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My Qualifications

What makes me a

Dietitian & Wellness Coach

Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics

Accredited Health Coach Australia

Neurolinguistics Programming (NLP) Certification 

Microba Insight Health Practitioner

FODMAP Diet for IBS - Monash University training

Certificate in Holistic Digestive Health 

Gut Smart Dietitian (IBD Course)

Optifast VLCD Health Practitioner 

Sports Nutrition Essentials 

Certificate III and IV in Fitness


Rebirthing Breathwork Practitioner

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I have always been enthusiastic about Nutrition and Fitness.

From a young age, I participated in dancing, swimming, tennis, volleyball and athletics. My interest about the effects of foods on the body begun at the age of 10, with lycopene and its’ importance for skin health. Later, I researched antioxidants for improved memory to help me perform better at school. Through conversation about university, I learned that I can study ‘dietetics’, and realised that I had a passion I wanted to peruse. 

Clinical Dietitian

Outside of private practice, I have worked as a clinical dietitian at South East Regional Hospital (Bega) on the hospital wards and in the community setting. My role included identifying and educating about nutrition related physical findings. I have experience working on the Medical, Surgical, Rehabilitation, Neurological, Stroke, Renal wards. Working as a generalist dietitian allowed for the discovery of dietetic interest areas. These include Metabolic Syndrome, Eating Disorders, Gastroenterology and the Gut Microbiome. 


Fitness Professional

To compliment my interest for fitness, I completed a Certificate III and IV in Personal Training. This enables me to better understand client training habits and goals. I can advise on whether their actions are aligned with their goals and tailor their nutrition plan accordingly.

Understanding and encouraging movements contributes to a holistic approach to their health. 

Lifestyle Medicine, Health Coaching and Health Presenting 

I have a wide range of experience and knowledge about Nutrition, Fitness and Mindfulness. I have been able to tie these together through practising Health Coaching and becoming an advocate for Lifestyle Medicine, which takes into consideration all aspects of an individuals Wellbeing. 

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Dietetic Interest Areas

Gut Health: The human microbiome and wellbeing
Irritable Bowel Syndrome and FODMAPs 
Irritable Bowel Disease 
Nutrient Deficiencies

Supporting Clients with Eating Disorders
Sports Nutrition and Rehabilitation
Metabolic Disease

With personal and professional experience supporting individuals with Metabolic disease, Gut Health issues, Performance Nutrition and Eating Disorders, Kathy has noticed that focusing on gut health helps these individuals improve physically and mentally. 'I focus on guiding clients towards achieving & maintaining Wellness through Nutrition for Gut Health because research has shown all health begins in the Gut'

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Exercise Interest Areas

Strength & Conditioning 


Resistance training for Older Adults 

General Health & Fitness 

I am of Croatian heritage, and pride myself in being able to speak, read and write Croatian fluently.
I have experienced a lot of change throughout my life, which has moulded me into an insightful and resilient individual. My life experiences, which include moving countries twice, witnessing various physically and mentally debilitating illnesses within the hospital setting, encountering individuals with difficult personalities, and many other hardships, have provided me with a great level of compassion and empathy.

There was a time in my life I didn't have my health and wellness, I was only 21yo with cholesterol levels above 7mmol/L, deranged liver enzymes, depression, anxiety and suffering panic attacks. I have navigated my way through an eating disorder and decided to see my struggle as a gift for others. We have a tenancy to hide the parts of us we are not proud of in fear of being judged or ridiculed. Have you ever thought less of your best friend for struggling in life? You are your number one and most important best friend. It's time to show yourself the compassion your best friend needs (you!). 
Through a non-judgmental and the Client Centred Approach, I am better able to communicate with, and motivate individuals moving towards change to achieve health. 

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