart health
- Type 2 diabetes
- Insulin resistance
How can nutrition help all of this?!
Our nutrition is fundamental to so many of the processes of our bodies. Dani has studied a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine, so she has a really in-depth, current & evidence-based understanding of how this works. Having studied at Endeavour College of Natural Medicine, Dani also brings a similar holistic understanding and approach to her consultations as in Naturopathy.
A huge percentage of our neurotransmitters (such as serotonin and dopamine) are made in the gut, meaning that gut health is a really important factor in the maintenance of a well-balanced mood. Additionally, our bodies require specific nutrients to make these neurotransmitters.
Energy levels –
There are multiple different causes of low energy – gut health, nutritional status, hormone levels – all of which can be greatly supported by nutrition.
Brain fog –
Really common in perimenopause, as we age, when there’s something going on in the gut & when we have certain nutritional deficiencies.
Sleep quality –
Certain nutrients are required to produce the neurotransmitters essential for sleep – Dani is an absolute whiz at ensuring your brain (and gut) has the food that it needs. There are also some other factors that can play a role in not having a good sleep such as blood sugar regulation, which can be supported by nutritional changes and specific supplements.
Joint pain –
You know the quote ‘You are what you eat’? This one can play a bit of a role here – by increasing anti-inflammatory foods including wild caught low-mercury fish, looking at and removing inflammatory triggers in the diet, and including specific supplements we can make a huge difference to joint pain, which can be an absolute game changer. There are certain dietary and supplement interventions that can even slow the progression of the development of some conditions causing joint pain.
Peri-menopause & Menopause –
Vaginal dryness, changes in sleep, weight gain, brain fog, irregular menstrual bleeding – Dani has got you. Food as medicine can make some huge changes throughout peri-menopause and menopause, allowing you to feel like yourself through this time of huge change.
Cardiometabolic health –
Obesity is a known risk factor for the development of cardiometabolic disease, however not all people with a cardiometabolic condition (such as insulin resistance, heart disease & diabetes) are overweight. And sometimes they are, but can’t seem to shift the weight no matter what they do. Clinical Nutrition can help both groups of people. Certain dietary changes and supplements can really change the trajectory of cardiometabolic health. If you have been diagnosed with a cardiometabolic condition, I highly recommend booking in to see a Clinical Nutritionist or Naturopath to support you.
What changes am I going to have to make?
There’s no one-size fits all approach to Clinical Nutrition. Dani works with her clients to find out:
- What dietary or supplementary intervention is going to have the biggest impact for the client
- What changes the client is willing and able to make
- What obstacles the client is facing that might get in the way of making those changes
- How to overcome those obstacles
- What the client’s budget is
Dani approaches consultations with a food as medicine (you can read more about food as medicine here) focus where possible, and uses high-quality nutritional supplements to support these dietary changes and kick-start the body’s innate healing ability.
What sets Dani apart?
Dani takes a holistic approach when working with her clients, seeing the client as a whole person who lives with a certain support group and in a certain environment. Taking this into consideration, while also bringing in more of a traditional Naturopathic approach when it comes to using food as medicine and treating the cause of the symptoms. Dani is also up to date with current Evidence Based Practices. Not all Clinical Nutritionists take a holistic approach utilising food as medicine, and so if this is something that you’re looking for in a practitioner I encourage you to discuss this with them prior to consultation.
Thinking about taking the plunge?
Dani is now offering free 15 minute discovery calls, which you can book online here. All initial nutrition consultations with Dani will be reduced to $150 between 21st November & 21st December 2023.
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