Why Choose Us.

Hello from Inner Health Nutrition!

Founded in 2017, Inner Health aims to provide a bespoke service where clients receive individualised nutritional therapy that goes beyond expectations. Elissa, the founder, has had personal experiences with yo-yo dieting, understanding the stress and anxiety that it brings to her client’s life. Clients of Inner Health can expect their entire relationship with food to be transformed. They will find their gut health restored, their intolerances managed, and will settle to their natural, healthiest weight, while gaining new, positive, experiences with food.

Love food and your body with Inner Health Nutrition.

What is the difference between a Nutritionist & Dietitian?

There is a distinct difference between Nutritionists and Dietitians in Australia. While both occasionally offer similar services, a Dietitian is qualified to offer further, more specialised, services to clients. A Nutritionist is a nutritional professional, with a tertiary qualification, that provides a range of evidence-based services in nutrition, public health, policy, research and community health. They are not governed by an industry body in the same way a Dietitian would be.

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A Dietitian is able to provide each of the services a Nutritionist offers but are able to add additional services on top of those. This includes individual dietary counselling, group dietary therapy, medical nutrition therapy, and food service management. Dietitians have conducted a rigorous course of study that has provided them with a higher degree of knowledge and experience than a Nutritionist. Dietitians are also governed by the Dietitians Association of Australia, meaning they are regularly scrutinised to ensure that there is a high level of professionalism and service. 

The Inner Health team are all highly qualified, accredited Dietitians, allowing us to provide you with the highest level of service possible. We take an evidence-based approach to help our clients manage their intolerances and sensitivities, their gut health, and to lose weight.  

Commonly asked questions

Why Should I See A Dietitian?

You may want to see a dietitian if you have been referred to by a doctor or you can self refer if you experience:  

  • Significant weight change 
  • A newly diagnosed chronic disease or health concern
  • Signs that your chronic illness is not being managed effectively 
  • Poor appetite, poor food intake, or difficulty eating
  • A difficult or stressful relationship with food

If you experience symptoms of chronic illness such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Coeliac Disease, Crohn’s Disease, or Ulcerative Colitis, you may also wish to see a dietitian.  

Why Talk to Inner Health Nutrition's Dietitians?

As Accredited Practising Dietitians, Inner Health Nutritionists are able to offer a range of services to our clients to help them improve their gut health, manage intolerances and achieve their healthiest weight. We take a food first approach to each of our clients, which means that instead of prescribing you countless supplements we let great tasting food do the work. With this approach we can provide a tailor-made solution to nutritional concerns that is both practical and sustainable.  

What Qualifications Do Our Dietitians Have?

As accredited dietitians under the Dietitians Association of Australia for many years the Inner Health dietitians have been deemed to be extremely qualified in their field. This means that our dietitians have all graduated from an accredited Australian university dietic course. Each of our dietitians have then completed further study and training to become qualified in a range of specialisations including FODMAPs.  

In order to be an accredited dietitian our dietitians must have: 

  • Completed a Bachelor or Master’s level dietic qualification 
  • Completed a minimum of 30 hours per year of continuing professional development 
  • Adhered to the DAA Code of Professional Conduct and Statement of Ethical Practice 
  • Complied with audit requirements 
What is Your Cancellation Policy?

We believe that failure to attend your arranged appointment without 24 hours’ notice is unfair to both other patients and a waste of your practitioner’s time. To ensure that we are providing the best service to each of our patients we require that you provide a 24 business hours’ notice if you are unable to make a scheduled appointment. If you fail to provide enough notice you will incur an $85 fee. We do understand that in exceptional circumstances, this may not be possible, and we are always happy to make exceptions at such times.