The main role of a nutritionist is to use a holistic approach which considers the whole person – mind, body and spirit to help people achieve optimal health as well as work in a preventative role. Nutritionists guide, educate, empower and support dietary and lifestyle changes for a happier and more energetic you. In addition, they may also recommend supplementation or additional alternative therapies to support any changes. Nutritionists recognise that disease is complex and is caused by a combination of factors therefore individualised care is the cornerstone of their practice.
Some areas nutritionists can work together with the client on are:
- Weight loss, weight or muscle gain
- Pre-conception, pregnancy or postpartum
- Specific diets – low FODMAP, vegan, vegetarian etc.
- Supplement management
- Digestive/GUT health
- Skin health
- Fatigue and chronic stress
- Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
- Gynaecological issues – polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), Endometriosis
- Hormonal imbalances
- Autoimmune conditions
Our Nutritionist Nicole has completed a tertiary qualification in nutrition. It is worth noting that there are many people (especially in the online world) who use this title but who lack formal qualifications.