Adv Dip (Nat); Adv Dip (Nutr); Dip RT; Cert TFH; Cert Home Ec.
Qualifications and memberships
Jan is a high profile naturopathic nutritionist, health writer and award-winning author. Her mission is your nutrition and her approach is practical, simple and effective. Jan completed her naturopathic nutritional medicine qualifications at Nature Care College in Sydney in 1996, and has been in practice since that time, first in a busy Sydney CBD practice and in Perth since 2002.
Jan’s passion for nutrition started during her first career as a home economist, where she did cooking demonstrations, recipe and product development and teaching. This included working in the Australian Women’s Weekly Test Kitchen for six years as an editor of cookbooks. It was during this time that Jan became passionate about the nutritional importance of food, which lead her to commence nutritional medicine studies.
Jan’s wealth of experience allows her to combine her expertise on health and nutrition with cooking, writing and public speaking. As an experienced nutritionist, ‘foodie’ and accomplished recipe developer, Jan has authored eight books on cooking, meditation and natural health. Her latest two books have won international awards: The Eat Well Cookbook, a gluten-free and dairy-free book; and the Detox Cookbook, Cleansing for Food Lovers.
In addition to her busy practice, she was the contributing natural health editor for Australian Good Taste magazine and her monthly column ‘Natural Solutions’ appeared in the magazine for fourteen years. Jan is often called upon by the media for her comments and opinions, and she is quoted regularly in The West Australian newspaper.
Jan loves to spread the word on how to eat well and achieve great health and she is an experienced, engaging and informative speaker. She calls on her wealth of clinical experience and extensive research when speaking to corporate and community groups on good health, nutritious food and living with vitality.
Areas of specialty and approach to treatment
Jan is a certified ReCODE practitioner having trained in the Bredesen Protocol with Dr Dale Bredesen and the Institute of Functional Medicine in the USA. The Bredesen Protocol is focussed on determining the underlying drivers of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and mild cognitive impairment. Then using nutritional and herbal medicine along with dietary and lifestyle measures, in many cases symptoms are reversed or at least the progression is slowed. Jan is particularly focused on seeing people with early onset Alzheimer’s and those wishing to prevent AD.
Jan is passionate about helping her patients achieve optimal health and nutrition, so they can feel the best they can, using a balanced, achievable and effective approach. To address the underlying issues of a health concern, Jan uses a range of tests, including dietary and nutritional assessments, cellular health testing and mineral testing. Jan will also use DNA gene testing, salivary hormone testing, food intolerance testing, pathology testing, functional medicine testing, and heavy metal hair testing, if required.
After the thorough initial assessment, Jan educates her patients on the best nutrition to correct their health condition and to help them achieve and maintain a healthy weight, prevent disease and experience true vitality. She prescribes herbal and nutritional supplementation if needed, to correct health issues.
Jan can help patients with the following:
- Preventing Cognitive Decline & Alzheimer’s Disease
- Weight Loss Programs
- Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
- Autism & Behavioural Disorder
- Digestive Conditions
- Fertility & Conception Preparation
- Detox Programs
- Allergies & Food Sensitivities
- Autoimmune & Immune Issues
- Childhood Nutrition
- Nutritional Support for Cancer
- Enhancing Vitality & Wellbeing
- Low Energy & Fatigue
- Nutritional Assessments
- Meal Panning
- Nutritional Coaching
Jan works closely with her patients to ensure the best outcomes to help them to achieve true vitality, including weekly diet dairy coaching between consultations, for those patients who need it. Her knowledge, experience and practical approach to help her patients makes real and lasting changes to their diet, lifestyle and health, makes her a truly valued member of the Remède practitioner team.