Nutrition Gold Coast is a buzz at the moment with the huge focus on health and fitness within our fit and sporty community.
We are very lucky at Ferry Rd Physio to have one of the most qualified Nutritionists on the Gold Coast call our clinic home. A high quality nutritionist is vital to ensure we maintain our reputation for providing the best healthcare to all our valued clients.
Make an appointment with Tatiana, our experienced Nutritionist, to discuss your Nutritional Goals whether they be a general health check, weight loss, weight gain, improvement in body function, an increase in sporting performance, improvement in recovery, or anything else!
Tatiana is available at our Southport Clinic on Mondays and Thursdays.
- Functional Sports Nutrition
- Functional Nutrition for Kids
- Functional Nutrition for the Elderly
- Functional Nutrition for Weight Management and Bodily Function
Resident Nutritionist at Ferry Rd Physio Southport
ANutr. (Nutrition Society of Australia)
B.P.H (Nutrition & Health Promotion)
Master of Nutrition & Dietetics – Current
Functional Medicine (Post-grad) – Functional Medicine University (USA)
Functional Nutrition is a very specific set of complementary dietary and lifestyle habits that, when practiced consistently, have the ability to restore normal functioning to the human body. Just as Functional Medicine approaches the body from the perspective of treating the root cause of disease, Functional Nutrition looks at the foundational way that food affects your body on the cellular level.
Food is much more than calories, in fact there are millions of molecules of information in every bite of food that you eat. These molecules come into your body, affecting how your cells behave and how you feel.
Almost all chronic health complaints can be traced back to dysfunction in the three major body systems – the hormonal, digestive, and detoxification systems.
Have you been struggling with everyday life issues such as:
- Weight control
- Physical and mental performance
- Fatigue and lack of energy
- Skin and hair health
- Continuous inflammatory disorders (e.g. sinusitis)
- Digestive dysfunction
- Other dysfunctions
These health related problems are only the symptoms, not the root cause, and treating them exclusively can be a waste of time and money.
Eating healthy is essential for both preventing illness and for recovering from disease. For example, specific nutrients can help your liver detoxification pathways, give you sustained energy, help you sleep deeply, and support your general well-being.
On the other hand, research shows that food can be your poison as well, especially if you make poor choices and continue to eat food that harms your body.
In a patient-centered approach to healing, we will assess your lifestyle, genetic make-up, and both your internal and external environments, and then create an individualized plan that restores and maintains your optimal health.
Functional Sports Nutrition
This follows the concepts of Functional Nutrition aiming to achieve optimum performance. It mainly focuses on two key areas of Sports Nutrition: the improvement of performance, and recovery and regeneration from training and competition.
Functional Nutrition for Kids
Kids have been introduced to many harmful foods that were nonexistent a decade ago. For that reason childhood obesity alongside other eating disorders are the biggest public health concern among young children and teenagers. As many new products become available everyday, and marketing strategies become confusing and unreliable, controlling what our kids consume has become extremely difficult. Functional Nutrition will educate kids and parents to engage in healthy eating habits and prevent future metabolic dysfunctions and chronic diseases. It is never too early to start! See our healthy kids party food page if you are interested in extending healthy eating all the way to kids parties, one of the well-known places for sugar-laden food!
Functional Nutrition for the Elderly
Ageing is a continuous process that involves major digestive, hormonal and detox system changes, leading to malnutrition and/or obesity alongside other chronic diseases.
Even though ageing is an unstoppable process, we can help achieve what we call ‘successful ageing’. This concept focuses on a low probability of disease and disability, high cognitive and physical function capacity, and active engagement with life.
In this case we will follow the concepts of Functional Medicine and Nutrition to restore and maintain optimum function of your body, and ensure quality of life. It is never too late to improve your quality of life!
Book an appointment today to:
- Discuss goals that you want to achieve, whether it be weight loss, weight gain, enhancing sporting performance, improving recovery etc..
- Perform a Body Composition Analysis to breakdown the body’s current ‘make-up’. This provides us with invaluable information to plan your nutritional needs with you.
- Provide information necessary to Formulate Food Plan/Diet that will meet your Goals
- Discuss Nutritional Options and Suitable Foods to allow for long term success
- Improve your body function
- Increase you energy levels
- Get the most out of your body !
(Not Healthfund Rebateable)
Includes: ‘cupboard and fridge tour’ for the whole family (some ideas of meals, what should be added to the cupboard/fridge, what should be removed, how to prepare meals, etc.) + one food plan (including body composition analysis and everything else)