Hello! We are Kim & Laura - Accredited Practicing Dietitian's & Functional Nutritionist's based on Sydney's Northern Beaches & North Shore.

We both studied to be Dietitian's at Sydney University. To optimise health & wellbeing for ourselves, our family's, friends and our clients,  we both undertook further studies 
in Functional Nutrition. Between us we have done numerous extra courses in areas such as Mindful Eating, Health Coaching & Paediatric Nutrition.

We have a whole food approach to health, that is gentle and individualised. We most of all pride ourselves on bringing a happy medium to the world of nutrition, combining natural therapies with necessary conventional approaches. We are firm believers in the power of food as medicine and strives to bring nutrition back to basics. 

Kim is the founder of Explore Nutrition. She is a mum to two little girls, sparking a passion for women's and family health including fertility, pregnancy, post natal health & fussy eating in children. She has also worked extensively in the areas of diabetes/insulin resistance (including PCOS) and kidney disease. 

Combining both her women's health interest and endocrinology experience Kim sees many Gestational Diabetes patients and helps to run a specialised gestational diabetes clinic at North Shore Private Hospital. 





 



Laura  has worked as a Dietitian for 11 years in range of public and private hospitals, community education, fitness, corporate and wellness sectors.  Laura is a mum of two young kids and lives with her family on Sydney's Northern Beaches. She has a keen interest in fertility, pre/postnatal and womens health, family nutrition, digestive disorders and metabolic disease. 

Gestational Diabetes 

During a session for Gestational Diabetes I will educate you about what is happening in your body, how diet plays a role & how to eat using a whole food approach. You will come away with a individualised meal plan and on-going support throughout your pregnancy. You will be able to send through your food & blood sugar level records for me to interpret & make recommendations. 

Renal/Kidneys

After a comprehensive assessment  education will be provided for your stage of kidney disease. Meal plans can be developed and support provided as recommendations change based on stage of disease. 

Pregnancy

Support & education is provided during pregnancy to:
- Ensure food safety
- Ensure nutrient needs are met, along with individual supplement recommendations.
- Support appropriate weight gain
- Manage symptoms such as nausea, fatigue and reflux.
- Minimise risk of complications such as Gestational Diabetes & Pre Ecclampsia.

Vegan & Vegetarian

Let me help your meet your nutritional needs within your dietary preferences. Education and ideas to ensure 'at risk' nutrients can be met, along with recommendations about possible supplements. 

Post Natal Health

Post natal nutrition advice is highly individualised as every family situation is different. It can be such a challenging time to look after yourself with a baby or young kids. Post natal depletion is a very real and debilitating situation. Breastfeeding support includes management of any required restrictions (e.g. CMP intolerances), meeting nutritional needs, maintaining supply and safe supplementation. 

Bariatric Surgery

Pre & post surgical advice regarding food choices, eating styles and supplement choices.

Eating Disorders

Individual support will be provided to help with your recovery alongisde your doctor & psychologist. 

- Education about food, dieting, psychological & physical affects of undernouirsment 
- Returning to 'normal' eating 
- Supporting body image 

PCOS

After completing a comprehensive assessment of your health, lifestyle and diet, I will help develop a plan to control your PCOS. Nutrition plans will involve 
- Food education to ensure your eating to support your hormones
- Supplement of benefit
- Lifestyle support
- Body image support

Fussy Eating - Kids

Let me help you improve meal times at your place and maximise nutrient intake. Strategies involve
- Identification of contributing factors
- Meal time management 
- How to provide food to your child
- Possible background nutrition support

Gut Health

For gut health concerns, I will review digestive capacity, your microbiome, ​possible food sensitivities ​& dysbiosis.

Diabetes

Education & support provided for all types of diabetes & all age groups
- Pre-diabetes 
- Type 2 diabetes
- T1DM
- Gestational Diabetes
- MODY

Consultations for those with insulin resistance will addressed 
- Strategies to re-sensitise insulin receptors
-   Diet to support blood sugar levels
- Impacts of lifetsyle 

Fertility 

During a consultation for fertility I will undertake a comprehensive assessment of you and your partners health, lifestyle and fertility history. A comprehensive plan will be developed to promote optimal egg and sperm quality, support hormone levels and maximise nutrient levels. Supplement recommendations are included.  

Weight Management 

Support, advice & ideas will be provided to support a healthy weight. This is an individual area based on your own situation. Considerations & strategies include:
- Mindful eating concepts
- Macro & micro nutrient needs
- Gut health
- Stress 
- Sleep
- Food education
- Appropriate physical activity levels
- Social impacts
- Habits
- Addictions
- Hormonal imbalances
- Body image
- Motivations
 

Hormonal Health

Individual support to help manage hormonal imbalances/conditions including 
- Hypothalamic Amenorrhoea 
-Menopause/peri-menopause
- Irregular or symptomatic periods
- Post natal hormones
- PCOS