Over the past 20 years, I have been working in the Health and Wellness Industry as a Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, Wellness Coach, Group Exercise Instructor and Health Club Manager in India, Philippines, Australia and New Zealand. I now reside in the beautiful coastal town of Hervey Bay in Queensland, Australia where I see my local clients as well as continuing to serve my online clients via The Online Nutritionist website.
I have now had the pleasure of providing lifestyle and nutrition coaching to thousands of people from all over the globe. From Athletes, people combating Cancer, Diabetes, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and other degenerative diseases, to people that just want to get in better shape and enjoy the benefits of improved health.
I believe that if we nourish our bodies with high quality whole foods, remove toxins and manage our emotions, we provide our cells the building blocks they require to strengthen our immune systems, whilst creating an environment which is inhospitable for rouge damaged cells to survive. My nutrition prescription is designed around these principals and I have had a lot of success with my clients by applying these principals over the years.
As a child I was severely overweight and was regularly bullied at school. But on my 19th birthday, I decided to join a gym and get some nutrition advice. I soon lost all my excess weight and in 1999 I started working as a Personal Trainer. I quickly realised that exercise is only 20% of the equation, so in 2003, I completed an Auckland University of Technology Course in Nutrition.
In 2004 I was selected as the Personal Trainer of the year in New Zealand and later that year, featured on several TV programs. (Some examples below)
In 2005 I was asked to be the official Personal Trainer and Nutritionist for a high-profile American Supplement company, EAS, for their Body For Life Program in New Zealand. I made meal plans and trained celebrities to promote their program and product.
In 2016 after my Mother was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic Cancer, I started to research the many benefits of the ketogenic, low carb diet has which can help reduce the effects and in a lot of cases, reverse the effects of cancer. The experience encouraged me to develop an easy to follow online ketogenic meal planner, www.ketofast.net which to date has helped thousands of people all over the world not only help manage chronic disease, but also lose fat and increase energy. Ketogenic eating is great for the majority of us, but I keep my nutrition prescription flexible as everyone has different wants and needs.
I believe that achieving optimum health is a mixture of science, psychology and basic math. Get the calculation right and it can unlock the secrets to achieving and maintaining optimum health allowing you to be the best you, you can possibly be.