Commenced at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre May 2017.
Areas of special interest:
- Metabolic and Hormonal Health for example, diabetes, insulin resistance, cardiovascular disease, consistent and stubborn weight gain, polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis, fatigue
- Gut Health such as irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, dysbiosis and 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 has a strong focus on gut health. She recognises that the gut is at the core of many aspects of health and disease. Her approach is to acknowledge that what you feed into your gut, as well as the health of your gut itself, will have a direct and intricate link to your health.
Jess emphasises that inflammation is at the root of many modern-day chronic diseases. It follows that several conditions that we see today are triggered by dysregulation of metabolic and hormonal pathways, active inflammation and poor gut health.
Jess practices according to science and does not just rely simply on guidelines. She is aware that nutritional science is a relatively your science and is progressing at a rapid rate. Jess believes if we rely solely on guidelines, our recommendations will potentially become outdated and fail to fully address the conditions clients present with.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 improvement in gut health.
What to expect in a session:
The initial session will encompass investigating the primary reason for the visit. This will involve exploring associated factors such as stress levels, sleep habits, energy levels and mood to help determine the underlying reasons for the presenting condition.
Specific blood tests 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.
During the consultations Jess ensures that her clients understand the reasons for, and potential benefits of their prescriptive diet.
To assist the transition into the diet, guidance will be provided around recipe modification and structuring meals to suit client needs and preferences.
Review frequency is dependent upon the complexity of the condition.
- 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 on Wednesday mornings.
To arrange an appointment please phone 9650 9372 or book online.