I’m Clarissa, a Holistic Nutritionist with a background in research science and fitness. I educate and empower my clients to solve their chronic health issues and feel strong, energised and confident in their bodies, through targeted nutrition strategies, lifestyle adjustments, mindset coaching and cultivated self-awareness.
Having been through a long and intense health journey of my own with seemingly never-ending digestive issues (diagnosed IBS and SIBO), along with burnout, recurring eczema and various hormonal imbalances, I am passionate about helping others navigate their way through chronic health conditions, or simply towards being the most optimal versions of themselves. My areas of special interest include digestive health, stress management and optimising performance (both physical and mental), all of which are interrelated and relevant to overall health, wellbeing and longevity.
A holistic view is foundational to my practice. Our overall health incorporates our body, mind and spirit, and as such, the pursuit of optimal health requires balancing all of these, instead of zooming in on individual collections of symptoms. My approach is to treat each client as a whole, unique person, and to seek to discover the underlying causes of their health complaints, rather than simply managing symptoms. My recommendations are not limited to diet and movement, but incorporate science-backed lifestyle adjustments with a strong focus on wellness education. I use targeted supplementation and functional testing where applicable, always with the goal of discovering the root cause of health concerns and to heal from the ground up, rather than fire-fighting from the top down.
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A core belief of mine is that life is about learning and there is always room to grow and evolve. The fields of nutrition and holistic health are especially fluid, with new data constantly emerging that shapes my clinical practice. I regularly deepen my knowledge with Continued Professional Development courses, webinars, mentoring, seminars and conferences, while staying up to date with the latest scientific findings in the literature.
Education and Professional Bodies
BSc in Biological Sciences with Honours in Genetics
University of Edinburgh
Certified Nutrition Consultant
Level 2 Fitness Instructor + Level 3 Personal Trainer
Certified Sports Nutrition Coach
National Association of Sports Medicine
Professional Member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals
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