Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food - Hippocrates
About Karen, founder Inspire Wellness
I have been blessed to be able to work in an industry that I love, Health & Wellness, for over a decade. At first, I focused on the body as a registered Personal Trainer and owner of (at the time) Australia’s largest female only outdoor group fitness company (Booty Camp).
I then became increasingly passionate about food and its medicinal power. So, I studied and earnt a degree (BHSc) in Nutrition and Dietetic medicine and I am now proud to be a practicing Clinical Nutritionist. As a Clinical Nutritionist, I focus on what we eat and how this has an impact on our health and wellness.
It is true that you are what you eat!
Diets, especially fad diets, lack so many essential nutrients required to maintain health. Yet, nutrients are essential for our bodies to function at optimal capacity. Have you ever considered how nutrients are digested, absorbed and utilised within our body? I do this every day, along with how our dietary and lifestyle choices may affect our wellbeing.
Working with clients one-on-one allows me to assess and understand individual nutrition requirements. Consultations comprise of a holistic review of your health, dietary intake and lifestyle choices to develop a plan to provide health goals, dietary and lifestyle ‘tweaks’ along with prescribing supplements (if required) to optimise health and wellness.
I support clients in areas such as optimal sports nutrition, digestive complaints, allergies, fatigue, headaches, weight loss to name a few. However, my area of passion and focus is stress and anxiety which is so prevalent today in all ages. By considering factors such as your environment, lifestyle, mind, physical and diet we will achieve a calmer stress-free lifestyle.
About Lauren, Inspire Wellness
I am so excited to be the newest team member of Inspire Wellness!!!
I am a clinical Nutritionist and Personal Trainer. I am passionate about supporting patients to obtain an optimal level of wellness through Clinical Nutritional Medicine. I have been lucky enough to work in the wellness sector since graduating high school in 2012 – first as a personal trainer where I owned and operated a thriving boot camp company and then later progressed to the study of Clinical Nutritional Medicine.
For the past 2 years, I have worked in clinical practice as a nutritionist and continued working as a personal trainer. Throughout this time, I have assisted 100’s of patients on their path to wellness. I am passionate about the medicinal properties of food and how the simplest of changes can positively impact the body, mind and soul.
I am committed to providing an exceptional level of care for my patients. It is of utmost importance to me that at the end of every consultation my patients leave feeling empowered and that they can easily implement changes recommended throughout the consultation.
I treat a range of general conditions including immune support, chronic disease management, however, my passion for nutrition for weight management, sporting and exercise performance, treating hormonal imbalance, gut health and mental health conditions have become my area of speciality and formed her niche in the industry.
I feel so lucky to work in an area that I am so passionate about and can’t wait to share that with you!
What is a clinical nutritionist?
As a clinical nutritionist I use a holistic approach when treating clients, taking into consideration the whole person, mind, body and soul. Therapeutic management is individualised and evidence based using scientific research and traditional medicine knowledge.
Nutrition’s foundation is based on the principle that ‘food is medicine’. Our mind, body and soul has an ability to heal itself and maintain optimal wellness as long as we ensure that we have the correct balance of nutrients and conditions.
To become a clinical nutritionist I studied a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Dietetic Medicine). Some key areas of study are anatomy and physiology, nutritional biochemistry, pathology, clinical diagnostic techniques, clinical examination, public health nutrition. I am registered member with the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA).