Hi, I'm Kirby, a Registered Dietitian, travel enthusiast, and lover of all things art and food.
In short, I have been in private practice for almost 6 years. Certified in nutrigenomics and currently completing my certification in Functional Nutrition through The Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy.
I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2014, so I am no stranger to hormonal symptoms and painful periods, to the point where I could barely walk, breakouts, physical limitations, problems with sleep, feeling exhausted, etc. The remedy at the time included putting women on oral contraceptives and the symptoms experienced with the trial and error of contraception I found affected my health. During the years of working in a hospital and private practice struggling with my own health, I started asking deeper questions & playing detective.
I dove into the research and began making changes. At the time I also started seeing many females with PCOS, insulin resistance, endometriosis, thyroid dysfunction, infertility, gut issues, weight gain, anxiety, depression, or a combination of those conditions. And I knew I could make a difference.
Addressing the root cause of my period problems quite literally changed my life. Fast-forward to today, off the pill, symptoms under control and I get to help people do the same thing!
Through years of working with clients one-on-one, my passion is to partner with clients and teach them not only what their body needs but help them take the lead in their health. Food is a powerful medicine when you know how to use it!
Education & Credentials
Bachelor of Science in Dietetics 2014
Foundations in Nutrigenomics (CTG) 2017
Diploma in Sports Nutrition 2017
Treating the Emotional Eater Foundation Course (Module 1 & 2) 2018
DUTCH test certification 2018
Food Allergy (Understanding Allergies) Course (UCT) 2019
HART Fertility Clinic Associate Dietitian 2020
Fertility Solutions Associate Dietitian 2020
Member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics 2020
DIFM in progress 2020