Nutritional support

Nutrition is an important consideration for everyone, though it can be a challenge to get it just right.

Food fuels our bodies and minds and has a direct correlation with how much energy we have, how well we sleep and how quickly our brains can function. Consulting with a nutritionist can help improve your quality of life as well as give you guidance in navigating any sensitivities or allergies you may have

Everyone’s body is totally unique and the kind of nutrition you need will differ because of that. There’s a number of factors that can influence what we need in our diets including age, hereditary influences, any ongoing illnesses and dietary requirements you’ve already chosen to make a part of your lifestyle. Optimising your diet can help reduce inflammation which in turn enables your body to better heal and perform at its very best.

Why would I need to see a nutritionist?

A bowl of fresh salad with mixed greens and vegetables

There’s a number of reasons you might consult with a nutritionist.

A nutritionist can help identify the cause of symptoms such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gut dysbiosis and leaky gut. These conditions often may present as allergies or food intolerances.

If you’re doing your best to manage a chronic or lifelong illness, particularly relating to digestive health, nutritionists can also help find herbal and nutritional foods that’ll support recovery or manage that illness.

Foods that may be fine for some can be inflammatory for others and sitting down with a trained nutritionist will give you the opportunity to find and create a healing plan that’s just right for you.

Can nutrition affect mental health?

Studies have found that the brain and gut have a direct impact on each other and your gut microbiome can have an impact on your mood and mental wellbeing. In fact, it’s estimated that gut bacteria manufacture around 95 percent of the body’s supply of serotonin, the happy hormone which influences both mood and gastrointestinal activity.

By adjusting your diet and supporting the balance of good bacteria in the gut, you can also support your body’s natural ability to regulate itself which in turn affects your mood.

What can I expect from my nutritional consultation?

A bowl of yummy chicken and broccoli for a healthy diet and nutrition

Each consultation will vary somewhat depending on your unique needs.

Your initial consultation at Willesee Heath will involve a comprehensive look at your history as well as a physical examination assessment, including treatment. This typically takes around 45 minutes.

During your second visit, treatment will be reviewed in case any adjustments are needed. Depending on your condition, you may require further follow up appointments that can range between 15 to 30 minutes depending on your unique needs.

You may also be tested for sensitivities to things like gluten or dairy as well as getting prescribed herbal remedies, supplements and following a certain diet or meal plan.

Some clients also keep a food diary between consultations to better understand their nutritional habits and to help find out where there’s room for improvement.

Willesee Healthcare is located at:
1/19 Broughton St
Kirribilli NSW 2061

Just 4.2 kilometres north-east of the Sydney central business district, we’re easily accessible and cater to the surrounding areas.

To book in for a consultation, contact us by phone or email, or book an appointment now.