ABOUT LEANNE ASTER
- Clinical Nutritionist, BHSc (Nut Med)
I am a registered clinical nutritionist with the Australian Traditional-Medicine Society (ATMS) & I have a keen interest in chronic illness. I focus particularly on gut health in my clinic, especially in regards to digestive processes and the microbiome (our 'gut bacteria') due to its significant role in health and disease. Through my own chronic battles with poor gut health & autoimmune issues in the past to now working as a clinical nutritionist; I love to dedicate my time to helping others with their own issues - either through prevention or management of chronic disease.
Given my own battle with health issues (which included severe food sensitivities, chronic parasitic & fungal infection, SIBO & IBS-type symptoms, eczema, severe fatigue, brain fog & chronic urinary tract infections) I fully understand the loss of control as well as the fear and frustration one feels when illness has taken over and left you feeling helpless. When i first became quite ill as an adult, I felt like food had become my worst enemy and I was trapped in a terrible loop I couldn't get out of.
My journey back to health was a slow and arduous process, however, today I wouldn't trade it for anything given it has led me to where I am now. I truly believe in the power of utilizing nutritional medicine as a way to enhance the body's own defense system and to restore health and balance to the body. I now have a deep passion for helping others improve their health (physical, mental & spiritual), but more importantly to help others feel like they can, as much as possible, take back control of their life.