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The Plant Nutrition and Wellness Clinic was established in Brisbane, Australia in 2017 by  Accredited Practising Dietitian Kiah Paetz. It has since grown into a team of passionate dietitians specalising in eating disorders and disordered eating, gut and digestive health, plant based nutrition and sports nutrition.

We pride ourselves on providing nutrition advice that you can trust. During our work together, we focus on building trust in yourself to eat intuitively in accordance with your body’s natural eating cues.

Food is about more than nutrition; it plays a core role in social connection and eating should be a joyful experience. We use an ‘all foods fit’ philosphy, with no foods considered off limits. Alongside nutrition, we want you to thrive in all areas of your life including sleep, stress management, energy levels and movement.

Expand your diet with our nutrition plans that are personalised to your needs and preferences. We don’t take a one-size-fits-all approach, preferring to make unique recommendations for each individual client. We want to inspire you to eat more plants and show you how it can be fun, tasty and delicious!

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BRISBANE CLINIC

Face to face consultations in our Brisbane Nutrition Clinic.

Get started on your health journey today by booking at our Brisbane Nutrition Clinic located in North Lakes. Our dietitians can help with eating disorder recovery, nutrition for plant based eating, digestive health and performance nutrition.

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Online Clinic

Online Nutritionist Consultations Available Worldwide

Work with an online dietitian from the comfort of your own home. Our telehealth video consultations are conducted using Zoom.

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Who we are

THE TEAM

Founder
Senior Dietitian

Kiah Paetz

Kiah is the founder of the PNW Clinic. She works in the areas of eating disorder, disordered eating and plant based nutrition and is passionate about helping women build a healthy relationship with food and their body. She believes that eating should be easy and enjoyable – not the cause of guilt, stress and anxiety

Dietitian

Megan Boswell

Megan loves showing her clients how to make healthy eating easy! She works in the areas of disordered eating, plant-based nutrition and gut health.

Vegan Sports Dieitian

Leah Higl

Leah is passionate about vegan diets and sports nutrition. As an Accredited Sports Dietitian and powerlifter, she loves to show her clients how you can be just as strong eating only plants!

Pregnancy, Gut Health & Weight Loss Surgery Plant Based Dietitian

Georgia D'Andrea

Georgia specialises in the area of vegan nutrition, pregnancy, gut health and weight loss surgery. She works closely with bariatric surgeons for the nutritional management of patients pre and post surgery. She also loves working with her clients on the pregnancy journey - whether this be optimising their diets in preparation for pregnancy or helping them meet their nutritional needs through every trimester.

FAQ’s

FIVE most common questions about seeing a dietitian

Seeing a university trained dietitian can help you with the process of adopting a healthy lifestyle, preventing chronic disease or managing existing conditions.

Using an easy to follow, step-by-step approach your dietitian can help you eat smarter so you can:

- Have more energy and feel better!
- Build a better relationship with food and your body
- Understand what nutrients are important for your age, gender, medical condition or eating pattern
- Improve the control of medical conditions such as IBS, diabetes and high cholesterol
- Reduce symptoms and pain such as fatigue, indigestion, diarrhoea, bloating, constipation
- Optimise your body for conceiving and during pregnancy.
- Achieve body composition and performance goals in a sustainable manner

Our dietitians will teach you practical skills such as goal setting, self-monitoring, problem solving and relapse prevention. As dietitians, our goal is to help you be your own personal dietitian at the end of working together with us!

First and foremost, all dietitians are automatically nutritionists however not all nutritionists are dietitians.

Dietitians are the highest form of nutrition credentialing. A dietitian has a university level qualification in human nutrition and dietetics and can prescribe medical nutrition therapy for medical conditions such as diabetes, eating disordrs, heart disease, PCOS and food allergies.

Dietitians are regulated by the peak body, Dietitians Australia and must maintain their credentials by completing a set number of hours of professional development each year.

A person who calls themselves a nutritionist may have qualifications in human nutrition or may have no nutrition qualifications at all. There is no government regulation for the term "nutritionist".

All of the practitioners at PNW Clinic are dual qualified as dietitians and nutritionists.

The number of appointments you will need with your dietitian will depend on your medical condition, sports goal or reason to seek out the dietitian as well as your current dietary habits and nutrition knowledge.

If you have quite a good knowledge of nutrition and have started making dietary changes, you may only need several dietitian appointments for some fine tuning of your diet.

If you have a chronic condition such as diabetes or high cholesterol your progress may only need to be reviewed every 3-6 months to ensure you stay on track.

However, if you have a complex condition, such as multiple medical conditions, are undergoing treatment for an eating disorder or bariatric surgery, you may need to see the detitian on a weekly or fortnightly basis for many months to help you.

We will discuss what will work best for you during your consultations.

All of our dietitians work both in clinic and online. Their online consultation times can be found when booking in an appointment through our bookings page.

An online consultation works exactly the same way as an in-person consultation.

Prior to the consultation, we will ask you to complete a new patient form to collect relevant data and understand your goals as to why you have come to see us.

On the morning of the consultation, your dietitian will send you a link to a program called Zoom. You can click on the zoom link from your phone or computer to start your consultation. Zoom will allow you to see and talk to your dietitian virtually face to face. Your dietitian will also be able to share their screen with you during the consultation to show you any relevant resources.

After the consultation, the dietitian will email you with any relevant resources and nutrition plans.

If for some reason you cannot attend your in-person appointment, you can also request to be switched to an online consultation. Please call our reception on 07 3040 6911 to switch your appointment to online.

Each of our dietitians have special interests in different areas of nutrition. We reccomend choosing the dietitian that best aligns with your condition and goals. For more information on each of the dietitian, click on the "Meet the Team" section and read the dietitian's bio.

In summary:

Kiah: vegan/vegetarian nutrition, eating disorders and disordered eating, bariatric (weight loss surgery), endometriosis

Megan: vegan/vegetarian nutrition, eating disorders and disordered eating, bariatric (weight loss surgery), endometriosis

Leah: vegan/vegetarian nutrition, sports nutrition

Georgia: vegan/vegetarian nutrition, chronic disease management, pregnancy and fertility nutrition (prenatal and postnatal).

All of our vegan nutritionists and dietitians have a special interest in the field of plant-based and vegan/vegetarian nutrition.

If you are currently plant-based, we want to help educate you on how to optimise this for your conditions, sporting goal or to prevent any nutritional deficiencies.

If you are looking to go plant-based, we want you to feel informed, inspired and confident in doing so. We achieve this through educating you on how to meet your nutrition needs and providing you with personalised nutrition advice, recipes and resources.

If you are not wanting to go plant-based at all, that is completely okay as well! Our goal is to never force anyone to go vegan or vegetarian who does not wish to adopt that lifestyle. Choosing a dietary pattern should be an individual choice.

In saying this, the fundamental principle that underlies the prevention and management of many chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure is to eat more plant based foods. This includes fruits, vegetables, legumes, wholegrains, nuts and seeds. These foods will often be the basis of your diet however we will work with you individually to determine what that looks like.

That might look like going 100% plant-based for some people, and for others eating animal products daily and just adding 1 plant-based meal per week and including fruits and vegetables more regularly.

All of our dietitians will work with you to develop a personalised nutrition plan that will suit you, your goals, your lifestyle and your food preferences.

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Phone: 07 3040 6911
Fax: 07 3036 5824
admin@plantnutritionwellness.com

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