I am an accredited practising dietitian who graduated in 2001 with a Masters of Nutrition & Dietetics. I met my fellow co-director of Diet Solutions, Michelle Holt, whilst studying and here we are, nearly 20 years later. Whilst I am no longer taking on new clients, I am active in mentoring the Diet Solutions team members.
Adaptable. Efficient. Considerate. Loyal.
After graduating, I spent the following five years working as a clinical dietitian in various metropolitan Melbourne hospitals and 12 months in the UK. This included experience in oncology, renal, gastroenterology, nutrition support and cardiac units.
On my return to Australia I commenced my PhD at Monash University, Box Hill Hospital, with scholarship support from the Menzies Foundation. My thesis, entitled “The Role of FODMAPs in Gastrointestinal Disorders”, examined dietary triggers for gastrointestinal conditions.
The specialists that I worked alongside during my research were desperate for effective, dietary strategies for their clients, many of whom had experienced gastrointestinal symptoms on a long term basis. As a result, Diet Solutions was established in 2006.
Only following a strict low FODMAP diet for a short period (if you can) is the way to go.