Integrative nutrition & lifestyle coaching for the management of mood disorders, chronic pain conditions, migraines, weight loss, children's nutrition, nutrition for him, nutrition for her as well as for general health & well-being.
Did you know that more people have died in Victoria from prescription drugs than the road toll for the past 5 years straight?
Codeine has been highlighted as causing addiction with 'worrying physical & psychological effects & having devastating consequences'. Codeine is converted into morphine in the body, so an addiction to Codeine is actually a narcotic & opioid addiction. Misuse of Codeine can cause serious cardiac events, shock & death.
But what about other prescription medications? Do you really know what you're taking?
Some side effects of antidepressants include:
Impaired motor coordination
Muscle & joint pain
What about blood pressure medication?
Eek, ok.. what about plain old aspirin?
Ringing in your ears
Remember that time you went to see your GP with a new health complaint & they said,
"Let's have a look at the medication you're currently taking & see if it might be a side effect of any of them".
Be aware, do your research & take control of your own health. Prescription meds are there for when we need them but often can create other problems for you in the short & long term.
JUST be aware, is all I am saying.
*Chronic pain affects more than 20% of Australians. This means that for every 100 facebook friends you have, at least 20 of them are living with disabling, daily pain affecting every aspect of their lives including their ability to work, sleep, care for themselves & engage socially. Chronic pain is a very isolating, extremely depressing & expensive illness which may be effectively managed through dietary & lifestyle changes. Changes that I had reluctantly made some years ago, which ultimately changed my life. READ MORE ABOUT DEE'S STORY HERE
With dietary & lifestyle adjustment you can successfully reduce inflammation within the body which is proven to not only manage mood disorders but a host of other chronic & acute conditions affecting the vast majority of the population.
If we can accept that age old inflammatory conditions such as gout can be successfully managed through the reduction of inflammatory foods, & we are of the understanding that pain conditions AND mood disorders such as depression & anxiety are marked by increased inflammation within the body (and brain), then there is no disputing the evidence to support that following an anti-inflammatory diet can help to reduce pain flares associated with chronic pain syndromes AS WELL AS to reduce depressive episodes.
Many other modern illnesses with evidence of increased inflammatory signaling include cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and dementia.
Does this mean that these conditions may be prevented as well? Perhaps, we cannot say for sure. But if we look at cause & effect, then let's take the 'cause' out of the equation & see what happens.
And what is the cause here? Inflammation.
Using a simple & traditional philosophy tailored to your needs because every person is different, but the ultimate goal is to restore health & bring you back to a more acceptable level of functioning. To have your life back again is absolutely possible. I know this, because I have been there on my journey.
I believe that some of us have to go through a lot in this life, so that we can help lift others up through the same.
Options also include phone or zoom consults & in person when you take a walk with Dee on the sunny GC (Gold Coast only).
The food you eat can either be the safest & most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.
Nutritionist & Lifestyle Counsellor.
Dee, is a qualified Nutritional Therapist with over 15 years of research in natural health & wellness. Dee has overcome many personal obstacles & set-backs to achieve a qualification in the field of Nutritional Medicine & bases her philosophy on bringing life back to basics, keeping things simple & setting goals which are achievable.
With the belief that each person has the ability to make positive changes, large or small, each little change in effect is the basis by which we reach our ultimate goal.
As well as holding qualifications in business & management, Dee is also a qualified trainer, mentor & counsellor, & is happiest when helping others.