As a working mum with 2 kids I know what it means to have a lot on your plate. And I know that adding an impossible diet & supplement regime to that plate simply doesn’t work!
I’ve been a nutritionist for over 10 years. More specifically I’m a “naturopathic nutritionist”. That means I work with principles of whole food – food in its natural form, food as medicine. Plus I know how to include natural supplements in the mix to achieve optimal health.
I understand how the body reacts to food. I understand how the body communicates its needs. And I understand how to work with the magical properties of food to help heal the body.
My goal is to help you take charge of your health for the long term. I put you in the driver’s seat, empowering you to achieve the lifestyle goals you want. Working with me you’ll learn to nourish yourself so you feel alive, alert & energised. I also incorporate coaching and emotional fitness into the mix so we are looking at your whole health not just the physical aspects.
I share my expertise & give you the tools to achieve lifelong health & wellness. I don’t believe in extremes. Radical approaches are rarely successful, distressing your body & upsetting your equilibrium. Your body needs time to adjust to any changes & it’s essential to respect that.
For over 15 years Cassandra Parrish has been working as a Naturopathic Nutritionist.
I was lucky enough to discover what I loved while at high school. I became fascinated by the impact of nutrients on the body. Nutrients are the building blocks of true health.
It was a natural progression to study nutritional medicine for 3½ years & obtain the Bachelor of Applied Science in Food & Nutrition.
Over the next several years I gained extensive clinical experience & for my work at a major Chiropractic health centre, I was awarded Therapist of the Year.
In 2007 I became a certified transpersonal coach & today apply coaching techniques to reinforce my clinical practice. During this study I realised how important it is to have our emotional health balanced as much as our physical health as the two don’t exist separately.
In 2008 I began expanding my practice using kinesiology (specialised muscle testing techniques) to help achieve optimal health, both physically & mentally. The qualifications I have achieved include food sensitivity testing & Touch For Health levels 1 & 2.
It’s always astounded me that we’re never taught everything we need to know to take charge of our diet & health. For this reason I’m committed to sharing my knowledge through Workshops to empower others on their path to their best health.
I am a member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS) – my membership number is 23402. I attend regular training & seminars to continue my growth as a practitioner. This keeps me up-to-date with the most current techniques & broadens my professional skillset.
Qualifications & Memberships
I hold the following qualifications & memberships:
- BSc (Bachelor of Science) Applied Science Food & Nutrition
- Certificate in Holistic Life Coaching and Counselling
- VLA (Vitality, Longevity & Health Aging) Practitioner VLA
- NAET Technique – NAET is a food/environmental sensitivity elimination technique
- Touch For Health (Kinesiology) Levels 1 & 2
- Australian Traditional Medicine Society ATMS – membership # 23402