Nutrition consults are now available in Casuarina NSW or online. The clinical focus is primarily on digestive issues and with over 35 years as a hospitality professional, there is so much more on offer, including wellness business mentoring – and of course in-depth menu planning and recipes galore!
Book HERE for a one-visit initial appointment
Nutrition package includes 3 appointments
3 session package includes:
- 60 minute initial consultation
- 45 minute review
- 45 minute review
Your consultations include:
- preliminary diagnosis
- diet analysis
- food as medicine guidance
- immunity boosting remedies & recipes
- digestive disorder solutions
- successful weight loss strategies
- how to use food to boost your mood
- supplementation prescription *additional cost for products & postage
Samantha Gowing put food as medicine on the map in Australia by using her unique blend of nutrition, fine dining and business expertise. Sam has worked for over 25 years with people all over the world on improving their health and wellbeing as Australia’s leading spa chef and an award-winning clinical nutritionist.
- Master Gastronomic Tourism Le Cordon Bleu 2012-2015
- Author The Healing Feeling 2012
- Certified by Chinese medicine master, Paul Pitchford Author of Healing with Whole Foods 2010
- Diploma Health Science, Nutrition Endeavour 1999-2003
- Member Australian Traditional Medicine Society ATMS since 1999
What they’re saying…
“Sam Gowing is one gusty angel. She has freed me from years of gut aches, bloating and breath which was at times capable of killing entire GM canola crops. She has given me a new lease of life and I feel fantastic. Her professional manner is personal and there’s no one else in the world like here. I trust and respect Sam implicitly.” Flip Shelton, Flip’s Muesli
“The penny has finally dropped that it’s not about the number on the scales, it’s not about limiting calories or eating birdseed, it is about nourishing the body, mind and soul. This is no quick fix, it is long time living well by conscious eating. The support from Sam is fantastic and her recipes are beautiful. I have more energy, am happier and have learned to stop eating to fill holes that have nothing to do with nourishing my body.” – Jo Small, Melbourne
What is the difference between a Dietician and a Clinical Nutritionist?
In Australia, the terms “dietitian” and “clinical nutritionist” are distinct and refer to different professional roles with varying qualifications and scopes of practice. Here’s a breakdown of the key differences between the two:
– Qualifications: Dietitians in Australia must hold a minimum of a four-year accredited university degree in nutrition and dietetics. They undergo extensive education and practical training to develop expertise in clinical nutrition.
– Accreditation: Dietitians are regulated by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA), and they must be accredited by the DAA to use the protected title of “Accredited Practising Dietitian” (APD).
– Scope of Practice: Dietitians have a broad scope of practice and can work in various healthcare settings, including hospitals, clinics, community health centers, private practice, and research institutions. They are trained to provide evidence-based medical nutrition therapy for the prevention, management, and treatment of various health conditions. Dietitians often work as part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team.
– Reimbursement: Dietitians are recognized by the Australian government and private health insurance funds, making their services eligible for reimbursement in many cases.
2. Clinical Nutritionist:
– Qualifications: Clinical nutritionists typically hold a degree in nutrition, nutritional science, or a related field. The length and type of education can vary, and there is no standardized minimum requirement for clinical nutritionists in Australia.
– Accreditation: Clinical nutritionists are not regulated by a specific governing body in Australia. As a result, the title “clinical nutritionist” is not a protected term, meaning that individuals without specific qualifications or accreditation can use this title.
– Scope of Practice: Clinical nutritionists often focus on providing nutrition advice and guidance for general health and well-being. They may work in private practice or complementary and alternative medicine settings. However, their scope of practice is generally more limited compared to dietitians, as they do not have the same level of clinical training and expertise.
– Reimbursement: As clinical nutritionists are not regulated, their services may not be eligible for reimbursement through government programs or private health insurance. However, some private health insurance funds may offer coverage for services provided by certain clinical nutritionists, depending on the policy.
It’s important to note that the regulatory landscape and professional titles can vary across different countries. The information provided here specifically relates to Australia. If you’re seeking professional advice or considering a career in these fields, I recommend checking the specific regulations and qualifications established by the governing bodies in your country.