Biographical Info I am a nutritionist and dietitian and have been working in this field in NZ for over 25 years. I chose this career as I have always believed that what we eat determines our health and well-being. My goal has been to support both my family and my clients with eating well to gain and maintain their health. Nutrition science and practice is changing and I am excited to be able to offer clients guidance in this new way of eating. The latest science supports the importance of eating whole real foods. In a way this isn’t new but very similar to how humans would have eaten centuries ago. One of the biggest challenges we face in today’s health environment is the growing problem of obesity, metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. These are the common concerns of my clients. It has become clear that our standard diet for dealing with these issues(low fat and high grains and carbohydrates) is not working. We also now know that recommending this low fat diet with an increase in cardio exercise is not helpful for most people, and does not help them gain health or lose weight. I now recommend an approach that is based on eating whole real foods and is generally lower in carbohydrates and higher in health fats (LCHF). I advocate avoiding all highly processed foods and foods and drinks that are high in sugars. The best foods for us are those grown locally, are in season and have as little processing as possible. I encourage my clients to cook their own food at home and grow their own vegetables where possible. Both myself and my family have found many health benefits since changing to LCHF.