Hello and welcome to my page!
My name is Kirstin and I am an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist and work in private practice as the owner and consulting dietitian of CHEW Nutrition and Dietetics in Brisbane, Australia. I completed my Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (with First Class Honours) at the Queensland University of Technology and am a member of Dietitians Australia.
I came to dietetics later in life after having some time out to have children and raise my family and was inspired by a desire to help people fit health food habits into busy lives. I’m a keen scientist and with a background in pharmacology, I am a passionate advocate of evidence-based practice.
Despite being integral to our survival, food can be really complicated for some people. Having the ability to access information 24/7 can be convenient, but, unfortunately there is great opportunity for people to spread misinformation about nutrition and sometimes it can be really hard working out what is helpful, and what is a hindrance. This is where having access to a dietitian can be invaluable.
I have assisted clients with a range of dietetic issues including healthy eating, diabetes care, food intolerances, management of gastrointestinal disorders and reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. I work with my clients to set realistic health goals, create individualised food plans and provide education and resources to make sustainable change. No complicated menu plans, fad diets or hard to follow advice here!
I am fascinated by the role gut health plays in our overall health and well-being and am particularly interested in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and how food can be used to relieve symptoms of IBS.