Children & Family Health
Healthy eating and lifestyle advice. Family nutrition programs. Decoding food additives. Support for childhood conditions; e.g. eczema, asthma. Dietary advice for specialty diets; e.g. gluten & diary free, FODMAPS
Peri-menopause & menopause education and symptom support. Menstrual irregularities. PMS. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Thyroid support.
Pre & Post Natal
Preconception care for couples. Nutritional advice for optimal health during pregnancy. Nutrient requirements for each trimester. Post Natal support for breast feeding, energy and weight loss.
Digestive Health / Detoxification
Digestive discomfort (bloating, pain, reflux). Gastrointestinal inflammation (IBS,UC, Crohn’s). Coeliac support. Food intolerance testing & support. Specialised detoxification programs to support your immune function, energy levels and overall wellbeing.
Individual dietary plans and support. Metagenics ‘Shake-It’ program. Dietary analysis.
Marie is an experienced speaker and provides informative and engaging presentations that cover a range of nutrition topics and can be tailored to your specific needs.
Hello, my name is Marie and I am a accredited clinical nutritionist. I specialise in nutrition for families, pregnancy, pre-conception and children. Being a mum of three I have seen first hand what effects small changes to our diet can make to our children's behaviour and health, and also dealing with atopic conditions such as eczema and asthma. Today we live in a world where there are too many fast food options and people are overfed and undernourished. With conflicting information about nutrition currently in the media trying to make the right choice can sometimes feel like a dilemma. My aim is to provide you with evidence-based nutritional information and support which is tailored to your unique lifestyle, goals and circumstances.
The bright red of a tomato, the sunny yellow of a pineapple… sure, they look pretty, but those vibrant hues aren’t just eye candy. Each shade represents the phytonutrients plants make to protect themselves from sunlight, disease, soil problems, and extreme temperatures. So in order to survive, they create chemicals with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects,[…]
A simple blood test is the best and most effective way to check your Vitamin D status. The most common deficiency symptoms are: muscle/joint pain and weakness, fatigue, poor immune system, and asthma in children, depression and autoimmune conditions. In Australia you wouldn’t expect low vitamin D levels, but we do. The health of your[…]
The most common reasons for children to be picky eaters are 1. Behavioural – they may be too busy and distracted to sit down for a meal and finish it 2. Filling up on juices or fizzy drinks or other “empty calories” 3. Constipation – if the tummy is filled with faeces, there is not[…]
LSA stands for a blend of ground linseeds (flax seeds), sunflower seeds, and almonds. This mix is an amazing source of dietary fibre, protein, omega fatty acids, minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, selenium, copper and zinc, and vitamins A, B, D and E. This mix also loves on your liver. Our livers store[…]
Processed foods and fast food meals are made with nasty vegetable oils such as soy, corn, canola and cottonseed. Food manufactures use these oils because they’re cheap and because they have a long shelf life. Their long shelf life is due to the presence of something called trans fat, a man made toxin our body[…]
Yes, research has found that animal foods are so important in ensuring proper growth and height, strength, and intelligence. Babies accumulate plenty of iron and zinc while in utero, but by 6 months old, much of these stores have been used up. Mom’s milk offers very absorbable iron and zinc but typically not enough to[…]
So, you’ve heard Hippocrates’ famous words “all disease begins in the gut”, but are unsure how you can heal the gut to resolve your ill health. Well, one easy step to get your started now is incorporate bone broth into your daily life. It’s as simple as getting bones from grass feed or organic animals,[…]
Looks like winter is a back, out with the scarves and beanies and try and avoid the pesky common cold. Three vital spices I recommend for building strong immunity in any season, but especially in winter. Cinnamon – As well as being delicious, Cinnamon has antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties. Qualities that are all essential[…]
Some of the additives to avoid during pregnancy and breast feeding MSG (Monosodium glutamate) Number 621 MSG is a flavour enhancer most commonly found in Chinese and also Japanese foods. It also crops up on the ingredients list of some stocks, snacks, sauces and many brands of crisps. It can cause headache and stomach upsets[…]