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ABOUT

My mission is to empower you to restore balance in your body and life!

Hi, my name is Shelley and I have been in the health industry for over 10 years. I am a clinical Nutritionist and soon yo be Naturopathy. Freedom Wellness is a support system for all things health and wellness. Our philosophy is centred around mindset, education and creating lasting behaviours so you experience long term health success.

Myself and my clients practice an 80/20 approach with nutrition, because life is to be enjoyed and lived in balance. So whether you love, pizza, chocolate or espresso martinis (all of my favourites) we will find a way to healthily incorporate it into your lifestyle whilst still achieving your health goals. I also believe in the power of food to heal and allow the body to thrive naturally on its own, only when needed will I use other forms of intervention such as supplementation.

I work one on one with clients helping them achieve better health with a range of health concerns and conditions. Including weight loss, fatigue and energy levels, autoimmune conditions, gut health, sports nutrition, female hormonal health, and so much more.  The FW practice is located in Port Melbourne or available for online consulting.

My Story:

At age 24 I experienced a own sudden health storm within my body. I suddenly and very quickly lost 10-15kgs when I could no longer keep food down. My digestive health declined rapidly. I was so tired and fatigued I couldn’t get myself out of bed for a 4 week period. Iron was not being absorbed by my body meaning I needed numerous iron infusions in a short period of time. I was so sick I was on 24hr supervision. After more and more investigations eventually I was diagnosed with a thyroid condition called Hashimotos disease. I remember receiving my diagnoses and that day walked out from the specialist with a bag full of pills. I was to take one pill a day for the rest of my life in order to control my health and how I generally felt on a day to day basis. But this being my only option really didn’t sit well with me. I made it my mission to learn about nutrition and how I could overcome this diagnoses by using the ‘food is medicine’ principles. (Note: I do NOT under any circumstances encourage you to disregard what your medical practitioner has advised and or prescribed you.) I learnt to listen to the screams and whispers of my body (which I previously ignored), I researched foods and made huge but necessary lifestyle changes. I used myself as a guinea pig and watched my health drastically start to improve, and for the first time in years I felt really amazing. I wanted to share this new found sense of well-being, continue to grow my knowledge and help others overcome their own health concerns. So I went on to study Nutritional Medicine and became a clinical Nutritionist so I could pair my own experience with clinical research and really create an impact or change with my clients health. This thirst for knowledge and understanding then led me to focus on a range of health conditions and continue expanding my knowledge. So after my Nutritional Medicine degree, I went on to study a Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy. Now 7 years on I still manage the Hashimoto’s diagnoses through the power of food and live a happy, healthy and well balanced life, helping others do the same.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced Diploma in Nutritional Medicine

  • Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy - Graduate 2019.

  • Cert 3 & 4 in Group Exercise and Personal Training

  • Cert 1 & 2 in Wellness Coaching