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 are best (or worse) 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

Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sports Science)

PhD Candidate, University of Sydney

Jessica is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) with postgraduate qualifications in Nutrition & Dietetics and full membership with the Dietitians Association of Australia. Jessica 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 combined 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 recently published in the scientific journal, PLOS ONE, in March 2018 (read it here).  Recently, Jessica has given talks for Low Carb Down Under which are available on youtube and she has featured on popular Podcasts including the 2 Keto Dudes, Keto Woman, and Low Carb Conversations.

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NOOR STRUIK

Dietitian & Nutritionist

Masters of Nutrition & Health

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 is also available at The Nourishing State.

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THOMAS PAAVOLA

Dietitian & Nutritionist

Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD)

Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Newcastle

Thomas 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 chronic pain issues and understands the daily challenges involved in living with chronic pain. Prior to addressing his own diet, 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 migraine frequency to one every eight weeks. This personal experience has fuelled Tom’s passion to empower others with nutritional knowledge and strategies to improve their own health and wellbeing. Thomas gained his early dietetic experience at Gosford Hospital and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital performing clinical and food service tasks. More recently, he has developed as a private practice dietitian working as a 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. He assists in the development and delivery of Nutrition Care Plans which are typically aimed at minimising systemic inflammation, improving gastrointestinal health and optimising metabolic function. 

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