Anna has worked in the Natural Health Industry for over 20 years and brings expertise into the areas of Herbal Medicine, Iridology, Nutritional Coaching and Lifestyle Management. She has also worked in and managed her own clinics in Cessnock, Toronto and Morisset and including Elysia Golden Door in the Hunter Valley.
Anna’s passion for natural health drives her to help people improve their lives so that they can be the best version of themselves, achieving Balance and Wellbeing in mind, body and spirit. Anna likes to specialise in the following areas-
- Anxiety, stress and energy disorders
- Gastrointestinal and Microbiome health
- Menopausal health
- Iridology assessment
- Hair, Tissue and Mineral Analysis
Some of Anna’s achievements include – The Orthoplex Award for distinguished academic performance in Nutrition and the NHAA award for excellence in the academic understanding and clinical application of herbal medicine. Anna’s personal love of plants and herbs inspires her to grow herbs and vegetables and to create herbal products such as teas, ointments and herbal soaps.
I am a qualified Holistic Clinical Nutritionist. I graduated in 2021 with a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine. My passion is empowering individuals to fall in love with taking care of themselves, through nourishing foods & a mindful lifestyle. My approach to practice is thorough, holistic, evidence-based, and individualised to each client.
I specialise in women’s health, mental health, including stress, anxiety, depression and disordered eating, nutritional deficiencies, gut health, immune support, and pre conception, pregnancy, and post natal care.
I thrive on simple, vibrant, wholesome living across all aspects of my life. Cooking, creating recipes, teaching yoga, and the swimming in the ocean are my therapy. I have always been into healthy eating, movement, and the power of the mind. Through my own personal challenges I have gained so much knowledge about myself and gained a wealth of empathy towards others. I now commit myself to living life to serve and support others and to be the best version of myself I can possibly be. I believe in living a wholesome, sustainable life free of diet culture, yet full of nourishing foods and self love.
Supporting your body with an abundance of whole foods, living an active lifestyle, and mindfulness are the keys to change all aspects of your life for the better. I am here to help kickstart your journey to optimal health and balance.
AVAILABLE TUESDAY, WEDNESDAYS AND FRIDAY
Graduating from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Biomedical Science (pre-med degree), Melissa has an in-depth understanding of how the body functions, the biochemical processes of the body as well as how the different organs & systems are meant to work together synergistically.
Having previously worked in the beauty industry for over 20 years, she had the pleasure of working at 5 star establishments such as Chateau Elan & Elysia Health Retreat as well as running her own business. Melissa has also worked in cosmetic chemistry developing skincare products.
Aside from her Biomedical Science degree, Melissa is certified in Live Blood Analysis, Fundamental Herbal Treatments & numerous massage/beauty qualifications. She is looking forward to continuing her study in natural therapies & wholistic treatments.
Melissa is excited to be joining the team at McKays Biochemist & will be available at the clinic on Mondays & Tuesdays.