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NICOLE SALIBA

ACCREDITED PRACTISING DIETITIAN

Hi my name is Nicole Saliba and I am a passionate Accredited Practising Dietitian and member of Dietitians Australia. I have over ten years’ experience working as a dietitian and am passionate about simplifying healthy eating and supporting people to help them feel their best.

My mother became a single parent when I was twelve years of age. I understand the pressures busy parents face and how easy it is to turn to convenient food that is usually high in calories and lacking in nutrition. I also understand how comforting food can be when we are struggling. Because of these two things I battled with my own weight issues during early adolescence and understand the pressures young women face today to look a certain way and how much value we derive from how we look. It was not long after this, as I became a young adult surrounded by women dieting and obsessing about their bodies, that I learned that my intake of certain foods could be manipulated to change the way I look and so the slippery slope of restricting, dieting and over-exercising began. My weight plummeted and an unhealthy relationship with my body and eating in general began. My studies in nutrition helped open up my eyes to what a truly amazing gift our bodies are, and the important role food and nutrients play in supporting and promoting our health and so I began to heal my relationship with food and my body. I have also learned that above all, having a healthy relationship with food, our eating, and our physical bodies is more important than any superfood, diet, or meal plan.

I chose a career in dietetics as it combined the two things that I love most- food and helping people. The two things that keep inspiring me to be a dietitian are the amazing impact diet and lifestyle can have on person’s health and wellbeing whether it be their mood, weight, energy levels, fertility, gut symptoms or blood markers AND the amazing privilege it is to support people with their health.

My main area of expertise is in medical nutrition therapy, or using food as medicine to help prevent, treat or manage a range of medical conditions. I have a special interest in all things women’s health including fertility and pregnancy, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, menopause as well as gut health and mental health. I have had extensive experience working with clients with a diverse range of needs whether it be weight management, chronic disease or disability. I am known for my friendly and realistic approach to nutrition and health.

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MEGAN FAULKS

ACCREDITED PRACTISING DIETITIAN

 

My name is Megan and I am an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and member of the Dietitians Association of Australia.

I have always loved science, particularly biology and learning how all the cells and systems of the body work together for us to be able to function optimally. This led me to pursue a degree in Medical Biotechnology at the University of Wollongong and work within the field of immunology research for several years. I studied B cells, our cells that produce antibodies against harmful intruders like bacteria and viruses and provide our long-term immune protection. During this time, I fell in love with cooking and making nutritious foods that could nourish my body and tasted great! After wanting to learn more about how different foods could impact our health and well-being, I undertook a master’s in nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Sydney. Now, as an APD, I am passionate about translating complex nutrition science into easy, practical advice for my clients so that they can make sustainable changes that suit their unique lifestyles and positively impact their lives.

I have experience using evidence-based nutritional therapies to manage heart disease, high cholesterol and high blood pressure, weight management, coeliac disease, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Additionally, I am passionate about working with those living with disability to empower them with the knowledge to make nutritious choices to maximise their quality of life and independence. As a dietitian, I don’t prescribe strict diets to my clients; instead, I enjoy working collaboratively with them to come up with realistic meal plans and behaviour changes that we can add to their day to help them achieve their goals. I believe food and nutrition should be simple, enjoyable, and, of course, delicious!

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AMANDA MUHL

ACCREDITED PRACTISING DIETITIAN

 

My name is Amanda and I am an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and member of the Dietitians Association of Australia.

I chose a career in dietetics as I am passionate about working with others to help them be their healthiest and achieve their health goals. I understand how important good nutrition is and how food can be used as medicine to prevent, treat and manage lifestyle diseases. As a Mum of 3 young kids, I also recognise that this can often be challenging given our busy lifestyles. As such, I strongly believe in providing patient-centred care and listening to and working with clients to develop individualised nutrition strategies that will work for them and make healthy eating simple. It is so important that we work together to create sustainable lifestyle changes rather than relying on a quick fix.

I have worked as a Dietitian in Sydney for several years and have recently moved back to the Central Coast where I spent much of my childhood. Over the years, I have worked in several healthcare settings, including medical centres, private dietitian clinics, aged care, and disability and have also been involved with researching and writing plant-based nutrition programs at a public health level. I have experience providing evidence-based nutrition care for many health issues including sustainable weight management, type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), Irritable bowel disease (IBS), gastrointestinal issues, malnutrition, food allergies and intolerances, kidney disease and disability.
I love working with and empowering my clients to bring about long-lasting, positive health changes.

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GRACE AUSTIN

ACCREDITED PRACTISING DIETITIAN

 

I am an Accredited Practising Dietitian devoted to helping individuals achieve healthier lifestyles through nutrition.

My dietetic practice involves a holistic patient-centred approach delivering tailored advice. I am also currently completing a PhD in plant-based diets.
I am committed to understanding client’s needs and developing individualised and sustainable nutrition care plans. I incorporate a Health At Every Size (HAES) physiology which focuses on healthy behaviours, rather than a focus simply on reducing body size. I believe in placing more emphasis on intuitive eating and mindfulness and removing the pressure of weight loss.

I have experience using medical nutrition therapy to manage client’s medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, food allergies and intolerances, gastrointestinal health, and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). She also has experience in weight management, healthy eating, and plant-based diets.

I believe understanding your body and building a nourishing lifestyle should not be hard or confusing. I strive to deliver optimal dietetic care for every client.