Vivienne Pither - Dietitian

NOURISHING THE BODY AND THE MIND FROM PRECONCEPTION ONWARDS 

SERVICES OFFERED

Vivienne offers consultations:

  • in her office in Bundall, Gold Coast - Wednesday and Thursday 9am - 1pm
  • via Skype or phone Monday- Friday
  • If you require a home visit on the Gold Coast, she can visit you there

TREATING FOOD INTOLERANCES IN CHILDREN 


Food sensitive children react because the chemicals in food cause reactions by irritating nerve endings in different parts of the body. Children may display:

  • Neurological symptoms such as ADHD, OCD tendencies, irritable, tics and behavioural problems
  • Physical reactions such as rash, nappy rash, hives, eczema, asthma, mouth ulcers
  • Gut reactions such as diarrhoea, constipation, colic, and reflux

Click her for FULL LIST OF SYMPTOMS


Using the scientifically proven RPAH Elimination diet we are able to most correctly determine which foods are causing adverse reactions in the individual. Go to our STEP-BY-STEP guide to see how the elimination diet works.


TREATING FOOD INTOLERANCES IN ADULTS


Adults often don't even realise they have been suffering from food intolerances their whole life until their children display adverse reactions to food.


Symptoms often include

  • IBS symptoms such as an upset stomach, bloating,     diarrhoea and constipation
  • Headaches and migraines 
  • Chronic fatigue

  • Mood swings

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The elimination diet and/or the low FODMAP diet is used to determine which food and environmental chemicals are causing problems. See the STEP-BY-STEP guide to see how the elimination diet works.

NUTRITION IN PREGNANCY SUPPORT


Nutrition in pregnancy is critical during the developmental stages of the foetus. Vivienne provides prenatal and antenatal nutrition support based on the revolutionary area of NUTRITIONAL EPIGENETICS, when the infant's brain is rapidly developing, forming critical synapses and is most susceptible to food and environmental chemicals. 

Latest clinical research links autism, ADHD and other neurodevelopment disorders with such chemicals, especially in the genetically-predisposed. 


Book an appointment with Vivienne to assess what you are feeding yourself and your unborn child and learn how to optimise nutrition for both you and your baby. 


BREASTFEEDING AND FOOD INTOLERANCES SUPPORT


Newborn babies are generally more sensitive to chemicals in our food and environment due to their immature systems. The mother's diet can strongly affect the breastfed baby as the food chemicals transfer into the breast milk. General symptoms include:

  • Colicky behaviour (writhing, crying, unsettled)
  • Loose stools
  • Eczema
  • Nappy rash

Many mothers try and eliminate certain food groups on their own such as dairy, gluten or 'gas-producing' foods, however, the mother risks eliminating important food groups containing essential vitamins and minerals fundamental for the baby's development and the mother's well-being.

If you think your child may be suffering from a food intolerance you do not need to stop breastfeeding, often if the mother goes on an elimination diet, the baby's symptoms will often improve. Whilst investigating the troublesome foods, Vivienne will ensure that you are getting the right nutrition for you and your baby and she will closely monitor your baby's growth and development.