Frequently asked questions

  • What is a nutritionist?

Nutritionists are educated in nutrition science and able to apply nutrition principles. Nutrition Australia says: “The main role of a nutritionist is to help people achieve optimal health by providing information and advice about health and food choices.” 

Unlike many nutritionists, I have extensive training and expertise in the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes and can provide nutrition advice in managing this condition.

  • Are you a medical doctor?

No, I am not a medical doctor. I hold a doctorate and the Doctor in my title refers to my PhD in Physiology from Monash University, which focused on obesity and type 2 diabetes.

  • Can I still enjoy eating out?

Yes, and we can discuss how. I believe in making healthy choices and healthy eating with an emphasis on preventative health.

  • How can you help me manage chronic conditions like diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome, fatty liver and gut health?

My expertise and training is in microbiology, nutrition science and how nutrients impacts the body.

You also benefit from my training, knowledge and years of experience in health. I have a PhD in Physiology from Monash University looking into the effects of hormones in obesity and type 2 diabetes and have done post-doctoral work at the Hudson Institute of Medical Research focusing on ovarian cancer.

I have a Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition from Deakin University which further developed my understanding of food, nutrients and built on my specialised knowledge of biochemistry, pathophysiology of the above common chronic conditions.

I teach anatomy and physiology to undergraduate students of nutrition and keep abreast of the latest developments in the field of nutrition, diabetes, and gut health.

This ensures that the advice you receive is qualified, evidence based and reflects the latest developments in the field of nutrition science,

  • I have heard of many fad diets, will you be able to help me understand if this is right for me?

Yes. I keep abreast of new research and trends by attending conferences; training seminars and workshops in the field of nutrition diabetes, metabolic diseases and gut health as I teach undergraduate students of nutrition.

Available Thursday (9:30am – 2:30pm; 5pm – 7:30pm) and Saturday (9am – 1pm) at Balanced Life Health Care, Level 1, 823 Burwood Hwy, Ferntree Gully.

Call 0421 555 851

Available every second Friday (9:30am – 1:30pm) at Knox Health and Sport Clinic, 171, Stud Rd Wantirna. Book an appointment for a personalised consult.

Call 88051777