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.
Found this recipe the other day in a magazine at the hairdressers. I made it yesterday and am very impressed that its tasted so yummy and the kids love it. Its gluten and sugar free. Give it a go, you will be surprised ! Ingredients 4 bananas 4 eggs 1/2 cup of cooked sweet potato or[…]
Studies are supporting the theory that antibiotics may progressively alter the composition and function of the gut micro-biome (gut bacteria). With approx. 80% of your immune system living in your gastrointestinal tract its important to support your micro-biome. Antibiotics should be used when necessary, but please use probiotics in conjunction. If you child is over[…]
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A CSIRO study of Australian adults found the daily intake of Magnesium was below the RDI for: – 50% of all males tested – 39% of all females Causes: – Poor dietary intake • ↓ green leafy vegetables, nuts and seeds, grains Poor absorption • Gut issues, diarrhoea Hyper-excretion • Diuretics, alcohol, coffee, drugs, pH[…]
Healthy eating habits? Most kids in developed countries currently consume nearly 90% of their daily calories from animal products and processed foods! This can make it very difficult to consume enough fruits and vegetables needed for optimal health. Did you know eating five serves of different colour vegetables daily can help combat against chronic diseases?[…]
In order to feel full, have lasting energy and maintain a healthy weight, we need to be eating breakfasts that are high in protein, and provide adequate (good) fat and fibre. Instead, most of us turn to cereal or toast, which are refined carbohydrates with all nutrients and fibre stripped out. Processed (or refined) carbohydrates,[…]
Did you know… Asparagus is a great source of fibre, folate, vitamins A and C, and prebiotics (foods that promote the growth of beneficial microorganisms in the intestines). This nutrient-dense vegetable is also a rich source of glutathione, a detoxifying compound that helps break down carcinogens and free radicals, which helps fight against cancer and[…]
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[…]