What is a Clinical Nutritionist?

The main role of a nutritionist is to help people achieve optimal health by providing information and advice about health and food choices.  Put simple,  I help you figure out where you are, where you want to be, and how to get there.

What does a Nutritional consultation at bulb involve? 

Initial appointment (approx 60 minutes) - $120

    Firstly, I  complete a thorough nutritional assessment and case history. This will cover all bodily systems, from your respiratory tract  and musculoskeletal system to bowel health,  current and past medical history, family medical history, food allergies or intolerances, likes and dislikes, eating, sleeping and exercise habits. Then together we will develop a game plan for how to proceed. Some people prefer a formal, structured eating plan. Others do much better with a shortlist of changes that are specific and measurable, such as adding two cups of veggies at dinner and cutting the grains in half. I will explain the reasoning behind the plan or changes, including exactly how they will affect your body and what you can expect. 

    After your initial visit,  I ask most of my clients to communicate with me  either via email or phone a few days later. In my experience, this support is critical. It allows you to ask questions, and ensure you are on track and  help you feel confident about what you are doing and why, verify that you are feeling well physically, and track your progress and results.  This support is complementary.

Follow Up / Return Nutrition  Appointments (Approx 30 minutes) - $80

   Follow up / return nutritional appointments are crucial to empower you with all the relevant information and practical advice you will need to make healthy choices. We build on the information you are already familiar with and adjust the content to target your priorities. The number of follow up sessions is determined by your personal needs and motivational level. Research shows that regular follow up sessions with a qualified nutritionist help people increase their compliance and better achieve their goals, compared to doing it alone.

Wellness Package 3 visits ($240 saving of $40)

   The wellness pack allows us to work together over three sessions and gives you a discount of $40. It includes :
  •  1 initial consultation (60 mins)
  •  2 follow up appointments (30 minutes each)

Home Visits

   Home visits an be arranged  depending on your location. Please enquire for your specific needs.
What we treat?
My aim is to provide you with evidence-based nutritional information and support which is tailored to your unique lifestyle, goals and circumstances. 

I can help you with nutrition education and advice for:
  •  General nutrition and healthy eating for all ages.
  •  Pregnancy, breastfeeding and pregnancy planning.
  •  Food intolerance including wheat, gluten and lactose intolerance, and low FODMAP diets.
  •  Women’s health including period pain, irregular periods, pre menstrual symptoms,  polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
  •  Weight management.
  •  Digestive disorders including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) e.g. heartburn,  indigestion, constipation & diarrhoea.
  •  Insulin resistance and impaired glucose tolerance (pre-diabetes) and diabetes.
  •  Heart health including high cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure.


  Marie Holland, Nutritionist

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