I’m no master of cooking utensils or fancy pants food photographer. However, I can put together an easy dinner that provides real nourishment, prevents illness and enables my family to live their best possible life, every. single. day.
I’m Kirsty, a certified holistic health & nutrition coach in Alice Springs, Central Australia.
Through years of trial and error, countless all-nighter research sessions and thousands in consult fees I managed to overcome Irritable Bowel Syndrome and heal my relationship with food. Now it’s my passion to help you do the same!
I want to help you to rediscover the pleasure and nourishment in real food, escape the dieting cycle and set you on a path to a lifetime of good health and effortless weight management.
Want to lose weight, increase energy, ‘tone up’ or just upgrade some unhealthy habits? There is no one-size-fits all to healthy living, and we will work together to find what works best for YOU.
My Food Philosophy
With so many nutrition gurus out there, what makes me different?
- Firstly, I don’t subscribe to diet labels!
I’m not Paleo, Vegan, Low-carb/Keto, or anything else. Instead, I’m FLEXITARIAN, which means I get to eat whatever I want based on how I feel and what I know makes my body feel good. Living this way is so liberating!
- I strongly believe in Bio Individuality
This is the idea of ‘One man’s food is another mans poison’. What works for me and my family may not work for you and yours – so I don’t push my opinions onto you. Instead, I provide you with the facts and help you to connect with what your beautifully unique body is really asking for.
- I practice a holistic approach
You can eat the best diet in the world, but if you are stressed out, have a crappy job, struggling financially, in a bad relationship… your health will suffer. In my coaching program, we uncover all the areas of your life that are impacting on your health goals and find ways to overcome them.
My Story – from ‘inexplicable’ guts ache to symptom-free certified health coach.
At 21 years old I was hit with a particularly nasty round of gastro, spending over a week in bed and dosed with antibiotics. I had no idea at the time, but this completely wiped out my gut bacteria sending my health down the toilet. Over the course of a few years, I had multiple doctor visits, specialists in Adelaide, uncomfortable screening procedures, blood tests, drugs and more blood tests.
Cutting a long and shitty story short (pun intended!), I was given a ‘diagnosis’ of IBS (or Irritable Bowel Syndrome). I also got a loooonnnggg list of foods to avoid and prescription drugs for the tummy cramping. Yay.
If you’re unfamiliar with the term, IBS is like a ‘catch all’ diagnosis for inexplicable gut problems. Although my case was technically only mild, it was still one of the most frustrating and isolating experiences I’ve ever had.
After my diagnosis was confirmed, I started researching the term and ways of managing it without taking medication. I spent hours and hours sifting through tonnes of research papers, diet ideologies, online articles and any information I could get my hands on. Which eventually led me into my studies at IIN and a complete career change into the world of health coaching.
What my life is like now
IBS is not a problem for me anymore. I now eat whatever, whenever I want, without nervously scouting the nearest bathroom facilities. More than that, I have clear skin, I manage my weight without really thinking about it. I also have some real confidence – something I never thought possible!
It probably sounds completely nuts, but I am eternally grateful for that nasty bout of gastro that started all this!
Without this experience I would not have found my passion for natural health, nutrition and chemical-free living… nor had the profound pleasure of meeting the incredible people that have inspired me through it all!
In 2015 I completed my Health Coaching Training Program through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition – a world-class nutritional school in New York, USA. I studied with a huge number of leading health practitioners, everything from renowned doctors to naturopaths, nutritionists, psychologists and more. In 2017, I also graduated as a Precision Nutrition Level 1 coach and I will complete my Bachelor in Health Science (Nutrition) in the near future.
I never ever stop learning, upgrading my knowledge and coaching skills to help my clients reach their fullest potential and get the best possible results while working with me.
I want to help you reclaim vibrant health without all the heartache, frustration and disappointment I went through. I’m like your judgement-free bestie with all the resources and tricks of the trade to seriously cut down the time it takes for you to reach your health and wellness goals.
No pills, powders, shakes or magic unicorns. Just real, nourishing whole foods, clean and delicious flexitarian recipes, a whole lot of education and support that will set you up for life!
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