Sylvia is a NZ Registered Dietitian with a love for all things health and wellness.
The way we eat and how we live are key to building a healthy body. Sylvia’s approach builds on this core foundation of using real food and real life strategies. Understanding all bodies are very complicated and unique, Sylvia has a special interest in working out an individual approach to using food as a powerful tool for drawing you closer to your goals.
Sylvia specialises in addressing digestive problems and food intolerance’s, hormonal problems, weight loss resistance, and poor energy levels.
I came to approach whole food and holistic living in my early twenties. As an A-type university student and perfectionist, I encountered an inner battle where I could never be thin enough, exercise enough, ‘liked’ enough, study enough, and my grades could never be perfect enough. I developed chronic fatigue, digestive problems, loneliness, symptomatic hypothyroid, and for three years stopped menstruating, but still had severe PMT.
I found myself questioning conventional nutrition advice where no level of calorie or fat restriction and eating to ‘perfection’ could bring me the vitality that the food pyramid had promised. I’ve learnt in my journey that food is not only chemistry comprising of nutrients and energy, but is also information to our bodies letting it know if the environment we’re living in is safe. To me, whole food means to embrace food in its most natural form and becoming in tune with the innate wisdom that your body really wants and needs to thrive.
Individualized plan specific to your goals.
Sylvia focuses on:
- Digestive problems, IBS, IBD, coeliac disease, reflux, bloating, flatulence, food intolerances
- Hormonal problems: Thyroid, PCOS
- Weight loss resistance & weight maintenance
- Autoimmune: Hashimoto’s, Type 1 diabetes
- Type 2 diabetes & metabolic syndrome
- Energy & fatigue
- Special diets: Keto, low FODMAPs, SCD friendly, LCHF, paleo
During your one-on-one consultation, together we discuss your goals, history, and current circumstances. Your individualised nutrition plan is then developed based on your needs, lifestyle, and nutrition-related goals.
Individualised nutrition works on the philosophy that the “one size fits all” and “the best diet is one you can stick to” models simply do not work in the long term. Taking an integrative approach is about getting to the bottom of the key issue. In some cases, looking into further comprehensive testing can help to highlight some of these key issues.
Your ongoing follow-up support is about addressing key issues and barriers. We consider long term, sustainable strategies for bringing you closer to your health and nutrition-related goals.
- Goal oriented plan
- Realistic and achievable
- Enjoyable and sustainable
- Comprehensive digestive health stool analysis
- Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth assessment
- Comprehensive hormone metabolite analysis (D.U.T.C.H)
- Liver detoxification assessment
- Methylation profiling
- Food intolerances
New Zealand Registered Dietitian
Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics
Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Physiology
Qigong certification in Ba duan Jin
Allergy Testing / Treatments, Children’s Health, Dietitian, Life Coaching, Mens Health, Nutrition, Qigong, Tai Chi, Weight Loss, Womens Health