Throughout my training and study to become a nutritionist, I had a dream of working alongside other health practitioners, putting the health of the patient first and treating them in an integrative and holistic way.

This year that dream becomes reality as I join Fresh Holistic Health at Forest Glen, a new integrative medical clinic, where a unique blend of health practitioners including GPs will work together to achieve wellness for clients.

I strongly believe that nutrition is the foundation of our health but it is not the only thing to consider when looking at a person’s health. We are more than just the ailment or disease we present to a health practitioner with. We are each a physical body with mental and emotional aspects as well as unique personal and social experiences and interactions with the environment. All of these things are important to consider when looking at a person’s health.

This holistic approach to health aims to bring all these aspects of a person back into balance to achieve health and wellness. This is in contrast with Western medicine today which is a largely reductionist approach – searching for a single cause to a disease state and often applying one therapy like medication to help improve health.

My approach is holistic and the way I practice is integrative (blending and working with conventional Western medicine and complementary practitioners like psychologists, physical therapists, yoga instructors and others). I will ask you about your physical and emotional well being, as well as diet and lifestyle habits. My recommendations will not only include dietary changes and supplements where necessary but practical lifestyle changes and a referral to another practitioner if needed. For example I may work together with a GP, physiotherapist and yoga instructor to help a person diagnosed with osteoporosis to ensure they are getting the nutrients in their diet needed for bone building and appropriate physical exercise and activity to build and maintain bone.

Fresh Holistic Health brings together a unique team of health professionals who share the same vision and I am so excited to be part of this unique and innovative clinic here on the Sunshine Coast. The clinic also incorporates a beautiful space for yoga, tai chi, pilates and other exercise classes as well as a purpose built kitchen for food workshops and information sessions.

If you are looking for a fresh approach to your health needs, I look forward to welcoming you at Fresh Holistic Health. The clinic is part of the Kunara precinct at 330 Mons Rd, Forest Glen. Phone 07 5445 2928 for an appointment.

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