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PLANT BASED DIETITIAN NUTRITIONIST

Plant Based Nutritionists

Optimise your health through the power of plants

All the dietitians at The Plant Nutrition and Wellness Clinic’s specialise in the area of Plant Based Nutrition.

Our dietitians are all dual qualified Accredited Practising Dietitians and Accredited Nutritionists with Dietitans Australia.

The PNW Clinic is Australia’s leading online nutrition clinic. See your dietitian from the comfort of your own home, no matter whether you live in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth or overseas!

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OUR PLANT BASED DIETITIANS CAN HELP WITH:

  • Transition to a plant-focused, vegetarian or vegan diet
  • Meeting your nutritional needs on a plant based, vegetarian, or vegan diet
  • Developing a tailored supplement regime for your needs
  • Eating disorder recovery for vegan, vegetarians or plant-based eaters
  • Nutritional deficiencies (iron-deficiency anaemia, vitamin B12)
  • Sports nutrition for vegan athletes
  • Chronic disease prevention and management (high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes)
  • Plant-based nutrition for hormonal conditions (PCOS, endometriosis, adenomyosis, thyroid)
  • Low FODMAP plant based, vegan or vegetarian diet for IBS management
  • Gut health and digestive concerns
  • Healthy plant based pregnancy

Plant Based Nutritionists

Why plant-based

Plant based diets focus on eating foods predominantly from plants and reducing or limiting your intake of animal products. Plant-based foods include fruits, vegetables, grains, cereal products, nuts, seeds, legumes and plant-based milks such as soy, rice and almond. People following a plant-based diet may choose to simply eat more plant-based meals across the week such as having meat free lunches and continuing animal-product based dinners or following a completely vegan diet where no animal products are consumed.

Our approach at the PNW clinic is to support you where you are at. This may mean helping you to simply eat more fruits, vegetables and colourful plants in your diet, or assist with your goal to move to a vegan or vegetarian diet.

CAN YOU MEET ALL YOUR NUTRIENTS ON A PLANT BASED DIET

It is completely possible to meet all your nutritional needs if following a well planned plant based diet. This is relevant for all ages and genders across the lifespan as well as those going through pregnancy and breastfeeding. As their are some nutrients that are considered more at risk on a plant based diet, it is beneficial to work with a dietitian who specialises in vegan, vegetarian and plant based nutrition such as the PNW Clinic Dietitians.

WHAT NUTRIENTS DO PLANT BASED EATERS NEED TO BE AWARE OF:

Iron: It is completely possible for people following a plant based diet to meet their iron needs through plant based foods such as tofu, chickpeas, lentils, nuts, seeds and wholegrains. However, plant based foods contain non-haem iron, which is not as well absorbed as heme iron from animal products. To increase absorption, it is essential to pair iron-rich foods with vitamin C-rich foods such as berries, kiwifruit, oranges and mandarins. Plant Based Eaters should also limit tea and coffee with meals, as this contains tannins which reduce absorption. Read more about iron deficiency here.

Vitamin B12: Vitamin B12 is the one nutrient that is only naturally found in animal products. As vegans do not eat any animal products, it is important to pay particular attention to this nutrient. Vitamin B12 can be found in supplement form or fortified foods such as nutritional yeast and some brands of meat alternatives and milks. Read more about Vitamin B12 here.

Calcium: As vegan diets do not contain any dairy products, it is important to use other calcium-rich foods. Luckily, plant-based foods are rich in calcium. Good sources of calcium include fortified plant-milks such as soy, rice and almond, tofu, asian greens, soy yoghurts, unulled tahini and almonds. Read our article on what plant based milks contain calcium.

Omega-3 fats: Omega-3 fats are considered an essential fat, meaning that they body cannot create it itself, and it is required to come from the diet. Plant sources of omega-3 fats include linseed, flaxseeds, walnuts, chia seeds, soy bean oil and algae-based omega-3 supplements.

WILL WE MAKE YOU EAT PLANT BASED?

It is never our goal to force anyone to go plant based. We believe it is a personal choice. However, we are here to educate you on the benefits of eating more plant based foods in your diet to help reduce your risk of long term chronic disease or manage your current condition.

WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS EATING MORE PLANTS

Our dietitians have transformed the lives of thousands of clients through the power of eating more plants. Some of the benefits our clients have experienced include:

  • Improved satiety and appetite control
  • Reduced cholesterol levels
  • Reversal of chronic diseases (diabetes)
  • Improved control of hormones
  • Better blood sugar level and diabetes control and reduced HbA1c
  • Increased recovery time
  • Improved sporting/performance outcomes
  • Increased energy levels
  • Increased trust with their body
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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 disorders, disordered eating, gut health 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

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all consultations are conducted virtually via Zoom. Please select your timezone upon booking for custom times in your local area. We consult worldwide

Eating Disorder 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.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all consultations are conducted virtually via Zoom. Please select your timezone upon booking for custom times in your local area. We consult worldwide

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.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all consultations are conducted virtually via Zoom. Please select your timezone upon booking for custom times in your local area. We consult worldwide

Team Dietitian

Jade Wrigley

Jade is a passionate dietitian working in the areas of disordered eating, plant-based nutrition and gut health. She combines evidenced-based nutrition science with a holistic approach, working collaboratively with her clients to develop a nutrition plans that is underpinned by simple and sustainable change.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all consultations are conducted virtually via Zoom. Please select your timezone upon booking for custom times in your local area. We consult worldwide

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