PRACTITIONERS

Nutrition is a highly dynamic field of science that everyone has an opinion on - that's because we all need to eat! However, there is now an overwhelming amount of information out there on which diets or foods are "good" and which ones are "bad", and a lot of it is highly contradictory. By choosing to work with an Ellipse Health Practitioner, you will always have a trusted source of support to turn to. Our goal is to empower you with knowledge and strategies to help you regain control of your own health and experience food freedom for life.  We enjoy working with clients all over Australia and the world via phone and Skype. 

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Jessica TURTON

Founder of Ellipse Health, Dietitian & Nutritionist

Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD)

Masters Nutrition & Dietetics, University of Sydney

Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sports Science)

Jessica is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) with postgraduate qualifications in Nutrition & Dietetics and full membership with the Dietitians Association of Australia. She is interested in developing, evaluating and improving dietetic strategies for the management of diabetes and is currently undertaking her Research Doctorate (Ph.D) at the University of Sydney under the supervision of A/Prof Kieron Rooney and Prof Grant Brinkworth (CSIRO). Jessica successfully completed her Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Sydney in 2017 and was awarded the Faculty of Health Sciences Dean’s Scholar Award for her double degree. Her Masters Research Project was to conduct a systematic review of all low-carbohydrate diets in the management of type 1 diabetes. This was published in the scientific journal, PLOS ONE, in March 2018 (read it here).  Jessica also published "An Evidence-based Approach to Developing Low-carbohydrate Diets in Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review" in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism (read it here). Jessica was invited to speak at the American Diabetes Associated Conference in June 2020 to present the evidence for low-carbohydrate diets and nutritional ketosis in the treatment of diabetes and obesity. Jessica is conducting a clinical trial in 2021 and will not be taking bookings while she completes this. She will still be supporting her team to provide consistent high-quality nutrition services.

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Thomas PAAVOLA

Dietitian & Nutritionist

Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD)

Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Newcastle

Tom is particularly interested in the application of evidence-based dietetic strategies for improving chronic pain management and inflammatory conditions. As a migraine sufferer himself, Tom is extremely compassionate when it comes to addressing complex health issues and understands the daily challenges involved in living with chronic pain. Prior to formally investigating the role of diet in his own health, Tom experienced up to six debilitating migraines a fortnight and it was having a major impact on his quality of life. With a targeted nutritional approach, Tom has now reduced his migraines to once every eight weeks! This personal experience has fuelled Tom’s passion to empower others with knowledge and strategies to improve their own health and wellbeing. Tom co-authored an article with Jessica Turton on getting started with LCHF diets - you can read it here. He also presented at Low Carb Canberra 2020 and you can watch his panel discussion here. Tom gained his early dietetic experience at Gosford Hospital and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital performing clinical and food service tasks. He is currently working as a private practice dietitian and nutritionist at Ellipse Health where he provides online consulting services. Tom also provides in-house dietetic services at the Centre for Gastrointestinal Health. Tom is available to take new bookings for online and in-person consultations. Book online here. Book in-person at Castle Hill here.

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Niki MOHTAT

Dietitian & Nutritionist

Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD)

Masters Nutrition & Dietetics, University of Sydney

Bachelor of Science (Medical Science)

Niki is an Accredited Practising Dietitian. She has a Bachelor degree in Medical Science from the University of Technology. She then went on to complete her Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Sydney in 2017. The extensive knowledge gained at university, coupled with her continuous effort to conduct her own research, has given her a deep understanding of nutrition and the human body. She strives to always be up to date with the latest scientific evidence and has a natural ability to convert complex concepts into Layman’s terms. Niki is passionate about a holistic approach to nutrition, where all factors that affect health are considered. These include the role of emotion on food choices as well as genetic predisposition, biochemistry and personal preferences. She enjoys working with individuals with various health conditions, in particular, diabetes, obesity and gastrointestinal conditions. As a new mum, Niki’s passion in pre- and postpartum health as well as infant nutrition has grown exponentially, as this is a crucial time for both baby and mum to have the right nutrition. Niki is available to take new bookings for online and in-person consultations. Book in-person at Castle Hill here.

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Megan HASICK

Dietitian & Nutritionist

Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD)

Masters Nutrition & Dietetics, University of Sydney

Bachelor of Science

Megan graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Science in 2016 and a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2018. Megan has extensive experience working with individuals to help them achieve their health goals. She has been a personal trainer for over seven years and also works as a dietitian in Corporate Health Promotion. Megan has played soccer since she could walk and is a keen long distance runner - competing in half and full marathons (in her spare time!).​ Megan has a strong interest in the impact of nutrition and exercise on both physical and mental health. She has valuable insights into the psychological and physical challenges of dieting. Her personal health journey includes recovering from disordered eating. Prior to becoming a dietitian, Megan got sucked into the toxic dieting cycle and had to find her own way out. This experience had a significant impact on the way Megan approaches dietary change, and she is particularly interested in helping individuals improve their relationship with food and empower them with nutrition-related knowledge. Megan is confident in applying Medical Nutrition Therapy in the prevention and management of various chronic conditions, including; diabetes, heart disease, PCOS, disordered eating, gastrointestinal diseases, food allergies and intolerances, and overweight and obesity. Megan is available to take bookings for in-person and Telehealth consultations. Book with Megan at Church Street Medical Practice in Newtown here.

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Kiran DHALIWAL

Dietitian & Nutritionist

Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD)

Masters Nutrition & Dietetics, University of Sydney

Bachelor of Science (Major in Nutrition & Metabolism)

Kiran is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) with full membership with Dietitians Australia. Kiran completed clinical placements at Westmead, Auburn and Blacktown Hospitals where she worked in the diabetes and cancer clinic, cardiovascular, gastroenterology, respiratory and surgical wards. Since graduating from her Masters Degree, Kiran has completed additional training with Jessica Turton at Ellipse Health, which has further expanded her knowledge, and given her first-hand experience in the practical applications of low-carbohydrate diets for various clinical populations. Kiran endeavours to use evidence-base practice to support her patients in optimising their health and improving the management of any health challenges they may be facing. Kiran is understanding of the complex interplay between mental and physical health. Her own personal health story involves recovering from disordered eating, and this experience has impacted the way she approaches dietary changes for her patients, especially when it comes to weight management and mental health. Kiran applies Medical Nutrition Therapy to the following health conditions: irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), the metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and overweight and obesity. Kiran will be available for in-person and Telehealth consultations at the Centre for Gastrointestinal Health in Gledswood Hills from February 2021 onwards.

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Noor STRUIK

Dietitian & Nutritionist

Masters of Nutrition & Health, Wageningen University & Research 

Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons) Nutrition & Dietetics
Bachelor of Applied Science Nutrition & Diabetes

Noor is an experienced dietitian from the Netherlands. She completed her BSc (hons) Nutrition & Dietetics in Amsterdam in 2016. As part of her BSc she studied in Cyprus to deepen her knowledge about health psychology and personal adjustment. After completing her BSc, Noor worked at a dietitian practice in the Netherlands for three years. She combined this with a MSc Nutritional Epidemiology & Public Health. During her Masters Research Project Noor investigated the influence of dietary components on pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes status. Noor is currently completing a research internship at the CSIRO in Sydney, focusing on the use of low-carbohydrate diets for type 1 and type 2 diabetes management. In addition to Noor’s experience with diabetes management, she completed additional education and training in FODMAP and low-carbohydrate diets. Noor believes the psychology around nutrition and self-care should play a central role while improving diet and lifestyle, & therefore likes to focus on eating behaviour to target the core of the (nutritional) problem. Noor can also be found at The Nourishing StateNoor is available to take bookings for online review consultations. She is currently not taking new patients. If you are a current patient of Noor's, book online here

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