You're in the right spot. You've no doubt found your way here as you're sick of struggling and looking for answers.
People often tell me they've seen many health professionals. What they’re often missing is a functional medicine nutrition approach - identifying and addressing the root causes, while considering the impact of nutrition on their biochemistry, genetics, and gut health. A functional medicine nutrition approach has been instrumental in my daughter and I regaining our health - read our story below!
You're not alone, I'm here for you. - Vanessa Vanderhoek, The Healthy Gut Nutritionist
WHERE TO START
Click on the links to learn how a functional nutrition approach can help you!
The 5 Things I Learned About My Gut Health & Energy eBook
In this eBook I've shared the top 5 things I have learned about my gut health and my client's (bloating, constipation, diarrhea), low energy, and other symptoms, so you too can finally stop searching for answers.
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The 5 Things I Wish I Knew When My Daughter Was Diagnosed with JIA eBook
In this eBook I've shared the top 5 things I wish I knew when our daughter got sick with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) so you don’t waste so much time searching for answers like we did
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MEET THE HEALTHY GUT NUTRITIONIST
The main force behind establishing The Healthy Gut Nutritionist is a deep desire to help people achieve their health goals... and get a healthy gut!
In early 2018 my young daughter (who was 2 years old at the time) woke up and couldn’t walk. Her knee was constantly swollen, red and hot and we spent months seeing specialists trying to work out what was wrong. At the same time she was constantly sick, with vomiting and diarrhea.
When prescribed with a chemotherapy drug (that she could not tolerate) to treat a diagnosis of a autoimmune disease, juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), in my gut I felt that there was more that we could do to help her symptoms. I didn't know what or how, but I knew I needed to do what I could to help her.
That’s when I decided that there HAD to be a better way.
I made it my life’s work to study the real science about food and nutrition, and the impact it has on all the systems in our body. I spent thousands of hours researching arthritis (including JIA), inflammation, and our immune system; and the intersection with gut health, nutrition, infections, environment, and the impact of epigenetics. I spent every single day exploring with my daughter ‘what's going on in there?’. And through this journey I have learnt the power of functional nutrition, a healthy gut and the life-changing positive impact it has on our deep health.
Which led me to some pretty incredible results…. My daughter regained her health and is in remission since June 2020. She can now run, jump, climb, hop with the swelling in her knee and digestive complaints completely eradicated. She is very happy and an incredibly healthy little girl.
And through this journey I also healed myself.
I banished brain fog (hallelujah!)
Put an end to 3pm snacking
Got rid of pesky bloating
Extinguished debilitating joint pain in my wrists and ankles
Eliminated crippling PMS pain
And I no longer suffer with annoying pimples.
These days I enjoy glowing skin, more energy, I feel happier and healthier than ever. I choose a healthy lifestyle that I love. Whilst I've always eaten well, until my study I never knew the true power of food.
I know that a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be boring. I also know it can be hard, especially supporting children and other family members through the journey. Not having time, being confused by all the information out there, and also not knowing what suits you (or your child's) body best - I've been there too!
I am a Functional Nutritionist who will support you and your family to optimise your health and wellbeing. My clients not only enjoy the food they eat, they love their healthy lifestyle because their symptoms reduce, they have more energy, feel and look great.
Isn’t it time that you achieved your health goals...and got a healthy gut?
Click here to book an initial consultation with me. I live in Australia but have clients around the world.
Sending you my best - Vanessa Vanderhoek, The Healthy Gut Nutritionist
Masters of Human Nutrition (current), Deakin University
Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition, Deakin University
Certified Functional Nutrition Practitioner, Full Body Systems
Chinese Nutritional Therapy Diploma, Centre of Excellence
Precision Nutrition, Certified Nutrition Coach
Fellowship, Centre of Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE), University of Sydney
Bachelor of Commerce, Griffith University
Member, Methylation and Genomics Institute
SIBO Mastery Program, The SIBO Doctor
Navigating the Paediatric Gut, The SIBO Doctor
Mastering Gut Healing, Health Takes Guts
Functional Testing & Dietary Planning, JCN Clinic
OMX Metabolomics Program, Dr Oscar Coetzee (current)
GI Microbial Assay Plus (GI-MAP) Test Program, Designs for Health
Hair Test Tissue Mineral Analysis Certified Practitioner, InterClinical Laboratories
Hair Mineral Analysis for Health Practitioners, Tue Health Synergy
Essentials of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Beck Institute
Exponential Coaching, MindValley
Speak & Inspire, MindValley
Accredited Career Counselling, Coaching and Assessment Program, Bright & Associates
“Foods either fight or feed inflammation. The trick is playing ‘the what’s going on in there? game’ and working out which does what.”
Vanessa Vanderhoek, The Healthy Gut Nutritionist