Dietetics at South Eastern Active Health

At South East Active Health, our Dietitian, Maddie Lawson, is a qualified nutrition professional specialising in eating disorders/disordered eating, sports nutrition, and gut health.

Maddie approaches nutrition with evidence-based, holistic, and adaptable methods tailored to your specific needs, meeting you where you are on your nutritional journey.

Working closely with Maddie, she can help pinpoint areas in your health and performance that may require extra support. This includes managing gut symptoms such as bloating, constipation, and reflux, identifying food intolerances and sensitivities, aiding in improving your relationship with food and body image and addressing medical conditions like heart disease and diabetes.

Maddie is dedicated to educating and collaborating with her clients to apply evidence-based nutrition advice practically in everyday life. Her passion lies in empowering clients and athletes of all ages and abilities with the nutritional knowledge to enhance their relationship with food, make health-promoting choices, and ultimately enjoy their food!


Dietitian services

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Eating Disorders & Disordered Eating

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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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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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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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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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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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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