Aspire Metabolic Vitality
Aspire Metabolic Vitality – Clinical Nutrition Gold Coast was established to assist people struggling with Metabolic Syndrome, and thyroid conditions affecting their health and wellbeing who are looking for a sustainable program and support to reduce their signs and symptoms and improve their health status.
When my own unhealthy eating habits led to gallstones and ultimately the removal of my gallbladder, I was driven to reassess my nutrition for the benefit of my long term health. My passion for wanting to understand how our bodies respond and thrive in relation to what we eat led to me studying nutrition at the Endeavour College of Natural Health, gaining a Health Science Degree in Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine. My Clinic, located in Helensvale on the Gold Coast specialises in Metabolic Syndrome and the disorders associated such as weight gain, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood sugars, high triglycerides and thyroid issues. I believe that the body can be healed through good nutrition and lifestyle choices. I’m passionate about helping my clients regain their vitality again.
what I can help with
Metabolic Syndrome –
- Waist Circumference over 102 cm’s for male, over 88cm for a female
- High bad (LDL) cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- High or increasing blood sugar levels.
- High Triglycerides
(having 3 out of the 5 above conditions qualifies as Metabolic Syndrome)
- Thyroid health – Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Hyperthyroidism
- Digestive concerns
- Bloating/Cramping/ Abdominal Pain
General Wellbeing and Mood
- Poor sleep
My health journey began when I was around 27 years old. I was a very unhealthy person at the time, I was overweight and in an emotionally abusive relationship. I moved to London where I became quite sick and it was established that I had gallstones (20 of them). I was in intense pain whenever I ate anything fatty or unhealthy, I became jaundiced and ended up in hospital with a stone stuck in my pancreatic duct. This led to the removal of my gallbladder and two further operations due to complications. For me, this was a wake up call that my habits needed to change and the beginning of my journey in health. At the time I lost 20kg, I got out of my toxic relationship and life was good again.
Fast forward to now and I’m again on a health journey. I’m now 42 and beginning the very first stages of peri-menopause and the battle of the hormones has commenced with weight gain again becoming a problem, but for different reasons this time. Through my education and having completed my degree in nutritional medicine, coupled with my own experiences, I now have a positive relationship and understanding of food and nutrition. I understand that the word ‘diet’ is not a positive word for us to use. Instead, we need to have a healthy outlook about food, identify triggers, and figure out what drives our choices. Once this is established, you can then focus on making nutrient dense and nourishing choices that fuel your body and leave you feeling satisified.
I’m still on my own health journey, but I want you to know I that I get it, I’ve walked in your shoes, I know the struggles, the heartache and the feeling that nobody understands how hard it can be. I’m here to take your hand and help you navigate the world of nutrition, provide you with bespoke targeted plans and work at your pace. Together, we can reach the goals you are wanting to achieve.
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