Hi there! I'm an Accredited Clinical Nutritionist with more than 3 years of experience, who is passionate about helping people use real, plant foods to feel their best. Whether you’re looking for ways to prevent or reverse a chronic disease, elevate your mood, heal your gut, improve your sleep or simply cultivate the best version of yourself, a food-first approach is essential. My therapeutic approach is underpinned by a holistic understanding of nutritional principles, food-as-medicine traditions and current nutritional science.
In 2017, I graduated with an Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine* and have been helping people achieve their health goals ever since. In 2021, I embarked on a new journey and started MV Nutrition, which is a virtual nutrition practice specialising in plant-based nutrition.
Through the use of plant-based nutrition, I have helped patients with a range of conditions, from skin, digestive and sleep complaints to more complicated conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes (T2D).
At MV Nutrition, one of my mottos is "test, don't guess" so I've partnered with i-screen to offer state-of-the-art pathology testing to all my clients. Using the results of the tests and the latest in nutritional research, I provide my clients with the most tailored and effective treatment plans for them.
I'm available for private consults via Zoom. An Initial Consult with me lasts for 60 minutes and includes a comprehensive review of your medical history, diet, lifestyle and any medications/supplements you're taking. We'll discuss in-depth your health concerns and goals and create a personalised dietary plan for you to take home and begin implementing. To schedule a virtual consult with me, you can book a time/date that best suits you here.
Alternatively, feel free to book a free 15-minute chat with me so we can get to know each other first! You can do that here.
A plan from me typically includes a detailed meal plan (with recipes where possible), lifestyle adjustments, supplement prescriptions and lots of education. My patients often describe me as “so much more than a Nutritionist, it’s like having a life coach too”.
* I currently hold an Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine from Laureate University and am an Accredited Practitioner with the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. I'm also in the final stages of completing my Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Nutrition) at Torrens University.
Maria will complete a comprehensive review of your medical history, diet, lifestyle and medications/supplements. She will discuss in-depth your health concerns and goals and create a personalised dietary plan for you to take home and begin implementing.
Implementing dietary and lifestyle changes can seem overwhelming when you’re on your own. A follow-up consultation with Maria will provide you with the ongoing support, monitoring and accountability you need to help you progress toward your goals. *For e
- Nutritional Medicine
- ATMS - Australian Traditional Medicine Society
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