If you are one of the many Australians who suffer from digestive issues, struggle with weight or are simply seeking more energy, you will be delighted to hear we have recently welcomed a new Holistic Nutritionist to the Studio. With a bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Medicine, GAPS Certification and Australian Traditional Medicine Society Membership, Dorota Trupp is a passionate, highly experienced nutritionist with a special interest in gut health and weight loss.
Co-founding Trupp Cooking School in 2011 and then establishing Everyday Holistic Nutrition in 2013, Dorota is also a published writer and sought-after wellness contributor for print and radio.
To learn about Dorota’s journey into nutrition, her approach to treating clients and her own wellness routines, read on.
What’s the best part of your job as a Holistic Nutritionist?
Seeing the positive change in people’s health with simple adjustments to their lifestyles and diets.
When did you know this was the profession for you?
I have always had an interest in food and wellness and, when I relocated to Melbourne in 2002 from Europe, I looked at expanding my qualifications in this area. I found Natural Medicine courses very appealing as the ideology was like Environmental Protection, which I studied in Europe.
After enrolling into a Naturopathic degree, I soon realised that I loved Nutritional Medicine the most so that is the degree I ended up completing. It gave me much-needed knowledge and skills to help not only my patients but myself and my family.
Who is your typical client?
Those wanting to lose weight for health and aesthetic reasons or trying to overcome digestive problems like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
What are the most common complaints you see in your practice?
Weight gain, fatigue and digestive problems such as bloating, gas, indigestion, constipation, diarrhoea or food intolerances.
What’s unique about your approach?
I offer my patients hands-on solutions and education that enable them to take better care of themselves on a routine and everyday level. That approach creates lasting positive health changes.
Is there one piece of advice you wish your patients listened to?
If you keep healthy food in your pantry, you will end up eating healthy food.
What’s the biggest mistake most of us make with our diets?
Most people feel that eating out or eating pre-cooked, pre-packaged meals is safe for our health. They do not second guess their everyday meal choices. The obesity crisis and development of Type 2 Diabetes or cardiovascular disease is a result of our blind trust in modern food supply.
What’s your personal approach to wellness?
Being well means to me being physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually healthy.
As you can see, there are lots of elements we need to have under control to be well. Sometimes our diets are perfect, but we may be enduring emotional suffering due to relationship issues.
Scan your life in all areas regularly, seek assistance from professionals and look for ways to improve your life holistically.
How do you relax, unwind and recharge?
I like to swim and do light weights regularly. I also like to spend time alone with an informative book to read. And, of course, cooking healthy meals! This is my favourite way to unwind and relax.
Yoga or Pilates?
My secret talent is…
I have a good eye for photography.
Call us on 9650 2220 for further information or to book an appointment with Dorota.
Dorota Trupp is a passionate holistic nutritionist with a bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Medicine, GAPS Certification and Australian Traditional Medicine Society Membership. Specialising in digestive issues and gut health, she has over 14 years of experience helping clients achieve their weight loss and wellness goals. Co-founding Trupp Cooking School in 2011 and establishing Everyday Holistic Nutrition in 2013, Dorota is a published writer, keen health blogger and sought-after contributor for print and radio.