Areas of special interest:
- Metabolic and Hormonal Health for example, Diabetes, Insulin Resistance, Cardiovascular disease, consistent and stubborn weight gain, Poly-cystic Ovarian Syndrome, Endometriosis, Fatigue
- Gut Health for example, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Dysbiosis, Food Intolerances, conditions affected by poor gut health including but not limited to skin health, poor immunity, thyroid conditions including hyper and hypothyroidism
- Ketogenic Diet
Jess' nutrition philosophy is guided by treating the root cause.
Jess believes that the gut is at the core of all health and disease. Therefore, she believes that what you feed into the gut as well as the health of the gut itself is going to have a direct and intricate link to a person’s health outcome.
That is why she has a very strong focus on gut health.
Jess also believes that inflammation is at the root of many modern day chronic diseases and that a dysregulation of metabolic and hormonal pathways, along with active inflammation and poor gut health can trigger a cascade of conditions that we frequently see today.
Jess practices according to science and does not just rely on guidelines. Nutritional science is a relatively young science and is progressing at a very rapid rate. Jess believes if we rely solely on guidelines, our recommendations will fast become outdated and fail to properly address the conditions clients present with.
Jess advocates prescriptive diets which are based on current scientific research. She uses structured macronutrient modification to assist with improving gut health, reducing inflammation and improving metabolic and hormonal function.
Her fundamental nutrition approach involves the utilisation of whole, unprocessed foods, including the use of the ketogenic diet.
Nutritional supplements may be suggested where necessary to aid with metabolic regulation or gut healing.
What to expect in a session:
The initial session will encompass investigating the primary reason for the visit and this will involve exploring associated factors such as stress levels, sleep habits, energy levels and mood to name a few. This is to help in determine as closely as possible, the underlying reasons for the presenting condition.
After the initial assessment, specific blood test may be suggested to help assist in the investigation.
As a prescriptive diet approach is taken, individualised meal plans are generally not provided as part of the initial assessment. However, as treatment progresses, individualised meal plans may be organised if desired.
Jess endeavours to have her clients’ leave their consultations with an understanding of the reasons why they are on their prescriptive diet.
To assist the transition into the diet, guidance will be provided around recipe modification and structuring meals to suit client needs.
Review frequency is dependent upon the complexity of the condition a client may present with.
- Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Dietetic Practice, La Trobe University, Melbourne 2014
Professional Memberships and Associations:
- Dietitians Association of Australia
Jess is available for consultation:
- Wednesday: 3pm-7pm
To arrange an appointment please phone 9650 9372 or book online.