Dietetics at South Eastern Active Health

At South Eastern Active Health, our Dietitian Maddie Lawson, is a qualified nutrition professional, specifically trained in a wide range of skills and clinical practice.

 Maddie provides individualised medical nutrition therapy specific to your needs, using evidenced-based and holistic approaches. This includes helping you identify food intolerances and sensitivities, controlling gut symptoms (like bloating, constipation and diarrhoea), address nutritional deficiencies and manage medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, gastrointestinal conditions, and improve hormone health.

She does so by taking into consideration not only physical health but other important dimensions of your personal life including mental, emotional and social wellbeing.

Maddie strives to educate, support and work collaboratively with her clients to translate evidence-based nutrition recommendations into practical real-life strategies. She encourages clients to improve the diversity of their diet and free themselves from restricting, aiming to increase confidence and control back into themselves and their food choices.


Dietitian services

Food intolerances

Food intolerances include a wide range of reactions to certain components in food. They can present with various symptoms from bloating, stomach pains and altered bowel habits to skin reactions (rashes, hives and eczema), extreme fatigue and headaches.

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Nutrition plays an integral role in the managing and preventing complications of diabetes. This is because food has a direct impact on blood glucose levels, which are important to keep within an appropriate range for good health.

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Cardiovascular health

Having a healthy diet is one of the most important things you can do to protect your heart health. With heart disease being the leading cause of death in Australia, eating well for heart health couldn’t be more important.

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Weight management

If you are concerned about your weight, your food and nutrition intake may have a role to play. Whether your goal is to lose weight or increase weight, it is important to ensure that you are meeting nutritional requirements and creating long-lasting change.

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Gastrointestinal / Gut Health

Gastrointestinal health is a specialised area of nutrition which includes tailored advice to managing uncomfortable symptoms and conditions affecting the digestive system. Conditions affecting the digestive system include chronic constipation, diarrhoea, reflux, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), coeliac disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Colitis and Crohn’s Disease), diverticular disease and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO).

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Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are serious mental and physical illnesses that involve complex and damaging relationships with food, eating, exercise, and body image. Dietitians play a crucial role in supporting individuals with eating disorders or disordered eating on their journey towards recovery.

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Healthy Eating

A nutritious diet is one of key foundations to living a healthy and enjoyable life. Nutrition plays a role in essentially every bodily system, however individual nutrition requirements vary from person to person. Making the best eating choices for your body is key to enjoying a healthy lifestyle.

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Nutritional deficiencies

Nutritional deficiencies are a common occurrence. Missing out on vital nutrients can have significant impacts on health. A dietitian can identify gaps in your diet where you may be missing nutrients, and provide advice on the best ways to address this.

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Plant Based Eating

There are many health benefits associated with eating a plant-rich diet, however when making changes to your diet, it is important to know which foods are suitable alternatives of important nutrients.

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Emotional Eating

Do you find yourself turning to food when you’re stressed, frustrated or tired? Turning to food to handle emotions is common, however it can lead to a poor relationship with food and interfere with maintaining a healthy balanced lifestyle.

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